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RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Topeka, Ind. - Starcraft RV has announced a newly-inked licensing agreement with Haas Outdoors, Inc. d/b/a Mossy Oak, the market leader in outdoor, hunting and recreation lifestyle products. The agreement establishes Starcraft RV, division of Jayco, Inc., subsidiary of Thor Industries, as the sole manufacturer of Mossy Oak branded recreational vehicle products for distribution throughout North America. 

The partnership maximizes consumer demographics shared by the two companies. Known first and foremost as a camouflage brand, Mossy Oak’s core consumer not only wears Mossy Oak brand products for concealment in the woods, but as a representation of their love for the outdoors, recreation and the hunting lifestyle in their daily lives. Starcraft recreational vehicle owners are outdoor lovers, adventure seekers and boundary pushers who enjoy camping, pure and simple, according to a press release. To read more of this story, click here.

RESTON, Va. – RVIA’s September survey of manufacturers found RV wholesale shipments finished at 43,598 units, an increase of 29.4 percent over the 33,704 units shipped last September. September 2017 shipments are the best September on comparable record.

RV wholesale shipments have climbed to 378,006 units through nine months of 2017, up 16.6 percent over the 324,286 units shipped during the same period last year. To read more of this story, click here.

Many of the RV industry’s associations and companies honor their employees with awards of various types and prestige.

They happen at different times near the end of the year and with so many different organizations honoring people, it can become confusing who has been honored for what.

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association decided during last year’s National RV Trade Show that the show in Louisville could be a good format to bring many of the industry’s award nights together under one name. To read more of this story, click here.

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