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 .

Raatz, Conway Promoted to New Sales Positions by Southwire

Tue Jan 23, 2018

Southwire has announced that it has promoted Bobby Raatz to director of sales, mobile power and electrical safety.

Raatz will be tasked with bringing additional focus to Southwire’s RV and marine business, as well as assisting in developing and executing strategic initiatives to promote Southwire’s growth and presence in those key markets. In addition, Raatz will help continue development of education programs that stress the importance of electrical safety, which are designed for dealers and consumers.

“Bobby has done a tremendous job of driving growth in our RV business and we are excited to expand his role with Southwire,” says Southwire’s Vice President of In Vehicle Sales, Marc Hall.

To help with these initiatives, Southwire also has appointed Mike Conway as an outside sales manager covering RV OEM and electrical safety business in the Southwire’s Midwest territory.

“Mike is a valuable addition and will be an integral part of our continued growth in the OEM market,” Hall says. “Mike brings a long history of working with the Southwire product family and has great relationships with our OEM partners.”

Southwire has also launched new websites for their RV and Marine product lines. For current product information, please visit rvpower.southwire.com and marinepower.southwire.com.