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Actuant Reports Record 1Q Sales, Earnings

Diversified manufacturer Actuant Corp. today (Dec. 21) announced record sales and earnings for the company’s fiscal first quarter, despite declines in the Milwaukee, Wis., company’s recreational vehicle subsidiaries. For the quarter, ended Nov. 30, Actuant had net income of $21.3 million compared to $16.9 million the previous year, boosted by acquisitions made in the second and third quarters of fiscal 2005. Revenues rose 42% to $284 million compared to $200 million a year ago. Actuant is parent... Read more

Earthroamer: Brawny Class C Design Takes the Roads Less Traveled

A friendship born at UCLA while they were studying for masters degrees in business eventually led Bill Swails and Michele Connolly to Colorado to build what is arguably one of the most unusual RVs on the market. Production of the high-end EarthRoamer Expedition Vehicle (XV), an all-weather Class C chassis-mount motorhome meant to be fully self-contained like few other RVs, is about to kick into high gear in 2006. The small Colorado company anticipates that a move to a new manufacturing facility in... Read more

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