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 .

Winnebago Fined $10K for Violations from April Workplace Death

Thu Jul 27, 2017

149219647062496.jpgThe Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the Winnebago plant in Middlebury, Indiana $10,000 for workplace violations after an employee was run over and killed by a forklift in April.

Elkhart County Coroner James Elliott said 54-year-old Rick Schlabach died of blunt force injuries in the accident at Winnebago Industries on 14th Street.

Two serious violations were noted: A windshield was installed on a forklift, which affected its operation, and the forklift wasn't operated at a safe speed, according to a story by WSBT 22.

Winnebago was given until Aug. 22 to fix those issues.

Officers in Middlebury were notified about the incident at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6 and responded, along with the Middlebury Fire Department. Rescue crews attempted to revive Schlabach, but he was pronounced dead at the plant of blunt force trauma, according to Elliott.