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Wayne Miller (center) with Derald Bontrager (left) and Wilbur Bontrager

Wayne Miller (center) with Derald Bontrager (left) and Wilbur Bontrager

Jayco Inc.’s longest-serving employee, Wayne Miller, will retire at the end of this week, the Middlebury, Ind.-based builder reported in a press release.

Miller began his career with Jayco in November 1968 when the company was manufacturing recreation vehicles out of the family farm on County Road 35, in Middlebury.

Miller has held various positions in different areas of the company including production, head of engineering, and finishing his career in the purchasing department.

“Wayne has been the face of Jayco to suppliers and dealers for many years,” said Jayco Chairman Wilbur Bontrager. “He was a valuable and productive employee and he will be greatly missed. We appreciate his 46 years of loyalty and contribution to the success of the company.”

Miller’s last day with Jayco will be Friday (Dec. 19). Miller is married to Violet, and together they have four children and eight grandchildren.