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 .

Covercraft Hires New Southeastern Sales Manager

Fri May 26, 2017

149581304887644.jpgCovercraft, a provider of custom vehicle protection products, has announced the addition of sales veteran Bill McLaughlin as the new Southeastern sales manager.

He will be covering the southern part of the United States from the Atlantic coast through Texas and handling both aftermarket and distribution accounts in the territory, according to a story by Aftermarket News. McLaughlin is a veteran of more than 20 years in the softgoods industry, last serving as the regional director of stores for the Samsonite Corp.

His accomplished sales background in both retail and distribution channels will be a strong asset for Covercraft, says Erik Guldager, head of sales for Covercraft.

“Bill brings unique experience and perspective to our sales team and we look forward to the strength that he will add to our Southeastern Region,” Guldager says. "He has instituted many successful sales programs in his past and had shown significant sales growth through those initiatives.”