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 17, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Indiana — South Bend firefighters were called to the scene of an apparent explosion and chemical reaction at Royal Adhesives & Sealants at 2001 W. Washington St. on Wednesday night.
Haz-Mat was called in at 9:30 p.m. because of reports that a chemical reaction inside the building was producing what was called toxic smoke, according to a story by the South Bend Tribune. Later, Jim Luccki, assistant chief of operations for the South Bend Fire Department, said the smoke was not dangerous but was an irritant to eyes and mucous membranes. Luccki also said nobody was injured.
A company employee said everyone was evacuated except for some safety personnel. He said there were about 20 to 25 people in the plant at the time.