MCD Innovations Marks 10th Year This Month
RV shade supplier MCD Innovations is currently marking its 10th anniversary, according to a press release.
The McKinney, Texas-based company was conceived by full-time RVers Dave and Carla Townsley, and was incorporated in May 2003, beginning business as a manufacturer of private-label upscale exterior solar protection products for RV OEMs as well as for the aftermarket.
From the Townsley’s original vision, MCD has evolved and successfully grown into the largest roller shade manufacturer for the RV industry. The company’s natural evolution saw MCD apply the technology used in its exterior solar protection products to the company’s American Duo Shade System. MCD worked with RV manufacturers to incorporate MCD-powered windshield shades into Class A coaches, providing full side-to-side visor and complete windshield coverage, along with all other windows in the vehicle.
The company’s first facility was housed in a 7,500-square-foot building and employed a total of six people. Two years later MCD relocated to a 25,000-square-foot facility and grew to 45 employees and improved production with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. In 2011, MCD expanded again, moving to a 9.6 acre campus with 56,000 square feet of climate-controlled manufacturing and office space along with a Research and Innovation division, extensive machine shop capabilities utilizing computer-controlled equipment, a complete fabrication department, 24-hour-a-day testing processes, and the highest level quality control standards applied to every shade manufactured by the company.
“We believe the next 10 years will be as exciting in terms of growth and innovation as the first 10,” said CEO Dave Townsley. “We are thankful to our employees and customers for their support and commitment to helping us reach this milestone.”
MCD has also expanded to include the manufacture of shades for commercial and residential applications including well-known retailers such as Dunkin’ Donuts (in over 8,000 locations), Baskin Robbins (soon to exceed 1,100 locations) and others.