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 24, 2017
Elkhart, Indiana - Lippert Components, Inc. has announced the promotion of Caleb Holdread to Business Development Manager within the RV Products Division. In this position, Holdread will work with LCI RV divisions and product lines to provide LCI products to both new and existing customers. He will primarily focus on customer relations and will work with select accounts to identify products that will enhance the current offerings of LCI customer partners.
“I appreciate this opportunity and look forward to continuing to grow our customer partnerships,” Holdread says. "I’m excited to hone in on key product lines that will be beneficial to our customers and RVers.”
Holdread started at LCI in 2008 in chassis quality control where his keen aptitude for customer care soon after resulted in a transfer to the LCI RV sales team. In his role as RV Chassis Components Product & Sales Manager, he focused on product strategy for several chassis components including RV steps, bike racks and other accessories.
“Caleb has shown a real talent for developing meaningful customer relationships and adding value to our customers," LCI Vice President of Sales Andy Murray says. "One of the many things that has contributed to this is his operational background. He is able to determine customer needs and use his experience to match them with the best fits within our capabilities. This, combined with his follow through and positive attitude, makes Caleb a great contributor to our sales organization.”