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 .
Thu May 11, 2017
Middlebury, Indiana - Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Company was recently presented the 2017 ‘Hero Award’ from the United Way of Elkhart County for its tremendous support of the United Way’s annual “Great Cardboard Boat Race.”
The opportunity to support the community was met with an overwhelming response from the Grand Design team members. With so many volunteers excited to participate, Grand Design was a proud sponsor for five of the 30 entries in the competition. These five teams constructed boats of just cardboard, duct tape and polyurethane in an attempt to race other teams around the LaSalle Bristol Corporate pond.
“It’s great seeing our employees coming together and making a difference in their own backyard," Grand Design RV President and CEO Don Clark says. "I’m honored to work with such a caring group of people. With now over 1,000 team members on board, we look forward to continuing Grand Design’s participation in this event in the coming year.”
Grand Design RV, headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, manufactures the Market Leading Reflection Fifth Wheel and Travel Trailer, Flagship Solitude Extended Stay Fifth Wheel, Luxury Momentum Toy Hauler and Lightweight Imagine Travel Trailer product lines. Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest growing RV companies in history and is rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers. Grand Design RV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.