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 .

Mission Critical Acquires Xantrex from Schneider Electric

Mon Dec 3, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154385376373808.pngMission Critical Electronics (MCE) announces an agreement with Schneider Electric to purchase Schneider’s Xantrex brand. Xantrex is part of the solar products activity of Schneider and is concerned with the development, manufacturing and marketing of advanced power electronic products and systems for mobile power markets, including RVs. Financial details of the transaction are not disclosed.

“We are delighted to have Xantrex join MCE. Xantrex’s products are high quality, technologically advanced and valued by their customers. Moreover, Xantrex’s portfolio of power products, end markets and distribution partners are highly complementary to MCE,” MCE’s CEO Kevin Moschetti says. “The synergies that exist between our companies will provide more value for end-users, original equipment manufacturers, and distribution partners. Most importantly, I am excited about the new growth platforms available, the talent level of the Xantrex people and the new career opportunities that will be opened.”

“This is a very exciting juncture for Xantrex. Joining forces with MCE—who are as passionate about high quality vehicle and marine power solutions as we are—is sure to deliver tremendous value for our customers, suppliers and other business partners,” Xantrex VP and GM Richard Gaudet says. “I am excited at the opportunities this will generate to accelerate our combined growth, the career possibilities for employees and our shared top priority of satisfying our customers.”

MCE designs, manufactures and distributes electronic power products that fit a variety of mission critical applications in emergency and specialty vehicles, marine, public safety, wireless networks, industrial power, mobile communications and mobile computing.