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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 .

Lippert Promotes R&D Team Leader to GM of Plant 72

Wed Oct 12, 2016

147628868736242.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that Marcus Montie has been promoted to General Manager of LCI’s Fabrication and E-Coat Division, Plant 72. LCI acquired its E-Coat division from EA Technologies in January 2015.

“We are very excited about having Marcus on our operational team," LCI Regional Operations Manager Storm Miller says. "Plant 72 is one of the more complex plants we have within LCI. Marcus’s manufacturing background, work ethic and leadership skills will help him succeed.”

Montie's professional background includes more than 15 years of management in the automotive industry, as well as successfully leading LCI’s R&D team for more than two years. He brings vast, international automotive experience in product design and manufacturing equipment. In his new role as General Manager for LCI’s Fabrication and E-Coat Division, Montie will lead the paint, CARC, E-Coat, weld and fabrication teams, while building relationships with existing and potential customers to develop product solutions to meet their unique needs.

Montie is looking forward to adding new technology and growing the business with the team at Plant 72.

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the success at Plant 72," Montie says. "We have a unique product and ability with E-Coating and fabrication, and we will continue to leverage strength into new business opportunities.”

Montie graduated from Western Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Science and went on to earn his MBA from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.