Baked in Benefits | Providing a Wholesome Work Environment at Troyer Products

Baked in Benefits | Providing a Wholesome Work Environment at Troyer Products

Troyer Products recently filled several open job positions. We placed ads calling for workers, and a few would-be applicants critiqued the wages and declined our offers. We are in an inflationary environment where both the cost of the products we purchase and the wages we pay are rising, and so these expectations are understandable. We […]

The American Chestnut – A Story of Rebirth

More than a century ago, nearly four billion American chestnut trees were growing in the eastern U.S. They were among the largest, tallest, and fastest-growing trees. The wood was rot-resistant, straight-grained, and suitable for furniture, fencing, and building. The nuts fed billions of wildlife, people and their livestock. It was almost a perfect tree, that […]

A Goal Realized

“Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?” The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Most people would agree that goals are important. […]

Soft Skills

“Soft” Skills Noun:  Personal skills that are often interpersonal, non-specialized, and difficult to quantify, such as leadership or responsibility. Soft skills are the generic and universal skills that enable you to fit in at a workplace. They include your personality, attitude, flexibility, motivation, communication, conflict resolution ability, time management skills, and manners. Soft skills are […]

Up, Up & Away… Inflation & the RV Industry

The dreaded salesperson-to-buyer call: “Tina, I hate to have to tell you this, but we have to raise the price on your cargo nets….” At Troyer Products we are seeing significant rises in the cost of goods sold side of the ledger, and have had to place more than a few of these difficult calls. […]

A Rapid Ramp Up for the RV Industry – Record High Shipments of RVs Reported in 2020

The weather in Northern Indiana is, thankfully, warming up, but the RV industry here is HOT! The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) says: “2021 (estimates) range from 494,400 to 519,900 units with a most likely outcome of 507,200 units, a 19.5 percent increase over 2020. The 507,200 units projected for 2021 would represent the best […]