b'INDUSTRY NEWSRVIA: June Shipments Up 25.3%, ARVC Taking NominationsWrapping Up Record-Breaking Q2 for Supplier Council, YoungResults for the RV Industry Associa- Professional Group PositionstionsJune 2021 survey of manufacturers The National Associa- Susan.Motley@arvc.org.determined that total RV shipments ended tionofRVParksand ARVCsYoungProfes-the month with 50,706 units, an increase Campgrounds (ARVC)is sionals Group (YP) is alsoof 25.3% compared to the 40,462 units nowacceptingnomina- seekingnominationsforshipped during June 2020; this June was tionsfortheSupplier the groups Social Chair.also the best on comparable record, up 7% CouncilRepresentative Current YP Social Chairagainstthe47,416shipmentsinJune seat on the ARVC Board of Directors. Hannah Piper is eligible to run for re-Joe Moore, the founder of Moores election. Any ARVC YP member is eligi-2017. Campground Consulting, is the current bletobenominatedornominateWith the new report, the RV industry Supplier Council representative and will themselves for the seat if the nominee ishas now set a new record for RV shipments in each of the last four quarters, be running for a second term. willing to be elected for a three (3) yearwith the second quarter (March-June 2021) setting a new all-time high for any Any Supplier Council member is eli- term, is an active member of the ARVCquarter. The 151,760 units shipped in the second quarter of 2021 is a 2% in- gibletobenominatedornominate YP Group and is no older than 40 by thecrease over the previous record set in the first quarter of this year. themselves for the seat if they are willing end date of their elected term.It has been remarkable what the industry has accomplished over the past to be elected for a three (3) year term and The YP Social Chairs responsibilitiesare an active member of ARVC Supplier are:year. From shutdowns to soaring demand in the manufacturing, retail and camp- Council. Electedtoathree-yearterm,noground segments, the RV industry has met these challenges to deliver record Nominees must submit an accept- more than two full consecutive.shipments, sales and campground stays, said RV Industry Association Presi- ance of the nomination, a biography, Providesvisionandexpertiseondent and CEO Craig Kirby. headshotandpersonalstatementby marketing and communication mattersTowable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, ended the month up 22.0% Sept. 18 to be added to the ballot. to the ARVC Young Professional Com-against last June with 45,689 wholesale shipments. Motorhomes finished the Voting for the Supplier Council Rep- mittee and encourages social engage-month up 66.0% compared to the same month last year with 5,017 units. resentative will be online only from Sept. mentofthecurrentandpotential25-Oct. 25. members.Park Model RVs ended the month down (-8.1%) compared to June 2020 with Nomination information or any ques- Nominations are due by Aug. 30.285 wholesale shipments.WCM tions about the nomination process or To access the nomination form, headelectionshouldbedirectedto to www.arvc.org WCMCavco Industries Inc. to Acquire Commodore Corp. for $153MCavco Industries Inc. has announced across the Northeast, Midwest and Mid- and sold over 6,600 modules, equating tothat it signed a binding offer to acquire the Atlantic regions, with wholly-owned retail over 3,700 homes.business and certain assets and liabilities stores in Indiana and New York. The purchase price totals $153 mil-of The Commodore Corporation, includ- In addition to manufacturing, Com- lion, before certain adjustments that willing its six manufacturing facilities and two modore also participates in commercial be determined upon close of the trans-wholly-owned retail locations. CommodoreHomesofPennsylvania, lending operations with its dealers that action. The estimated cash outlay is $140Commodore is the largest independent Commodore Homes of Indiana, Colony Cavco will also acquire and continue the million after adjustments and includingbuilder of manufactured and modular Homes, MidCountry Homes, Pennwest existing programs. For the last 12 months transaction fees. Cavco expects to fundhousing in the United States, operating Homesand R-Anell Homes. Commodore ended March 31, Commodore generated theacquisitionentirelywithcashonunder a variety of brand names such as has over 1,200 employees and operates net sales of approximately $258 million hand.WCMELSReportsa25% Jump inRevenue in Q3Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. sawa 24.9% jump in revenue during its thirdquarter, according to financial reportsreleased near the end of July.For the quarter ended June 30, totalrevenuesincreased$63.3million,or24.9%, to $317.4 million compared to$254.1 million for the same period in2020. For the quarter ended June 30, netincome available for common stock-holders increased $14.9 million, or $0.08per common share, to $61.1 million, or$0.33 per common share, compared to$46.2million,or$0.25percommonshare, for the same period in 2020.For the six months ended June 30,total revenues increased $78.9 million,or 14.8%, to $613.5 million compared to$534.6 million for the same period in2020.In June, ELS completed the acquisi-tion of Pine Haven, a 629-site RV com-munity located in Cape May, N.J., for apurchase price of $62.8 million. The ac-quisitionwasfundedwithalineofcredit.WCM4 September 2021 Woodalls Campground Magazine'