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 .
Wed Apr 26, 2017
Imlay City, Michigan - Imlay City Molded Products, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of injection molded plastic parts for the RV industry, as well as a wide range of other industries, has announced it has earned national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
“As a company that views quality and customer satisfaction as the cornerstone of our business, we are proud to be recognized by the WBENC as a Women’s Business Enterprise,” ICMP President and General Manager Coleen Felstow says. "We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today. With this certification, ICMP can help add to the diversity represented in the supply chain.”
A shareholder since the company’s founding in 2000, Felstow became majority shareholder in August 2016 and immediately began the WBE certification process to expand opportunities for the company.
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the GLWBC is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
ICMP offers a wide range of injection molded plastic parts and services for the automotive, recreational vehicle, defense, dunnage and consumer product industries. Offering both low- and high-volume production, the company can provide prototype molding and full run parts production via its 11 injection molding machines with press sizes ranging from 75-ton to 1,000-ton.
Among ICMP’s top customers are Dometic, Stanley Black & Decker/Emhart and several automakers and their suppliers. The company has produced everything from large hood vent covers and fan blades for RVs, to foot rests and core headlight beam housings for Honda and various parts for Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
ICMP is ISO 9001:2008 certified and fully versed in the Production Part Approval Process. Running three shifts, five days a week, the company provides fast and efficient delivery, plus around the clock shipping and receiving, to meet its customers’ needs.