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Open Range to grow, add workers
The Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette (Ft. Wayne, IN)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Open Range RV Company plans to expand its facilities in Shipshewana, IN, The company will build a 21,500-square-foot addition to its main campus and add new equipment, including a new CNC router. The project also will create 10 to 15 new jobs. More

Europe's Ford Transit van RV platform coming to the US    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ford Motor Company's Kansas City assembly plant will build the iconic Ford Transit van — Europe's best-selling commercial vehicle — beginning in 2013. The introduction of the Transit chassis into the United States will help accelerate the RV industry's push for smaller, more economical RVs in North America. More

Changing tastes making American RVs smaller
Torque News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Spartan Chassis exhibited a 32-foot Class A chassis and a 25-foot Class C chassis at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY, to address the growing consumer interest in smaller, lighter-weight RVs. The 25-footer has front and rear self-leveling air suspensions with 4-corner kneeling, which, at the touch of a switch, reduces the entry step height. More

Hayes Brake Controller Co.
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Toys for Tots collects more than $14,000 in cash and toys at Madison RV
The Huntsville Times (Huntsville, AL)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
RVDA member Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, AL, collected more than $6,000 in cash and $8,000 in toys during the annual Pack the Camper drive for Toys for Tots. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Training Center were on hand at the dealership to accept the donations. More

Truck campers are seeing a resurgence in sales
The Goshen News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the smallest segments of the RV industry is having a steady year. Truck campers, which slide into the back of pickup trucks, are just ahead of van campers in annual shipments from manufacturers as reported by RVIA. More

Mobile phone marketing strategies for small businesses
Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Small businesses can use mobile phones to send announcements about new products and promotions, respond quickly to customer inquiries, and set up mobile apps that let customers earn points for checking out their stores' websites. More

Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services
ARM is dedicated to addressing the unique set of insurance needs of the RV industry, including garage liability, property, inland marine, inventory coverage, crime, earthquake, flood, contingent liability, umbrella, excess liability, employment-related practices liability, pollution liability, dealership surety bonds, workers' compensation, and loss prevention and control. more

Top year–end tips for cutting your tax bill
CNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here are 10 things you can do before the end of the year that will let you take advantage of tax write-offs, according tax columnist Barbara Weltman. One of the options is donating to a favorite charity, such as the RV Learning Center. If you have any questions about tax rules affecting your business, discuss them with your tax advisor. More

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