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Decorator Reports Lower Earnings

Decorator Industries Inc., a supplier of interior furnishing items to RV industry OEMs, reported lower earnings during the first quarter despite a 16% increase in sales to RV industry customers. A lower order volume from manufactured home builders, according to...

Eppert Heads Purchasing at Carriage

Carriage Inc., a manufacturer of travel trailers, fifth wheels and Class C motorhomes, has named Nick Eppert Sr. as its director of purchasing. Eppert, who has 25 years of RV industry senior management experience in purchasing, will be responsible for all corporate...

RV Stocks: Coachmen, Thor Post Losses

Investors in the RV market seemed to have voted against Coachmen’s rejection of Thor’s bid for a buyout of the Elkhart, Ind.-based RV maker, as both companies posted losses on Friday. Coachmen’s stock price declined one point, or 6.3%, posting a closing price of 14...

RV Wholesale Shipments Higher in March

Shipments of recreational vehicles from manufacturers to dealers increased 5.3% during March, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA). During the first quarter of this year, wholesale shipments were up 9.5%, according to the RVIA, the trade...

Coachmen Meeting Results Inconclusive

Coachmen Industries Inc. Chairman Claire Skinner believes her management team was victorious Thursday, but a Thor Industries Inc. executive said the takeover situation will remain "status quo" at least until next week. Although the counting of Coachmen shareholder...

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