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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 .

RV Factory Hires New Company President

Wed Jul 12, 2017

149987351770198.jpgElkhart, Ind. - The RV Factory, a factory direct manufacturer of high-end fifth wheels under the Luxe and Ambition name brands and the Weekend Warrior fifth wheel toy hauler has announced the appointment of Steve Janowski to president of the company.

Janowski comes from a distinguished career in banking and the automotive industry before joining Nexus RV as the business manager in 2015. He joined the RV Factory during the acquisition of Augusta RV.

“I am very impressed with the entire staff as they have brought two good companies together to make one great company,” Janowski says. "The products we make are the very best in their respective categories and adding the factory direct sales model enhances the overall buying experience.”

“Steve has jumped into the product and the process and has shown a real enthusiasm in getting everyone working toward the same goal," Outgoing President Claude Donati says. "He will do a great job in leading the company and creating some of the best RV experiences possible for our customers. As we merged these companies, it has been my role to put many of the processes and people together to assure future success. I look forward to assisting Steve in any way possible. My focus will go back to taking Nexus RV to the next level."

The RV Factory was founded in 2014 by Brian Shea.