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 .

Webinar on Aug. 3 to Discuss Increasing Federal Fines and Penalties

Fri Jul 29, 2016

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - Numerous federal agencies are sharply increasing fines and penalties for regulatory infractions beginning on Aug. 1.

In some cases fines are going up by 150 percent, according to a press release from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association. The Mike Molino RV Learning Center is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at noon EDT, to help dealers learn the details of the fine increases and some of the most common violations they could face.

Three presenters from KPA will come together for the webinar on the changing penalties and fines coming from four different federal agencies. Presenters Kathryn Carlson, Eric Schmitz, and Ryan Lane will provide an overview of the fine increases and also will provide a better understanding of dealership responsibilities for OSHA, Fair Labor Standards Act, US Citizen and Immigration Services, EPA and FTC compliance.

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 by phone at 703-591-7130.