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 .

Winegard Hires New OEM Business Development Manager

Tue Jan 24, 2017

148182496733414.pngBURLINGTON, Iowa – Winegard Company has announced the addition of Jennifer Hernandez as the new RV OEM Business Development Manager.

A 17-year industry veteran of the consumer electronics industry, Hernandez will be responsible for all OEM sales and marketing activities and will be instrumental in sustaining Winegard’s legacy and continued growth in the OEM market for Winegard's satellite and over-the-air TV antennas and launch of Winegard’s new Winegard ConnecT RV Internet WiFi Extender + 4G LTE products, according to a press release. She will be based out of the Elkhart, Indiana area.

Prior to joining Winegard, Hernandez served the RV OEM industry for the past 12 years, developing many new technical products for the OEM market. Further, she has worked on the Public Legislative Affairs Committee of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

"We are excited to have Jennifer join our team," Winegard Director of Sales and Marketing Keith Larson says. "Because of Jennifer’s extensive experience and technical expertise in the RV industry, she is a great fit to bring our next generation of TV reception and new Wifi and 4G LTE enabled products to our OEM partners.”