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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 Adds New Outside Sales Rep

Fri Jan 6, 2017

148398066023331.jpgPENDER, Nebraska – Brandon Porterfield recently joined Blue Ox as an outside sales representative serving customers in Florida according to Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann.

Porterfield has extensive experience as an RV retail sales manager and parts manager, overseeing sales, budgets, supply chains and the development of positive relationships with customers and vendors.

“Brandon’s track record of building successful and respectful relationships with customers, a central tenet of the Blue Ox philosophy, will assist him in quickly getting to know and serve the dealers in his territory," Kietzmann says. "His expertise and understanding of retail sales and parts supply will be of great benefit in building those relationships."

“I really enjoy working with people in the RV industry," Porterfield says. "I am looking forward to representing Blue Ox products and getting to know our dealers in Florida.”

In addition to his industry experience, Porterfield has an associate’s degree in business.

“We are very excited to welcome Brandon to our team," Kietzman says. "His experience will go a long way in continuing the Blue Ox tradition of providing exceptional service to our dealers and in the development of new customers in his territory.”