MARVAC Show Sees Strong Gate Despite Snow

Editor’s Note: The following story, written by Rick Kessler for RVBusiness, offers a look at the recently completed Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) show in Novi. Kessler is managing editor for Heritage Media, a chain of 11 newspapers in southeast Michigan, and author of the Gr8LakesCamper blog. Howell, Mich., residents Glenn and [...]

EverGreen Element Named RVB ’14 ‘Top Debut’

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that its Element travel trailer has been named a 2014 Top RV Debut by RVBusiness Magazine. According to a press release, the award was announced in the January issue of the magazine, which is currently available to subscribers. RVBusiness is a bi-monthly publication with a circulation of over 15,000 readers [...]

Everly is Chief Technology Officer for NextGear

NextGear Capital announced the appointment of Bryan C. Everly to the role of Chief Technology Officer. According to a press release, Everly will be responsible for directing all aspects of information technology including architecture, security and compliance, application development, infrastructure and program management. “Technology has always been at the forefront of what NextGear Capital is [...]

TMC Using Lippert’s ‘Linc’ Remote Technology

Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) announced that Thor Motor Coach is now using Linc Remote System technology for its Rapid Camp wireless control system on several of its Class A and Class C motorhome brands. According to a press release, Thor Motor Coach’s Rapid Camp, powered by the Linc Remote System technology, allows users to control the [...]

Monaco Workers Regroup; Look for Work Again

Tom Ewing was surprised when he went into work Monday at the Monaco RV towable manufacturing facility in Elkhart, Ind.. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, at 8 a.m. Ewing learned he no longer had a job as a salesman for the business. The Monaco plant is part of the Decatur, Ind.-based Allied Recreation [...]

U.S. Van Market is Heating Up With New Entries

Ford’s Transit Connect will have its first real challenger this fall when the City Express compact cargo van arrives at Chevrolet dealerships. The Nissan-built City, which was introduced last week at the Chicago Auto Show, has a tightly focused mission: appeal to small business owners who need a nimble, fuel-efficient cargo hauler with a versatile [...]

Patrick Industries to Issue 4Q Earnings Feb. 20

Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc., a major supplier to the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, expects to release its fourth quarter 2013 financial results before the market opens on Feb. 20. Patrick Industries also expects to conduct a conference call on Feb. 20 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss fourth quarter results and [...]

Skyline Announces ‘Restructuring’ of RV Group

Indiana-based Skyline Corp. announced a restructuring of its RV Group at the company’s Elkhart and Bristol locations, according to a press release. In addition to the recent hiring of Don Emahiser as president of the RV Group, two new positions were created to consolidate operations of both facilities. Skyline named Michael Worden as the new [...]