2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Lippert Components Promotes Assistant General Manager for Plant 58

Fri Nov 3, 2017

150964873457430.jpgElkhart, Ind.—Lippert Components, Inc. has announced the promotion of Ian Nielsen to assistant general manager for the company’s Ramp and Baggage Door operations at Plant 58. Previously, Nielsen spent six months training for a managerial position with the company through the Leadership in Training (LIT) Program.

In his new role, Nielsen is responsible for assisting and supporting the manufacturing efforts, operations, development and overall growth of LCI’s ramp and baggage door product lines.

“Ian’s leadership and compassion is second to none. With his knowledge of the RV industry, Ian brings depth to the team at Plant 58,” LCI Vice President of Operations Steve Jenkins says. “More importantly, the meaningful relationships Ian has been developing with our team members, customers and the community is a definite strength, and I’m very excited to see Ian’s continued growth at LCI.”

“What excites me is the ability to see and experience different facets of operations before being fully responsible for the operations,” Nielsen says. “I am excited to get acclimated to the [Plant 58] team and culture and see how I can impact it.”

Prior to joining LCI’s LIT Program, Nielsen earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University where he studied Health and Physical Education. During his four-year collegiate career, Nielsen played baseball for both Ball State University and Taylor University while managing to achieve Dean’s List status each semester. Nielsen completed the first two years of his undergraduate degree at Ball State before transferring to Taylor University to complete his undergraduate education.

Additionally, Nielsen has accrued several notable accolades:

• Class of 2008 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar – LaPorte County, Indiana
• 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Baseball Team
• Two-Time CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America College Division Second Team