EverGreen Names Walczak Bay Hill, Tesla RSM

EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced today (July 22) that Bryan Walczak will join the team of EverGreen Bay Hill and Tesla fifth-wheel regional sales managers. According to a press release, Walczak will manage both the Bay Hill and Tesla brands on the Eastern Seaboard, establishing and managing dealer relationships. He plans to develop his territory through training programs and putting […]

Vendor Training +Plus Offering More Sessions

Vendor Training +Plus is back for the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, offering extra days of education for fixed operations managers and lead staff. Already 13 of the industry’s top suppliers of goods and services have committed to provide targeted training that adds value to the convention experience and gives dealers a reason to bring […]

Hall’s Induction Reservations on Record Pace

Attendance at this year’s RV/MH Hall of Fame Induction Dinner honoring the incoming Class of 2014 has already surpassed reservations for last year’s ceremonies and is poised to set a new record for the number of attendees.  “With less than two weeks to go before this year’s event, the number of dinner reservations has topped […]

National Parks Contribute to Local Economies

National park visitors contributed $26.5 billion to the nation’s economy and supported almost 240,000 jobs in 2013, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “National parks are often the primary economic engines of many park gateway communities,” Jarvis said in a press release. “While park rangers provide […]

Keystone Appoints Jeff Crum as Outback DSM

Keystone RV Co.’s Outback division has named Jeff Crum district sales manager for the southeast. Crum, whose grandfather founded Dusty’s RV of Bartow, Fla., in 1967, previously served as regional vice president for a large RV dealership. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Keystone team,” said Crum in a press release. “During my 24 years on […]

Sika Corp. Announces New Hiring, Promotion

Tapes and adhesives supplier Sika Corp. announced a personnel appointment and promotion in its Region NA Automotive and Target Market Industry division. Sandra DeRoso was named as procurement manager, Region NA Automotive, reporting to Cedric Gray, vice president of operations in Grandview, Mo. DeRoso has more than 20 years of purchasing experience in the automotive adhesives […]

KOA’s Contest Winner Earns Passport Trailer

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) announced that Lawrence Clark and his wife, Sondra, are the winners in the first half of the “Spin To Win” contest. The recently retired couple from Lumberton, Texas, are the official winners of a new 2014 Keystone Passport 238ML towable and a complete Weber Grill package. The Keystone Passport was the main prize in […]

Rockford Fosgate & RiverPark Inc. to Partner

Rockford Fosgate, a supplier of high-performance audio systems, announced that it has partnered with Elkhart, Ind.-based RiverPark Inc. as an OEM distributor for the recreational vehicle and motorsports markets, effective Aug. 1. “We are proud to partner with such a well-respected national distributor as RiverPark,” said Vince Hormovitis, Rockford’s managing director of business development for Powersports. “The […]

Thetford Wash & Wax is Available in Toss-ins

Thetford’s new Wash & Wax Toss-Ins help RVers keep their RV clean and shiny in one easy step, all while using a convenient, pre-measured single dose package that eliminates waste and mess. “Consumers respond positively to the convenience of Toss-Ins,” said Kevin Phillips, Thetford president, North America, in a press release. “This puts our industry-leading […]

WIT Rally Sees 1,000 Rigs; Theme Set for ’15

  Winnebago Industries Inc. reported that the WIT Club’s 2014 Grand National Rally (GNR) was a great success with about 1,000 motorhomes on-site at the company’s rally grounds in Forest City, Iowa. In keeping with the “Out of This World” theme, activities at the July 16-20 event included a visit from NASA’s Orion Project and the University of […]