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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 .

Top Tech and 40 Under 40 Winners Feted by Hometown

Fri Feb 9, 2018

151638138871334.pngTop Tech Champion Brandon Galbreath and RV Industry Association 40 under 40 recipient Kary Galbreath, both of D&N RV Service of Guntersville, Alabama, were honored at a special ceremony in their hometown on Jan. 27, according to a story from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

“D&N RV Service hosted a celebration gathering more than 250 residents to thank the community for their support, as well as their appreciation to customers, the local community and the state of Alabama,” the story states. “Local and state officials were also present with other influential pillars of the community including: Mayor Leigh Dollar, Alabama State Attorney General Steve Marshall, State Sen. Clay Scofield, Marshall County Sherriff Scott Walls, Director of Marshal Co. Trade School Sherman Leeth, local DJ Bruce Underwood, and Ken Nix, owner of D&N RV Service among others, to present trophies to each winner. Bruce Hopkins, VP of standards and Liz Crawford, SVP of trade shows and events were also in attendance representing the RV Industry Association.”

Kary Galbreath was recognized for her accomplishments during the RV Industry Association’s Outlook Breakfast at the National RV Trade Show in November, 2017. Nominated by her peers, she was selected as a current and future leader of the industry and a 40 under 40 recipient by the RV Industry Association’s Trade Shows and Events Committee.

The Top Tech Challenge tested competitors to diagnose several RV service issues as fast as they could under the pressure of a running clock and in front of an audience. Brandon Galbreath successfully beat out seven RV Top Tech finalists over two rounds in a competition to quickly and accurately diagnose RV problems including troubleshooting a water heater fault, troubleshooting a 12-volt fault and troubleshooting a refrigerator fault—in record time and with accuracy. Besides being crowned the Top Tech Champion during the competition, he received a Top Tech trophy and was presented with a $10,000 grand prize.

The competition was sponsored by Airxcel, Dometic, Lippert Components and Thetford. Highlights from the Top Tech Challenge can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.