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 .
Mon Oct 9, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. —Troy Nusbaum, Director of OEM Sales for Dicor Corporation, has raised more than $110,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana.
That figure was announced last week at McDazzle, the RMHC of Michiana fundraiser. Nusbaum participated in the “Men in Kilts” campaign for RMHC.
The annual Men in Kilts fundraiser features volunteers raising money while dressed in their best kilt by visiting people and companies and asking for their support. The fundraising began in June and on Oct. 5 at the McDazzle Gala hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana, it was announced that Nusbaum raised a record $110,000 only to learn moments later that another Men in Kilt finished with more than $120,000.
“I am very proud to have been a part of the Men in Kilts fundraiser,” Nusbaum says. “I met some great people during this process including patient’s families. I also want to congratulate the winner Tim Chapman and all the Men in Kilts, as together we set a fundraising record. I am so honored to be part of an organization that provides light, hope and love of others”.
The Ronald McDonald House charity provides a place of respite and overnight stay for parents or legal guardians of seriously ill or injured children (newborn to 21) receiving medical treatment. While the hospital takes care of the children, Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to relax or sleep or eat a hot meal or grab a shower. The facility provides day rooms, three kitchens, computer hook-ups, laundry rooms and 20 overnight rooms among other services all at no charge.