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 Oct 14, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — WFCO Electronics’ entire Power Pros team, sales organization and warehouse manager recently received PRVCA certification for an eight-week RV Electrical System Service course to stay sharp on total RV electrical design.
The course, which is run by the Northampton Community College and the Pennsylvania RV and Camping Association, is designed to give participants an in-depth understanding of recreation vehicle electrical maintenance, using intensive, competency-based instruction. The program is approved by RVIA and qualifies for re-certification hours.
“Although our Power Pros have more than 50 years of experience with converters, power centers and inverters, we are always looking to stay abreast of the most recent technology and to broaden our knowledge of the entire RV electrical system,” WFCO President Dave Davenport says. “We see these training opportunities as essential for the continuous improvement of the technical services we provide to both RV manufacturers and dealers. For one thing, this training helps deepen our knowledge of how the various components of RV electrical systems interact, and keeps us informed about the increasingly sophisticated AC and DC sides of RV power. It also gives us a greater understanding of new developments, like solar, and updates our knowledge of RVIA rules and regulations. The bottom line is such intentional, ongoing education demonstrates our commitment to keep building on our extensive knowledge base to better serve our customers."
To learn more about WFCO, its products and its services, visit www.wfcoelectronics.com.