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 .

Parallax Power Supply Under New Management

Thu Aug 11, 2016

Parallax Power Supply is no longer under the umbrella of Connecticut Electric, as of July 12. The company has transitioned to new ownership and will now operate as Parallax Group, Inc., with offices located at 600 Broadway in Anderson, Indiana, according to a letter to the company's members.

The phone and fax number will remain the same at 800-443-4859 and fax 765-608-5235, respectively. However, in the interim as the company migrates the original numbers to the new ownership, the company has asked people to use 888-523-8637 for calls to the team and faxes.

This acquisition will bring new life and direction into the Parallax portfolio of products, according to the letter.

"Our values and philosophy of providing the best quality service and products to you, our customer, will remain our goal," the letter states. "Our employees will continue to focus on our customers with emphasis on honesty, integrity and a positive attitude. You can continue to count on the same relationships with many of the original Parallax team."

With Marty Redd in Tech Support, Bruce Jones in Warranty, Pat Murphy in Customer Service and AP, David Smart in Customer Service and AR, and Mike Tomarchio in Sales and Marketing, the company has committed to work to ensure that the products and services are not negatively affected by this acquisition.

Some of the leadership in the company, both those new acquisitions as well as those that have remain unchanged include the following:

President: Joseph Brandon
Sales and Marketing: Mike Tomarchio
Customer Service and AP: Pat Murphy
Customer Service and AR: David Smart
Tech Support: Marty Redd
Warranty: Bruce Jones