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 .
Tue Feb 5, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
NTP-STAG has added Pure Liberty Mfg. to its fresh water product category. Headquartered in Ottawa Lake, Mich., Pure Liberty has been supplying top quality stainless steel and ceramic sinks, glass vessel bowls and faucets to the residential, commercial and RV industries since its founding in 2005.
Finding success as a supplier, the company expanded into manufacturing its own product lines in the U.S., using locally-sourced materials. Pure Liberty built its Michigan facility in 2014 and, within three years, started bulk producing its own American-made stainless-steel sinks.
Pure Liberty says Not only are they striving to create quality jobs locally but, by supporting other U.S. businesses in the process, they can continue to promote manufacturing in the United States. The company strives to lead by example and push for improvement. The company remains fluid everyday toprovide a better company, better products and the best service for its customers.
In addition to residential and commercial offerings, Pure Liberty supplies quality stainless steel sinks specially designed for the RV market. Its standard line, introduced in 2010, consists of nine models, ranging from 10-to 18-inch diameter round bowls to 25- and 32-inchwide double bay sinks. Each unit has been thoughtfully designed with cost, weight and configuration in mind. Constructed of durable 22-gauge 304 stainless steel, each unit comes with a sound-dampening spray and rubber padding for the sink’s underside that minimizes noise and helps regulate water temperature. Sinks can be mounted either on top of or underneath the countertop, giving RV owners more design, versatility and customization. All units are UPC listed, adhering to high-quality standards of safety and sanitation.
Pure Liberty is quickly expanding its line of handcrafted RV sinks. Employing 20-gauge 304 stainless steel, these new units are available as a standard undermount sink in either a single or double bay configuration, with straight or curved apron front designs and similar sound-dampening and temperature-controlling treatments. They follow the same safety and quality standards and are backed by the company’s limited lifetime warranty.
Pure Liberty Manufacturing also offers a variety of sink accessories, including strainers, cutting boards, pop-up drains, sink grids and drying racks in a variety of materials. Additionally, the company is working to incorporate personalized laser etching enabling the company to apply logorand names onto any of its sinks.
Pure Liberty says they pride themselves onquality products andrelationships. The company knows well that quality product gets you in the door but commitment to relationships with employees, customers, vendors and others in the industry, keeps you there. Partnering with NTP-STAG will maximize Pure Liberty’s consumer awareness within the RV aftermarket, enabling the company to access new business opportunities and customers through a vast network of dealers.
“Pure Liberty is a tremendous fit for our aftermarket portfolio. Focused solely on sinks, and as a core supplier to the OEMs, Pure Liberty clearly understands the continuing trend of bringing home-like elements into the RV. Dealers will love the selection that they can now make available to their customers,” NTP-STAG Category Manager Tom Probst says. “Additionally, Pure Liberty has engineered single-piece packaging designed to withstand the rigors of shipping fragile, bulky, stainless steel sinks. Reliable packaging, along with Keystone’s truck delivery model, will give dealers the assurance that what they order will be ready for install.”