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 .

Thetford Americas Announces Restructuring

Wed Feb 14, 2018

151864162296451.jpgThetford Corporation, Americas, announced Tuesday that CEO Stephane Cordeille had assumed direct general management responsibility for the Americas.

A press release from the Ann Arbor, Michigan company, cited the need “to further harmonize its respective divisions and better serve its customers,” and states that Cordielle had already stepped in the previous day. “Cordeille will assume all day-to-day responsibilities previously held by President Kevin Phillips, who has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.”

Details about the move were still forthcoming on Wednesday.

"We thank Kevin for 12 years of dedicated service and sincerely wish him the best in his future endeavors," Cordeille said. “I’m excited for Thetford’s future and, as we move forward, our number-one priority remains delivering quality products to our global customers.”

With seven manufacturing facilities in four nations, privately held Thetford and its subsidiaries constitute the world’s leading supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries.

Thetford subsidiaries include Norcold, America's leading manufacturer of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets; Tecma, an Italy-based maker of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems; and Thetford Ltd., which manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances, as well as accessories.