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 .
Thu Sep 1, 2016
Airxcel Inc., manufacturer of specialty products sold under well-known brands Coleman Mach, MaxxAir, Suburban, Marvair and Industrial Climate Engineering (ICE), has announced the acquisition of MCD Innovations, manufacturer of specialty roller shades for RV and commercial industries effective Sept. 1.
MCD, founded in 2003 in McKinney, Texas, is credited as being the creator of Day/Night roller shades found in many motorhomes, fifth wheels and travel trailers today.
MCD will operate as a division of Airxcel and continue to manufacture product in their current Texas facility.
“MCD is recognized as the innovator and market leader of roller shade products and fits our strategy of providing quality brands under the Airxcel umbrella,” says Jeff Rutherford, Airxcel’s president and CEO. “MCD’s McKinney manufacturing facility is state of the art and capable of supporting our customers’ requirements efficiently, timely and cost effectively.”
“We are pleased to join with Airxcel and be associated with the high-quality products they currently produce,” says Dave Townsley, president and CEO of MCD Innovations. “Their vision and culture of product development and innovation are consistent with our goals and we look forward to working together to offer the highest quality solutions for sun control and privacy products.”