Three RV industry giants, the late Newmar Corp. Chairman Virgil Miller, Coachmen Industries Inc. co-founder Tom Corson and Skyline founder Art Decio were named Legacy Award winners by the Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council (RVIA).
Miller, 62, of Bremen, Ind., died in July after a lengthy illness. His sons, Cletis and Curtis, accepted the award during the RVIC’s recent annual meeting in South Bend.
The RVIC held its annual meeting/banquet earlier this month along with its sister organization, the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA).
Meanwhile, Corson, 74, received the award for co-founding Coachmen Industries Inc. in Middlebury, Ind., along with his brothers Claude and Keith. He continues to serve as chairman emeritus of Coachmen, which now is headquartered in Elkhart, Ind.
Decio, 71, founded Skyline in Elkhart in 1952 and is credited with encouraging the development of the network of independent RV and manufactured housing industry supplier firms that are concentrated in the Elkhart area. He continues to serve as Skyline’s chairman.