Oregon State Park is Economic Driver For Region

Nestled along the South Jetty of the Columbia River in the most northwest point of Oregon, Fort Stevens State Park apparently offers more than historical significance and natural wonder. According to the Daily Astorian, a six-year study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department found that Fort Stevens was the second-highest economic driver of the more […]

Theft Prompts Proven Industries to Develop Locks

Proven Industries, a Port Richey, Fla.-based manufacturer of heavy-duty trailer coupler locks for the aftermarket, traces its roots to the theft of the family-owned company’s cargo trailer almost a decade ago. Security footage showed it only took a few seconds for a thief using a crow bar to dismantle a conventional trailer coupler lock, who then made off with […]

Blue Ox Returns as NTP-STAG Expo Title Sponsor

The 2018 NTP-STAG Expo, an event organizers tout as “the industry’s largest aftermarket parts and accessories trade show,” is set to run Jan. 22-23 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine. According to a press release, the show will feature thousands of products at discounted prices, a slate of educational sessions, and approximately 200 exhibitors […]

Furrion Showcasing ‘High-Tech’ at Elkhart Facility

Visible from the Indiana Toll Road, a futuristic-looking building juts incongruously from the typical Elkhart landscape that drivers are likely accustomed to. The recently-opened North American headquarters for Furrion is in the heart of the RV manufacturing industry, but the company’s sweet spot is supplying the wealthiest of RV owners — think retractable helipads and […]

Winter Texans are Filling up RV Parks in Rockport

It’s the time of the year where many people from up north move to South Texas. They’re otherwise known as ‘Winter Texans.’ Rockport, one of the towns where many spend their winter months, say Hurricane Harvey impacted their number of visitors. KRIS TV reported that the Chamber of Commerce says there aren’t as many from up north as previous years. There […]

FEMA Selling Off Trailers Despite Victim Demand

The federal government typically spends up to $150,000 apiece — not counting utilities, maintenance or labor — on the trailers it leases to disaster victims, then auctions them at cut-rate prices after 18 months of use or the first sign of minor damage, the Associated Press has learned. Officials have continued the practice even amid […]

Wait Industries Acquires Steel Fabricator Voyager

Wait Industries LLC, a private capital investment vehicle focused on the manufacturing space, announced the acquisition of Voyager Acquisitions LLC. According to an Elkhart Truth report, Wait Industries’ 100% buyout of the new portfolio company was completed on Dec. 15. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Elkhart, Voyager was founded more than […]

VIDEO 1: LCI, Goodwill Create Job Opportunities

Lippert Components Inc. offers a look at the company’s initiative to provide jobs and training for people with barriers to employment. In 2016, LCI collaborated with Goodwill Industries through job fairs and hiring events that led to the employment of 38 individuals, many of whom were involved with LCI’s welding training program. To view the video […]