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 .

Coach House Expanding to 30,000 Square Foot Facility

Mon Jul 25, 2016

The RV industry is revving up, again, and Coach House, a south Sarasota County manufacturer of a niche line of motor homes, aims to get ahead of the competition.

One way to do that is to take more control of the manufacturing process. The company is having a 13,000-square-foot addition built on to its 30,000-square-foot facility. It’s a $1.5 million project, overseen by Lakewood Ranch-based Halfacre Construction. Halfacre built the original Coach House building in 1995, and built the company’s RV dealership in nearby Osprey.

The company was co-founded by brothers David and Steve Gerzeny, in 1985 and they say the company has moved further into the manufacturing process, necessitating more room at the facility.

Additional Information: http://www.businessobserverfl.com/section/detail/less-rattle-more-hum/