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 .

Alberta's ArrKann RV Centre is a Story of Family

Tue Jul 19, 2016

To spend 40 years in one line of work takes a certain kind of dedication and conviction. And in an age plagued with indecisive, flippant and fleeting career decisions, the story of Alberta’s ArrKann RV Centre stands out in its steadfastness. It’s a story of family, from the one who started the business to the thousands they have served over the last four decades.

When Ken Friedenberg’s father, owner of a small family-run hardware store in Edmonton, saw the death of such quaint stores in the face of a snarling and ravenous box store industry, he decided to get out of the business and semi-retire. In doing so, he opened a small, seasonal tent trailer rental business which would grow into the present day ArrKann Trailer & RV Centre.

That was in 1976, and now, 40 years later, Friedenberg is at the helm of the business which has two locations in Edmonton and one in Calgary with another one set to open there in 2017. They employ roughly 75 people, have more service technicians (20) than any other dealer in the province and continue to serve families with family.

Additional Information: http://www.rvwest.com/article/RV_News/arrkann_rv_celebrates_40_years