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Baird Survey: Dealer Optimism Wavers, Still Positive

The latest Baird survey showed dealer optimism on current market conditions wavered compared to last month’s findings but remains positive. According to the financial services firm, dealers rated their favorability for current market conditions at 64 out of 100 – down from December’s rating of 69. Regarding the three- to five-year timeframe, dealers provided a …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Semiconductor Shortage to Cause Climb in Auto Sales

U.S. auto sales will climb 3.4 percent this year to 15.4 million cars and trucks as semiconductor shortages continue to constrain vehicle inventory, auto dealers predict. The National Automobile Dealers Association, representing 16,000 U.S. car retailers, said the lingering chip shortage slashed inventory on dealer lots 59 percent in December compared to a year earlier. …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Pittsburgh RV Show Sees High Attendance, Interest

Opening weekend attendance was back to pre-pandemic crowds for the Pittsburgh RV Show, Trib Live reported. Located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, the event runs through Sunday, featuring travel trailers and motorhomes with spacious living quarters and residential amenities. More than nine acres of space inside the convention center is filled …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Flooring Product, Design Hub Coming to Elkhart

Shaw Industries Group (Shaw) announced today a new product and design hub opening in Elkhart, Ind., with customers anticipated in spring 2022. Serving the RV and manufactured housing markets with flooring and surface options, Shaw said the new facility’s location is a strategic investment to serve as a “convenient waypoint for designers and decision makers …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Lippert Touts Formula Upgrade

Lippert announced today a formula upgrade for all powder coatings on chassis out of its Goshen and Middlebury, Ind., locations, which serves all of its OEM customers. The company said the change comes because Lippert and AkzoNobel are collaborating to “raise the bar” in product performance and innovative manufacturing processes. The powder-coating technology and performance …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Rieco-Titan Announces Passing of Owner Sharon McCarthy

Rieco-Titan Products, a supplier of RV parts and accessories, announced today the death of Sharon McCarthy, the company’s owner and chief financial officer. Read the letter below. To our valued customers, It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Sharon McCarthy, the CFO and owner of Rieco-Titan Products. McCarthy …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Survey Offers 10 Industry Statistics ‘Dealers Should Know’

Software company Integrated Dealer Systems (IDS) unveiled survey findings that spotlight dealers’ expected challenges, technology interests and sales channel focuses for 2022. The RV industry (and the world) is still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but despite challenges, IDS said many dealerships were able to not only stay afloat but thrive in 2020 …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

NERVDA Touts This Week’s Boston RV Expo

After waiting two years, RV enthusiasts around New England will be heading to Boston this weekend for the return of the in-person Boston RV and Camping Expo. The event is scheduled Jan. 14-17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Tonight, RVing in New England show hosts Bob Zagami and John DiPietro will answer last-minute …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Caravan Salon Exhibitor Registration Opens

Exhibitor registration for Germany’s Caravan Salon 2022 is now open online, with hall planning to start Feb. 25. This year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 26 to Sept. 4 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Register for the event here. The Caravan Salon website offers useful features for exhibitors to register and organize their trade …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

Cummins Names Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing

Cummins announced today that Bonnie Fetch has been named vice president of global supply chain and manufacturing, effective Feb. 1. Fetch currently serves as vice president of the North America regional operating team and distribution business supply chain services. “Bonnie is the right person for this role as we continue navigating supply chain challenges and …

12th, January 2022, g:i PM

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