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16 • RV PRO • July 2019 rv-pro.com directing a more European look at Class A and Class B units, as well as towables. That relationship also highlights a process that Klee says is typical across all Airxcel divisions. CAN will manufacture the component parts of the Euro Series, but the finished product will be assembled at the company's Dayton, Tenn., plant. "If our customers want changes in models or preferences, we can do it quickly, versus having to wait for the product to be shipped from Europe," Klee says. "We've always focused on sourcing our components globally, but committed to manufacturing the product locally," stresses Rutherford. "Unlike many of our competitors, our U.S. manufacturing plants produce 95 percent of the product sold into the North American market." Harter, who's the new kid on the Airxcel block, says the Aqua-Hot division has recently unveiled its new 200 series, in both diesel and propane, which allows the company to serve RVers in smaller Class A's down to 38 feet. He adds that for that division, the push is on to buy more components locally. "We're pushing really hard for higher levels of collaboration and shorter and more secure supply chains," Harter says. "If we have a challenge with a supplier, we can go visit them, or if we're devel- oping a new product, we can do that in collaboration with key suppliers." Solving Problems Collaboration is an important part of the Airxcel story, both between the com- pany's various divisions, and its OEM and aftermarket partners. "Each of our divisions operates inde- pendently, but we do work together to develop best practices in procurement, operations, engineering and sales," Ruth- erford says. "We also work collaboratively on critical topics such as tariffs and market trends, as well as project management." Dicor's Wollschlager expands on that thought a bit. O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T Dicor President Anthony Wollschlager is pictured at the company's facilities in Elkhart, Ind. Dicor Corp.'s holdings include: Dicor Products, which manufactures premier roofing systems; Seal Design, which makes sealing products for RV walls and windows; United Shade, which produces roller and pleated shades and pleated doors, and; Vixen, which creates composite panels for the RV market. Dicor manufacturers a plethora of aftermarket products to protect and restore RV roofs.

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