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 .

Northwood Manufacturing Names New President and CEO

Thu Dec 7, 2017

La Grande, Ore.—Northwood Investments, the parent company to Northwood Manufacturing and Outdoors RV Manufacturing, has announced the promotion of Craig Orton to president and chief executive officer. Outgoing President and CEO Jim Jones took a brief sabbatical in late October and had been talking for several months about spending more time with his family.

Orton has been a longtime employee at Northwood, where he has served as chief financial officer for more than 10 years. Prior to his stint at Northwood, Orton served as a group controller for Jeld-Wen Inc., where he oversaw five international and nine domestic entities.

“Given Craig’s familiarity with both companies, along with his well-established relationships with our current staff, this will be a truly seamless transition,” Northwood Chief Operations Officer Ward King says. “All business operations at both facilities will continue to run as they currently have been.”