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 .

Suburban Promotes Mitch Cornelius to Product Manager

Fri May 4, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152544875350133.pngSuburban Mfg., a division of Airxcel, Inc., has promoted Mitch Cornelius to product manager.

Cornelius started with Suburban about two years ago as a product engineer, playing a critical role in the design and development of new products.

Cornelius graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After school, he served as a Design Engineer, Project Engineer and Field Service Manager for various companies throughout the Midwest and in the UK. In his new role Cornelius will work closely with OEM product managers and design teams to develop new, innovative cooking and heating appliance solutions.

“Mitch has been a significant asset to the development of Suburban appliances since he started," says Art Klee, Suburban Mfg. president. "His knowledge of our products, our customers and their applications will assist us in developing new innovative products for the RV industry.”

Airxcel, Inc. is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, and is made up of six operating divisions: RV Products in Wichita; Suburban Manufacturing in Dayton, Tennesse, MCD Innovations in McKinney, Texas, Dicor Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana, Marvair in Cordele, Georgia, and Industrial Climate Engineering (ICE) also in Cordele.