2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays 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.

Spartan Motors Buys Assets of General Truck Body

Thu Jun 13, 2019
Author: RV News

156044319073605.jpgSpartan Motors, a North American specialty vehicle manufacturer, has purchased the assets of General Truck Body and plans to start operating a production facility in Montebello, California. It will be used to manufacture and assemble truck bodies, refrigerated trucks, stake body trucks, curtain side and moving vans, last mile delivery vehicles and upfits, as well as other products.

General Truck Body is joining Spartan's fleet vehicles and services unit and will be marketed under the Utilimaster brand.

The purchase of General Truck Body’s assets expands Spartan’s manufacturing operations into California and enhances its production capabilities.

"We are proud to welcome General Truck Body employees and customers to the Spartan family," President and Chief Executive Officer Daryl Adams said. "This facility effectively provides Spartan and Utilimaster with a West Coast truck body operation that expands our footprint to better serve current and prospective customers in the region. We've bolstered our East Coast presence over the past several months, and this West Coast facility means we can now competitively sell and service commercial and retail vehicles across the entire U.S."