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 .

LCI Launches Lippert Academy for Leadership

Tue Feb 5, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154938293169227.pngLippert Components Inc. (LCI) announces it has launched the Lippert Academy for Leadership. Dustin Kaehr will be the academy’s director.

The Lippert Academy for Leadership is a separate division within LCI. It serves external businesses, nonprofits and individuals with a variety of programs and offerings, including on-site training and leadership development programs, executive coaching, speaking engagements, and a two-day in-house leadership development experience.

“As we’ve grown, learned and refined our own leadership training and development programs, our company recognized that this was a wonderful opportunity to take some of that knowledge and support the leadership, cultural and business goals of other organizations,” LCI CEO Jason Lippert says. “We’re very excited to officially launch the Lippert Academy for Leadership, and we hope to have a lasting impact on the professional growth of leaders everywhere.”

The Lippert Academy for Leadership builds on and shares what LCI has learned through its mission to align business and cultural strategies to impact the lives of its 11,000 team members in more 65 facilities across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Since beginning this mission, the company’s attrition has dropped from more than 120 percent to below 30 percent in the last six years.

The academy can customize leadership training and development to meet the needs of any organization.

“We’ve helped companies with strategic planning, leadership training and the development and implementation of core values and mission statements,” Kaehr says. “These successes are just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish through the Lippert Academy for Leadership. We are excited to share our knowledge and tools with other like-minded businesses.”

The academy is open to all interested companies and businesses and is not specific to any one industry or company size.

For the past two years, Kaehr served as one of LCI’s directors of leadership development. He has more than 20 years of experience helping large and small organizations with leadership challenges, operational management and employee/customer engagement. Kaehr is also the author of two books: a business book, “Retail is…50 Thoughts, Ideas, and Conversations to Make Your Business Better,” and his latest book, released in October 2018, “Dear Boys…The Letter Every Son Needs From His Father.”