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
MIDDLEBURY, Indiana — Criminal charges will not be filed in the death of a Winnebago Towables employee who was fatally struck by a forklift at the company’s Middlebury recreational vehicle manufacturing plant in April.
Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney Vicki Becker said in an email Monday, based on the investigation conducted by the Middlebury Police Department, there was insufficient evidence to justify charging anyone in the death of Rick Schlabach, 54, from Howe, according to a story by the Goshen News.
Middlebury police officers concluded during their investigation that Schlabach died after being struck by a forklift on April 6 at the Middlebury manufacturing plant, 201 14th St. An autopsy showed Schlabach's death was the result of blunt force injuries.