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 .
Wed May 17, 2017
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - On May 14, Keystone Automotive Operations took part in the Annual Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The fund raiser that supports granting wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions began in 1990 when 44 trucks gathered as part of fulfilling a wish for a young man named Matt who wanted to ride in an 18-wheeler and speak to his sister on the CB radio. On Sunday, Keystone was proud to be one of the record breaking 595 rigs that showed up to support Make-A-Wish.
If you weren’t paying attention, you could have missed seeing the cleverly painted Keystone truck, according to a press release.
“We wanted to have a little fun this year and decided to bring one of our more unique vehicles – a camo wrapped freightliner," Keystone Vice President of Operations John Ruch says. "It was great watching people’s reaction to seeing the big rig.”
“Make-A-Wish and its charter to give hope and fun to children with chronic illness are perfectly aligned with our values," Keystone Automotive General Manager Bill Rogers says. "We started as a family business and know that our employees and their families are what make the company run. We support organizations like Make-A-Wish because they extend needed services to the communities our employees live in. We were very proud to take part in this year’s convoy.”
Keystone employees rallied behind the fund raiser by hitting the donation goals they set and the company generously matched their contributions.
“The event was a lot of fun and the participation of our employees was great," Rogers says. "We were able to build some internal awareness for Annual Make-A-Wish while supporting a very worthy cause."