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 .
Fri Nov 11, 2016
Cleburne, Texas — Fun Town RV has hired Keith Shaw, a 28-year veteran of personnel management in the aerospace industry, as its human resources director.
“I began my career in the late 1980’s working in the shop as a mechanic at Raytheon, and worked my way up to human resources and then into management, “ Shaw says. “I probably understand the challenges from the working man’s perspective a little better than someone that just stepped into this position.”
Shaw has a degree in industrial management from Newman University and will soon complete a master of management and leadership from Western Governors University.
“Keith will be tasked with finding the right people to staff our rapid expansion,” says Fun Town CEO Jarrod McGhee. “We have grown from 2 locations to 8 in the last 6 years, and will be opening 2 more within 6 months. Our greatest need is to find qualified managers, technicians, and sales staff that are qualified, excited about their jobs, and looking to grow with us as we open new stores in new locations across the country.”
Fun Town RV is a leading dealer in Texas of towable RVs.