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.

Lippert and Horizon Education Alliance Hosted Career Quest for Kids

Wed May 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154152273854932.pngLippert Components Inc. (LCI) partnered with Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) and approximately 50 local businesses to host Career Quest 2019. Held April 17-18, Career Quest 2019 was supported through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Skill UP Indiana! grant to bring awareness to careers in Elkhart County and surrounding communities.

The two-day event helped raise awareness about local career pathways for Indiana middle school students from Elkhart County, Marshall County and St. Joseph County. Representatives from various industries were on-site at Center Six One Five in Elkhart to provide hands-on experiences to help students better understand what a career within area industries might entail. Industries represented included advanced manufacturing, construction and trade, healthcare and information technology.

Students rotated through all major industry sectors, spending approximately 22 minutes immersed within each. While visiting each industry sector, students engaged with interactive displays highlighting diverse career pathways and spoke with employers about the skills and education required for success in their respective field.

“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to share LCI’s many avenues for professional growth, including our core values and leadership qualities, with local youth,” LCI Personal Development Coach Clara Truex says. “Students gained insight into our overall leadership development mission. The students were engaged and curious, and the volunteers were helpful, kind and much appreciated. Career Quest 2019 was very well organized and well-received by the students. We’re excited for Career Quest 2020!”

To view the Career Quest video, please click here.