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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 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