General RV Center’s Projecting $300M Sales
Despite the past challenging economic climate in Detroit, one RV retailer is preparing for another prosperous year. General RV Center, one of the top RV retailers in the nation, is anticipating continued growth in 2011 and projecting almost $300 million in gross sales.
This year, General RV Center will add approximately 200 new jobs, between all locations and departments, to keep with increasing RV sales numbers, according to a news release.
“New data is showing that young families are the fastest growing group of RV owners,” said Dennis Anderson, General RV spokesman. “I think there’s an overall shift in values among young families, and RV vacations are an affordable way for families to spend time together.”
General RV Center currently has nine locations nationally, and will open its10th location in Huntley, Ill., (a suburb of Chicago) this spring. The new Chicago location is expected to create 60 to 70 local jobs in a variety of positions. In addition, three of General RV Center’s locations — North Canton, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Salt Lake City, Utah — are expanding and adding 20 to 30 new positions to each property.
Recreation vehicle shipments are projected to total 236,700 nationally in 2010, a gain of 42.8% from 2009 shipments. This is according to a forecast by RV industry analyst and director of consumer surveys at the University of Michigan, Richard Curtin. RV sales and shipments are undoubtedly rebounding from the economic downturn, and Detroit-based General RV Center is benefiting.
Interested job applicants can visit www.generalrv.com to apply for a position with General RV.
General RV Center is the largest family-owned RV retailer in the country. With its new location in Chicago, the privately held company will have 10 RV dealerships nationally. General RV’s Michigan locations include Brownstown, Birch Run, Mt. Clemens, Wayland, White Lake and Wixom. They also have locations in North Canton, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. As America’s RV dealer, General RV provides RV parts, same day service, a large rental fleet, RV insurance and financing, and more. Call (888) 436-7578.