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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 .

Erwin Hymer Acquires U.K.-Based Explorer Group

Mon Feb 13, 2017

The Explorer Group Ltd will now be known as Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd., and its new Managing Director will be Robert Quine, formerly the Managing Director of The Explorer Group Ltd, according to a story by Caravan Times UK.

The Explorer Group has been present in the UK market since 1964 and has registered offices in Consett, near Newcastle in the north of England. The company has 400 employees and is predominantly active in the UK. With the Buccaneer, Compass, Elddis and Xplore brands, the company has been able to steadily increase its share of the UK market in recent years. With a motorhome market share of 11 percent and a touring caravan market share of 17 percent, The Explorer Group is one of the three leading manufacturers in the UK.

The Erwin Hymer Group is already represented in the United Kingdom today by the B├╝rstner, Carado, Dethleffs, Eriba, Hymer, Laika, Niesmann+Bischoff and Sunlight brands. The new Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd. provides an ideal starting point to strengthen and further expand market presence with a local manufacturing base, according to the story.

Additional Information: http://www.caravantimes.co.uk/news/motorhomes/compass/erwin-hymer-takes-over-explorer-$21387304.htm