Approximately 175 people attended Newmar Corp.’s annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Ind. Premier 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 motor home 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 are 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