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 .
Thu Jun 1, 2017
Elkhart, Indiana - Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that Elkhart-based Kem Krest Corporation and Genesis Products Inc. have begun a social responsibility initiative inspired by LCI’s 100,000 Hours of Community Service initiative. Today, LCI is launching the digital platform www.ActsofService.com that will be used by the participating companies as a means of connecting employees with local volunteer opportunities and to record and track the number of hours spent performing community service.
A live press event will be held at 2:30 p.m. EST on June 1 at LCI’s Marketing and Showroom facility at 3407 Cooper Drive in Elkhart. LCI’s CEO Jason Lippert, along with Amish Shah of Kem Krest and John Wenger of Genesis Products, will discuss the initiatives at the press event.
For their initiatives, Kem Krest and Genesis will be encouraging their employees to collectively accrue 20,000 hours of community service by participating in community outreach and volunteer opportunities that support local nonprofit organizations.
“To say we are excited about the future of our community’s philanthropic efforts is an understatement," LCI Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Michilah Grimes says. "To see our fellow business leaders dig in and get involved is humbling. We’re very excited to launch www.ActsofService.com and provide it as a resource for our communities.”
The website, www.ActsofService.com, was created by LCI as a platform to connect volunteers from local corporations with community service opportunities shared by local nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit organizations that register on the website can post their volunteer opportunities with the website’s user base of more than 10,000 willing and able employees from LCI, Kem Krest and Genesis. The website is being offered as a resource to interested corporations and nonprofits located in the Elkhart, Indiana area.