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 .

Future Sales Hires Business Development Engineer

Wed May 22, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155853309066343.pngElkhart, Ind.-based Future Sales, Inc (FSi) has hired Josh Atwood as business development engineer.

In his new role, Atwood will be responsible for strengthening internal engineering practices and processes at FSi while improving relationships with OEMs through engineering support. In a continued effort to bring innovative solutions to the industry, FSi has tasked Atwood with leading a team in the design and installations of solar and lithium battery solutions at the OEM level. Atwood will be working to identify high-value and new product development opportunities.

A Purdue Engineering graduate, Atwood was most recently employed at Utilimaster Corporation as a senior application engineer, where he headed up engineering in the Specialty Service Vehicles division. This job consisted of building customized work truck solutions by visiting client locations for field research and working with internal teams to design, build and implement into production.

“I have always loved creating and building great solutions for customers and adding recreational vehicles to the pallet will bring new exciting challenges,” Atwood says. “FSi’s solar and lithium solutions are industry leading by design and have great market potential. It provides clean, quiet power to all types of applications and I hope to improve the integration process for OEMs as they work to bring innovation to the industry.”