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 .

Blue Ox Hires New Outside Sales Rep

Tue Dec 13, 2016

148164460344139.jpgPENDER, Nebraska – Eric Roberts has recently joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative and will be serving customers in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, according to Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann.

Prior to joining the Blue Ox team, Roberts was responsible for managing parts and service at Pikes Peak Traveland, in Colorado Springs for the past 11 years.

“We are thrilled to have Eric join the Blue Ox family," Kietzmann says. "His experience and passion for the RV Industry will be a true asset as he works to further the Blue Ox product offering in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Eric has worked in all facets of the dealership and was a true advocate for Blue Ox while he worked at Pikes Peak. Utilizing this experience and expertise will be an easy transition for him and valuable for us as he works to get to know the dealers."

“I couldn’t be happier for this new and exciting opportunity with Blue Ox," Roberts says. "I am really looking forward to working the territory and meeting all of the Blue Ox customers. I feel my previous role in the industry have given me all the tools and skills I need to successfully and quickly transition into the role.”

In addition to his industry experience, Roberts has certifications in Service Management and Business Development.

“It is wonderful to have Eric on the Blue Ox Sales team," Kietzmann says. "His strong work ethic and dedication to the RV industry make him a great fit for this role”.