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 .

Braxston Cave Finds Life After Football with Lippert

Mon Apr 24, 2017

147101865030747.jpgMISHAWAKA, Indiana — By late spring of 2016, Braxston Cave had lived in five cities in three years chasing his National Football League dream.

His wife, Natalie, was pregnant with their first child and even the couple's two dogs were getting tired of moving, according to astory by the Elkhart Truth.

It was time for a change.

So Cave, a Notre Dame graduate and former offensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Detroit Lions decided to leave football and move back to northern Indiana.

Then he met with Jason Lippert, the CEO of Lippert Components in Elkhart.