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 .

Manufacturing Space Expanded at inTech

Thu Jan 4, 2018

151508176661274.jpgConstruction has begun on inTech RV’s new a 6,700-square-foot mezzanine, adding to the firm’s 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Nappanee, Indiana. The building was originally designed to enable the addition, taking advantage of its height to create additional space for cabinet production and other manufacturing needs.

Director of RV Operations, Rich Schnippel said the construction is not disrupting the manufacturing of the company’s lightweight all-aluminum trailers, whicvh include it’s Luna and Flyer lines. “The expansion was necessary not only to increase production, but to create the most efficient manufacturing environment possible,” he said.

“Our immediate need for the expansion came as a bit of a surprise,” Schnippel says, noting the success of the Luna teardrop trailer and continued popularity of the Flyer line. “But that’s really a good problem to have.”