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Fleetwood Making Financial Progress

Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. issued another call on Tuesday (March 30) for the redemption of trust preferred securities, providing an indication that it is making progress towards overcoming the financial difficulties that plagued the firm a few years ago, according to...

Campground Reservations Up 73%

Campground reservations for this summer were up 73% over last year in some regions as of March 1, according to online reservations firm ReserveAmerica. Campers also are showing a strong preference for booking online. Fifty-six percent of all reservations were placed...

S&P Promotes Thor to MidCap 400

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) will promote Thor Industries Inc. from its SmallCap 600 Index to its MidCap 400 Index effective Thursday (April 1). Thor, which is on track to have nearly $2 billion in sales during its fiscal year 2004, which will end on July 31,...

Coachmen Expanding Towables Output

Coachmen Industries Inc. will be able to expand its production of certain midsize travel trailers and fifth-wheels by 40% as a result of the company moving the operations of one of its factories from Goshen to Middlebury, Ind., according to Mike Terlep, president of...

Coast Declares Special Dividend

Coast Distribution System Inc. has declared a special dividend and Chairman Tom McGuire said he was hopeful it is a sign of things to come for shareholders. The 6 cents-a-share dividend will be paid on April 23 to shareholders of record as of April 9. Coast, a...

rvSearch.com Auction Set for Indy

Affinity Group Inc.’s. rvSearch.com subsidiary planned to stage a two-day RV auction in May in Indianapolis that will be open to both retail and wholesale customers. “It will be oriented toward both dealers and the general public,” said Ed Schram of Westlake Village,...

Tom Raper Expands Near Cincinnati

Richmond, Ind.-based dealership Tom Raper Inc. has opened a second store, this one north of Cincinnati in Fairfield, Ohio. “Over the years, we’ve sold thousands of units in the Cincinnati market,” said Dave Bane, president of the company. “From a parts and service...

Carriage Names New CEO

Mid-to-highline towables manufacturer Carriage Inc. has promoted Jeffrey L. Miller, its CFO the past eight years, to the position of CEO. Meanwhile, Glenn Cushman, the Phoenix, Ariz., resident who led the investor group that acquired Millersburg, Ind.-based Carriage...