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.

Southwire Moves Up Forbes List of Best Employers

Fri Jul 19, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156354992651329.jpgCiting the company’s strong focus on diversity and inclusion, industrial wire and cable producer Southwire is named to Forbes America’s Best Employers list for 2019.

Coming in at No. 114 on this year’s list of 500 top businesses, Southwire moves up from the No. 297 position last year. Forbes’ list of America's Best Employers highlights the companies that employees like best. More than 50,000 people at companies employing more than 1,000 people the U.S. were surveyed about their employee experience and given the opportunity to recommend others for the survey, according to Forbes.

This year, Southwire was ranked third among engineering and manufacturing companies.

“We are incredibly proud to see that both our employees and others in our industry believe that Southwire is a great place to work,” Southwire President and CEO Rich Stinson says. “We have become more intentional about enhancing the employee experience and are gaining insight and feedback from our employees. This achievement is proof.”

The survey reflects company success in diversity and inclusion and overall employee appreciation and pride in the company’s products and services. The company has formalized a diversity and inclusivity program, created employee resource groups that place an emphasis on programming, sharing of ideas, collaboration and training that allow employees freedom to grow, trusted to try and empowered to be themselves.

The survey shows strong results among Southwire employees for a trusting and fair workplace climate, rewards and general interest in job responsibilities.

Stinson says, “Our commitment is that Southwire remains generationally sustainable for the next 100 years and beyond.”

To read the full list of Forbes America’s Best Employers, click here.