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 .
Fri Aug 4, 2017
Fairfax, Va. – In honor of Rex Floyd, a $3,000 contribution has been made to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center by his son Robert Floyd and Floyd's RVs. This makes Floyd’s RVs a Champions level donor and brings the dealership’s total giving to $13,500.
Rex Floyd founded Floyd’s Recreational Vehicles in 1969, operating from a small rented lot. The company soon outgrew that space and built a larger dealership on Interstate 35, where it remains today.
The elder Floyd was inducted into the RV/MH Hall of Fame in 2010. For his outstanding contributions to RVDA he received the association’s highest honor, the James B. Summers Award, in 1988. He was the first active dealer to receive the award.
“Rex Floyd was one of the most visionary dealers in RVDA when I joined the staff in 1988,” Former RVDA President Mike Molino says. "He was hungry for knowledge and an early adopter of new ideas.”
Additional donations have been made in memory of Rex Floyd by the Horsey Family Memorial Fund, PleasureLand RV Center, Inc., Motley RV Repair and RVDA. The total sum of contributions are $3,950 thus far.
“Growing up working at the dealership and attending manufacturer trips, RVIA Louisville show, RVDA Convention and supplier shows I got to see firsthand the impact my father had on the industry from the beginning to the end of his career,” Rex’s son, Robert Floyd says. “He put as much energy into building relationships on a National level as he did within the dealership, because he understood the importance of building a strong industry and how it would impact his own dealership and local market. He always kept an eye on the Big Picture.
“Even though my father did not physically own the dealership or was actively involved in the industry in the last couple of years, he kept a great attachment to what he put his heart and soul into for over 40+ years with daily calls to see how our day went and if I had heard the latest news within the industry.”
“He has taught me to keep an ‘eye on the big picture’ and think beyond my own dealership on what I can do to make a positive impact on the industry as a whole.”
says RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV Center. "Rex was a true champion of the industry. He was always willing to give of his time, talent and treasure to help the industry and his fellow dealers to flourish. He will be missed.”
Donations to the RV Learning Center fund programs including webinars on current topics, training and certification for dealership staff, essential publications and learning guides, and the Convention/Expo. Convenient online donations as well as a printable form that accommodates customized pledges and donations have simplified giving.
The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other RV industry members committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service provided by educated employees.
For more information go to the RV Learning Center’s website and learn more about what the RV Learning Center does for dealers and how you can help keep it going. The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.