2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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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 Wins Economic Bright Spots Award

Thu Jul 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156285125259224.jpgSpartan Motors, a North American leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the RV, commercial and retail vehicle industries and emergency response markets, announces it has been awarded the 2019 Corp! Magazine Economic Bright Spots recognition in the large business category. Corp! chose Spartan to receive the award for business milestones it reached in 2018, including strong growth in the last-mile delivery segment, alongside its commitment to the state of Michigan and its workforce.

Spartan, headquartered in Charlotte, Mich., is located near the automotive engineering epicenter of Detroit. Concurrently, Spartan leadership is largely comprised of former tier 1 automotive executives who have applied lean manufacturing principles to the business that have contributed to significant growth during the past five years. Spartan is approaching its 45th year of business in Michigan. During this time, the company has transformed from a custom fire truck chassis manufacturer to a global leader of heavy-duty, purpose-built vehicles spanning the recreational vehicles, fleet and last-mile delivery, and emergency response vehicle markets.

"Throughout our rich history, we have always been proud to call Michigan home and we are committed to the economic success of the state and the skilled workforce that resides here," Spartan Motors President and CEO Daryl Adams says. "We believe strongly in partnering with our workforce to be good stewards to the communities in which our associates work and live, and that's a commitment we aim to keep."

During 2018, Spartan Motors realized numerous achievements, the most significant being the annual sales growth of the Fleet Vehicles and Services segment, which increased 54% to $388 million in 2018, from 2017. Driven by increased demand of e-commerce and the growing need for last-mile delivery vehicles and upfit solutions, Spartan's expertise in fleet design and manufacturing made it a go-to source for North America's largest online retailer that sought a nimble, more economical proprietary fleet to service the virtual retail world.

For more information about Spartan Motors, please click here.