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 .
Fri Sep 15, 2017
Winegard Company is announcing plans to unveil its new Innovation Center during the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House. The new facility, located at 401 Northpointe Boulevard in Elkhart, Indiana is located near toll road exit 92 and the area 's hotels. The facility will be open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 20, and from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.
The facility highlights the latest Winegard products, including the newest systems in the ConnecT lineup, Winegard’s WiFi and 4G data products. With a fully functioning display, dealers and OEM personnel can see firsthand how the products function, view signal measurements and operational advantages.
"With over 20 products on display, with full functionality, customers can for the first time see why Winegard products outperform the competition, right here in Elkhart," RV OEM Business Development Manager Jennifer Hernandez says.
The facility also boasts a training center which can accommodate up to 25 people.
“We now have the ability to host dealers, installers and sales teams right here in Elkhart, with full access to functional product,” Hernandez says. “This will help us to continue our top levels of support to all of our channel partners.”
"We are excited to officially launch our new Elkhart location in coordination with the 2017 RV Open House and cordially invite dealers and OEMs alike to visit over the course of the event," RV Sales and Marketing Manager Keith Larson says.