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 Names Stults to Development Post

Thu Jan 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154652930216273.jpgLippert Components Inc. announces appointment of Lindsey Stults to direct the company’s business development within emerging markets.

Stults attended Indiana University and began his career in 1986 with Babsco Inc., an electrical distributor to the RV and residential building product industries. In 1998, he started Odyssey Group in Elkhart, Ind. , a distribution company primarily dealing in electrical products. Later, he assembled a team that entered into the plumbing, hardware and fastener, building materials, and electronics categories for the RV, residential building products, specialty vehicles, marine and transit markets in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Stults worked as a consultant, advising manufacturing businesses on strategic acquisitions.

“Lindsey is an industry veteran with great relationships and a great perspective. He has a depth of experience in many of our key markets, as well as markets that we’re committed to growing, which will only make us more effective,” LCI Chief Sales Officer Andy Murray says.

“Lindsey has an amazing, positive attitude that has led to many great relationships throughout the industries we serve. His background, combined with his passion for people, make him a great fit for the LCI family,” LCI CEO Jason Lippert says.

Additionally, Stults will work alongside LCI’s sales teams to increase the company’s exposure to new markets and help build LCI’s portfolio into emerging markets for the leisure vehicle and mobile transportation industries.

“I’m humbled and honored to join this amazing team at LCI. From the outside looking in all these years, it was easy to see how the culture and growth go hand in hand with Jason and his leadership group,” Stults says.