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 .

Arterra Distribution Hires New President

Wed Nov 16, 2016

147932598629228.jpgELKHART, Indiana – Arterra Distribution, the RV division of the WFCO Group, has introduced Rich Dotson as its new President. Dotson brings more than 20 years of experience in the RV industry to the Arterra team, and has served at the executive level for several companies throughout his career.

“It is an honor to be able to join the Arterra team at this exciting time,” Dotson says. “Our reputation as the providers of industry-leading innovation in RV power conversion solutions is only getting stronger and I can’t wait to help cement that reputation even further.”

Dotson will be responsible for driving Arterra to the next level, solidifying WFCO/Arterra as “The Heartbeat of Today’s RV” and further growing the business, according to a press release. In addition to Dotson’s 20 years in the RV industry, he brings a total of 30 years of sales and marketing background to his new role, as well as a proven track record of growth.

“Having Rich join our team opens up a lot of new opportunities for us,” Arterra CEO Jack Cheng says. “His experience in the industry and leadership skills will certainly help us grow upon the foundation and momentum achieved by our current team.”

Dotson will be in attendance at the RVIA Trade Show in Louisville, and welcomes all OEM and dealer attendees to stop by WFCO’s booth (#629) to say hello.