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Fleetwood's Loss Narrows

RV and manufactured home builder Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. reports it lost $17.3 million during the three months ended Jan. 27, despite a profit earned by its Motorhome Division. The Riverside, Calif.-based company’s loss during the November-through-January period,...

Fleetwood Motorhome Unit Volume Up

The number of motorhomes that Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. sold to its dealers during the three months ended Jan. 27 increased 13.5% to 1,987 units, the company reported today (Feb. 28). Meanwhile, Fleetwood also reported that the number of travel trailers and...

Greenspan Sees Modest Recovery

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress today (Feb. 27) that the U.S. economy is emerging from recession, although he cautioned that the recovery will be modest, according to Reuters. “The typical dynamics of the business cycle have re-emerged and are...

Automakers May Accept Higher CAFE

The auto manufacturers are optimistic they will defeat a Senate bill to raise the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard to 35 miles per gallon (mpg), but some are willing to accept a smaller CAFE increase, according to the Automotive News. A DaimlerChrysler...

Schalter To Become Spartan President

Diesel pusher chassis, fire truck and emergency vehicle manufacturer Spartan Motors Inc. announced that Richard Schalter, currently its CFO, will become president of its Spartan Motor Chassis subsidiary effective Monday (March 4). Schalter will retain his CFO...

Thor Stock Reaches $50 a Share

Five RV industry-related companies saw their stock prices reach new 52-week highs today (Feb. 27), possibly because Fed. Chairman Alan Greenspan also told Congress today that the economic recession is almost over. Among the five firms was Thor Industries Inc., the...

Motorhome Becomes Mobile Barbershop

A Silicon Valley, Calif., barber faced with moving his shop to make room for a redevelopment project decided instead to operate his shop from a 32-foot Winnebago Class A motorhome, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The barber, 63-year-old James Wilmore, had his...

When Will RV Company Stock Prices Peak?

When will RV company stock prices peak? While investors may be asking themselves that question, some keep pushing certain RV stock prices higher. For the second consecutive day today (Feb. 26), the prices of Winnebago, Thor and Coast Distribution stocks reached new...