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 .
Thu Aug 4, 2016
Boring-Smith is hosting its second annual industry trade show on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 3-8 p.m. at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, sponsored by 3M.
More than 50 manufacturers will be present displaying their products and answering questions on sealants, adhesives, MMA’s, foam, tapes, plant lighting, power tools and accessories, welding, fans, hand tools, blades, abrasives, safety, wipers, signage, matting, hearing protection, eyewear, gloves, first aid, storage, material handling, facility cooling, product dispensing, protective clothing, facility operations and maintenance, radios and much more.
Participating suppliers are: 3M, ACT, Air Master, Akro-Mils, Alta, Andersen, Apex Tool, Bahco/Snap-On, Boring-Smith Adhesives, Bosch Tool, Breezer Cooling, Chicago Pneumatic, Composite Essential Materials, Cox, Cyclo, Dap, Diversified Brands, DuPont, Dynabrade, Freud, GOJO, Graco, Greenfield, Honeywell Safety, ICP Adhesives & Sealants, Irwin/Newell Rubbermaid, Italmac USA, Jet/Wilton, Kenwood Radios, Komelon, Lakeland, Louisville Ladder, Makita, MCR Safety, MK Morse, National Marker, Newborn, NorthStar, Premier Building Solutions, Primefit, Railhead, Royal Adhesives & Sealants, Rust-Oleum, SCA/Tork, Shurtape, Sioux/Snap-On, Sqwincher, Stanley/Black & Decker, Superior Glove, Techniweld, Toolco, Vega, Vestil, WD40, Wells Lamont, West Chester and Wooster Brush
Black & Decker will be launching its new FlexVolt tool line at the show. Other activities include Welcome gifts, Door Prizes and the opportunity to meet 2016 Miss Makita Ally Mello.