Month: June 2023

LWCF Coalition Celebrates Protection of 3M Acres

EDITOR'S NOTE: Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $188 million investment through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to conserve some of the most economically and ecologically significant forestlands across the nation. In response, Lesley Kane Szynal, chair of the Land & Water Fund (LWCF) Coalition, issued the following statement on behalf of the LWCF Coalition, with additional ...

ICON Offers Affordable RV Shower Pans, Bath Surrounds

WINKLER, Manitoba – The solid and industry-respected ICON Direct success story is all about innovation, quality products, and reliable, timely delivery, according to a release. Enhancing this reputation is ICON’s affordable shower pans and bath surrounds for RVs. As ICON engineers and specialists point out: high-quality shower pans are critical components of any RV, keeping water from the shower from going to ...

Optimum RV Acquires Legacy RV’s Missouri Locations

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – RV Business Solutions, a leading buy-sell advisor to RV dealers, was the exclusive sell-side advisor to Randy and Jason Haugen in the sale of their Bonne Terre and Festus, Mo.-based Legacy RV dealerships to Optimum RV, an Ocala, Fla.-based RV company. Legacy RV locations are at 7072 Raider Road, Bonne Terre, Mo., and 3441 US 67, ...

Capitol Talk: Wells Fargo’s Lyon on State of RV Market

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7KSXyh3HQ In this episode of RVBusiness Capitol Talk, Chad Lyons, the Managing Director of the RV & Marine Segment for Wells Fargo, offers his take on the current state of the RV market. The RVBusiness Capitol Talk series is sponsored by Airxcel Inc. RVBusiness Capitol Talk is also available as a podcast: Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/show/3iZ4bB99m6aANMmNJ4p3gE Apple Podcasts- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rvbusiness-capital-talk/id1652256162 Google Podcasts- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9jNjNiYWVhNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiw3NKO58z9AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQCg

Winnebago Again Title Sponsor for Melanated Campout

ATLANTA – The Melanated Cares Foundation, a nonprofit created to encourage people of color to embrace the outdoors, announced in a press release that this year’s annual event, Melanated Campout, will be powered by Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO), a leading manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products, which has officially signed on as the title sponsor for the organization’s flagship camping retreat. ...

Genesis ‘Elevates RV Interiors’ with Baldacci Hardware

ELKHART, Ind. – Genesis Products, a leading supplier of interior components for the RV industry, is excited to announce the launch of Baldacci Hardware for Genesis. The new line of hardware, made in Italy by Baldacci, adds sleek European style to RV cabinets and accessories. The exclusive partnership between Genesis Products and Baldacci "elevates RV interiors to a new level ...

Wildfire Smoke Impacting Summer Camping Activities

The Canadian wildfires that have shrouded much of the nation in smoky haze are making it much harder for American kids to enjoy one of the staples of summer camp: fresh country air, according to an Associated Press Report. As a result, many camps in the Midwest and the East have been moving activities indoors, seeking advice from medical professionals and ...

AAA: Gas Prices Lower as Drivers Prepare for July 4

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Drivers hitting the road for the Fourth of July holiday will find the gift of lower gas prices across most of the country, according to a report by the American Automobile Association.AAA forecasts that more than 50 million people will celebrate the nation’s birthday by traveling, with a record 43.2 million going by car. The national average ...

Cummins Moves into Key Fuel Cell, Electrolyzer Tech

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has announced the buyout of Air Liquide’s 19% interest in Hydrogenics Corporation. Cummins acquired a majority interest in Hydrogenics in 2019, adding key fuel cell and electrolyzer technologies to its portfolio. Cummins’ buyout reinforces its commitment to these technologies and the increasing importance they will play in creating value for all stakeholders and ...

Brown & Brown Inc. Q2 Earnings Release Set July 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announces it will release its 2023 second-quarter earnings on July 24 after the close of the market. On July 25, J. Powell Brown, Brown & Brown’s president and chief executive officer, and R. Andrew Watts, Brown & Brown’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host an investor update ...

Motion Power, Electrical Works Announce Partnership

STUART and LEESBURG, Fla. – Motion Power and Electrical Works announced a strategic relationship where Electrical Works will be part of Motion’s certified installer program and will feature Motion’s innovative family of RV power and communications pedestals. As part of Motion’s certified installer program, Motion will promote Electrical Works comprehensive set of RV resort design and installation services throughout the ...

