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 .
Fri Aug 5, 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan – West Michigan-based American RV continues to grow, hiring five employees since the start of the year and bringing its team total to 56 employees. The company also is pleased to announce employee Joshua Dewaal has been awarded a prestigious industry award that is endowed through the Kindlund Family Foundation.
The $2,500 Mike Molino RV Learning Center Scholarship is awarded to a deserving RV company employee and college undergraduate, based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and honors, financial need, current RV industry involvement and a 500-word essay. Dewaal, a sophomore at Davenport University, studies network security and holds a 3.96 GPA.
“Josh has been an integral part of our team since day one,” American RV General Manager Chad Neff says. “His initiative and drive to do the best job he can should be an inspiration to other college students like him.”
Dewaal has been recognized as an Employee of the Month at American RV, where his role includes updating product inventory on the company website and assisting with product videos.
“I greatly appreciate the opportunity this scholarship has given me,” Dewaal says in a press release. “Hopefully I can maintain a high quality of work at Davenport University and at American RV.”
American RV is a family owned and operated business celebrating 28 years in West Michigan. American RV has been named one of the Top 50 RV Dealers in North America, the No. 1 type B motor home dealer in the state and the largest truck camper dealer in the state. Offerings include a large selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels, campers and type A gas or diesel motorhomes.