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 .
Fri Dec 16, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana - Pletcher Sales Inc. has announced the acquisition of Fabric Technologies, located in Elkhart. Fabric Technologies offers design and manufacturing of bedspreads, headboards and various soft goods.
“We are very excited about joining the PSI team," Fabric Technologies President Tyson Pletcher says. "They have built a strong reputation in the industry by being a leader in sourcing decorative products. Manufacturing has been the backbone of Fabric Technologies and this acquisition will complement our service, customer focused quality and innovation.”
“This acquisition will allow greater flexibility with our import comforter programs along with increased volume of our custom headboard manufacturing line," Pletcher Sales President Brian Pletcher says. "We are excited about the amount of synergy our two companies will experience, allowing us to provide greater value to our customer base. As we continue to add design oriented product lines to our mix, Fabric Technologies manufacturing capabilities aligns with our overall growth strategy.”