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 .
Fri Jan 5, 2018
Meyer Distributing, Inc. is adding a new cross-docking facility in Harlingen, Texas, say company officials from the Jasper Indiana firm.
“We have focused on increasing sales of exhaust products and RV parts in South Texas,” says Gary Filipski, the sales manager of the southern United States for Meyer. “We are thankful so many customers are giving us a good look and seeing quickly what we can bring to the table to help their businesses and margins.”
Meyer, an industry leader in automotive specialty products marketing and distribution, is continuing to invest in both inventory and infrastructure in Texas, says CFO Jeff Braun. The cross-dock will have a direct, next-day feed from Meyer's Dallas distribution hub which houses one of the largest inventories of automotive accessories and RV parts in the South.
“We have been at capacity for some time on this South Texas lane, and we’re looking forward to dedicating more truck space to this route to better serve our customers in 2018,” Braun said. “We are hopeful everyone will see earlier deliveries with this local presence.”