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 26, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana - Thor Industries, Inc. has announced that Peter B. Orthwein, Thor Executive Chairman; Bob Martin, Thor President and CEO; and other members of the Thor management team will ring The Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. ET. The bell ringing is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the listing of Thor's common stock on the NYSE.
"We are pleased to celebrate another significant milestone in the history of Thor," Orthwein says. "When we decided to list our shares on the NYSE in 1986, Thor was still a relatively new company, and now after three decades of hard work, we are one of the strongest recreational vehicle manufacturers in the world. This record of growth and accomplishment would not have been possible without our great employees, dealers, suppliers and business partners like the NYSE."
"Our entire team is proud of the history of growth and profitability of Thor, which has been the result of the hard work of all of our employees and great support from our dealers and retail customers," Martin adds. "As we celebrate this milestone, we look back at a year of record accomplishments, including the successful acquisition of Jayco, while looking forward to future success over the next 30 years at Thor."
To watch a live stream of the NYSE Closing Bell on Aug. 29, visit the Thor website at www.thorindustries.com.