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 .
Fri May 26, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana - Dometic has announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for one of its very own employees, Mechiel Dues.
Dues, a dedicated employee at Dometic, was living in a one-bedroom apartment by herself in 2014, when she took in her three granddaughters, Kimaraina (8), Arianna (7) and Elyiah (6) and is now their full guardian.
In 2015, Dues learned how she could apply for Habitat for Humanity through her church. Her request was accepted and she was able to select a piece of land close to work for herself and close to school for her granddaughters.
“I enjoy working with the Habitat staff," Dues says. "It’s more like a family situation. They care about your happiness as much as you do. People give up their time to help you accomplish what you want in your life."
More than 50 Dometic employees have volunteered to assist Habitat for Humanity by building a portion of Dues's new home in the Dometic parking lot. It will then be transported to the location of her new home. Dometic is thrilled to be a part of such an exciting time in one of its own employee’s lives, according to a press release.
“Working with Habitat for Humanity, we are fortunate to be able to help one of our Dometic team members realize her dream of constructing her future home," Dometic President Scott Nelson says. "This is a tremendous opportunity for our local Elkhart employees to give back to the community and demonstrate the Dometic way."
The build is set to take place on Friday, June 16 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dometic is providing snacks and water for volunteers.