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 .
Mon Oct 3, 2016
Wichita, Kansas – Airxcel Inc. has that it has acquired Dicor Corporation. Dicor is a leading RV industry supplier for more than 32 years, and boasts a collection of affiliate brands that include Dicor Products, United Shade, Vixen Composites and Seal Design.
The Elkhart, Indiana-based Dicor Corporation and its affiliates are well known for providing innovative RV roofing systems, wheel componentry, window shades, FRP, composite paneling, window sealing as well as a wide array of aftermarket care and repair products.
“The Airxcel management team has a deep level of respect for Dicor Corporation, its products, heritage and dedication to customer service," Airxcel President and CEO Jeff Rutherford says. "We are pleased to welcome Dicor Corporation and its talented team into Airxcel."
"The Dicor team is looking forward to joining the Airxcel family," Dicor President Gregg Fore says. "We have long been an admirer of Airxcel's leading product initiatives and their culture of excellence. Being associated with Airxcel will allow each entity to benefit from the other's key competencies and drive higher levels of customer satisfaction."
“I am so excited to be part of the Airxcel family," Dicor CEO Gary Adamson says. "The synergy created between these two companies will be amazing. Their reputation for service and quality as well as the outstanding individuals who are there will make this partnership a significant plus in the marketplace.”