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 .
Fri Mar 3, 2017
Goshen, Indiana - Bob Pettit, Keystone RV Company’s vice president of support services, has been named Urban Conservationist of the Year by the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Pettit and his team are responsible for providing support for more than 42 facilities encompassing more than 3.6 million square feet servicing more than 5,000 employees in Indiana and Oregon.
“This is a huge and unexpected honor and speaks highly of the culture we have at Keystone,” Pettit says. "We live and work in the community and strive to set a good example not only as a great place to work but also as a great neighbor.”
The award was presented at the District’s 75th Annual Meeting on Feb. 28.
The mission of the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District is to assist and educate citizens, land users and other agencies in the wise use of natural resources in Elkhart County, according to Deb Jimison, Conservationist for the organization.
“Bob’s helpful spirit and willingness to work with the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership in reducing soil erosion at Keystone properties has immeasurable benefits to our community by protecting our surface water and municipal storm water infrastructure,” Jimison says.
This is an extremely busy time for Pettit and his team as Keystone is in the midst of a record-setting number of expansion projects, including the construction of two new 100,000 square foot manufacturing plants at its Goshen Campus.
“We have been on an accelerated construction schedule and expect to see production out of the new plants early this spring," Pettit says. "Our dealers have been clamoring for more Keystone product and we will deliver.”