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At a time when the RV industry is refocusing on quality issues, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) plans to host an all-day seminar, “Building Product Excellence,” Nov. 9 at the Century Center in South Bend, Ind.
While five industry task forces created by the Go RVing Coalition’s Committee on Excellence are working to develop recommendations to increase quality among the nation’s varied RV manufacturers and suppliers, this RVIA seminar will address basic questions such as what quality is, the difference between “quality control” and “quality assurance,” and how to control and “design in” quality.
The seminar will be presented by Ted Schorn, general manager for corporate quality for Enkei Corp., an international automotive supplier of aluminum wheels to the trailer industry. Schorn, also chairman of the Trailer Safety Industry Coalition’s technical committee, an entity supported by both RVIA and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM), is responsible for quality issues in 14 major manufacturing locations employing 5,500 people in nine countries.
Cost of the seminar is $175 prior to Nov. 3. Early-bird registrants, those signing up before Oct. 25, pay $125. On-site registration costs $250.