2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

The new RVs Move America Economic Impact Study, released June 3, 2019 at the annual meeting of RVIA, revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supporting nearly 600,000 jobs, contributing more than $32 billion in wages, and paying more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes. The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Vair Named HR VP at Hopkins Manufacturing

Fri Nov 30, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

154358880360354.pngEmporia, Kan.-based Hopkins Manufacturing Corp. appoints Duke R. Vair as Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Vair previously held a similar position at Brakebush Brothers Inc., a food processing, trucking and logistics company. Previously, Vair was also VP of Human Resources at AG Processing, a soybean oil and biofuels manufacturing company. Vair graduated with a B.S. in business form the University of Nebraska and holds an additional degree in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.

“We are pleased to have Duke join our team at Hopkins, President and CEO Bradley Kraft says. “His experience in building high performing cultures, teamwork, talent management, employee engagement and acquisitions, along with his exceptional overall HR background, will be invaluable to position him to lead Human Resources and our strategic culture growth initiative.”