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July '20

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Horizon Transport Delivers in Emergency At a time when RVs are being used as much for temporary shelters and medical testing facilities as they are for leisure, Horizon Transport is making sure the units get where they need to be on time. Horizon Transport, based in Wakarusa, Ind., has been desig- nated an "essential service" busi- ness, by state and federal authori- ties. Shipments that normally meet "wants-based" demand, are now meeting "needs-based" demand in some markets. A handful of customers asked the company to stock their dealer locations in anticipation of the atypical needs, which are expected to arise in those communities. RVs have the potential to be so much more than leisure-time assets. They might be temporary shelters, mobile platforms for such things as medical care, isolation wards, forward operations units, and the list goes on. "Our drivers and staff have responded heroically," says Pres- ident Joe Braun. "We are deeply grateful to them and to the man- ufacturers and dealers who sustain our sector faithfully. While we are excited to get back to normal, Horizon Transport is honored to be able to serve in a time like this." Gulf Stream Trailer Becomes Testing Facility Gulf Stream Coach provided a Gulf Stream travel trailer to a South Bend Clinic for use as a mobile testing facility to help the people of Elkhart County battle the coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19. The travel trailer provides a warm, dry, secure, controlled base of opera- tions for the health care professionals administering the tests. It is centrally located in Elkhart just off East Jackson Boulevard, in the parking lot adjacent to the new Elkhart Aquatic & Fitness Center. Those tested were able to remain in their vehicles, with the tests admin- istered on a "drive-through" basis. The location provides a convenient yet well-isolated environment with plenty of parking. "The South Bend Clinic is sincerely grateful for the generosity of Gulf Stream for providing a way for us to continue our COVID-19 testing outreach efforts," says Kelly Macken-Marble, CEO of the South Bend Clinic. "It is important for the Elkhart community and surrounding areas to have testing capabilities outside St. Joseph County. This is another example of how we are all coming together to better serve the needs of the community." In addition to the mobile testing facility, Gulf Stream Coach has been providing essential supplies to local nursing homes. The company also is working with its dealers in many ways to provide support for their efforts to serve their customers and communities. RV PRO SPECIAL SECTION July 2020 • RV PRO • 63 Horizon Transport executive team members (left to right) Marion Shrock, Ruth Ann Schrock and Joe Braun are pictured in this 2019 file photo. MEYERDISTRIBUTING.COM 800-639-3787 STAY SAFE CLARIO skin cleansers, HAND SANITIZERS & DISPENSERS TORK TOILET TISSUE & DISPENSERS Face Shields & MASKS order today! BETCO Disinfectants & cleaners

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