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 Hires New Channel Sales Manager

Tue Oct 11, 2016

147620307644741.jpgAqua-Hot Heating Systems has named Chris Hinojosa as its channel sales manager for WORK READY products, a newly created position. Paul Harter, president and CEO, made the announcement.

Hinojosa brings a wealth of manufacturing acumen to the job, from welding and machining, to production and sales management. His background and broad skill set provide a strong foundation to grow Aqua-Hot's WORK READY line, according to a press release.

"I have an interest in the heavy equipment industry and wanted to join an employee-focused company, so it was a natural fit for me," Hinojosa says.

Prior to his arrival at Aqua-Hot, Hinojosa worked at Mesa Laboratories in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as its global sales manager. He began his manufacturing career at S.A. Technology as a welder and machinist, advancing quickly to become the company's shop foreman.

No matter the fuel—CNG, LNG, LPG or diesel — WORK READY heating systems provide cabin, engine and hydraulic preheating to reduce idle time, fuel consumption and undue wear. Single, dual and triple-circuit heaters are available for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and fleets.