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 .

Horizon Global Wins Settlement Over Patent Infringement

Thu Sep 21, 2017

147809949933617.jpgTroy, Mich. – Horizon Global, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, has announced that it reached a favorable settlement with Trac Outdoors Company in a patent infringement lawsuit.

The company filed suit regarding U.S. Patent No. 9,206,022, the company’s technology that allows easy, one-tool installation of manual and electronic winches. The technology can be found in product offerings from Horizon Global’s Fulton brand. In addition to paying a financial sum to the company, Trac Outdoors agreed to stop selling the accused winch products once it sells off its remaining inventory.

Horizon Global is the holder of well more than 1,000 patents/applications across its industry-leading portfolio of towing and trailering brands. The company is focused on delivering innovation and performance solutions to its customers and global consumers and will continue to pursue available means to protect its intellectual property. This recent favorable settlement demonstrates that commitment.