Peterson Names Al Anderson VP of Sales & Marketing

Peterson Manufacturing announced that Al Anderson has been named the company’s new vice president of sales and marketing, effective April 1. According to a press release, Anderson previously was director of fleet business development for CIMC Intermodal Equipment headquartered in South Gate, Calif. Prior to that he was corporate director of heavy-duty sales for Peterson […]

RV Technician Certifications are Extended to Dec. 31

With the impact that the coronavirus is having on the availability to travel and acquire the needed training hours, all technician certifications set to expire in calendar year 2020 have been extended until Dec. 31, 2020, to allow technicians to get the 24 hours of continued education (up from 20) required to maintain their Level […]

OIA Offers Webinar on Small Business Disaster Loans

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) will host a webinar on March 31 at 1 p.m. (EDT) covering the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) disaster assistance in the form of low-interest, long term direct federal economic injury disaster loans. According to a press release, Burl Kelton, U.S. Small Business Administration PIO will conduct the training. He […]

Xantrex Adding Two Solar Charge Controllers to Line

Xantrex has added two new solar charge controllers designed to work with popular battery chemistries including Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4). According to a press release, the new 30A MPPT charge controller features dual bank output and advanced Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology to maximize energy harvest. The dual bank output feature allows for solar […]

IMHA/RVIC Confirms Indiana RV Firms are ‘Essential’

RV manufacturers have been designated essential businesses following a request for clarification by the executive director of Indiana Manufactured Housing Association/Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA/RVIC). The determination came after review of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s March 23 Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (novel Coronavirus). In that order, workers across the state were advised […]

Finance Firm ‘DLL’ Targeting Global RV Marketplace

De Lage Landen International B.V. (DLL), a global finance partner for equipment and technology assets, recently announced its entry into the global RV space. Through its existing commercial and inventory finance business, DLL, based in the Netherlands, will be specializing in dealer inventory financing, according to Mark McGovern, DLL business unit president for commercial finance. And, […]

‘TMC’ Supplies Protective Devices to Elkhart Hospital

Joining a large and growing list of RV manufacturers, suppliers and distributors helping fight the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), Thor Motor Coach donated personal protective equipment to Elkhart General Hospital. The company Thursday (March 26) dropped off 270 N-95 masks, 50 dust masks and 100 Tyvek suits. “We value not just our own employees, we value […]

LCI Italy Aids Health Care System With Splash Shields

The coronavirus emergency in Europe, and in Italy in particular, is putting a strain on hospitals that within two weeks have found themselves having to face a never before seen situation. Hundreds of people with extremely aggressive viral pneumonia have invaded hospitals with high percentages of those patients who have required hospitalization in the ICU […]