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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 .

Meyer Distributing Announces New Branch

Fri Sep 7, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

151666080492485.pngMeyer Distributing has added a new location in Spokane, Wash.

The cross-dock will have a direct, next-day feed from Meyer's Portland, Ore., distribution hub, which houses one of the largest inventories of RV parts and automotive accessories in the Pacific Northwest.

“We have substantially grown our RV and towing business in the Northwest over the last couple years,” states Jason Lents, the RV sales manager for Meyer. “We are thankful so many customers are giving us a good look and seeing quickly what we can bring to the table to help their businesses and margins. We look forward to helping our customers in the region with their winterization programs!”

Other new Meyer locations have also launched this year, including branches in Texas, Missouri and Arizona.

“We continue to reinvest in inventory, personnel, and equipment in the Northwest,” says Jeff Braun, CFO of Meyer. “We’re way ahead of schedule on our growth plans in the region and have opened two new logistics points in Washington recently to handle the increased volume. We thank the customers for putting their trust in us!”