Nappanee, Ind.-based Newmar Corp. hosted an elite group of suppliers for a sit-down chicken dinner at its Annual Vendor Appreciation Dinner on Oct. 22 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury.
According to a press release, approximately 140 people attended the event. Select vendors were honored in various categories for outstanding performance in supplying Newmar with various components and materials used in production of its high-end motorhomes.
The companies recognized for outstanding performance were based on internal surveys measuring each suppliers’ level of quality and service while interacting with Newmar’s purchasing, manufacturing and engineering departments. A score of 214 of 220 possible points were required for the vendors to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities.
Virgil Miller Award of Excellence: Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.
Sales Person of the Year: Cindy Schneider – Ameri-Kart
Customer Service Awards: Will Weed – Robert Weed Plywood; Laura Frizzo – Paramount Plastics
Purchasing Recognition Award: Mike Berzai – Robert Weed Plywood
Delivery Service Award: Jeff Porter – LaSalle Bristol
Innovation Award: Equipment Service/Stresco
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