Michigan Legislature Positions for Outdoor Leadership

LANSING, Mich. – Lieutenant Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II announced recently a new grant program and strategic collaboration that will position Michigan as the leading state for outdoor recreation innovation, vehicle technology and sustainability, according to a release from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). As part of the launch, three companies have been selected to receive grant funding that will ...

Volta Power Systems’ DeGraaf Now CEO at JR Automation

Dave DeGraaf HOLLAND, Mich. – JR Automation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), and its board of managers announced that Dave DeGraaf has been named Chief Executive Officer. DeGraaf succeeds Craig Ulrich, who recently announced his retirement. DeGraaf comes to JR Automation with a long career in manufacturing, mobility and energy storage. He has held key leadership positions at Johnson Controls, ...

365-Site RV Park Near Gettysburg Unanimously Approved

The former Boyds Bears Country site as it appeared in 2013 when it was up for bids at a sheriff’s sale. Credit: Gettysburg Times Cumberland Township, Pa., supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday (June 27) to grant conditional use for a campground at the former Boyds Bears facility, according to the Gettysburg Times. The project, known as the Barn Resort, would provide ...

Preparations Begin For RVIA Board of Directors Election

FAIRFAX, Va, – The RV Industry Association (RVIA) Governance Committee has begun working on this year’s board of directors election, according to an aritcle on the RVIA News and Insights page. Each year, this Committee oversees and prepares a ballot of qualified RV industry leaders who are interested in running for one of the positions up for election. The election ...

Ford Plans to Lay Off at Least 1K Contract, Salaried Workers

Ford Motor Company plans to lay off at least 1,000 salaried employees and contract workers in North America, people familiar with the matter said, the automaker’s latest effort to defray the heavy cost of investing in electric cars, according to a Wall Street Journal report. In internal meetings Monday, Ford began notifying some salaried workers in North America that job ...

RV Industry Pros Certified Through RVDA’s Molino Center

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Society of Certified RV Professionals is pleased to recognize 30 individuals from 12 participating dealerships who earned a new certification, and three individuals that renewed their certification during the second quarter of 2023 through the Mike Molino RV Learning Center Fixed Operations Certification Program. Participation in the recognition program allows the society to publicize individuals’ certification ...

RVshare Publishes RV Rental Guide for Burning Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrtOj2uCrHc SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the countdown to this year's highly anticipated Burning Man festival continues, RV enthusiasts and festival-goers are eagerly preparing for an unforgettable adventure in the Nevada desert. This annual event has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, attracting tens of thousands of participants from across the globe. Finding suitable accommodation is a crucial consideration for those attending ...

Eberspaecher to Exhibit RV Solutions at ’23 Caravan Salon

ESSLINGEN / DUESSELDORF, Germany – Being close to nature without compromising on comfort is what many camping enthusiasts are after, stated a press release from Eberspaecher. In addition to products for pleasant room temperatures within mobile homes, thermal management specialist Eberspaecher will be showcasing autonomous power supply systems at the Caravan Salon in Duesseldorf: From Aug. 25 to Sept. 3, ...

Dexter Announces Update to Distribution Brand Strategy

NOVI, Mich. – DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Dexter Axle Company is continuing the long-term brand strategy offering trailer parts and accessories through distribution under the trusted brand, Dexter. During the past several years, Dexter’s steady growth has added new teammates, new ...

Ecocampor Pioneering Sustainability in RV Manufacturing

https://youtu.be/6Q-HP1K5iVU FOSHAN, China – In a world filled with wanderlust and a growing desire to reconnect with nature, Ecocampor stands out as a beacon of innovation and sustainability, according to a press release from the company. With an expansive factory spanning 60,000 square meters, Ecocampor boasts a manufacturing facility that is at the forefront of RV and boat production. From ...

Blue Compass RV Celebrating 5th Anniversary Today

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Blue Compass RV, one of the largest RV retail companies in the United States, celebrated its 5th anniversary today.  Blue Compass entered the RV business on June 29, 2018, with the acquisition of Motor Home Specialist in Texas, the largest motorhome dealer in the U.S. for 10 straight years, according to a company release. Blue Compass ...

‘RVing in New England’ Features Aaron Hirsch, Ben Quiggle

“RVing in New England,” the weekly Facebook Live show hosted by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA), tonight features a discussion with Aaron Hirsch, the new general manager of the Campers Inn RV store in Chichester, N.H., as well as a conversation with Ben Quiggle, editor of Woodall's Campground Magazine, a sister publication of RVBusiness. Usually co-hosted by Bob Zagami and ...

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