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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 .

RVMH Hall of Fame Dinner Reservations Nearly Double as 2016

Tue Jul 11, 2017

149978707932742.jpgELKHART, Ind. - With the RV/MH Hall of Fame's Annual Induction Dinner celebrating the Class of 2017 less than four weeks away, it's time to make your final reservations for the Induction Dinner and Golf Classic, RV/MH Heritage Foundation President Darryl Searer says.

"Compared to this same time last year, dinner reservations for the Class of 2017 are running nearly double from what it was last year," Searer says.

The induction ceremony will be held on Aug. 7 at the Hall of Fame's Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart. That's also the day of the Hall of Fame's Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser, hosted by Christiana Creek Golf Course in Elkhart.

"We've reduced the golf price this year by $50 which has led to a sharp increase in golf registrations," Searer says.

The 2017 Induction Dinner celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail party, followed by the dinner and induction ceremonies at 6:30 p.m.

"I hope all the friends and colleagues of the inductees and industry members will join us in honoring these outstanding industry pioneers who have had a major impact on our professions and lives," Searer says.

Those being inducted in the Class of 2017 include:

RV Inductees

Edwin Baier
Evergreen RV Supply

Walter Bennett
Thor Industries

David Gorin
David Gorin Associates LLC

Woody Paylor
Woody's RV World

Martin Shea
Madison RV Supercenter, Inc.

MH Inductees

Dennis Beadle
Victorian Homes

Christine Lindsey
UMH Properties, Inc.

Doug Lippert
Lippert Components, Inc.

Spencer Roane
Boyd Roane Inc. and founder of Southeastern Community Owners

Michael Sullivan
Newport Pacific Family of Companies

"This event is truly a major industry affair," Searer says. "It not only honors the inductees who have attained a major milestone in their lives and careers; it's also an opportunity to network with industry leaders who normally attend the event. Don't wait; the registration forms are online for the Induction Dinner and/or the Golf Tournament."

For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.rvmhhalloffame.org. or call the Hall of Fame at 574-293-2344 or 800-378-8694.