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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 .

Dometic Plant Produces Record Number of Refrigerators

Tue Jul 25, 2017

150099700124034.jpgELKHART, Ind. – Dometic produced 18,069 refrigerators for use in RVs and other mobile applications at the Industrial Parkway facility in Elkhart during the month of June, setting a new record of units produced in a month.

Previously, the highest number of refrigerators produced in one month was in March of this year with a production volume of 17,481.

With refrigerator sales constantly growing, engineers at Dometic continue to improve processes in order for production team members to produce the maximum number of units possible.

“This has been an exciting year and these numbers could not have been accomplished without the teamwork and dedication of all the employees at the Industrial Parkway facility,” Dometic Operations Manager of the Americas RV Division Scott Bunger says. "It is very important to our Dometic associates that we take care of the needs of our customers by providing reliable products on time.”

Dometic has surpassed its previous record from March 2016 of 16,544 refrigerators produced in a single month twice this year due to the hard work of the team.