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
Jayco, Inc., a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc. and a leader in the recreational vehicle industry, will celebrate the expansion of its Twin Falls, ID campus with a groundbreaking ceremony next week.
“Our decision to expand our Twin Falls location was solidified due to the support from our partners at the Idaho Department of Commerce, City of Twin Falls and the Twin Falls County Commissioners,” says Matt Thompson, chief operating officer for Jayco, Inc. “We’re thrilled to break ground on an exciting new chapter that will help us continue to support our customer base in Idaho, surrounding states and Canada.”
The expansion will improve service to dealers in the western U.S. and Canada and grow the manufacturing footprint Jayco has built over the past 12 years in Idaho. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Jayco’s Twin Falls location, 511 Hankins Rd S.
“Jayco’s decision to expand in Idaho is a testament to what makes our state a great place to do business,” says Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little. “Our teams at the local and state level are dedicated to giving companies like Jayco the best possible environment to continue to grow in Idaho and expand their customer base and workforce.”
Jayco is actively seeking qualified job applicants, partnering with the College of Southern Idaho’s Workforce Training Program for training. The 235,000-square-foot manufacturing facility is expected to accommodate about 300 new workers by mid-year.
“After more than a decade in Twin Falls, it is an honor to celebrate Jayco’s success and the partnership we have cultivated since 2005,” says Twin Falls County Commissioner Don Hall. “Not only will the expansion bring more jobs for our region’s hardworking professionals but will continue to support the quality craftmanship that helps build these recreation trailers right here in our community.”
To learn more about Jayco’s mission and Jayco® products, please visit their website at www.jayco.com.