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rv-pro.com January 2019 • RV PRO • 171 Valterra Acquires Monochem Valterra Products has acquired assets of Monochem, a manufacturer of deodorizers and cleaning products, for the RV, motor coach, aviation and marine indus- tries. Monochem customers include manufacturers, dis- tributors and retailers. Tammy Moyer has agreed to join the Valterra team and will continue to manage the sales of the Monochem product line. Moyer has 10-plus years of experience in the deodorizer and cleaning chemical industry. The Monochem operation will consolidate into Val- terra's factory and began shipping globally along with Valterra orders in December. BB&T Corp. Expands Recreational Lending Nationwide BB&T Corp. has announced a new strategy for nation- wide expansion of its recreational lending for RV and marine vehicles, widening its specialized lending ser- vices beyond BB&T's current 15-state footprint, the bank announced. The expansion leverages BB&T's Recreation Lending team's 100 years of combined lending experience to provide a full suite of financing solutions for dealers, from onboarding through loan funding, for both new and used units, the company stated. "We're very excited to continue growing our rec- reational lending business and expanding our strong dealer partnerships outside our existing BB&T service area," said Scott Greene, senior vice president and rec- reational lending manager. "This decision represents BB&T's commitment to building and deepening our dealer relationships. We look forward to delivering an exceptional client experience across the country to current and future clients in financing the boat or RV of their dreams." Braxton Creek RV Hires Jacobs as CEO Braxton Creek RV has hired industry veteran Jim Jacobs as its new CEO. He also will be an equity investor and serve on the company's board of directors. Jacobs brings more than three decades of RV industry experience, having held executive-level positions at King of the Road, Jayco, and the REV Group. "I am truly excited about joining Braxton Creek RV, and the team Kent and the other shareholders have created," said Jacobs. "For me, the RV business has always been about relationships, and creating a positive company culture that really lives by the Golden Rule. That approach is exactly the type of company the founders of Braxton Creek RV envisioned when they started out, and I am truly thankful they have invited me to be a part of it." Grand Design, NTP-STAG Partner on Parts Fulfillment Initiative Grand Design RV has partnered with NTP-STAG for fulfillment ser- vices to support the new "Grand Design Fast Trax" Dealer Service Parts Support Program. The partnership produces rapid order response times and parts delivery in a fulfillment system, the pilot program of which was launched to a limited number of dealers on Oct. 8. B a s e d o n t h e s u cce s s o f t h e p i l o t , t h e p ro g ra m i s n ow expanding to the entire Grand Design dealership network begin- ning immediately. NTP-STAG's category teams worked with Grand Design's Service Parts team to build a stocking plan that addresses product demand by SKU and location. Establishing stocking levels and item place- ment within the distribution network were key considerations to ensure next-day service to Grand Design's dealers, according to the companies. Leveraging NTP-STAG's coast-to-coast coverage through regional distribution centers, the new program puts needed service parts inventory closer to Grand Design's dealers than before. "RVIA/RVDA has rightfully identified an industry need to improve 'coach down time' due to parts availability," said Don Clark, presi- dent/CEO of Grand Design RV. "Grand Design's newly formed rela- tionship with one our industry's most progressive parts fulfillment specialists and the implementation of our 'Grand Design Fast Trax' promises to help move the needle in customer satisfaction and raise the bar in service and parts delivery for our industry." Campers Inn Acquires Two Alabama Dealerships Campers Inn RV has acquired Madison RV Supercenter in Madison, Ala., and Southern RV Wholesale in Huntsville, Ala. A purchase price was not disclosed. "We have been honored to be part of the RV community here in Alabama," said Marty Shea, owner of Madison RV Super- center and Southern RV Whole- sale. "We are grateful to all of our customers, and we are proud of all the hard work our team has put in over the years. We believe that Campers Inn RV, as a values-oriented business, is the right choice to continue our customer-first RV shopping and service philosophy. We know our team will be welcomed into the Campers Inn RV family with open arms." Shea purchased Madison Travel Trailers, Huntsville, in 1996 and quickly grew to become one of the largest dealers in the state. In 2004, the dealership moved to its location to Interstate 565 and later opened Southern RV Wholesale on Jordan Lane in 2016. These locations will be Campers Inn RV's first stores in Alabama as it continues to grow its network of more than 20 RV dealerships nationwide. Most recently, Campers Inn RV welcomed North Dako- ta's Capital RV into the family and opened a second location in the Atlanta market.

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