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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 .

Grand Design Announces $10 Million Expansion Plans

Thu Aug 24, 2017

150222239281385.jpgMiddlebury, Ind. - Grand Design Recreational Vehicles has announced expansion plans totaling more than $10 million in its infrastructure.

Grand Design RV continues to experience unprecedented growth and is expanding once again. With more than 1,200 employees and production of more than 40,000 units, current expansion plans totaling more than $10 million include the construction of two new state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, as well as expansions to current manufacturing plants.

“Grand Design RV has been blessed with record breaking retail orders in all GDRV brands," Grand Design President and CEO Don Clark says. "In order to keep up with the growing demand of our products, we need to expand our north and south campuses. The addition of these new facilities, along with planned expansions, will allow us to increase our manufacturing capacity, expand our product offering and create more jobs in Elkhart County and Northern Indiana.

"We’ve experienced tremendous growth in our first five years and none of it would have been possible without the outstanding support of our dedicated team members, industry’s best dealer network, suppliers and especially our loyal retail customers. Thank you all for your trust in Grand Design and growing with us.”

Nuway Construction, a design/build general contractor, located in Goshen, Indiana was selected for the project.

“We are excited to once again partner with Grand Design and look forward to helping them meet the escalating demand for their products," Nuway Construction President Randy Huffman says. "It is very rare to see a company grow at the incredible rate Grand Design has and we are proud to play a small role in this very special company’s accomplishments.”

At the event were Indiana Senator Todd Young, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, who addressed the group on hand, according to Grand Design Director of Marketing Bill Martin.

Target completion date for this project is spring 2018.

Grand Design RV, headquartered in Middlebury, Indiana, manufactures the market leading Reflection Fifth Wheel and Travel Trailer, flagship Solitude Extended Stay Fifth Wheel, luxury Momentum Toy Hauler and lightweight Imagine Travel Trailer product lines. Since its founding in 2012, Grand Design RV has become one of the fastest growing RV companies in history and is rated among the highest quality RV manufacturers. Grand Design RV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Winnebago Industries.