Manufacturing

REV Group Acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

MILWAUKEE, WI – REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a $2+ billion manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and leading provider of parts and services, today announced the acquisition of Midwest Automotive Designs (“Midwest”), a leading custom van “upfitter” that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in both its Recreation and Commercial segments through the RV and bus divisions, by adding a selection of Class B RVs and multiple products for the luxury Limousine, Charter and Tour (“LCT”) bus markets, respectively.

Neilsen Named New CEO of Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Chief Operating Officer Roger Neilsen will become chief executive officer and president, effective April 1. He will oversee all brands, includingThomas Built Buses.

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REV Group Reports First-Quarter Results, Full-Year Guidance

A little over a month after going public, Collins Bus Corporation’s parent company REV Group, Inc. (REVG) reported first-quarter net sales of $442.9 million, a nearly 19-percent increase over the same period last year, while also setting guidance for annual results.

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Navistar Reiterates Annual Guidance with Q1 Results

Navistar reported a net loss of $62 million or $0.76 per share in the first quarter but remained on track with previously announced annual guidance following the close of the Volkswagen Truck & Bus alliance.

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Accuride's Mary E. Blair Named 2017 STEP Ahead Award Honoree

EVANSVILLE, Ind.  – Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – today announced that The Manufacturing Institute has honored Accuride’s Mary E. Blair, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, as a recipient of its Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award for 2017.  The STEP Ahead Awards, now in their fifth year, recognize women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers, and represent all levels of manufacturing, from the factory floor to the C-Suite.  Blair is among this year’s 100 Honorees and 30 Emerging Leaders from 93 companies who represent the diversity of possible career paths in manufacturing.