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.

Cummins Observing 100 Years

Wed Feb 6, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154662029677827.pngCummins Inc. is launching its centennial celebration with a message of “Challenge the Impossible.” Founded in February 1919, the company initially employed four people. Today, it is a global company of more than 58,000. The company plans observances around the world throughout the year.

Founder Clessie Cummins and his business partner, William G. Irwin, built the company around the concept of challenging the impossible when they adapted the diesel engine. This was a potentially groundbreaking technology at the time that had floundered in North America, according to Blair Claflin, the company’s director of sustainability communications.

Claflin says the founders’ innovative and entrepreneurial spirit can be seen throughout the company’s history and continues through the advances it is making in clean diesel and natural gas technology and in the potential of electrification and other low-carbon alternatives.

“Our employees tackle challenges every day, and to celebrate our centennial we want to say, ‘thank you,’ to each of them and their families,” says Cummins’ Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger.