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 .
Thu Feb 1, 2018
To help dealers better meet the demand of an industry with its pedal on the metal, Keystone RV Company has established a Technical Training Academy for Keystone, Dutchmen and CrossRoads dealerships seeing higher retail demand for service.
“This investment in the KRV Technical Training Academy is a commitment to help our dealers deliver the best customer service experience in the industry,” says Rick Deisler, Keystone vice president of service operations. “Through the Academy we will be working hands-on with dealer technicians to ensure the highest level of skill while keeping the dealership up to date on the latest Keystone technology.”
The KRV Technical Training Academy is located in Keystone’s Goshen Indiana complex at 2425 Davis Drive. The Academy will offer three-day training courses for entry-level technicians and advanced-level (already certified/master-certified) technicians. Techs completing the course receive credit for continuing education hours if already certified through RVIA.
Heading up the Academy will be Randy Davis, a 30-year industry veteran and 20-year master certified technician. Davis notes that four three-day training sessions have been scheduled through May, with the first session kicking off Feb. 6th.
“We were blown away by the positive response. Within a matter of hours many of the available training slots were filled. In fact, we only have a few left for the May session.” Davis says. “We are building a long-term program to help our dealers excel in all levels of technical skill. The popularity of the program speaks to the need for this kind of hands-on manufacturer training.”
Academy course schedules are available on Key Express or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.