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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 .

K-Z Hires Industry Veteran as PDI Supervisor

Wed Sep 6, 2017

150471129036519.jpgSHIPSHEWANA, Ind. – RV industry veteran Robert Page has joined K-Z as PDI supervisor for the company’s K-Z, Venture and Livin’ Lite brands of towables. As such, he will perform quality check inspections on all Brands produced by K-Z.

“Rob is a seasoned veteran, having served the RV industry for over 30 years,” Corporate Vice President Delbert Miller says. “He started out building fiberglass RV caps, and worked his way up to operations director of a smaller RV company. He spent over 10 years performing systems checks, corporate compliance inspections and overseeing codes and standards, so he’s well-versed in PDI and up to the task at hand.”

“It’s really apparent that K-Z is planning for the future in a huge way, with their recent $4.8 million, 80,750-square-foot lamination expansion project and solid lineup of 2018 products,” Page says. “I’m excited to head up their pre-delivery inspection department, and good things will continue to come from this program.”

Page joined the RV industry in the 1980s. A native of Hawaii, he lives locally with his family, enjoying camping, hunting, fishing and overseas travel whenever possible.