RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Thetford Hires Deb Monnin as Vice President

Mon Jul 11, 2016

146825626550300.jpgDeb Monnin has joined the Thetford Corporation and Norcold, Inc., Executive Team as Vice President, Engineering, the Americas.

A native of Ohio, Monnin comes to Thetford from Emerson Climate Technologies in Sidney, Ohio, where she spent the last 25 years in executive and technical leadership roles. She had served as Emerson’s VP of Engineering, with a focus on refrigeration and industrial engineering, since 2008.

“Deb is a problem solver and team player by her nature and has a significant history leading and developing teams,” Thetford President Kevin Phillips says. “As an accomplished business executive with strong technical management skills, she brings a great mix to our team.”

Monnin, who earned a BSME from the University of Cincinnati and MS in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton, will relocate to Thetford’s Ann Arbor, Michigan headquarters.

Thetford is the world's leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, America's leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Europe, which manufactures high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.