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 .

Dicor's Gregg Fore to Receive Honorary Degree at Ivy Tech

Fri Apr 28, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — The 2017 commencement ceremony for Ivy Tech Community College's north central region will be at 6 p.m. May 11 at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center at the University of Notre Dame.

The college will award more than 1,800 degrees and certificates to graduates of the South Bend, Elkhart County and Warsaw campuses. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech's statewide president, will be the featured speaker.

Several individuals will be honored at the ceremony:

• Gregg Fore, president of Dicor Corp., an Airxcel Co., based in Elkhart, will receive an honorary degree. Fore has supported many Ivy Tech initiatives and has helped to connect the Elkhart County campus with the local workforce, according to the college.

• Dan Tyree, who will retire in June as superintendent of Plymouth Community Schools

• Harold Richardson will receive the Distinguished Graduate award.

• John P. Warren, tribal council chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus award.