Dutchmen Hires Craven as RSM for Denali Line

RV industry veteran Kristoffer Craven has joined Goshen, Ind.-based Dutchmen Manufacturing Inc. as regional sales manager for the company’s Denali product line. According to a press release, Craven will be responsible for Denali travel trailer and fifth-wheel dealer development and training in the northeastern United States and Canadian provinces. Most recently, Craven spent several years […]

GE Capital is Platinum Partner for RVDA Confab

The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) announced that GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) is a Platinum Partner of the 2014 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, Nov. 10–14 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip for the 11th consecutive year. The convention is sponsored by RVDA, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. “The ongoing support […]

TrailManor SilverTrail Features ‘Bold New Look’

TrailManor has designed “a bold new look” in its new SilverTrail edition, representing ”the biggest visual update for the trailer line in more than a decade.” According to a press release, the SilverTrail edition features gleaming silver aluminum exterior panels with black trim, accented by TrailManor graphics. Inside, the SilverTrail offers a tan interior with new wallboards, countertops, […]

Elkhart Co. Looking to Diversify Manufacturing

Can Indiana’s Elkhart County add to its manufacturing base in a significant way to have a more balanced economy? Amid a solid recovery from the Great Recession, now is the time to undertake that effort, said Christopher Steele, the president and COO of Boston-based Investment Consulting Associates. As reported by the South Bend Tribune, Steele delivered […]

McMahon’s ‘Working With GE’ to Settle Dispute

Despite the existence of litigation between McMahon’s RV and GE Commercial Distribution Finance (GECDF), the Southern California dealer says that the two parties “have been in constant negotiations to reach an amicable resolution that benefits McMahon’s RV’s employees and customers.” “GE and McMahon’s RV are discussing potential ways to resolve their dispute for the benefit […]

RVIA to Open Elkhart Regional Office on May 1

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) will officially open its new regional office in Elkhart, Ind., on May 1 and host an open house for members and guests from 1-5 p.m. on the afternoon of May 8 following the RVBusiness RV Industry Power Breakfast program that morning. After announcing plans to establish the office at […]

RV Performance Pushes Patrick to Gains in 1Q

Elkhart, Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. First quarter net income was $6.9 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, compared to net income of […]

Candido To Head Tesla, Bay Hill on West Coast

Middlebury, Ind.-based towable builder EverGreen Recreational Vehicles LLC announced that West Coast Regional Sales Manager Lenny Candido will now head both the Tesla toy hauler and Bay Hill fifth-wheel brands on the West Coast. EverGreen reported in a press release that Candido has successfully represented the Bay Hill line in Arizona, California, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New […]

Report: California’s State Parks Continue to Lag

California’s parks are being dragged down by stagnant leadership, inadequate resources and a failure to serve the state’s growing population of young Latinos, according to a draft report from an independent commission created to examine the troubled park system. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the California Department of Parks and Recreation “has not […]