The parent of RV industry supplier Amerimax Building Products reported flat first-quarter sales in the U.S. because lower levels of sales to RV manufacturers and rural contractors.
However, Euramax International Inc., the parent of Plano, Tex.-based Amerimax, blames “a prolonged winter” for the reduced sales to RV builders, not slack wholesale or retail market conditions impacting the RV industry.
Euramax, a closely held company, reports its U.S. sales revenue increased by only 0.7% during the three months ended March 28 to $85.9 million, compared with $85.3 million in the first three months of 2002.
Meanwhile, Euramax’ total sales increased 10% to $146.2 million because of growth in Europe.
Amerimax and other Euramax subsidiaries supply aluminum, steel, vinyl and fiberglass products to OEMs, distributors, contractors and home centers in North America and Western Europe.