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 .

First Unit Rolls Off the Line at New Highland Ridge RV Plant

Thu Oct 27, 2016

147758549238631.jpgSHIPSHEWANA, Indiana – Highland Ridge RV has announced that the first unit has rolled off the line at its new Plant 3 manufacturing facility adjacent to the original Plant 1 in Shipshewana.

The 96,000 square foot plant will support double the current production.

“We are so excited to be able to provide a brand new state of the art facility for our Open Range “Light” and “Ultra Lite” production teams that will allow us to continue to grow with double the production capacity,” President Randy Garber says.

“Demand for our Ultra Lite and Light products continues to grow, so the increased capacity that Plant 3 provides will allow us to meet those demands for our dealers and customers in a timely manner," National Sales Manager and Product Development Manager Ben Johnson says. "This new facility also gives us the opportunity to go after other markets without having capacity concerns. All in all, it’s a very exciting time for everyone here at Highland Ridge RV.”

A video of the unit rolling off the Plant is available on RV News Video Library. Click the link below to watch the video.

Additional Information: http://www.rvnews.com/pages/video_library