Next Round of U.S. Tariff Exclusions Aids Outdoor Rec

The Trump administration handed a small victory yesterday (Feb. 21) to outdoor brands hurting from the ongoing trade war with China, according to a report on snews.com, a trade media outfit covering the outdoor retail industry. A new round of product exclusions has exempted some key categories of outdoor goods from tariffs imposed by the White […]

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LCI’s Klein: Indiana Should Leverage Outdoor Economy

The following is a column by April Klein, vice president of customer support services for Elkhart, Ind.-based Lippert Components Inc., calling for passage by the Indiana House of establishment for an Indiana Office of Outdoor Recreation Development. The column appears in the Indiana Business Journal. Growing up in a family of recreational vehicle manufacturers — […]

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USTR Announces Another Round Of ‘List 3’ Exclusions

On Feb. 19, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced another new round of exclusions for products on List 3. As reported by RVIA News & Insights, the list covers nearly $200 billion in Chinese goods and this round of exclusions covers one entire 10-digit HTS subheading and 61 specifically identified product […]

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Forbes: How Coronavirus Impacts Global Supply Chain

Today’s supply chain is global. Prior to 2020, supply chain leaders laughed when they said, “When local supply chains sneeze the global process catches a cold.” The severe contagious disease outbreak known as the 2019-nCov now makes this statement passe. Forbe’s reported that the ripple effect is just beginning. Companies are not well prepared. Only one-third […]

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KOA To Still Open After Amusement Park Shuts Down

The Indiana Beach/Monticello Kampgrounds of America (KOA) plans to operate its normal season from May 17 to Oct. 27 despite the announcement Tuesday (Feb. 18) of the closure of its neighbor, Indiana Beach, a nearly century-old amusement park in Monticello, Ind. According to a USA Today report, local officials expressed shock when they heard the […]

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Cummins VP of China and Russia Chapman is Retiring

Cummins Inc. announced that after 35 years of service to the company, Group Vice President of China and Russia Steve Chapman is retiring, effective July 31. Nathan Stoner is replacing Chapman and being promoted to vice President, China ABO, effective March 30. According to a press release, Chapman joined Cummins in 1985 and was a […]

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REV Group to Release 1Q Earnings Report on March 4

REV Group announced that it is planning to release its first quarter 2020 results after the market close on March 4. The results will be discussed during a live webcast the following morning beginning at 11 a.m. (EST). To access the webcast, investors should go to www.revgroup.com at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Slides […]

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Cummins Helps China Counterparts With Coronavirus

Employees from Columbus-based Cummins Inc. are helping their counterparts at Cummins manufacturing plants in China as the country deals with the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Inside Indiana Business reported that Cummins’ East Asian Employee Resource Group includes workers who are from China but now live in central Indiana. Many have family overseas who could be at […]

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CDK OKs Sale of Digital Marketing Business to Ansira

Dealer software giant CDK Global Inc. has agreed to sell its digital marketing business to Ansira Partners Inc., a marketing agency owned by private equity investors. The Hoffman Estates, Ill., company said that it signed a definitive agreement with Ansira to sell the digital marketing business, which includes dealership advertising and websites. Ansira has several […]

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