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 .

Newmar Hosts Vendor Appreciation Banquet

Tue Oct 24, 2017

150885973743820.jpgNewmar Corporation hosted an elite group at its annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet Thursday evening Oct. 19 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana.

About 175 people attended the event, at which premier vendors and their employees were honored in various categories. They are honored for outstanding performance in service and supply to Newmar with various components and material used in production of high quality motorhome products. This year’s winner of the prestigious Virgil Miller Award of Excellence was Equipment Services.

The annual banquet recognizes suppliers for outstanding performance based on internal
surveys measuring each supplier in multiple categories while interacting with Newmar’s
purchasing, manufacturing, quality, service and engineering departments. A score of 215 of
222 possible points were required for the vendors to earn an invitation to the evening’s
festivities. Individuals are recognized for the service, dedication and commitment to serve

The companies and individuals recognized were:

Customer Service Award
• Judy Hefel - Flexsteel Industries
• Stacy Miller – REM Industries
• Laura Frizzo - Paramount Plastics
• Amanda Girten – Positron Corp
Sales Person of the Year:
• Kurt Hand - DH Machine
Delivery Service Award
• Randy Link – Flexsteel Industries
Engineering Innovation Award
• Flexsteel Industries – Sofa to Bunk
Top Ten Suppliers:
• Natural Stone and Tile
• Elkhart Bedding
• Mid States Bolt
• Ramco Engineering
• Quality Hardwoods
• Clean Seal Inc.
• Flexsteel Industries
• Sika Corporation
• Country Road Doors
• DH Machine
Virgil Miller Award
• Equipment Service