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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 .

LCI Announces Acts of Service Website Adds More Corporations

Wed Oct 4, 2017

Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. has announced that the community service website, www.ActsofService.com, has added several new corporations and nonprofits to the site’s user base.

In June 2017, LCI was joined by Kem Krest Corporation and Genesis Products in utilizing the Acts of Service website and in social responsibility efforts. Since then, seven additional corporations have joined the initiative and registered. Acts of Service welcomes Brunswick, Cintas, Gibson, Heritage Financial Group, Interra Credit Union, Smoker Craft and Welch Packaging.

The site features a variety of resources that connect users with charitable causes they are passionate about and aids in overall community outreach. Site users can sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities, track and log the number of hours they’ve spent volunteering, keep up with their corporation’s social responsibility initiatives, access a community calendar of volunteer events and search for opportunities with a variety of filters including by location and nonprofit type.

“The Acts of Service volunteers are a true blessing to our organization,” Elkhart Education Foundation Executive Director Ashley Molyneaux says. “We are in the middle of re-imagining all 14 elementary school libraries in our district and feel like we are constantly taxing our own board for volunteer hours. Having the Acts of Service pool of volunteers to draw from has made it possible for us to create these innovative spaces for our students without disrupting the school schedule. They can come in and get the job done over a period of hours rather than weeks.”

“Welch Packaging appreciates the leadership that LCI has shown in getting people more involved in community service in Elkhart County, and we’re honored to take part in the Acts of Service project,” Welch Packaging President Scott Welch says. “Lippert has been great in supporting Welch Packaging’s efforts to get our associates engaged and to help in understanding how the program works. We look forward to continuing to work with Lippert to make Elkhart a great place to work and live.”

“We’re very excited to see this service adopted by other corporations,” LCI Director of Philanthropic Partnerships Michilah Grime says. “We’ve been very encouraged by the community’s support of this resource.”

Acts of Service encourages all interested corporations and nonprofits to join.