Drew Industries acquires Euramax RV doors

(Feb. 23, 2012) -- Drew Industries, Inc., today reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, acquired the business and certain assets of the United States RV entry door operation of Euramax International, Inc. The acquired business has annualized sales of approximately $6 million, and the purchase price was $1.7 million.

KOA makes list of Top 50 franchises

(Feb. 23, 2012) -- Each year, Franchise Business Review surveys more than 22,000 franchisees representing more than 300 franchise brands in a wide variety of industries. This year, KOA ranked 30th among the top 50 franchises in the large systems category. This is the fourth year in a row that KOA ranked in the Top 50 list.

U.S. jobless rate holds steady

(Feb. 23, 2012) -- The four-week moving average of initial claims, which better controls for weekly volatility, declined for a sixth consecutive week, falling to 359,000 from 366,000 the previous week. Continuing claims dropped 52,000 to 3,392,000 in the week ending Feb. 11 and built on an 82,000 drop the previous week.