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 .

Mike Molino RV Hosts Free Webinar on Environmental Health

Tue Jul 26, 2016

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - Dealers are invited to a free webinar from the Mike Molino RV Learning Center focusing on making the most of your environmental health and safety training to maximize its benefits.

Dealers can register online for the webinar that takes place Thursday, July 28 at noon EDT and will be presented by KPA.

Dealers know the importance of training in this critical area, but do you know the best way to administer it? Dealers need to balance an employee’s productive working hours with the need to make time for training. And they need to figure out when courses should be taught and when a refresher course is called for. Join KPA mid-Atlantic lead Zach Pucillo as he reviews environmental and safety related training subjects. He will review some basic requirements, including who should complete those courses, what should be taught and how often training should be repeated.

If you cannot attend the live event, look for it in the Learning Center’s dealer webinar archive after the webinar airs. It offers an archive of webinars on issues related to human resources, F&I, environmental health and safety and other current topics of importance to dealers. To see a complete listing of recorded dealer webinars, go to the Learning Center’s webinar page.

Webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. If you have any questions or feedback, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or at 703-591-7130.

RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.

KPA is an RVDA endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resource Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a five percent discount on endorsed products and services purchased by RVDA members. KPA provides business services for more than 5,100 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships, and service companies. To learn more, visit www.kpaonline.com or call 866-356-1735.

The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other RV industry members who are committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service that is provided by educated employees. Certification programs, readiness testing, webinars, audio presentations, live workshops and a wide variety of specialty publications are all part of the RV Learning Center’s offerings.