2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

ATC Acquires KIB Electronics

Mon Apr 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155533440750455.pngAmerican Technology Components, Inc. acquired KIB Electronics, LLC and its LePark Mold & Tool operation. Both companies are established suppliers to the RV industry.

ATC owner Steve Haines will continue as CEO of the combined entities, while KIB owner Mike Hoover will remain active as a board member.

Both companies provide RV, fleet and specialty vehicle manufacturers with custom-designed electronics and plastic components and have done so for the last three decades. The acquisition allows expanded product offerings for both companies and an opportunity to better serve their customers.

“From our first conversations, Mike and I knew that combining our established, successful companies created significant synergy to better serve our customers and position us for future growth,” Haines says. “We’re excited to move forward together as partners with our collective, extraordinary people, innovative design solutions and demonstrated manufacturing capabilities.”

Hoover says, “For the last 35 years, KIB has provided our customers with design, engineering, and manufacturing services with a focus on customer satisfaction. I look forward to working with Steve and playing an active role in the success of the combined organization.”

ATC says LePark will continue to work closely with its customers from prototype to production.