Saturday, September 20, 2014

 Greg Merkel of Leo's Vacation Center in Baltimore checks out a Tuscany unit as he visits the annual RV Open House at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Merkel and his wife Jacki traveled to Elkhart for the week long show.

The increasingly popular Elkhart RV Open House Week that started Tuesday helps Elkhart County companies drum up more business.

Posted on Sept. 17, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.
 Don Emahiser, president of Skyline Corp's RV Group, stands before one of the company's new travel trailer brands, the Trident, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 as his staff sets up its display for this week's RV Open House Week outside the RV/MH Hall of Fame.

Skyline Corp. looks to boost its sagging fortunes at the RV Open House Week

Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:57 p.m.
 CWRV Transport driver James Trace backs a towable RV unit into a parking space after picking it up from Heartland RV on the north side of Elkhart on April 15, 2014. The company has announced plans for an $8 million expansion that will create 85 new jobs.

The company has doubled its sales from five years ago.

Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
 Dr. Mojgan Arashvand has joined the staff at Marshall County Cardiology Specialists.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 10:53 p.m.

This week’s On The Move includes reports from Jayco, Thor Industries, Foremost Transport, Kruggel Lawton and Marshall County Cardiology.

 Donald Rhodes works on the Fan-Tastic vent assembly line at Atwood Mobile Products on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. An Atwood spokesman said on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 that it is too soon to know whether the company's acquisition by Dometic Global Group will result in any job cuts, but he noted Atwood does not locally produce the mobile air-conditioners and refrigerators that Dometic makes.
Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

There are some product overlap but no immediate plans to cut jobs.

 Motorhomes on display at the RV/MH Hall of Fame Open House Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, are shown through the door of a toy hauler fifth wheel. The 2014 RV Open House is Sept. 16-18.
Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 7:51 a.m.

The 1,400 hotel rooms in the 13 hotels near the Indiana Toll Road and Cassopolis Street interchange have been booked for the event aimed at connecting RV dealers and manufacturers.

 Elkhart County Sheriffs Department is asking businesses to be alert for the thefts of this air-pollution control device, the catalytic converter, from vehicles on their properties. The parts contain valuable precious metals that thieves sell to scrapyards.
Posted on Sept. 2, 2014 at 3:32 p.m.

Police in Elkhart County are asking RV makers and transport firms to be on the lookout for thieves interested in stealing the devices that can contain valuable precious metals.

 Nexus RV in Elkhart built this van, called the Golden Roamer, for Visit South Bend-Mishawaka. It will be debuted on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:26 a.m.

Nexus RV of Elkhart produced the custom-built recreational vehicle to serve as a visitor center on campus.

 Construction crews are nearing completion of a new 180,000-square-foot building on Century Drive in Goshen that will house Dave Carter & Associates, an RV and manufactured housing parts distributor.
Posted on Aug. 23, 2014 at 1:46 a.m.

An Elkhart RV company is moving into a larger Goshen facility.  

 Middlebury-based Jayco Corp. will build a new 208,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for this Entegra Coach, a luxury RV, the company announced Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

The company is expanding to help meet the demand for its luxury motorhome.

 Keystone RV Company was set to request site plan approval from the Goshen Plan Commission Tuesday, Aug. 19 for a new manufacturing facility north of C.R. 40 and south of the company's current plant on Hackberry Drive.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.

The new facility would employ 400 workers but it’s unclear if those would be new jobs or transfers from other facilities. The commission approved the plans Tuesday, Aug. 19.

 This photo taken Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, shows Duncan Systems, 29391 Old U.S. 33, Elkhart, Ind., which Lippert Components recently acquired.
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.

Lippert Components said the acquisition will not threaten anyone already employed at Duncan Systems Inc. 

 A construction crew prepares the ground for Dometic's doubling of its Goshen distribution center northeast of Century Drive and Kercher Road Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
Posted on Aug. 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

The company will double the size of its Goshen warehouse in an effort to keep up with demand from the recreational vehicle industry.