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 .
Mon Feb 19, 2018
Lippert Components, Inc. has announced the company’s Framed RV Window Division ended 2017 having produced more than 2 million windows. The milestone was officially reached in December 2017 by Plant 228, located in Goshen, Indiana.
In 2015 and 2016, Plant 228 produced 1.4 and 1.6 million windows, respectively, but 2017 was the first year in which the Framed RV Window Division surpassed the 2 million mark for its production of windows.
“I’m proud to say that the team at 228 built their 2,000,000th window for the year on Dec. 12, 2017,” says Plant 228’s General Manager Toby Crowley. “I asked the team how they wanted to celebrate, luncheon or a breakfast. They said that they wanted T-shirts so that they could wear them around town, loud and proud.”
LCI is the largest producer of school bus windows in North America and also manufactures windows for the RV, marine, and equestrian trailer industries.