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 Dec 13, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana - Truma recently showcased its North American products at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the fourth year in which Truma has been a part of the industry-wide event, and it experienced the highest booth traffic ever since it began exhibiting in 2013.
“OEMs, dealers and the media have been enthusiastic about our products, and it is exciting for us to see the amount of growth Truma has experienced in North America in just a couple of years,” Truma President and CEO Gerhard Hundsberger says.
At this year’s Louisville show, Truma held a Sweepstakes with a grand prize vacation to Germany for two. Show attendees visited the Truma booth all day Tuesday and Wednesday to enter the drawing and learn more about Truma. The Sweepstakes drawing was heavily attended during Truma’s annual Christkindlmarkt party on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The first place winner of the $5,000 value vacation to Germany was Kelly Robinson from Cedar City RV in Lebanon, Tennessee. Kelly and her husband will visit Germany sometime in 2017 where they will tour the Truma Headquarters, Neuschwanstein Castle, BMW World and Museum and historic Munich. They will also receive $500 in cash to spend on food and souvenirs.
The second place winner, David Martineau of Seaway Trailer Sales in Welland, Ontario, Canada, chose a Truma AquaGo with installation over the alternate prize of $1,000 cash.
By a lucky coincidence, Shon Wampler, also of Cedar City RV, was the third place winner of a $250 gift certificate to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Hundsberger even threw in an extra $25 gift card to make sure Shon would get to enjoy the biggest steak on the menu.
“We are happy for the winners of the Truma Sweepstakes and grateful for all of those who took time to stop by our booth during this year’s Louisville show," Hundsberger says. "Truma is proud to be a part of the great North American RV market and is looking forward to a prosperous year in 2017.”