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 .

Lawsuit Against EverGreen RV Claims Notice Wasn't Given

Thu Dec 15, 2016

148182580319001.jpgWorkers at a northern Indiana recreational vehicle plant that closed in June may proceed with a lawsuit alleging company management failed to notify workers about the closing as federal law requires.

Matthew Grimes is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action that claims EverGreen Recreational Vehicles, LLC closed its Middlebury manufacturing facility without providing 60 days’ notice as required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The suit alleges about 270 workers lost their jobs when the plant in Middlebury and others closed. Also named as defendants are KR Enterprises, Inc. and JMA LLC.

KR and JMA moved to dismiss the complaint, but Judge Theresa Springmann denied the motion this week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Additional Information: http://www.theindianalawyer.com/rv-plant-closing-lawsuit-proceeds/PARAMS/article/42285