b'Patrick Industries, Care Camps NEWS IN BRIEFAnnounce Major Sponsorship RVIA: RV Shipments Increased 39.2%, Best January on RecordThe RV Industry Associations(RVIA) January 2021 survey of manufacturers determined thatPatrick Industries, one of the RV and total RV shipments ended the month with 45,930 units, an increase of 39.2% compared to themarineindustrieslargestsuppliers, 33,003 units shipped during January 2020, making this the best January wholesale shipmenthas joined the effort to help more chil- total on record.dren with cancer experience the heal- Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, finished the month up 40.7% against lasting power of the outdoors through a January with 41,414 wholesale shipments. Motorhomes ended the month up 26.6% comparednew cause-marketing partnership with to January 2020 with 4,516 units.Care Camps. Park Model RVs ended the month down 7.8% compared to January 2020 with 331 wholesaleTheElkhart,Ind.-basedcompany shipments.WCMkicked off its partnership with a sub-stantial first-time gift in late February, Care Camps provides opportunities RVC Outdoors Expanding, Adding New Sites & Buildings to Fla. Resortaccording to a Care Camps release, and for kids with cancer to experience the RVC Outdoor Destinations, a developer of high-quality outdoor resorts, has broken groundis making plans for additional ways to outdoors through 135 special oncology on the third expansion of its highly-rated Live Oak Landingdestination in Freeport, Fla., accord-partner with the charity.campsthatserveeverycommunity ing to a press release.Patrickhasexperiencedsignificant throughout the U.S. and Canada. At Care In addition to a new welcome building, the expansion will boast an additional 31 concretegrowth over the last several years and is Camps, kids learn to appreciate nature, pads with full utility hookups and Wi-Fi. Scheduled for completion in Fall 2021, the updated prop-now managing over 190 manufacturing along with growing life-long friendships erty will also include a new comfort building with expanded showers, a new guest laundry fa-and distribution facilities located across with other kids who understand exactly cility, as well as an indoor and outdoor gathering space.the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia, the what they are going through. Along the Florida Gulf Coast, Live Oak Landing features 128 RV sites, as well as 35 coastal-firm reports. As part of that growth, the As the number of children impacted style resort cottages set among 100-year-old live oaks.WCMgroup is enhancing its corporate social by cancer grows each year, along withresponsibility platform with a new part- the cost of medical treatment, so does RoverPass Partners with Generali Global to Offer Travel Insurancenership with the charity best known for the need for additional funding to help Generali Global Assistance (GGA) has announced that it will be offering travel insurancehelping kids impacted by cancer to find the kids, stated Care Camps Director of for purchase through its partner RoverPass, which is an emerging travel marketplace that giveshope, happiness and the transforma- Development Jennifer Mercer.travelers the ability to search and book a campsite at RV parks and campgrounds.tional healing power of the outdoors.The Patrick team and their leader- Travelers booking through RoverPass will be given the option to help protect their RV orOur Patrick family is extremely ex- ship have shown an incredible heart for camping trip with Generali Global Assistances travel insurance offering during the bookingcited and very humbled to partner with giving back to make a difference in the process. This offering will give travelers added trip cancellation benefits and is designed to pro-Care Camps in their mission to provide lives of these kids, Mercer said. Their vide coverage in the event COVID-19 related illness impacts their trip.WCMchildren battling cancer with unique initial donation along with planned fu-outdoor camping experiences that will ture employee engagement and cause Canadian RV Shipments See 13% Q4 Dip, End 2020 Down 27%create special life-long memories, said marketing initiatives will bring the out- The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA) reported that RV wholesale ship-PatricksExecutive VicePresidentof doors experience to thousands of kids ments into Canada for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, totaled 8,714 units compared to 10,023Sales Jeff Rodino. Care Camps vision who otherwise would not have had this in 2019, representing a decrease of 13.06% for the period over last year.and drive is an excellent match with chance. We hope the employees and RV wholesale shipments into Canada for the year totaled 28,814 vs. 39,989 units in 2019, rep-Patricks core values, and we are hon- customers of Patrick are proud to work resenting a decrease of 27.95% overall.ored to have formed a partnership be- with a company that has chosen to give While the RV and camping industry in Canada significantly increased in awareness to newtween this organization and all of our back and support so many kids with the consumers in 2020 during the pandemic, CRVA officials note the lower numbers are more rep-Patrick teams throughout the country opportunity to find hope, happiness resentative of production shortages and much higher demand throughout North America thanto support such a great cause.and healing in the outdoors. WCM the Canadian market.WCM6 -April 2021Woodalls Campground Management'