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 .

Co-Founder of Clem's Trailer Sales and Beaver Valley RV Passes Away

Mon Jan 30, 2017

148579025482661.jpgHelen M. Giancola, 79, of North Sewickley Township, Pennsylvania, passed away on Jan. 28 in the Good Samaritan Hospice.

Giancola, along with her husband Clem, as the co-owner and founder of Clem's Trailer Sales, Inc. on Route 65, as well as several other businesses in the area.

The businesses that Giancola, along with her husband, founded and co-owned include the following:

- Clem's Electronics
- 8-Til-Late
- Clem's Trailer Sales, Inc.
- Riverside Chrysler Dodge
- Ellwood City Boron Station
-Riverside Pizza
- Beaver Valley RV Center

Giancola was born on Feb. 4, 1937 in Ellwood City to the late Ernest and Theresa Sandora DeCaro, Sr. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1951.

She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, playing cards, going on bus trips, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

Giancola is survived by her daughter, Julie (Robert) Richards of Brighton; her sons, Greg Giancola of Brighton and Randy (Ann) Giancola of Cranberry; her daughter-in-law, Maria Giancola of North Huntington; her grandchildren, Lily Giancola, Stephen (Megan) Giancola, Daniel (Katie) Giancola, John Richards, Shelby Giancola, Jessica (Kenny) Robertson, Vinny Giancola and Joey Giancola; and her great granddaughter, Mackenzie Giancola. She is also survived by her sister, Pauline (Cosmo) Conforti of Franklin; her brothers, Dr. John (Terese) DeCaro and Angelo DeCaro both of Ellwood City; her sister-in-law, Carol DeCaro of Ellwood City; her brother-in-law, Norman (Rose Marie) Giancola of North Sewickley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clem J. Giancola, Jr. whom she married on Sept. 8, 1956 and passed away on Dec. 29, 2012; her son, Clem Giancola III; her brothers, Ernest DeCaro Jr. and Peter DeCaro; and her two nieces, Melissa Giancola and Mary Terese DeCaro.

Visitation will be held Jan. 30 from 4-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Mausoleum. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 9:50 a.m. to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in Giancola's name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, or to the Good Samaritan Hospice Beaver Unit, c/o Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, Pa 16023.