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.

Mike Molino RV Learning Center Accepting Scholarship Applications

Mon Feb 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154990432391375.pngThe Mike Molino RV Learning Center’s Scholarship Program encourages deserving college undergraduates majoring in business, finance, economics, engineering, HR, marketing, accounting or other RV industry-related subjects to apply for the $2,500 award. The program offers financial assistance to help foster the next generation of RV industry leaders.

An important factor for awarding the scholarship is an applicant’s background of RV industry employment or a desire to work in the RV business after completing college. RVDA members are able to offer this opportunity to dealership personnel, and dependents of their employees, because of their employment in the RV industry.

Qualified applicants should have a 2.8 or better GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1050 (1575 minimum on the 2400 point scale or a minimum ACT score of 22. Applicants will also need to have completed their freshman year of college. Applicants myst not be a femily member, dependent or relative of a dealership principal.

To apply, candidates should submit a 500 word essay on their college goals and post-college career goals. Applicants will also need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at fafsa.gov. Students must have the ability to fund a portion of their educational expenses on their own and be attending an accredited four-year college or university.

All materials noted above must be received by the Learning Center no later than June 28, 2019.

The scholarship program is possible through the generosity of the Newt and Joanne Kindlund Family. The Kindlunds are the founders of Holiday RV Superstores—the first publicly-traded RV dealership. The Kindlunds sold the company in 1999. Newt Kindlund remains an active participant in RV industry affairs and currently serves on The RV Learning Center Board of Directors. The Kindlund Family has fully funded the $270,000 Foundation scholarship endowment.

For more information on the RV Learning Center, please call 703-591-0734 or click here.