Forest River Underwrites Elkhart Jazz Festival

Elkhart, Ind., officials announced Friday (May 30) that Forest River Inc. will serve as a new corporate sponsor for the city’s Jazz Festival, a three-day event that kicks off June 20. The Elkhart Truth reported that David Smith, general manager of the Lerner Theater where the press conference was held, said the RV builder will provide $50,000 for the […]

N.M. Retailer Mines Used Motorhome Market

After almost two decades selling cars, Larry Kirk decided he wanted to chase his passion. “I was tired of selling cars,” he said. “I wanted an RV and I’m a workaholic and I figured if I wanted to enjoy myself and what I was selling, I better get busy selling them.” Thus about 10 or […]

Thor Ind. Board Approves Quarterly Dividend

Thor Industries Inc. announced that its board approved at its May 30 meeting the payment of a regular quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share. The regular dividend is payable on June 27 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 13. Elkhart Ind.-based Thor is the sole owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent one […]

Auto Retailers Spend Billions for Compliance

Franchised new-car dealers in the United States spent a combined $3.2 billion in 2012 to meet federal regulations, a report released today said. Dealers spent the money to comply with 61 major federal rules, the report said. As a result, consumers paid more and the U.S. economy paid in the form of 10,550 fewer dealership […]

Xantrex helps power historic 1841 whaling ship

(May 30, 2014) -- “With an ability to deliver a full 6,000 watts of continuous electrical power, it is an ideal choice for both recreational and commercial applications. It has the ability to transfer AC loads to batteries in less than 20 milliseconds when the incoming grid or generator power is lost, allowing it to be used to supplement a generator," said Chandrani.