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 .
Tue Sep 6, 2016
RVIA Board members elected eight members to the Board of Directors in the association elections that took place in August.
In the campaign for two Manufacturer seats, Bob Martin, president and CEO for Thor Industries; and Matt Miller, president of Newmar Corp., were elected.
Dick Grymonprez, director of park model sales for Champion/Athens Park RVs, was re-elected as a PMRV representative.
Newly elected Craig Floyd, general manager, North America for RV/Marine/OEM at Industrial Finishes and Systems, joined incumbents Adam Dexter, president and CEO of Dexter Axle Company; and Bill Rogers, vice president and general manager for Keystone/NTP-Stag, in claiming the three Supplier seats in contention.
David Carson, president and CEO for Freightliner Custom Chassis and Bob Parish, vice president for Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution, were re-elected to At-Large seats on the Board.
The RVIA Board of Director Elections took place from Aug. 1–31 with official representatives from member companies casting their votes electronically through an on-line ballot. Those elected to the Board begin serving their three-year terms on Oct. 1, 2016.
The RVIA Board of Directors has the highest level of authority in the association’s organizational structure and is responsible for association matters on a broad policy basis.