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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's Volunteer Site Now Connects Individuals with Opportunities

Tue Feb 13, 2018, a Lippert Components-developed web platform, is now enabling individuals, in addition to employees of partnering businesses, to log on and find a local volunteer opportunity.

“We’re excited to directly connect people with nonprofits in their community,” says Michilah Grimes, Acts of Service director. Acts of Service was inspired by Lippert Components’ 100,000 Hours of Community Service initiative.

“The platform makes it easy for people who care about their community and want to get involved, but don’t know where to start,” Grimes says. “We’re thrilled to help bridge the gap between volunteers and nonprofits.”

With an up-to-date community calendar, the website makes it easy and accessible for individuals or employers to find local nonprofit volunteer opportunities. Starting today, anyone can log on and sign up to volunteer whenever they have a spare hour, afternoon or day.

The Acts of Service registration process is quick and easy:
1. Go to
2. Create a Profile
3. Click on the Opportunity and Make A Difference

More than 100,000 volunteer hours have been logged on the site since it was launched last year. Acts of Service hopes to double that number and has set a 2018 goal to reach 200,000 volunteer hours.

In addition to making volunteerism convenient and easy, the site allows groups or companies to set team goals, record and track collective and individual team member volunteer hours, and report their community impact, according to Lippert.

“This platform is perfect for everyone from high school students looking for community service hours to busy professionals looking to make an impact but are unable to commit to long-term volunteer obligation,” Grimes says.

Nonprofits continually update their needs on the site, providing opportunities for volunteers to find a cause they’re passionate about and a time that works with their schedule.

“With the help of Acts of Service volunteers, we were able to transform school libraries into 21st century learning spaces and school courtyards into learning gardens,” says Ashley Molyneaux, Elkhart Education Foundation executive director. “Acts of Service volunteers helped us save fundraising dollars for other critical needs and engage new supporters in our mission.”

Acts of Service also plans to expand to connect volunteers with local nonprofits in communities across the country.

For more information on Acts of Service, visit its new Facebook page or