Industry Links

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 .

Reliable Metalcraft Adds Capabilities

Tue Nov 1, 2016

Reliable Metalcraft Corporation of Mishawaka, Ind. has increased its ability to develop new products for clients seeking unique specifications and custom metal stampings with the addition of CNC milling, CNC lathes and Wire EDM machines.

Specializing in precision metal stampings with Multi-Slide®, Four-Slide and Punch Press machines, the new machines offer expanded production capabilities.

“These new capabilities and machines deepen our ability to serve our customers when tight tolerances and precision are required,” Scott Chakan, President of Reliable Metalcraft, says.

Specializing in manufacturing small precision metal stampings, Reliable Metalcraft supplies metal stampings from prototypes and short runs to millions of parts.

Reliable Metalcraft’s custom and precision metal stampings are produced and used worldwide for automotive, electronic, plastic, medical, electrical, recreation vehicle, appliance and houseware industries.