Dealers attending the Jan. 8-9 Northern Wholesale Show were in “an upbeat mood” and showed “lots of energy,” according to Steve Johnson, buyer/show manager for the company. Johnson told RVBusiness that the Jan. 8-9 event at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Red Wing, Minn., matched last year’s success with no drop off in business. […]
Feedback from vendors was characterized as “extremely positive” at the Meyer RV MegaShow, held Jan 8-9 at French Lick Springs Hotel in French Lick, Ind. While Jasper, Ind.-based Meyer Distributing – a leader in specialty products marketing and distribution – has held online shows in the RV market before, this was its first physical show. “From […]
PurifyD Systems announced plans to significantly expand its network of certified partners in 2020, following what the company calls “extremely positive” dealer response at the recent U.S. and Canada Recreation Vehicle Dealer Association (RVDA) conventions. Officials report that the eight-year-old company offers dealers a “turn-key health protection system,” making it possible for RV owners to […]
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During a Monday afternoon (Dec. 9) gathering of business and community representatives at the Mishawaka, Ind., headquarters of 10,000-employee Lippert Components Inc. (LCI) President and CEO Jason Lippert announced significant changes to the organization’s high profile Acts of Service philanthropic initiative. The big news was that Lippert handed off management of the charitable program, its […]
In his new book “King of the Road: The History of THOR Industries,” Jeffrey L. Rodengen lays out in a highly readable style the origins, growth, failures, and success of what has become the world’s largest RV manufacturer. If you think business books — and business history books in particular — are necessarily dull, think […]
With the move to a new, larger facility in Syracuse, Ind., Leading Edge Countertops will more than double its manufacturing space. Founded in 2012 in nearby Milford, Ind., Leading Edge has grown from initially three employees to now employing 80. The company, which supplies solid-surface countertops and wall surfacing products to the industry, anticipates adding […]
As creator and producer of a hit TV series, Anthony Nalli knows a good story when he sees one. Nalli’s The Aviators, now in its eighth season, reaches a weekly U.S. audience of over 9.3 million viewers on the Discovery Channel, PBS, and through a slew of digital outlets including AppleTV, Amazon Prime Video and Google […]
When Curtis Coleman launched RVillage — often described as “Facebook for RVers” — in early 2014, he didn’t know what to expect. A musician by trade and former member of the New Christy Minstrels, Coleman had lived a nomadic life touring with some of the biggest names in the music business. Now, as a full-time […]
With the busy outdoor recreation season winding down, Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing is hosting RV and marine dealers at its 3rd Annual Distributor Show, a two-day event that concludes today (Oct. 18) at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Land ‘N Sea President Mike Conners told RVBusiness that the event had exceeded […]
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While RV manufacturers and suppliers have drawn much of the attention during the Elkhart RV Open House, other local RV businesses are also benefiting from the frenzy of RV dealer activity, including Arrow Distributing. Called “The Show Before the Show,” Arrow opened its doors to customers, guests, and vendors on Tuesday (Sept. 24), providing BBQ […]
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