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 .

Meyer Distributing Announces Lakewood, Wash. Location

Thu Nov 9, 2017

151026531988817.jpgJASPER, Ind. — Meyer Distributing, Inc, an automotive specialty products marketing and distribution company, announced the addition of its Lakewood, Washington location. The cross-dock will have a direct, next-day feed from Meyer's Portland, Oregon distribution hub which houses one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories and RV parts in the Northwest.

"While RV has been our core business in the Northwest, our traditional truck accessory business is really catching stride as customers see what we can bring to the table," says Cody Ziegler, National Sales Manager for Meyer. "We welcome customer feedback because it is essential in having the right mix of products on the shelf. We are increasing our inventories and reinvesting in the region each week. We have also established new service along the Oregon and Washington coasts as well as doubling delivery to the Seattle metropolitan area. Each customer serviced from the Lakewood, Washington cross-dock is now on next day delivery."

"It's been a pretty exhausting pace building out our infrastructure from a single location in Jasper, Indiana to now 10 distribution hubs and 56 logistic cross-docks in not much more than a decade," states Jeff Braun, CFO of Meyer. "It's been fun completing the map we planned so many years ago. We've just been so fortunate to have incredible employees all over the country that come in each day ready to work hard and work smart. Thanks again to our employees and our customers."