(March 13, 2012) -- Industry veteran Johnny Hernandez has been named sales and product manager for the Brookstone fifth wheel product line, Coachmen RV announced today. Dymon Farrer joins the Coachmen Brookstone sales team handling the Midwest region.
(March 13, 2012) -- The motor vehicle component rose 1.6 percent in the month, which fully reversed the 1.6 percent drop in January. "The February gain in this component, however, was less robust than the unit sales data would have implied thereby suggesting the possibility of price discounting limiting the increase in overall receipts from motor vehicle dealerships," Ferley said.
(March 13, 2012) -- "Our 2011 award indicates we continue to head in the right direction with a solid foundation and business plan in place," said Nuttall. "While we are pleased with our results, we certainly are not satisfied and have identified areas for immediate continued sales improvement throughout our locations. We are excited about our progress for 2012."
(March 13, 2012) -- More than 5,000 people turned out in perfect weather for the annual Western New York RV and Boat SuperSale last weekend, making it an unqualified success, organizer Dan Ball said noting that attendance quadrupled compared to previous years.
(March 13, 2012) -- Fore reviewed the progress on several key items on the current RVIA Strategic Plan, including RV technician training and certification, RV industry promotion, state franchise legislation, industry trade shows and harmonization of RV standards as well as the ability to protect the industry's interest through effective lobbying.
(March 13, 2012) -- The Distinguished Service Award recipient was Jeff Hanemaayer, chairman of Roadtrek Motorhomes. The Distinguished Achievement in RV Standards Award was presented to Dave Mihalick, standards compliance manager at Thor Industries. Sid Johnson, director of marketing at Jayco, Inc., was presented with an RVIA Special Award.
(March 13, 2012) -- Coon said the association is continuing to identify and maximize the potential of global opportunities, noting that in addition to the established markets in North America, Europe and Australia there are potential new markets in China, Brazil and South Africa.
(March 13, 2012) -- Dominion RV Solutions and RVBusiness are gearing up for a new webinar series that will focus on the latest industry news and trends impacting RV dealers across the country. This is the first of their new Navigator Webinar Series, which provides dealerships with sales, marketing and service best practices.
(March 13, 2012) -- Topeka, Ind.-based S&H Metal Products Inc. plans to expand operations in LaGrange County and create up to 18 jobs by 2015. S&H produces galvanized and aluminum sheet metal for the RV industry.
(March 13, 2012) -- During March and April, several Kentucky state parks are holding special cleanup days and invite volunteers to join them picking up litter along trails, roads and lakes.