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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 .

CURT Manufacturing Unveils New Corporate Name

Wed May 31, 2017

Eau Claire, Wisconsin - CURT Manufacturing, a manufacturer of USA-made towing products and truck accessories, has unveiled “CURT Group” as its new corporate name. The new name is part of a developing brand strategy that will help distinguish the company's individual brand identities, while communicating its effectiveness as a unified family of brands, according to a press release.

“CURT has always stood for excellence in our products and our associates," CURT Group CEO Rock Lambert says. "As we’ve grown and acquired new companies, that culture has been extended to our new teammates and always to our customers. No matter who our customer is or which product line they’re buying – trailer hitches, grille guards, running boards – they can expect the same industry-leading quality, service and user experience.”

CURT Group encompasses CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE Truck Equipment and RETRAC. Each of these brands offers unique, innovative products and appeals to different consumer preferences. Under the umbrella of CURT Group, they will maintain their separate identities and continue to specialize in their own unique product categories.

As a unified family of brands, CURT Group offers each customer the same level of service and support to drive their success. This includes an industry-leading order-fill rate, the largest warehouse footprint, innovative design and engineering leadership, the most comprehensive marketing support, dedicated inside and outside sales support, as well as top-quality customer service and technical expertise. The unity of CURT Group enables more American-based manufacturing capabilities, driving innovation and quality in its products.

For more information, go to www.curtgroup.com.