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 Names Independent Director

Thu Aug 8, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156526954962439.jpgSpartan Motors announces the appointment of Angela K. Freeman (pictured) to the company’s Board of Directors as an independent member. Her appointment includes the Spartan board's Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

Freeman is currently Chief Human Resources Officer at C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics company with annual revenues of more than $16 billion and 15,000 employees. She leads the company's talent strategies, including recruiting, compensation, learning and leadership development, employee communications, and diversity and inclusion. She also serves as the President of C.H. Robinson Foundation, the company's philanthropic affiliate.

Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 1998, Freeman was with McDermott/O'Neill & Associates, a Boston-based public affairs firm. She holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of North Dakota.

"We welcome Angie and very much look forward to her contributions on the Board," said Spartan Board Chairman James Sharman says. "Her extensive background across a number of functions including the recruiting, talent development, and diversity functions will be particularly relevant as Spartan continues on its high growth journey.”

Headquartered in Charlotte, Mich., publicly held Spartan is a specialty vehicle manufacturer and assembler of commercial and retail vehicles including RVs.