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 .

Newmar Announces Awards

Wed Nov 9, 2016

145400327661880.pngNewmar Corporation recently announced awards for selected vendors and others at its annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet in Middlebury, Ind.

Approximately 200 people attended the event that honored service and supply to Newmar with components and material used in production of motor home. This year’s winner of the Virgil Miller Award of Excellence was DH Machine, of

The annual banquet recognizes suppliers for outstanding performance based on internal surveys measuring each supplier in multiple categories while interacting with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing, quality, service and engineering departments. A score of 214 of 220 possible points were required for the vendors to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities.

The companies and individuals recognized were:

Individual winners: Nancy Heckert, of Eckhart, Customer Service Person of the Year; Tammy Victor- of Kampco, Customer Service Person of the Year; Fondra Webb of Medallion, Customer Service Person of the Year; Brandy Nelson of Clean Seal, Sales Person of the Year; Ralph Hartman of CassHudson, Driver of the Year.

The company awards: DH Machine, Virgil Miller Award of Excellence Quality; Hardwoods, Top 10 Vendor; Jasper Plastics, Top 10 Vendor; Natural Stone, Top 10 Vendor; Fabric Technologies; Top 10 Vendor; REM, Top 10 Vendor; Sika, Top 10 Vendor; Positron, Top 10 Vendor; HWH, Top 10 Vendor; Almega, Top 10 Vendor; Cass Hudson, Engineering Innovation Award; Mid-States, Purchasing Recognition Award-Top New Supplier.

Established in 1968, Newmar is an RV manufacturer, is privately owned, and has a dealer network that spans the U.S. and Canada. Newmar is located in Nappanee, Ind.