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 .

Pletcher Sales and Spradling Form Alliance

Tue May 14, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155784805378521.pngPletcher Sales and Spradling International Marine have formed a strategic alliance to offer the RV industry coated fabrics and interior solutions.

They will be focusing on innovative and tailored products for RVs and on providing service and support to customers. The companies say they share the philosophy of customer first. The partnership coincides with an upgrade of Pletcher´s showroom.

“With the addition of our new two-story showroom, we wanted to create a space for our customers to get creative and think outside the box,” says Brian Pletcher of Pletcher sales. “Adding Spradling's product mix to the showroom will enhance that experience.”

Both companies say they recognize the importance of speed to market and strength in design, and they are ready for the challenge.

“We are always looking for new opportunities in existing and new markets, and in Pletcher we saw an aggressive sales, service and design group looking to grow their business,” says Spradling’s Terry Mead.