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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 .

Thor Motor Coach Partners with The Crossing for High School Training

Tue Aug 1, 2017

150160018583611.jpgWAKARUSA, Ind. - Every child deserves a great education, which is why Thor Motor Coach is once again partnering with The Crossing, to make sure every student gets a chance at becoming a successful one. This week, administration from Thor Motor Coach and The Elkhart Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship gathered to unveil the onsite classroom for upcoming students.

The Crossing, a job training program for high school aged students, was so overwhelmingly popular last year that Thor Motor Coach built an onsite classroom in Wakarusa to provide extra convenience for the students. This fall will be Thor Motor Coach’s third year participating.

“We believe in investing in our community,” Thor Motor Coach Director of Human Resources Laurie Hover says. "This partnership hasn’t only affected the students, it has moved our employees. They have enjoyed the students’ presence and it has been a truly eye-opening experience for all those involved.”