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 .

Aqua-Hot Hosts Ninth Supplier Day

Wed Sep 14, 2016

In its continuing commitment to enhance its partnerships, Aqua-Hot Heating Systems recently hosted its Ninth Annual Supplier Day, at the Todd Creek Golf Club in Frederick, Colorado. Aqua-Hot personnel and representatives from 20 suppliers attended.

The event encouraged supply side collaboration and reinforced Aqua-Hot's appreciation for its suppliers. It also stimulated conversation on new and current products, capacity increases, cost reduction and continuous quality improvement, according to a press release.

Presentations were made by Aqua-Hot president and CEO Paul Harter, director of operations Troy Bell and director of sales and marketing Harold Ogden.

Aqua-Hot engineers answered technical questions at the product display section. In roundtable sessions, suppliers shared their companies' perspectives on the current manufacturing climate.

"It's a great opportunity to get together and network with other suppliers and exchange ideas," Attendee David Corona says.

Aqua-Hot honored Epocs Manufacturing with its 2016 Partner of the Year award. The company was chosen for the exceptional value it brings to the Aqua-Hot team in terms of pricing, quality, delivery, communication and customer service. The Longmont, Colorado-based company is a precision sheet metal fabrication and machining company.