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MVP RV Earns ‘Excellence in Exports’ Award

Posted By RVBusiness On June 3, 2011 @ 8:11 am In Breaking News | 1 Comment

In recognition of its recently announced initiative to export approximately 30,000 recreation vehicles to China in the next three to four years, Riverside, Calif.-based MVP RV Inc., was a recent recipient of an Excellence in Exports Award from Riverside County’s Economic Development Agency.

“We are delighted to receive this award, not only for us, but for the Inland Empire because our export and domestic business is creating much-needed jobs,” said MVP RV Inc. President and CEO Brad Williams in a news release. “Our homegrown company has weathered the economic storm and will be hiring hundreds of employees to meet our growing needs.”

Earlier this year, MVP RV signed a deal to manufacture and export recreational vehicles worth in excess of $5 billion to China. The agreement was cited by The White House in conjunction with Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit and has been heralded as a significant step in the continued development of the recreational vehicle industry in China.

In April, Williams met with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in Los Angeles, Calif., during the second stop of Locke’s “New Markets, New Jobs” small business outreach tour.

Williams said that MVP RV— which manufactures Class C motorhomes, fifth-wheels, toy haulers and travel trailers at its 23-acre Riverside campus — is reviewing export opportunities to other countries in addition to China, and is also ready and able to provide motorhomes and travel trailers to locations around the world when emergency housing is needed for disaster relief.

For more information, visit www.mvprv.com.

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#1 Comment By Bill Dudek On June 3, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

To begin I am by no means a protectionist; criticizing Corporate America’s penchant for trading jobs for profits by moving manufacturing facilities to dirt poor and third world countries.

The problem is there is no reciprocity when it comes to other countries efforts to purchase products from companies in the United States. In fact their political/economic policies are designed to do just the opposite.

Recent developments (see June 2nd news article discussing recent visit by Chinese delegation to Goshen to identify business opportunities in the R.V. Manufacturer or R.V. related industries), and MVP’s disclosure that they will be exporting 30,000 motorhomes and possibly travel trailers is just the beggining of a trend that is very concerning; and likely an unstoppable train now that it has begun to roll.

My question: if the need for Recreational Vehicles is so strong; why did China wait until they “bought” an American company before they felt the need to import this relatively huge amount of R.V.s??? Was there NO need prior to the purchase? Wouldn’t it have been a great shot in the arm to the Thor’s, Forest River’s Gulf Stream’s etc.al if they had ordered even a couple hundred units from each????

The foreboding writing is on the wall; and if we all in the industry choose to ignore it; than we do so at our own peril!!!!!!!!!!!


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