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 .
Wed Jun 14, 2017
Furrion has hired Matt Petrill as vice president of operations.
Petrill previously served as director of business development for Boyd Corp. and has held various positions, including production manager, general manager and director of operations with companies such as Fleetwood RV, Monaco RV and Thor Motor Coach.
“We are excited to have Matt join our team and look forward to what his exceptional skill
set will bring to the business as we continue to grow,” Furrion Co-Founder and
CEO Aaron Fidler says. “Matt has nearly 30 years of experience in production management
and operations and with his excellent reputation in the industry, we know he will excel at
growing and managing the team here in Elkhart. For us it was a natural fit and we are
fortunate to have him on board.”
Petrill will be based in Furrion’s new 35,000 square foot Innovation Center and Institute
of Technology (ICIT) which serves as its North American headquarters. He will oversee
operational roles for the ICIT including customer service, finance, regional engineering,
warehouse management, facilities and logistics.
Petrill earned his bachelor of science in industrial engineering and master of science in manufacturing management from Kettering University.
“I have watched the rapid growth of Furrion over the past several years and have always
been impressed with their bold style and innovative approach,” Petrill says. "The
Furrion team is extremely passionate about their products, but more importantly they
are committed to their vision of Future Perfect and I am truly excited to now be a part
this extraordinary organization"