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 Oct 6, 2017
Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association has held its first board meeting under new Chairman Jeff McDermott of Wells Fargo in Cambridge, Ontario from Oct. 3-4. McDermott replaces Roger Faulkner of General Coach Canada who had previously served as the CRVA President for two terms from 2005-06 and most recently from 2010–17. Faulkner will remain on the CRVA Board as Past Chairman.
It is believed that this is the first time that both RVIA and CRVA have its Chairman employed by the same company in the same year. Bob Parish, also of Wells Fargo is the current RVIA Chairman.
CRVA’s Board of Directors were joined by Eleonore Hamm and Sam Parks from RVDA of Canada as well as Robert Trask of the Canadian Camping and RV Council to collaborate on the issues currently impacting the RV Industry in Canada including NAFTA negotiations, Go RVing Canada update, the Private Campground Small Business Tax issue and a discussion on ways to better promote CRVA and its members.
CRVA’s Board and industry partner guests enjoyed the opportunity to have a guided tour of Hymer Group North America’s new manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario in conjunction with its meetings.
“On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our genuine appreciation to Paul Cassidy and Jim Hammill for Hymer’s tremendous hospitality in welcoming the group,” McDermott says. “It is always truly memorable when we are provided with an opportunity to visit a Member’s facility.”
CRVA also welcomed Brad Harvey, Pro-Lite Manufacturing to the Board and announced that Claude Cote of Gulfstream Coach and Mac Donkin from Northern Lite Manufacturing are both retiring.
“CRVA extends sincere appreciation to both Claude and Mac for their outstanding commitment and service to the Canadian RV Industry and wishes them continued success and good health in their future,” McDermott says.
The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association has been in existence for more than 40 years, and works continually to promote all of the aspects pertaining to the quality and safety in the RVs built by the CRVA member companies in Canada and the United States. To this end, CRVA works closely with accredited companies in order to develop standards and codes specifically for recreation vehicles. The association ensures a continuity of professional standards beneficial to the RV industry and, ultimately, in the best interest of the consumer.