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 .
Thu Oct 27, 2016
In 2015, ARIES Automotive was involved in the NSF1 Jeep build, partnering with The AAM Group to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation.
This year, ARIES has partnered with Starwood Customs and KEG Media for a special Jeep build, benefiting Folds of Honor and Gold Star Teen Adventures (GSTA).
In 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Army SPC Stephen P. Downing II, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, was killed by enemy fire while conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. SPC Downing left behind his wife Leann and his two children Taylor and Stephen. The Downing family has directly benefited from the help and support provided by Folds of Honor and Gold Star Teen Adventures, and they will be using the Jeep to bring awareness to both charities.
The Folds of Honor and Gold Star Teen Adventures Jeep build features a number of unique ARIES products, including:
ARIES Jeep one-piece bumpers (NEW)
ARIES Jeep hood and roof LED mounting brackets (NEW)
ARIES Jeep inner fender liners (NEW)
ARIES Jeep rocker steps
ARIES Jeep tube doors
ARIES Jeep fender flares
ARIES Jeep security cargo lid
ARIES Jeep heavy-duty spare tire carrier
ARIES StyleGuard floor liners
"Folds of Honor is doing amazing work to honor the sacrifice and educate the legacy of our nation's most respected heroes, but the need is still great," Folds of Honor Indiana President Michael Daggett says. "Our greatest challenge continues to be our ability to connect more donors to the mission as the pool of applicants continues to grow. This visual reminder will have a tremendous impact on our ability to raise awareness to the need and beautifully spread the word."
"Gold Star Teen Adventures is extremely appreciative for the tremendous support we have received from ARIES Automotive," Gold Star Teen Adventures Founder Kent Solheim says. "It is through efforts like this that we can continue to provide programs for the children of fallen service members. This Jeep will help raise awareness of Gold Star Teen Adventures' mission of making a difference in the lives of the surviving youth of our nation's fallen service members."
On Oct. 31 at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Jeep will be unveiled at the ARIES SEMA booth preview event (booth #34031).