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.

RV/MH Hall of Fame to Honor 10 Industry Leaders

Tue Jun 11, 2019
Author: RV News

156020543572828.jpgThis year’s RV/MH Hall of Fame golf fundraiser and dinner celebration for its 2019 inductees kicks off on Aug. 5 at Christiana Creek Country Club (pictured) in Elkhart, Indiana.

A shotgun start, where players tee off from different holes at the same time, is set for 8 a.m. The annual tournament will wrap up with an afternoon luncheon and awards ceremony.

Hall of Fame President Darryl Searer said anyone who wants to golf and support the organization should make reservations now.

"The Golf Classic is the morning of the day of the RV/MH Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Induction Dinner and ceremonies at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart," he said.

That's when the RV/MH Heritage Foundation plans to recognize the distinguished careers and lifetime achievements of the 10 industry leaders who are being included this year. Half of the 2019 inductees represent the RV industry and the other five work in the manufactured housing business.

Being honored this year are:
Randy Biles, of Pikes Peak Traveland
Jeffrey P. Few, of Automation and Manufacturing Systems
Bruce Hopkins, Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
Lance Wilson, Florida RV Trade Association
Daryl Zook, KZ RV.
Richard "Dick" Ernst, of Financial Marketing Associates
John Carey, of Modern Home Sales and Midwest Homes
Leo Poggione, of Craftsman Homes
D. Raymond Broderick, of Superior Homes
Walter "Wally" Comer, of Adventure Homes

"Everyone is welcome so we hope to see a large turnout for these honorees,” Searer said. “Make a day of it by also signing up for our annual Golf Classic fundraiser."

The Hall of Fame is looking for sponsors for dinner celebration and golf tournament too, he said. For more information or to make reservations, click here. or call 574-293-2344.