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.

RVIA Aftermarket Conference Appointment Requests Close Friday

Thu Jul 18, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156276601652306.pngIndustry members planning to attend this year’s RV Aftermarket Executive Conference in August have until Friday, July 19, to request one-on-one appointment sessions with RV suppliers.

Initial meeting requests should be submitted on the special conference website established to connect interested distributors with suppliers that have signed up for the program.

The Aftermarket Executive Conference agenda and registration information is available here.

The four-day conference is scheduled for Aug. 12 -15 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, in Denver. So far, 123 individuals from 65 supplier companies have registered to attend, according to RVIA spokesman Kevin Broom.

"Distributor representatives can still set appointments at the event if they are unable to fill out a meeting request by Friday," he said.

An awards ceremony will be held during lunch Aug. 15. Award categories include: Product of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year, and the annual Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Jim Barker award is judged by previous award winners and recognizes individuals “who have significantly contributed to the success of the RV aftermarket industry.”
A list of previous Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement winners is available here.