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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 .

Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Reservations Setting Record

Wed May 31, 2017

145917334910482.jpgELKHART, Indiana - Reservations for the RV/MH Hall of Fame's Annual Induction Dinner celebrating the Class of 2017 are outpacing any recent history for Induction Dinner signups, according to Darryl Searer, the president of the RV/MH Heritage Foundation.

"Compared to this same time last year, dinner reservations and event sponsorships for the Class of 2017 are running three times greater than last year's class," Searer says. "Sponsors this year so far include Barry Cole, Darren Paylor, Frank Walter, Bannister properties, Christine Lindsey, Denise Reinbolt."

The induction ceremony will be held on Aug. 7 at the Hall of Fame's Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart, Indiana. That's also the day of the Hall of Fame's Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser, hosted by Christiana Creek Country Club in Elkhart.

"We've reduced the golf price this year by $50 which has led to a sharp increase in golf registrations, also up three times over last year," Searer says.

The 2017 Induction Dinner celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail party, followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.

"I hope all the friends and colleagues of the inductees and industry members will join us in honoring these outstanding industry pioneers who have had a major impact on our professions and lives," Searer says.

Those being inducted in the Class of 2017 include:

RV Inductees

Edwin Baier
Evergreen RV Supply

Walter Bennett
Thor Industries

David Gorin
David Gorin Associates LLC

Woody Paylor
Woody's RV World

Martin Shea
Madison RV Supercenter, Inc.

MH Inductees

Dennis Beadle
Victorian Homes

Christine Lindsey
UMH Properties, Inc.

Doug Lippert
Lippert Components, Inc.

Spencer Roane
Boyd Roane Inc., and founder of Southeastern Community Owners

Michael Sullivan
Newport Pacific Family of Companies


"This event is truly a major industry affair," searer says. "It not only honors the inductees who have attained a major milestone in the lives and careers; it's also an opportunity to network with industry leaders who normally attend the event. Don't wait, the registration forms are online for the Induction Dinner and/or the Golf Tournament."

For more information or to make reservations, visit: www.rvmhhalloffame.org.