The recreational vehicle industry is having a strong year in 2013, and GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business expects steady growth to continue into 2014.
“In spite of the country’s political gridlock, the improving economy helped the RV industry overall and contributed to double-digit growth for RV manufacturers,” said Tim Hyland, president of CDF’s RV group, in a press release. “At the dealer level, inventory metrics are very healthy.”
In advance of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) 51st National RV Trade Show, set for Dec. 3-5 in Louisville, Ky., CDF has released a new audiocast featuring Hyland and RVIA Chairmam Doug Gaeddert.
Hyland and Gaeddert discuss RVIA’s plans for next year and other timely topics, including:
• Headwinds and tailwinds for the RV industry in 2014.
• Reaction to the recent Middle Market Summit at The Ohio State University.
• Expectations for the upcoming National RV Trade Show.
GE Capital representatives will be at Booth No. 222 in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center during the Louisville Show. RV manufacturers and dealers are also invited to visit GE Capital and Slate’s Roadshow for Growth bus, which will be parked at the North Wing Portico, outside the convention center near the CDF booth.
The coach was the centerpiece of a six-month, 20-city tour — including a stop in Elkhart, Ind. — that enabled GE Capital to meet with middle market companies across the U.S. See interesting statistics about the RV industry and the “RV capital of the world” here. To learn more about job creation in the RV industry, read “RV Industry Keeps Elkhart Rolling” here.