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 .
Wed Feb 22, 2017
Richmond, British Columbia - The RVDA of Canada has announced NTP-Stag Canada as Title Sponsor for its 2017 RV Technician Bursary Program. Through the agreement, the national association will again be able to offer financial assistance to Canadian RV service technicians in their educational endeavors.
The RVDA of Canada awards 11 bursaries valued at $1,000 each and one bursary at $1,500 to eligible RV technicians in all Canadian Provinces who have enrolled in RV apprenticeship or related education programs. The eligible training period for consideration of the 2016-17 bursaries is from Aug. 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. Bursaries will be awarded to students with a serious interest and acute desire to succeed in the RV industry as demonstrated by successful program completion with higher than average grades.
“We are very excited about this partnership,” RVDA of Canada President Eleanore Hamm says. "The RV Technician bursary allows us to reward students that have taken the initiative to further their careers by enrolling in education and training. Trained technicians not only improve business performance but also increase consumers’ satisfaction with their RVing experience. We would like to thank NTP-Stag Canada for their sponsorship as well as their continued support of the Canadian RV industry.”
"For those that desire to improve their understanding of the products we distribute to better serve their customers, we commend your efforts as well as the association's vision to provide a forum for people to obtain it," NTP-Stag Vice President of Sales Ralph Ruzzi says. "This focus on professional development and technical expertise aligns perfectly with our service mission to support ongoing training in the RV market. We appreciate and understand the value that training brings to enhancing the customer experience and the improved efficiencies and effectiveness trained employees brings to their businesses. To the individuals that participate in these programs and the companies that support them, we applaud your commitment."
NTP-Stag Canada is the largest distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories in the RV industry. They support RV dealerships and retailers in Canada by offering education, training and a full complement of marketing and merchandising services aimed at helping companies grow. NTP-Stag has six major distribution centers with more than 2.5 million square feet in capacity. The company stocks with widest and deepest assortment of products and delivers them on its own fleet of trucks providing the highest fill rates and service levels in the market. It also provides its customers with online tools such as VIA and MagniFinder to help them source and order products quickly and efficiently 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations which exists to protect and promote the interests and welfare of RV Dealers across Canada in order to enable the industry to maximize its potential.
Applications for NTP-Stag Canada RV Technician Bursary can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For other information, contact the RVDA of Canada at 604-718-6325.