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 .
Tue Jan 31, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — Jayco will add more than 400,000 square feet of production space and 300 jobs to its Middlebury campus, Thor Industries announced Monday.
Several of the projects already are underway or are nearing completion. The expansion is the result of growing demand for Jayco's travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and motor homes, Thor Industries says in a press release.
"The growth Jayco has experienced over the past few years pushed our current production facilities to maximum capacity, so the new buildings will help us not only meet current demand for our products, but give us the space we need to continue to grow," Jayco Chief Operating Officer Matt Thompson says.
The new buildings include two manufacturing plants, one that will produce the Eagle brand of travel trailers and fifth wheels, and another that will produce Jayco's line of luxury fifth wheels including the North Point, Pinnacle and Designer. The added facilities will free space in the current production facilities for additional Jay Flight and lightweight travel trailer production.