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Dutchmen Building New Headquarters

Dutchmen Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., broke ground today (May 30) on of a new headquarters office building, marking the beginning of phase II of an expansion program. Earlier this year, Dutchmen broke ground on a 98,000-square-foot...

Fleetwood to Get “Computerworld” Award

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. will receive an award from Computerworld magazine during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Monday for its “Smart Coach” concept motorhome. Fleetwood is a finalist in Computerworld’s Transportation category. The Riverside, Calif.-based RV and...

Newmar Revamps 3 Diesels for '04

The three Newmar Corp. diesel-pusher models that went through “life-cycle changes” were introduced to the Nappanee, Ind.-based company’s dealers today (May 30) during its national dealer meeting in Lake Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to the major changes to the Dutch...

Campground Operator to Go Private

Manufactured-home park operator Chateau Communities Inc., which also has 1,400 park model and RV sites in its portfolio, will be taken private in a $2.2 billion deal this fall. Chicago-based Hometown America LLC announced plans Thursday (May 29) to acquire Chateau in...

RVers Tend to Live in Rural Areas

Dave Davidson finally broke down and bought a motorhome last year, American Demographics magazine reports in its June edition. The Glendora, Calif.-based electrical contractor says the RV makes it easy to spend quality time with his wife and three kids. “We use every...

Winds Damage RV Dealer's Inventory

Six RVs in the inventory of Allsport RV Center, located near Fayetteville, N.C., were destroyed during a severe thunderstorm Sunday night (May 25), according to the Fayetteville Observer. The storm hit the Allsport RV between 10:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Monday. The...

Gulf Stream Gets Ind. Training Grant

Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will get a $239,000 grant from the state of Indiana so the company can upgrade the training of current employees and train new workers. The Nappanee, Ind. firm will use the state money to support its “Gulf Stream University” program, which, in...

Columbus, Ga., Wants an RV Park

City officials in Columbus, Ga., a community southwest of Atlanta along the Alabama border, may agree to develop an RV park as a means of attracting tourism dollars to the community, according to WTVM-TV in Columbus. At least the staff of the Columbus Convention...