RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Aluminum Trailer Co. To Break Ground on $5 Million Facility

Mon Jul 18, 2016

NAPPANEE, Indiana — Aluminum Trailer Co., which has steadily grown since the nation's recession ended in 2009, will break ground this fall on a $5 million production facility.

The Nappanee trailer manufacturer is expected to create up to 40 jobs over the next three years as it grows into the 90,000-square-foot facility, CEO Steve Brenneman says, who founded the company in 1999. The plant is expected to open in the second quarter of 2017.

The structure will be the third production plant for the 200-employee company, which is headquartered on South Williams Street. The new facility, which will become the company's headquarters, will be built on County Road 101 near an existing 20,000-square-foot plant run by the company.

Additional Information: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/aluminum-trailer-co-to-break-ground-on-million-expansion/article_9bca4dad-044c-5704-8a12-3e2329aaaac8.html