New Industry Looking to Settle in Elkhart Co.

The first phase of a plan to bring new industry to Nappanee, Ind., was by the City Council. The Goshen News reported that the council approved a declaratory resolution — the first step in a five-year tax phase-in for an $18 million project by U.S. Rod. Redevelopment Commission Executive Director Jeff Kitson said they’ve been […]

KOA CEO Honored With ARVC Pioneer Award

Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA) Chairman and CEO Pat Hittmeier received the 2018 Pioneer Award Thursday (Nov. 8) from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) during the group’s annual gathering in Oklahoma City, Okla. According to a press release, the award recognizes early industry leaders and visionaries whose groundbreaking efforts have contributed […]

Cavco Ind. Reports Executive Leaders Change

Cavco Industries Inc., a builder of manufactured housing and park model RVs, announced executive leadership changes. According to a press release, the company’s board of directors has appointed Daniel Urness as president and acting chief executive officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Urness will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the company. He replaces […]

SSI: Towable Sales Gain 5.2% for Nine Months

Towable sales were up slightly for the first nine months of 2018 as overall retail registrations gained 5.2% According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI), results by category showed: Travel trailer sales climbed 5.2% for the nine months. Fifth-wheel registrations rose 7.2% through September. Folding camping trailer sales dropped 11.4% for the nine months. […]

Prevost Opens a New Service Center in Florida

Prevost announced the official opening of a new service center  in Winter Garden, Fla., near Orlando. According to a press release, the Volvo Group Co. noted that with the addition of the facility its parts and service network continues to grow after opening four new service centers in North America last year. Prevost said it has […]

Horizon Global Sees 5.1% Decline in 3Q Sales

Towing and trailering equipment supplier Horizon Global Corp. reported third-quarter results while also providing an update on its action plan, including activities related to its Kansas City, Mo., aftermarket and retail distribution facility. The Troy, Mich.-based company incurred a third-quarter loss of $32.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. […]

Cavco Reports Gains For 2Q Revenue, Income

Cavco Industries Inc., a builder of manufactured housing and park model RVs, today (Nov. 9) announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 29. Net revenue for the second quarter totaled $241.5 million, up 20.4% from $200.5 million for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Net revenue for the first six months […]

Fed Maintains Rates; Hike Likely in December

In its first meeting since October’s market turmoil and this week’s midterm elections, the Federal Reserve voted to maintain the current level of its benchmark interest rate. CNBC reported that the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, as expected, unanimously approved keeping the federal funds rate in a range of 2% to 2.25%. Markets figured the central bank […]

EastCare Intros Prepaid Maintenance Initiative

EasyCare announced the launch of RV Prepaid Maintenance, a new program designed to make routine maintenance easier for recreational vehicle owners and protect them from the rising cost of parts and labor, while driving service revenue and retention for dealers. According to a press release, the program is available now and will made its industry […]