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 .

Winnebago Partnership Aids with Cancer Screenings

Mon Nov 26, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

148244018890251.jpgWinnebago Industries and NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung, announce a partnership to provide access to mobile computed tomography (CT) services to underserved areas of the U.S.

Aiming to provide low-dose lung cancer screenings, Winnebago will provide J38S vehicles from the company’s Specialty Vehicle Division. The units will be equipped with NeuroLogica’s BodyTom Elite, a portable, full-body, 32-slice CT scanner. The mobile CT clinics will offer healthcare providers the ability to perform low-dose lung cancer screenings and travel city-to-city to improve access to lung diagnostic services.

NeuroLogica and Winnebago will display a mobile lung screening clinic at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., The clinic will be on display from Nov. 25-30, 2018, at Booth 5535 in the South Hall. In addition to the CT unit, the Winnebago units are equipped with optional all-electric/zero-emission powertrains via Winnebago’s partnership with Motiv Power Systems, a lithium-ion battery-based energy management system from Volta Power Systems that replaces the traditional generator for onboard power and reduces vehicle emissions and vehicle upfit and customization through Summit Bodyworks Specialty Vehicles, a Denver-based custom vehicle outfitter.

“We are proud to increase access to low-dose lung screenings through our partnership with Winnebago,” NeuroLogica’s COO David Webster says. “This is an important step toward delivering high-quality care to patients in the community, especially those patients beyond a healthcare systems’ immediate service area.”

“Winnebago has always been a market leader and industry innovator,” says Winnebago’s Director of Specialty Vehicles and Advanced Technology Jamie Sorenson. “This year, Winnebago celebrated being in business for 60 years, and for more than 40 of those years, Winnebago has produced commercial vehicles for all types of applications, with a focus on mobile outreach. This partnership with NeuroLogica represents the next evolution in mobile healthcare innovation and has the potential to dramatically change a person’s life.”