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 .

Horizon Global Engineer Recognized as SEMA 35 Under 35

Tue Nov 14, 2017

151067432091194.jpgPlymouth, Mich.—Horizon Global has announced that Erik Fritz, a heavy-duty design engineer, was recently recognized as one of Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA), 35 Under 35 for his outstanding performance and hard work.

Over the last five years, SEMA News has made it a tradition to release a list of 35 individuals who exemplify leadership skills, create and use modern technology, and take initiative to further advance products and methods in the automotive industry.

“I am incredibly thankful to have been selected for this award and look forward to what the future holds for me at Horizon Global,” Fritz says.

Fritz worked, to start, as an intern with Horizon Global, during which time he designed two hitches for the company. In January, he was hired as a full-time engineer and created a Draw-Tite-branded front-mount receiver that helped increase sales by more than $32,000 in 2016. Fritz’s most recent accomplishment was receiving a patent on an above-bed gooseneck adapter design.