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 .

Newmar 'Dean' of Product Design Passes at 61

Mon Jan 30, 2017

148579102891998.jpgCenterville, Georgia - Kyle McCrary entered into eternal rest on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 26 following a courageous battle with pulmonary disease. He was 61 years old.

McCrary was born on Sept. 13, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to the late James Lee and Ida Pilcher. He was of the Methodist faith. At the age of one, the McCrary family moved to Warner Robins, Georgia, where he later graduated from Northside High School.

He soon after built a career in the RV industry. He earned a reputation over the years as the virtual "dean" of motorized product design at Blue Bird, Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.'s American Coach division and, since 2002, at highline manufacturer Newmar, where he maintained a firm hand in the development of all of Newmar's 10 motorized lines.

In addition to being a successful motorhome developer, McCrary was an avid golfer but his favorite hobby was his family, especially his grandchildren. His sense of humor, work ethic and giving nature are all characteristics that will be remembered by his family, co-workers, friends and all who were honored to know him.

His memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife of 37 years, Judy Linch McCrary of Centerville; children, Justin Kyle McCrary (Bianca) of Warner Robins and Morgan Gayton (Stephen) of Kathleen; grandchildren, Cade and Kylen Gayton; brother, James McCrary (Carol) of Warner Robins; and many other loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home with a reception immediately following in the Farmhouse at McCullough.

Friends may go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign an online registry for the family and to view the memorial video once it has been finalized. McCullough Funeral Home has the privilege of being entrusted with Mr. McCrary's arrangements.