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 .
Fri Aug 19, 2016
Hicksville, Ohio - Keenly aware that motorized RV manufacturers need to differentiate through added value, Stoett Industries, Inc. has recently submitted its Nautilus retractable shower door to stringent flammability testing. Nautilus has become the product of choice for RV motorhome showers where space is at a premium and reducing weight on the coach is important, according to a press release from Stoett Industries.
The testing was conducted by NTA Inc. of Nappanee, Indiana. Two standards, one for the U.S. and one for Canada were used. In the U.S., Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302 measures the flammability of interior materials. For Canada, Standards and Regulations division Technical Document 302 does likewise.
Passing the tests requires that the specimen does not demonstrate a burn rate greater than four inches per minute or, that if it burns for less than 60 seconds that the flame does not travel more than two inches.
Both the Nautilus core material and a Nautilus assembly were tested. Each passed easily, demonstrating a burn rate of zero inches per minute and flame travel of zero inches. One test comment summarized the result: “Specimen ignited but self-extinguished prior to entering time zone.”
“Stoett and ABC Marketing are excited to share these test results with our customers," says Justin Foster of ABC Marketing, which represents Stoett Industries to the RV industry. "It gives them a certain peace of mind in knowing that our products are manufactured to the highest of quality with safety in mind.”
Since 2003, Stoett has grown into a sophisticated manufacturer of a diverse range of retractable screen solutions and related products for the RV Industry. Significant company investments include new product development, a high product quality in the industry and a proud tradition of American made products. The privately held company operates from a 70,000 square foot headquarters in Northwest Ohio.