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 .

Lippert Components Hires New Leader in Training at Goshen Plant

Tue Oct 10, 2017

150765021197376.jpgElkhart, Ind. — Former NFL football player Trevor Robinson has joined the Leadership in Training program at Lippert Components, Inc. Robinson joins the LCI team as Leader in Training at LCI’s Plant 45 in Goshen, Indiana where he will prepare for an operational management role within the company.

Robinson was born and raised in Nebraska and later attended the University of Notre Dame where he studied business management and was a member of the school’s football team. For the last five years, Robinson played professional football for the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Diego Chargers, and most recently, the Atlanta Falcons.

“I'm excited about a career at LCI because I wanted to be part of a team that aligns with my priorities and is committed to winning,” Robinson says. “I am very impressed with LCI’s success in the RV industry and believe the company’s current leadership and dedication to leadership training is a very positive and appealing aspect.”

Lippert’s Leadership in Training program, initiated in 1994 by LCI CEO Jason Lippert and his team, aims to build long-term management teams within the company. The program focuses on bringing college-educated individuals from all areas of the country and outside the business into the recreational vehicle industry in order to bring diversity to an industry that typically recruits only regionally.

“Our LIT program is a unique facet of our business,” Jason Lippert says. “Without proper training and introduction to our operations, LCI would not be as successful. Our front line leaders are a critical component to our success, and we’re very excited to bring Trevor into the fold and know he will make an immediate impact.”

The curriculum of the program is designed to provide trainees with a roadmap that introduces them to LCI’s unique culture, defined by its core values, while giving them exposure to the product-building process during their time spent in the ‘trenches’ of the company’s infrastructure. In turn, the program allows LCI to assess future management and determine where their skill sets would be best utilized, resulting in a high-performance workforce.

Since its inception more than two decades ago, LCI’s LIT program has cultivated a few hundred talented individuals within Lippert’s leadership teams.