Report: Elkhart Co. Sees Decrease in Weekly Wages

Indiana’s Elkhart County suffered the largest decrease in weekly average wages in the nation from March 2018 to March 2019, according to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday (Aug. 21). The Elkhart Truth reported that in that period, average weekly wages in Elkhart County decreased by 7.6%, from just above […]

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Cummins CEO Retiring, Initiates Executive Changes

Cummins Inc.  announced the retirement of President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Freeland on Wednesday (Aug. 21), after a 40-year career at the engine maker where he started as a shift foreman in a parts distribution center. Benzinga reported that Tony Satterthwaite, currently president of Cummins’ distribution business, succeeds Freeland as president and COO. Other […]

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‘RVillage’ Hits Milestone with 150,000 Active Members

RVillage, a social network for RVers that facilitates “where-you-are” connections, surpassed a milestone of 150,000 active members in August and continues to grow. “We’re excited about the level of growth and engagement happening in RVillage right now. There is clearly an audience of active RVers who want to connect with other RVers around them and […]

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RV Insiders Claim ‘Recession Signal Not Flashing’

RV production in Elkhart, Ind., is down 20.3%  from a year ago, according to  RV Industry Association (RVIA) data, and is fanning fears that a U.S. recession may be brewing. Fox Business reported that Elkhart is responsible for about 70% of RV production in the United States, and some economists use the shipments as a gauge […]

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Keystone Awards Ultimate Owner Experience Winners

During its 2019 annual corporate luncheon on Aug. 8, Keystone RV Co.’s CEO Jeff Runels, presented “The Ultimate Ownership Experience Award,” to several employees who have gone “above and beyond in their position with the company,” according to a press release. Prior to the luncheon, Keystone leadership was asked to nominate team members from their […]

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ASA Adds Smart Tech Upgrades for ’20 GMC Trucks

ASA Electronics and GMC has expanded its focus to bring smart trailering connectivity to the automotive market. According to a press release, the first all-new 2020 GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks now include technological advancements including the enhanced ProGrade trailering system, offering compatibility with select features of iN∙Command control systems. iN∙Command Control Systems bring smart home […]

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Camping, RV Leaders to Meet for ‘Inclusion Summit’

Leaders from throughout the recreational vehicle and camping industries will gather in San Francisco on Sept. 5 for a summit focused on diversity and inclusion in the outdoors. According to a press release, the summit is intended to promote discussion and raise awareness about the demographics among those who camp, RV, and recreate outdoors, and […]

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RV Trader Expanding Dealer Intelligence Reports

RV Trader, a marketplace provider for the lifestyle vehicle industry, announced a major expansion of its dealer reporting services to help customers optimize their listing strategy. The new dealer performance reports examine 30 different measures of consumer engagement. According to a press release, the report highlights include listing strength, off-site impressions, and competitive metrics for […]

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TMC Intros Mercedes-Benz-Based Delano Super C

Thor Motor Coach (TMC) announced the introduction of the new Delano Sprinter Class C motorhome built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. According to a press release, the Delano Sprinter RVs feature subtle curves in its cabinetry and hints of gray and tan in the interior fabrics. The new cabinetry is from TecnoForm S.p.A., an Italian […]

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Report: Fed to Cut Interest Rates 5 Times Before ’20

The U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates five more times by April 2020, according to analysts at Danske Bank. CNBC reported that the Fed cut rates by 25 basis points in July, but comments from Chairman Jerome Powell suggesting the cut was merely a “midcycle adjustment” sent stocks plummeting, with investors having hoped for further […]

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