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 Jul 5, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — A local company that has produced truck caps for the past 45 years is preparing to shift its focus to the recreational vehicle and marine industries.
Jason Industries, Inc. owner Jason Franklin says that the company, located at 1500 West Lusher Avenue, was selling its truck cap division to ATC Truck Covers, an Ottawa, Kansas-based company. The move will affect 70 workers in Elkhart, some of which will be moved to other divisions, but Franklin says a few layoffs are expected, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth.
The company is set to focus more on its custom pontoon and towable RV cap divisions.