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 .

Hellwig Products Employee Wins 2016 Athena Woman of Year

Fri Dec 16, 2016

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network held its fifth annual Gear-up Girl event prior to the official opening of the 2016 SEMA Show. The event is designed to connect female students participating in the SEMA Show Student Program with female automotive professionals who can share perspectives and experience from their time in the industry.

Event attendees enjoyed snacks and beverages and honored leading women in the industry. Melanie White of Hellwig Products was named the 2016 SBN Athena Woman of the Year, an award established to honor an industry woman for her outstanding achievements and contributions in the automotive aftermarket.

Ruby Davis of ChickDriven was named the 2016 SBN Athena Rising Star, which recognizes a woman under the age of 30 who is making significant strides in advancing her career in the automotive aftermarket. Recipients are emerging leaders in career development aspects, including networking, education, leveraging the wisdom of others, along with any volunteer efforts within the industry.

MagnaFlow Exhaust was named the 2016 SBN Athena Champion. The award honors a SEMA member, male or female, or company for outstanding lifetime contributions and dedication to women in the specialty-equipment industry.

More information about the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network is available at www.SEMA.org/sbn.