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 .
Mon Aug 21, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. - A global technology company that recently opened its U.S. headquarters in Elkhart says its latest endeavor shows "we dream big and then make it happen."
Furrion, which manufactures high-end products for the RV industry, has debuted its latest product, Prosthesis, a mechanized racing suit which it says uses robotics to deliver super-human power to users. In the latest INdiana Connections e-newsletter, founder and Chief Executive Officer Aaron Fidler says the product is the first step in building a new sport featuring "mechanized athletes."
Furrion, which has its main office in Hong Kong, celebrated the grand opening of its U.S. headquarters in May. At the time, the company said the facility would initially house 30 employees, with the potential to add 50 more over the course of the next year. It is home to the company's U.S. sales and marketing operations as well as product testing, research and development and robotics space, according to a story by Inside Indiana Business.
The company has made its name supplying luxury appliances and consumer electronics for RVs and yachts. It partners with Elkhart-based Lippert Components on products including TVs, camera systems and kitchen appliances. The company also has locations in China and the United Kingdom.