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 .

Five Killed in Shooting Spree at RV Awning Manufacturer

Tue Jun 6, 2017

Five people were killed at the headquarters of Fiamma, Inc. in Orlando, Florida on Monday, a result of a shooting spree from a disgruntled former employee, according to a story by CNN.

Former Fiamma employee and Army veteran John Robert Neumann, Jr. killed five employees before killing himself, according to Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

Neumann walked into the business Monday morning and pointed his gun at a new, temporary employee and told her to leave, Demings told CNN.

The five victims have been identified as the following:

-Robert Snyder, 69, who was one year away from retirement and often went into work early and came home late, according to a neighbor, CNN says.

-Kevin Clark, 53, a widower and single father raising a 17-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter since his wife died six years before.

-Kevin Lawson, 46, a married father of four daughters and grandfather of two granddaughters. He was employed at Fiamma since 2014 in shipping and receiving.

-Jeffrey Roberts, 57, the sales manager at Fiamma who started working for the company in January.

-Brenda Montanez-Crespo, 44 - no information was immediately available about her.

Neumann had no ties to terrorist groups and was acting alone, according to Demings. He lived alone and had no family in the area. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1999.

Additional Information: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/05/us/orlando-fatalities/index.html