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 .

Safety Components Hires Merchandise Planning Manager

Fri Feb 24, 2017

148795311661106.jpgTo optimize the production and inventory of its high-performance technical fabrics and assist sales efforts, Safety Components has named Ana-Maria Petrea as the merchandise planning manager. John Pierce, WeatherMax product manager, made the announcement.

Petrea will manage planning for Safety Components' rapidly growing product lines, such as WeatherMAX performance outdoor fabric and Armor AP, Glide Ice and PBI Max structural firefighting materials. She has extensive experience as a demand forecast analyst and is skilled in inventory level control, production planning, customer service and inside direct sales.

Prior to her new position, Petrea worked as a forecast analyst at Toronto-based Grand & Toy and was a production planner at the Nuremberg, Germany, company, LEONI Wiring Systems. She has a Bachelor of Science in textile engineering.

"We're delighted to have Ana-Maria join the Safety Components team," Pierce says. "Her unique combination of skills and experience is precisely what we need to enhance our production and inventory and provide our customers and partners a higher level of response and on-time delivery."