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.

Jayco Promotes Gallmeyer to V.P. of Quality

Thu Jul 18, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156340751145076.jpgJayco Inc. has promoted Randy Gallmeyer to vice president of quality. A 28-year industry veteran, Gallmeyer will lead all ongoing and future quality initiatives for Jayco.

Gallmeyer started his career in the RV industry in 1991 at Jayco. Before that, he ran the service department for Double Eagle, a manufacturer of semi-truck sleepers.

"Randy has been a valuable member of the Jayco team," Jayco EVP of Operations Joe Thompson says. "His attention to detail, years of experience and his dedication to improving the quality of our products made him the perfect fit."

Earlier this year, Jayco also opened a new pre-delivery inspection (PDI) facility on its Middlebury campus. The new facility is in addition to the other two facilities now being used and increases overall capacity.

"I am excited about this new challenge and opportunity," Gallmeyer says. "Jayco's major quality initiatives ensure Jayco products undergo an inspection of stringent pre-delivery conditions. This process will allow us to deliver units to our dealers with the level of quality consumers expect."