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 .

Torklift Promotes Kyle Bonita to National Sales Manager

Thu Aug 24, 2017

150350725664123.jpgSUMNER, Wash. - Torklift International has promoted Kyle Bonita to National Sales Manager to oversee national sales reps, inside sales and dealer training programs.

“Kyle is the right person for this position,” Torklift President Jack Kay says. “He grew up in our company and knows all the ins and outs from production to customer service and now sales. He’s been in the sales department for two years and has attended distributor shows, trained national sales reps and dealers and has also assisted in building our inside sales team. His ambition and focused dedication has propelled him through the company. His diversified background knowledge about our company enables him to fulfill this position and take it to the next level. With Kyle at the helm, we’ve had the best year in company history.”

Bonita will continue to attend distributor trade shows where he will host training seminars, launch a webinar and in-person training plan for dealers, outside sales reps and distributor partners, will continue to expand Torklift’s inside sales team and is responsible for OEM business.

“I’m excited to cultivate the relationships with our partners as well as serve our customer base,” Bonita says. "Torklift has always been more than a company to me. Everyone is treated like family and, as National Sales Manager, being able to carry that torch of family values that Torklift is founded on is important to me and an honor.”

“This is only the beginning of Kyle’s story here at Torklift," Kay says. "He’s made such an impact in his young career and we can’t wait to see what the next several years look like. It’s in our company culture to promote from within and go after those folks who really have a fire in their heart to succeed and Kyle embodies that. I am proud of him. As a teen, Kyle was a national BMX racing champion. It makes sense that his ambition on the race track translates to his ambition on a professional level.”