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 Hires Regional Manager for Canada

Tue Nov 1, 2016

147801317697958.jpgElkhart, Indiana — Lippert Components recently hired Yan Cyr as Regional Sales Manager for Eastern Canada. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Cyr will manage aftermarket sales throughout Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces.

A management graduate of Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio, Cyr played college football. When he returned to Canada, Cyr joined shoe retailer Aldo Group, then Polar Electro Oy as an account coordinator and sales analyst in the sporting goods division.

“We’re excited to have Yan on board,” says Stephan Lussier, LCI’s Managing Director of Aftermarket. “The Canadian market has special needs, which we feel can be supported only by having our own LCI Canadian presence in the field.

“Yan has a passion for developing relationships and has a contagiously positive attitude. His sales experience in the sporting goods and consumer electronics distribution business and fluency in French and English will be valuable assets to our aftermarket sales initiatives,” Lussier says.