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 .

K-Z Dealer Hall’s RV Wins Bronze Retailer of the Year Award

Fri Nov 17, 2017

151093488391498.jpgSHIPSHEWANA, Ind.—K-Z dealer Hall’s RV Inc., of Albertville, Alabama, was recently awarded the Bronze Retailer of the Year title.

According to Alabama Retail News, the Retailer of the Year awards started in 1999, and honor retailers who have demonstrated growth, innovation and a commitment to their respective communities. Hall’s RV was selected from more than 90 nominees.

“Consistent profits and increased sales earned the Hall family and Hall’s RV the title of Alabama’s 2017 Bronze Retailer of the Year Award in the Annual Sales 41 Million to $5 Million category,” according to Alabama Retail News.

The Retail Association honored the Halls at a luncheon in Birmingham held in cooperation with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Collat School of Business.

Marlene Snyder, K-Z vice president of sales and marketing, attended the awards luncheon honoring Randy and Sarah Hall.

“A couple of years ago, Hall’s purchased 19 acres and built an entirely new facility,” Snyder says. “Their passion for their work and customers is second to none, and we couldn’t be more proud to include them in our dealer body.”

Earlier this year, Hall’s was named Small Business of the Year by the local Albertville Chamber of Commerce. It was they who nominated Hall’s for the Retailer of the Year opportunity. Hall’s also has been nominated by the Partnership of Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama as a finalist for Alabama’s Small Business of the Year award.

K.Z., Inc., a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., is headquartered in Shipshewana, Indiana, and was founded in 1972. K-Z produces several widely-recognized brands of recreational vehicles, including Connect, Durango, Sportsmen, Sportster, Spree, Sidewinder and Venom, in addition to products offered by Venture RV and Livin’ Lite.