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Newmar Corporation presented the Virgil Miller Award to Equipment Services at the motorhome manufacturer’s annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet. From left: Julie Yoder of Equipment Services, Newmar President Matthew Miller,Tammy Washburn of Equipment Services, Newmar Purchasing Agent Terry Martin, Ross Yoder of Equipment Services, and Newmar Director of Supply Chain & Purchasing Matt McQuown.

Newmar Corp., Nappanee, Ind., hosted an elite group at its annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet on Oct. 19 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Ind., according to a company release.

Approximately 175 people attended the event, at which select vendors and their employees were honored in various categories for “outstanding performance in service and supply to Newmar with various components and material used in production of high quality motorhome products.”

This year’s winner of the prestigious Virgil Miller Award of Excellence was Equipment Services.

The annual banquet recognizes suppliers for outstanding performance based on internal surveys measuring each supplier in multiple categories while interacting with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing, quality, service and engineering departments. A score of 215 of 222 possible points were required for the vendors to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities. Individuals were recognized for the service, dedication, and commitment to serve Newmar.

The companies and individuals recognized were:

Customer Service Award

  • Judy Hefel – Flexsteel Industries
  • Stacy Miller – REM Industries
  • Laura Frizzo – Paramount Plastics
  • Amanda Girten – Positron Corp

Sales Person of the Year

  • Kurt Hand – DH Machine

Delivery Service Award

  • Randy Link – Flexsteel Industries

Engineering Innovation Award

  • Flexsteel Industries – Sofa to Bunk

Top Ten Suppliers

  • Natural Stone and Tile
  • Elkhart Bedding
  • Mid States Bolt
  • Ramco Engineering
  • Quality Hardwoods
  • Clean Seal Inc.
  • Flexsteel Industries
  • Sika Corporation
  • Country Road Doors
  • DH Machine