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 .
Mon Sep 26, 2016
Meyer Distributing, Inc., has announced the addition of its Casper, Wyoming location. The cross-dock will have a direct feed from Meyer's Denver, Colorado distribution hub which houses one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories and RV parts in the Mountain States region.
“When possible, Meyer always tries to bring logistics in house where we can control the delivery from start to finish,” National Crossdock Manager Alex Blackgrove says. “Our driving staff is trained to handle heavy, bulky items like front end bumpers, fuel tanks, snowplows and spreaders and RV awnings to name a few. Our equipment is always equipped with a lift gate to additionally ensure the safest last mile possible from warehouse to the customer’s shop.”
“We continue to invest in our logistics framework,” Meyer CFO Jeff Braun says. “It takes discipline and a good formula to offer the right amount of service to a particular customer base, especially one that is well serviced by competitors. Given the huge differences between population centers out west, we focus on sustainability as the most important goal when establishing routes. There is always a balance between delivering too little, delivering too much, or delivering the optimal amount. We are pleased to announce that our customer base in Wyoming as well as Billings, Montana and Rapid City, South Dakota will now receive two deliveries on Meyer trucks each week."