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
RVIA is holding elections for the association’s Board of Directors throughout the month of August with members casting ballots online to select eight representatives from a field of 13 candidates.
The elections began Aug. 1 with official representatives from RVIA member companies able to vote through Aug. 31. Those elected to serve on the RVIA Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms on Oct. 1
Two Manufacturer seats are in contention this year. The three candidates running are Bob Martin, Thor Industries; Kevin McArt, Forest River; and Matt Miller, Newmar Corp.
There is one Park Model RV seat open on the Board with two candidates running for the position. They are Dick Grymonprez, Champion/Athens Park RVs, and John Soard, Fairmont Park Models.
Four candidates are vying for three Supplier seats. They are Adam Dexter, Dexter Axle Company; Craig Floyd, Industrial Finishes and Systems, Inc.; Scott Mereness, Lippert Components; and Bill Rogers, Keystone/NTP-Stag.
Association members also will elect two At-Large representatives. The four candidates running for those seats are David Carson, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.; Gerhard Hundsberger, Truma Corp.; Robert Parish, Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance; and Anthony Wollschlager, Dicor Corp.
RVIA’s Nominating Committee selected the field of candidates for the elections. That group is chaired by Jack Cole, Lance Campers, and includes Jim Jacobs, REV Group; Jeff Rutherford, Airxcel; and Tim Tiffin, Tiffin Motorhomes.