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 .
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Winnebago Industries is ending its remaining post-retirement healthcare benefits for all participants, the company has announced in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The recreation vehicle maker said at the start of the new year, any retiree from the company under the age of 65 will have their post-retirement healthcare benefits discontinued. The company said ending the benefits, which collect to around $6 million along with a tax asset of $2.3 million, will end all liabilities of the benefits.