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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 .

Lippert Receives United Way of Elkhart County Hero Award

Wed May 3, 2017

148337218592981.jpgElkhart, Indiana - Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that it’s a recipient of the United Way of Elkhart County’s Hero Award. The Hero Award recognizes businesses that have made significant contributions to the organization each year.

“The Hero Award is presented to companies who sacrificially give, advocate or volunteer for the greater good of the community," United Way of Elkhart County President and CEO Bill Reith says. "Hero companies exhibit what it means to LIVE UNITED as they join us in fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community. Through their lofty efforts, lives are changed.”

In 2016, LCI’s Corporate Accounting team participated in the United Way of Elkhart County’s annual event The Great Cardboard Boat Race. LCI had four teams compete in the event, crafting boats entirely of cardboard, duct tape and polyurethane, all in an effort to successfully paddle across the pond at the United Way of Elkhart County’s headquarters, the LaSalle Bristol building in Elkhart, and raise money for the organization’s mission.

“It’s important to us that we support the causes our team members are passionately involved in," LCI Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Michilah Grimes says. "We’re honored to receive United Way’s Hero Award.”

United Way of Elkhart County began The Great Cardboard Boat Race event eight years ago as a way to launch its fundraising campaign. Over the several months succeeding the race, United Way will raise money through an employee workforce campaign that partners with local companies. The funds raised in Elkhart County stay in the community and are used to advance the common good. United Way’s focus is providing services and support for working families in the areas of education, income and health. The annual campaign typically yields about $2 million, thanks to the more than 6,000 local donors who are employed in more than 200 local companies.

The award will be presented to LCI on May 4 at a special United Way luncheon that celebrates the spirit of volunteering. The luncheon will be held at the Lerner Theater in Elkhart.