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 Industry Veteran to Sales and Marketing Team

Tue Aug 29, 2017

150402088113323.jpgIn a commitment to increase exposure for its technical fabrics, Safety Components has named Erich Schwieterman to its sales and marketing development team. John Pierce, WeatherMAX product manager, made the announcement.

In his new role, Schwieterman is responsible for sales and promotion of the company's award-winning WeatherMAX and BreakWater X performance fabrics in the marine, RV, automotive and aviation markets. In addition to OEMs and fabricators, he will build new business opportunities for the innovative products and be based in Florida.

Schwieterman brings a wealth of skills and 12 years of experience working with outdoor fabrics to Safety Components. Most recently, he was an outside sales representative for Gioia Sails South where he fostered relationships with builders such as Mystic, Sea Hunt, Sino Eagle Group, Stamas and Tidewater. Prior, he held procurement, sales and management roles at Bry-Tech Distributors. He holds a bachelors of business administration degree from Morehead State University.

Safety Components develops and manufactures a broad array of technology-driven fabrics that are used in a diverse range of industries, including fire, military, outdoor and automotive airbags. It has been making textiles for more than 100 years at its plant in Greenville, South Carolina.