As Airxcel Inc. continues to integrate MaxxAir Vent Corp. into its family, the transition has “proven to be a smooth one,” according to a press release, as the companies co-exhibited at this year’s National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
Fan cover manufacturer MaxxAir has now completed its move from Tampa, Fla., to Airxcel’s facility in Wichita, Kan., while its St. Louis aftermarket distribution center and Elkhart, Ind.-based OEM distribution center will remain open.
“It’s been a smooth transition for both companies so far,” said Pierre Briglio, Airxcel RV Group vice president of sales and marketing. “MaxxAir is a great addition to Airxcel and we’re looking forward to helping the business grow.”
MaxxAir is a leader in RV ventilation as the company’s louvered vent cover has sold more than 2 million units since its creation.
In addition to MaxxAir, Airxcel is also parent company to Coleman-Mach RV air conditioners and Suburban water heaters, furnaces and cooking appliances. The Marvair division of Airxcel offers a wide portfolio of air conditioners and heat pumps.
For more information visit www.maxxair.com.
Wichita, Kan.-based supplier Airxcel Inc. today (Oct. 4) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Maxxair Vent Corp.
Founded in 1989 by Allen Thomas, Maxxair is a leading supplier of ventilation solutions to the RV aftermarket. The company’s flagship product, the Maxxair louvered vent cap cover, has sold over 2 million units since its introduction.
“Airxcel is delighted to have completed the acquisition of Maxxair,” said Mel Adams, Airxcel president and CEO. “We have known Allen Thomas for a number of years and are impressed by Maxxair’s track record of product innovation and commitment to exceptional customer service. We look forward to supporting the business as it continues to grow.”
Thomas noted, “I very much wanted to find a home for Maxxair where the new ownership is committed to the type of products and markets served by Maxxair and has the strength and ability to take Maxxair to new levels in sales and product development.”
Greg Guinn, vice president of Airxcel and president of the company’s RV Group added, “We are very pleased to add the nationally known Maxxair ventilation product line to the leading brands of Coleman-Mach RV air conditioners and Suburban water heaters, furnaces and cooking appliances. Allen has done and outstanding job of developing brand leadership in ventilation.
To keep up with growing OEM sales, MaxxAir Vent Corp. has added Chuck Bennett to its sales force. According to a press release, Bennett comes to the company with 14 years of sales experience in regional sales management, telecommunications and luxury motor coach sales.
“Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge that we will use to develop and implement sales strategies and quickly establish market presence,” said MaxxAir president Allen Thomas. “We’re glad he’s part of our team.”
“MaxxAir is a well-respected company providing ventilation products to the RV aftermarket,” said Bennett. “I will be working to bring that same success to the OEM segment of the RV industry. Our cutting-edge MaxxFan ventilators open up a whole new front for MaxxAir that is both exciting and challenging.”
For more information on MaxxAir products visit www.maxxair.com.
RVers can now make any roof vent a rain-free ventilation fan. MaxxAir Vent Corp.’s Turbo/Maxx provides all the benefits of a vent cover and a fan, even when it rains. Removing musty air, smoke and cooking odors, while preventing heat build-up, the Turbo/Maxx offers maximum ventilation with its 12-inch diameter, 10-blade fan. A control console mounted to the interior vent Garnish ring enables users to control the 3-speed fan motor with intake and exhaust functions. The powerful 12V, 4-amp motor supplies more than 900 CFM on the highest speed. The Turbo/Maxx features hinge-opening mounting brackets for easy access, cleaning and service. Simple to install, it attaches directly to an existing 14-inch by 14-inch standard roof vent, so there’s no need to remove the existing vent. It’s constructed from white, high-density polyethylene with UV inhibitors. MaxxAir’s Turbo/Maxx is also available with a thermostat, which enables the fan to cycle on and off when unattended. MaxxAir’s Turbo/Maxx Ventilation Fan is priced at $279.95, while the model 1200T with Thermostat costs $312.95. Both come with a two-year limited warranty. Contact MaxxAir Vent Corp., 5513 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33634; (800) 780-9893; Fax: (813) 876-2550; CustService@maxxair.com; www.maxxair.com.
RVers know to open roof vents aboard their rig to keep temperatures down and musty air out. However, they may not always remember to close them, which may lead to a soaked interior if it rains. With MaxxAir Vent Corp.’s Original MaxxAir Vent Cover installed, owners can leave their roof vent open all the time, while still protecting the cabin from rain damage, according to a news release. Having a roof vent open lets fresh air in and allows odors to escape. America’s first choice for RV ventilation, the MaxxAir vent cover provides constant airflow and prevents heat build-up. It also lets musty air, smoke and cooking odors escape for a more pleasant indoor environment. It easily installs over all popular, 14″by 14″ standard roof vents. Featuring an exclusive Zero-Leak Mounting System, there’s no need to drill any holes in the RV’s roof surface. The MaxxAir Original features a proven, tough one-piece design and carries an industry-leading six-year warranty. Each unit measures 19 1/2 inches long by 18 1/2 inches wide by 9 inches high. These vent covers are available in six colors, champagne, almond, white, black, smoke and silver, to match any rig. The Original MaxxAir Vent Cover from MaxxAir retails for $29.95. Contact MaxxAir Vent Corp., 5513 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33634, USA. (800) 780-9893; Fax: (813) 876-2550. CustService@maxxair.com; www.maxxair.com.