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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 .

Lippert Introduces Mattress Made of 100 Percent Recyclable Material

Fri Feb 2, 2018

151784913110992.pngLippert Components, Inc. says the new somnum® EnviroSpring mattress, made of 100 percent recyclable materials, will be displayed at four national collegiate housing and sustainability conferences this year.

“One of the main issues that we had identified was the way in which colleges and universities with on-campus housing were handling the disposal of their dormitory mattresses. Colleges and universities send hundreds, or even thousands, of mattresses to landfills every year, and we wanted to develop a mattress that would put an end to that,” says Mike Padrnos, business development manager for the somnum mattress line. “The beauty of the EnviroSpring mattress is in its ability to be deconstructed after years of use and recycled into a brand new EnviroSpring mattress. We’re very excited to introduce this mattress to the collegiate housing and sustainability decision makers.”

In information supplied by LCI, the EnviroSpring was designed to help reduce post-consumer waste and be both durable and comfortable while boasting a 100 percent recyclable construction. The EnviroSpring’s “dual-density” construction allows for both firm support and soft comfort by flipping the mattress from one side to the other. The EnviroSpring’s unique, recyclable polymer/fiber core provides all of the comfort of a standard innerspring mattress, without adding weight from traditional steel innersprings.