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 .

Aluminum Trailer Co. Opens New Factory in Nappanee

Tue Aug 22, 2017

NAPPANEE, Ind. — Aluminum Trailer Co. has opened its new factory and headquarters.

The company cut a ceremonial ribbon Tuesday morning on its plant at 751 N. Tomahawk Trail, just south of C.R. 52 and on the west edge of the city. ATC is building its custom and semi-custom all-aluminum car hauler trailers at the plant.

The company now has three plants in Nappanee, according to a story by The Goshen News.

“We have been at the process of creating this space for almost four years now,” ATC Founder and CEO Steve Brenneman says. "We were able to really lay it out based on some years of experience with lean manufacturing and process excellence.”