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 .
Tue Nov 22, 2016
Jayco, Inc. has restructured its executive management team in order to ensure that the company stays competitive in the market place and focuses on best practices throughout the entire organization, Jayco President and CEO Derald Bontrager says.
The new structure appoint Matt Thompson to the position of Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of Jayco Towables, Starcraft RV, Highland Ridge RV, Jayco Motorhomes and Entegra Coach. Thompson joined Jayco more than two years ago.
"I have made the decision to restructure our executive management team," Bontrager says in a letter to all Jayco employees. "We are committed to deliver the highest quality products, aftermarket service and customer experiences. In (Matt's) short time with the company, (he) has shown exceptional leadership with an innate ability to build strong teams.
"This new leadership structure will provide greater opportunities for synergies and shared resources among our divisions. Matt will continue to report to me, and together, we will focus on becoming an even stronger partner for our dealers."