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 .
Mon Apr 10, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — A lawsuit filed by a former employee of EverGreen RV could be certified as a class-action lawsuit, meaning hundreds of employees may be eligible for thousands of dollars in unpaid wages and benefits if the lawsuit is successful.
The Middlebury company abruptly shut its doors last June due to financial issues, laying off all of its nearly 270 employees. Former employee Matthew Grimes said in court documents that the company may have closed shop a little too quickly, violating the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act by not giving employees a 60-day written notice as required by law, according to a story by The Elkhart Truth.
Grimes is requesting that the United States District Court in South Bend order EverGreen RV to correct the situation by paying former employees:
• Unpaid wages, salary, commissions and bonuses.
• Accrued holiday pay.
• Accrued vacation pay.
• Pension and 401k contributions.
• Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) benefits.