TriMas Corp. will Report 2Q Earnings July 31

TriMas Corp. announced that it will host its second quarter earnings conference call on July 31. The conference call will begin at 10 a.m. EDT and will follow the company’s release of second quarter 2014 earnings results at 8 a.m. that day. To participate on the earnings conference call, dial (888) 364-3108 (conference ID #3923586) and ask […]

Mobility Ventures Launching Luxury Vehicle

Mobility Ventures, an AM General company, is launching the luxury version of its MV-1. The South Bend (Ind.) Tribune reported that the MV-1 LX will be the first luxury vehicle in the United States designed and built exclusively for people with disabilities.  Like the MV-1, it will be produced at AM General’s commercial assembly plant […]

Do ‘Camp Host’ Practices Violate Labor Law?

Greg Villalobos and his wife aren’t holding their breath regarding a California labor lawsuit, lawyersandsettlements.com reported. Rather, they want to raise awareness that seniors working part-time as camp hosts in California campgrounds are being taking advantage of, and both federal laws and the California labor code are being violated. Greg and his wife Cathy retired […]

RV Transportation Issue Improves in Elkhart

Three months ago this week, recreational vehicle industry leaders gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., to discuss a serious problem. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, approximately 25,000 to 35,000 finished RVs were parked around the area, awaiting transport to dealerships throughout the country, but an estimated 2,000 new drivers were needed to move […]

‘Purdue Alumnus’ Profiles Thor’s Bob Martin

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the Purdue University Alumnus July/August issue offering a profile on Bob Martin, spanning his time at Purdue to Martin’s ascent in the RV industry from a sales associate at Coachmen Industries Inc. to his current status as President and CEO for Thor Industries Inc. The piece was authored by Tanya G. Brown, executive director […]

CFPB Eyes Fixed F&I Prices for Auto Dealers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is sending signals it may be interested in scrutinizing the value of F&I products purchased by consumers, relative to the cost of the products for auto dealers. “Fixed prices for F&I products may be the end result for dealership groups that don’t already employ fixed prices,” said David Bafumo, president […]

Winnebago’s ‘WIT Rally’ to Attract 1,000 Rigs

About 1,000 recreational vehicles are expected for the 2014 Winnebago Itasca Travelers (WIT) Club’s Grand National Rally, which got underway today (July 16) and will run through Sunday at the rally grounds across from Winnebago Industries Inc.’s headquarters in Forest City, Iowa. “We are tracking ahead of last year,” reported Chad Reece, Winnebago’s director of marketing. According to a report by the […]

All Ram Pickups Meet SAE Towing Standard

All Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 pickups are now J2807 compliant, meaning they meet or exceed the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) agreed upon standard and criteria for measuring and rating tow standards. In fact, Ram states that all of its current tow ratings will stay the same, and in some special instances, will actually […]

RV Transportation Issue Improves in Elkhart

Three months ago this week, recreational vehicle industry leaders gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind., to discuss a serious problem. As reported by the Elkhart Truth, approximately 25,000 to 35,000 finished RVs were parked around the area, awaiting transport to dealerships throughout the country, but an estimated 2,000 new drivers were needed to […]

Patrick Will Release 2Q Financials on July 29

Patrick Industries Inc. expects to release its second quarter 2014 financial results before the market opens on July 29. Patrick Industries also expects to conduct a conference call on July 29 at 10 a.m. EDT to discuss second-quarter results and other business matters. The call will feature remarks by Todd Cleveland, president and CEO, and CFO […]