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 .

Blue Ox Hires New Inside Sales Manager

Tue Mar 28, 2017

149071617432753.jpgPENDER, Nebraska - Laura Henry has been promoted to the position of Inside Sales Manager for Blue Ox, heading up the national inside sales team, according to Blue Ox CEO and President Ellen Kietzmann. Laura’s previous role was as an outside sales representative. Her territory included Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

“Laura has been outstanding in her previous role as an outside sales representative," Kietzmann says. "As we continue to grow, our inside sales team has become an even more integral part in growing our RV, truck accessories and commercial divisions and in building deeper relationships with our dealers. Laura’s exceptional leadership ability combined with her extraordinary commitment to the care of our dealers makes her ideal to fulfill this role. She is the embodiment of the values to which we are dedicated as a company."

Henry has a long history in the RV industry. Before joining Blue Ox, she was employed at NTP-Stag and at Stag Parkway. She earned several promotions through outstanding performance, eventually being promoted to regional sales manager for the Northeast.

"I am very excited to continue to build valuable, trusting relationships within my new role with the inside sales team,” Henry says. “We are dedicated to providing our dealers the finest service in the industry so that they may continue to grow their business providing our mutual customers with the best products in the industry.”