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 .

Peterson Manufacturing Announces Three New Sales Agency Partners

Tue Mar 14, 2017

148950633165098.jpgGRANDVIEW, Missouri - Peterson Manufacturing has announced three new sales agency partners to its PM team: Bill Murray & Associates (BMA); Hirsig-Frazier Company; and John Rice of NorthPro. The new additions are all in place as of the first of this year and represent a significant expansion of coverage in Peterson’s sales territories.

“These new partners bring larger staffs with decades of heavy duty channel expertise to our sales force,” Peterson Vice President of Sales Steve Meagher says. "They replace a single agency that previously covered all of these territories. We’re confident that having these professionals will greatly enhance our territory management, customer service and prospecting.”

BMA is based in Birmingham and will cover eight southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
With more than 40 years’ experience, BMA has built a reputation for excellence in the automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets.

Dallas-based Hirsig-Frazier has been a leading full-service agency in the automotive and heavy duty markets since 1972 and will handle Peterson coverage in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

John Rice was a popular Peterson sales manager for more than 15 years. Now with the NorthPro agency, a long-time Peterson partner, Rice is a perfect match to work with the Peterson team, according to a press release. Kansas and Missouri were added to NorthPro’s territory when he joined the agency.

The new sales representatives are currently attending training sessions in their respective territories. They will be introduced to Peterson products, programs and policies as well as the company’s 70+ year history as a U.S. manufacturer of the brightest, safest, quality safety lighting in the industry. Peterson will also host all the new agencies for more extensive training on its corporate campus in Grandview later this year.

“We look forward to the enhanced level of service these new partnerships will provide our customers,” Meagher says. "And the potential of reaching a growing number of prospective customers is equally exciting.”