Truma LevelControl Earns Red Dot Design Award

In April 2018, Truma LevelControl won the Red Dot Design Award, an internationally recognized design prize awarded to products with outstanding design features. According to a press release, the distinction also recognizes a product’s level of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and longevity. Truma LevelControl lets RVers check their gas levels conveniently and accurately via an app. The […]

Report Ranks Indiana High in Economic Outlook

An annual report from the Virginia-based American Legislative Exchange Council ranks Indiana’s economic outlook among the best in the country. The Rich States, Poor States index ranks Indiana third on the list, behind only Utah and Idaho. Inside Indiana Business reported that the report ranks states based on 15 variables, such as highest marginal personal income tax rate, […]

N.C. Campers Inn Breaks Ground for New Facility

Family-operated multilocation dealership Campers Inn RV announced it has started construction on a new dealership complete with an RV showroom and repair facility. The project is expected to create 50 to 60 new jobs in the area, and it will increase support for RVers in the Greater Raleigh, N.C., area, as well as those traveling on I-95. […]

OIA Report Details Outdoor Rec Economy in U.S.

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has released congressional-level Outdoor Recreation Economy reports for all 435 congressional districts. According to a press release, the reports are the first of their kind that capture the power of a vast multi-billion dollar economic engine in our local communities and across the nation. From Alabama’s 1st Congressional District to Wyoming’s At-large District, […]

Zinke Signs Order To ‘Expand Rec Opportunities’

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered his agency to expand recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. The Associated Press reported that an order signed Wednesday (April 18) directs the Bureau of Land Management, the Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies to develop plans within 90 days that focus on expanding recreational opportunities. The […]

Progress Hosts Teens to Promote Manufacturing

Over 200 Utah Valley teens got a firsthand look at American manufacturing at Progress Mfg., supplier of the Equal-i-zer hitch and Fastway Trailer Products. According to a press release, the company was approached by local Boy Scout troops asking for a private tour of the manufacturing area, leading CEO Jed Anderson to open the invitation to any scout or […]

U.S. Manufacturers Fighting Back Against Tariffs

Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. ABC News reported that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt them from the 25% steel tariff and the 10% […]

Senate Votes to Repeal ‘CFPB’ Finance Guidance

The U.S. Senate has voted to pass a resolution that preserves the ability of dealers to discount vehicle loans for their customers. This legislation rejects 2013 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) “guidance” that pressures indirect vehicle lenders to make unnecessary changes in the way dealers arrange financing.  The resolution is strongly supported by the Recreation […]

LOOK Trailers Opening Production Plant in Texas

Middlebury, Ind.-based LOOK Trailers recently announced plans to open an additional manufacturing facility in McGregor, Texas, with production scheduled to begin in June of 2018. According to a press release, the 80,000-square-foot production facility will be the sixth manufacturing location for LOOK Trailers, which also has plants in Indiana, Georgia, Utah, Arizona and Pennsylvania. LOOK Trailers […]