Report: Indiana Grows RV Manufacturing Share
If there's any doubt that northern Indiana is the national RV manufacturing capital, it should be dispelled by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) "Industry Profile 2007."
The recently released statistical analysis of RV shipments for 2007 shows that Indiana's share of the market climbed for the seventh straight year to 70%. Indiana's share of the manufacturing market has grown steadily since 2003 when Hoosier companies built 58% of RVs shipped to dealers.
For the first time in a long while, California fell to third place behind Oregon after the closing last year of several California travel trailer plants.
In 2007, companies in Oregon had a 7.1% share of the market while California dropped to 6.9%.
The Golden State, on the other hand, was the top destination for RV shipments with 7.1%, while Texas was second with 6.7% and Florida third with 3.3%.
Other highlights gleaned from the profile: