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 Components Will Host Panel Build for Habitat for Humanity

Fri Oct 21, 2016

147706155462120.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that its Hydraulics/Inwalls/Machining Division at Plant 45C in Goshen, Indiana, will host a panel build for Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County, Inc. on Oct. 28. In addition to hosting the build, LCI employees will volunteer labor and expertise to complete the home. LCI’s monetary donations will provide funding for vital supplies needed for the home such as lumber, windows, doors, sinks and more.

Construction of the home will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 at LCI Plant 45C, 3325 Hackberry Drive in Goshen, where about 50 LCI employees will work in two groups, each for a two-hour shift, to complete the construction of the home.

“LCI has created an inspired culture of philanthropy that is truly contagious," LCI Assistant General Manager of Plant 45C Nate Bontrager says. "Here at Plant 45C, we couldn’t be happier to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity and contribute to their mission. Habitat’s work provides a lasting and positive impact on our community and we’re proud to support them.”

LCI employees will be led by team leaders Lee Brown, Richard Furner, Vanessa Borkholder and Tami Freed. The three-bedroom home will be built onsite at LCI’s Plant 45C, and will be transferred shortly thereafter to its permanent location on Morehouse Avenue in Elkhart, Indiana.

“Multiple LCI plants and divisions have contributed to this project," LCI General Manager of Plant 45C Braden Weldy says. "This is such a great demonstration of how the entire LCI Team is truly dedicated to our core values, Caring About People, and that certainly includes the entire community. I am very proud that the entire team is coming together to support this effort.”

All media and press are invited to attend the panel build. For more information, contact marcom@lci1.com