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2011-02-14 14:07:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Coach, a division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., today announced the promotion of Justin Humphreys to Vice President. Humphreys will continue to report directly to CEO, John Draheim. Humphreys began his career in the RV industry in 1998. Humphreys was national sales manager for American Coach prior to his promotion, where he helped increase the division's market share 20%. Humphreys is also committed to the Company's Lean culture, earning his...

2011-02-14 14:03:00

DECATUR, Ind., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldshield Fiberglass, Inc., an industry leader in custom molded composite products across a variety of industries including heavy truck and RV, today named Jeff Newport as company president. Newport leaves his current role as production manager for Fleetwood RV, Inc. to take Goldshield's highest leadership position. As president, Newport will have full P&L responsibility and will oversee the company's entire operations. Newport brings to...

2011-01-31 12:45:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a White Plains, NY-based manufacturer of components for the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries, will release its fourth quarter 2010 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, February 15, 2011. Drew Industries also will host a conference call on Tuesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss its results and other business matters. Participation in the...

2011-01-31 07:50:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RV) and manufactured homes, today reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., acquired the assets and business of Nampa, Idaho-based Home-Style Industries, and its affiliated companies ("Home-Style"). The purchase price of $7.25 million was paid from available cash, and Drew expects the acquisition of Home-Style to be...

2011-01-26 05:08:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accents are a funny thing. Certain ones prompt stereotypical thought, which might be why people often deny having an accent. Yet, when asked about various attributes, Americans living in the East, Midwest and South all give more flattering responses about the accents from their areas than do adults from elsewhere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO ) These are some of the results of The Harris Poll®...

2011-01-25 12:41:00

DECATUR, Ind., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, today announced that event registration for its "Circle Your Wagons in Shawnee" national rally is now available online at www.fleetwoodrv.com/mhevent. The Company's third annual owner event will be held at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, Okla. from June 25-29, 2011. All Fleetwood motor home owners, regardless of brand, are welcome to attend the...

2011-01-20 06:45:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even in mid-winter, demand for RV rentals is revving up. Now is the time to reserve a luxury diesel motorhome for the Grand-Am Series and NASCAR racing season, spring break and summer travel, according to Robert Lemon, founder/owner of Luxurious Rentals, LLC (http://www.dieselrvrentals.com). Backed by more than a decade of experience in the RV rental marketplace, Luxurious Rentals is quickly expanding -- and is one of a few diesel-RV...

2010-11-30 14:00:00

DECATUR, Ind., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, today unveiled three new rear-slide floor plans during RVIA's 48th annual industry show in Louisville, Ky. These floor plans were shown to key dealer representatives as concepts at the Company's national dealer meeting in August. "These new floor plans not only highlight our ongoing commitment to innovation, but they also underscore our ability to quickly turn...

2010-11-30 14:00:00

DECATUR, Ind., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- American Coach, the luxury coach division of Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, unveiled key new innovations to its 2011 American Tradition, American Eagle and American Heritage luxury motor homes during RVIA's 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. this morning. The 2011 American Heritage 45BT can now add to its impressive list of features, which already includes and...

2010-11-30 14:00:00

DECATUR, Ind., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleetwood RV, Inc., a leading producer of Class A and Class C recreational vehicles, announced at RVIA's 48th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky. this week that it has added the popular Providence and Expedition brands to its midline Class A diesel motor home line-up. The Company also introduced a new 36-foot, quad-slide floor plan to its Discovery Class A diesel product line during the show. "The addition of Providence and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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