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 .

K-Z Hires New Operations Manager from Within

Wed Jun 14, 2017

SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA – K-Z has promoted Lynn Stutzman to operations manager. Stutzman will oversee the daily manufacturing operations of all K-Z towable plants, including Venture RV and Livin’ Lite, according to K-Z President Aram Koltookian.

Stutzman joined K-Z in 2002, rising to plant manager in 2004.

“Lynn brings 15 years of dedicated service and hard work to this position, and is uniquely qualified to supervise the variety of responsibilities at hand," Koltookian says. "This promotion was an easy decision, and well deserved. Our dealers and customers are aware of K-Z’s resolute commitment to quality, but there’s always room for improvement. Lynn has a knack for rooting out production inefficiencies. In the past several months, he has overseen the tweaking of several plants on K-Z’s campus, so this promotion seemed like a natural decision on our part.”