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 .

Challenger Door Names Operations Manager

Mon May 13, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155751054935722.pngChallenger Door has promoted Michael Reid to operations manager. Reid serves as customer service manager at the supplier for the past three years.

Reid will work with the company’s leadership team to pursue global growth opportunities.

“Michael has definitely earned this spot on our team,” says Challenger Door President Merlin Yoder. “He brings a well-rounded background and a people first mentality that will serve him well in this new position.”

Reid’s previous experience includes customer service, operations, and production. Since joining Challenger six years ago, he has held positions in order entry, parts, and served as warranty and customer service manager.

“It is an honor to serve here, and to work to develop the role of operations manager at Challenger,” Reid says, “and to focus the knowledge that I’ve gained and developed over the last few years in a new direction.”