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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 .

Thetford, Norcold Offer Daytona Prize

Thu Nov 10, 2016

146099368760656.jpgAnn Arbor, Mich. – Thetford and Norcold companies will offer a chance to win an all-expenses- paid vacation to the annual Daytona 500 car race for attendees at the 2016 RVIA show in Louisville, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1.

The prize winner will get airfare, three days and two nights at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary Hotel, Tower tickets to the race and a three-day rental car or $150 transfer allowance. The 2017 Daytona 500 takes place in Florida on Feb. 6.

“Seeing our industry partners at the RVIA Show is a highlight of our year,” says Barry Eckel, Thetford’s vice-president of sales and marketing. “The Daytona 500 Experience is our way of saying thanks for a great 2016, adding an element of fun, and communicating our product benefits all at the same time.”

In addition to the Grand Prize Daytona 500 Experience, valued at $5,000, two second place winners will take home $100 gift cards and three third place winners will get $50 gift cards.

To enter the sweepstakes, RV dealer and manufacturer personnel can fill out an entry form and answer three questions related to the Thetford and Norcold Booth. A random drawing to determine winners will take place at the company’s Booth at 5 p.m. on Nov. 30. Entrants need not be present to win.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Thetford is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold of Sidney, Ohio, a manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator-freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Europe, which manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.