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.

Thor Motor Coach Helps with High School RV Construction Program

Tue Jun 11, 2019
Author: RV News

156026760647642.pngThor Motor Coach has been helping with an RV construction program at Northwood High School in Nappanee, Indiana for the past five months.

The Indiana Board of Education approved the program in December as one of the state’s new pathways to graduation. It gives students a chance to develop skills used in building recreational vehicles, such as working with power tools, electrical wiring and plumbing.

Damon Hummel teaches the specialized course. He worked with Stan Murphy, purchasing manager at Thor Motor Coach, to teach students how to run plumbing lines through a mock-up built at the school. Thor diesel engineer Andrey Maryuschchenko and plant manager Robert Querry were also involved in working with the seven students in the program.

Next year, Hummel has 17 students already signed up. He plans to introduce them to electrical wiring.

Pictured above are students working on the line at Northwood High School in Nappanee, Indiana.