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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 .

Lippert Components to Show Somnum Mattresses at GATS

Mon Aug 14, 2017

Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. will display the somnum Sleeper Series premium mattress line at The Great American Trucking Show held this month in Dallas, Texas. The somnum Sleeper Series features a variety of premium sleep solutions for the Class 8 truck driver. LCI will display the mattress line at booth 30013 during the convention from Aug. 24–26.

“We’re very excited to showcase the somnum Sleeper Series mattresses at GATS," LCI Business Development Manager Mike Padrnos says. "We’ve put a lot of research into the development of this premium mattress line, and we’ve been receiving a lot of positive feedback from fleets and owner operators alike. Much attention has been put into the improved quality of the driver’s seat; but the reality is, if the driver isn’t driving, he or she is likely sleeping. With all the studies showing how better sleep is directly related to better health, higher alertness and improved productivity and safety, we felt it was time for someone to pay attention to the quality of the driver’s mattress.”

Somnum’s Sleeper Series features four unique mattress constructions: the Traveler 5-inch Indura Spring dual-sided Mattress, the Journey 7-inch dual-sided Innerspring Mattress, the Voyage 8-inch no-flip Memory Foam Mattress and the Escape 10-inch no-flip Gel Foam Mattress. Each somnum construction is available in a broad range of dimensions to allow for use in a wide variety of sleeper applications and configurations. Somnum Sleeper Series mattresses carry a three-year warranty, and each model features a distinctive support structure to provide quality sleep solutions to suit a variety of slumber preferences.

GATS is an interactive, public convention for trucking professionals that focuses on improving the overall trucking industry. More than 50,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors meet at GATS each year, representing truck, trailer, engine, component and parts manufacturers.

For additional details on the somnum Sleeper Series mattress line or to find a dealer in your area, contact Mike Padrnos at mpadrnos@lci1.com.