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 .

ASA Electronics Hires Terry Smith as Engineering Lab Technician

Thu Aug 25, 2016

147214235289701.jpgELKHART, Indiana – ASA Electronics has brought on Terry Smith to fill the role of Engineering Lab Technician. Within the lab, Smith will be validating product designs to ensure long term durability of each product, according to a press release. He also is tasked with detecting any potential material or performance weaknesses in order to maintain product excellency.

“Before joining ASA, I developed over 20 years of global experience supporting electronics manufacture and quality assurance through all product development stages including design, manufacturing and testing," Smith says. "Additionally, I have designed, installed and/or supported thousands of audio, communication, entertainment and security systems in mobile, residential and industrial venues."

Eager to learn all of his new responsibilities quickly, Smith already has made a good impression in the engineering department at ASA Electronics.

“Terry joins our growing Engineering team with extensive experience in electronics testing, programming and manufacturing," ASA VP of Engineering Jerry Maffetone says. "We are excited about the contributions he will make in our continuing focus to improve product performance and durability.”

“The positive attitude and cooperative nature of all ASA employees make ASA a great environment to foster a lasting and rewarding career," Smith says. "I also enjoy being able to evaluate and review electronics which I have been interested in since the age of eight.”

ASA Electronics® has been designing and manufacturing mobile electronic products for the Marine, RV, Agricultural, Construction, Van, Commercial, Bus and Limo industries since 1977. Their proprietary brands are JENSEN, JENSEN Marine, JENSEN Heavy Duty, Marine Audio, Voyager and ADVENT. ASA also is a distributor in specialty markets for SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Polk Ultramarine products. For more information, visit www.ASAElectronics.com.