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 .
Wed Oct 19, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana - Jeffrey Legault, P.E. Director of Product Design and Engineering at Skyline Corporation, is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Frank Walter Standards Award from MHI for years of outstanding efforts, unselfish dedication and volunteerism in helping to improve the codes, standards and regulations governing manufactured housing construction and installation, for creation of technical innovations and for the service and leadership on MHI committees.
A registered professional engineer in four states with more than 26 years in the manufactured housing industry, Legault began his career at Skyline following graduation from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently the chairman of the Manufactured Housing Institute Technical Activities committee and is also a member of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC).
The awards presentation took place on Sept. 26 during the Manufactured Housing Institute's annual meeting at the Paséa Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.