NST is grateful for being honored by Newmar with their prestigious Virgil Miller Award of Excellence. This photograph, taken during Newmar’s recent Vendor Appreciation Banquet includes: Matt Miller, president and CEO of Newmar; John Sammut, vice president of sales and marketing; Elizabeth Hall, sourcing manager; Matt McQuown, vice president of supply chain; Laura Christy, president/owner of NST Kevin Bogan, vice president of operations; and Ron Stichter, vice president of product development and engineering.
NST awarded Top Supplier by Newmar
Newmar Corp. hosted its annual Vendor Appreciation Banquet Thursday at Das Dutchman Essenhaus.
Approximately 170 people attended the event, which honored suppliers and their employees in various categories, including outstanding performance in service and supply to Newmar with various components and material used in production of motor homes. 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 195 of a possible 201 points were required for suppliers to earn an invitation to the evening’s festivities. Individuals are recognized for the service, dedication, and commitment to serve Newmar.
Natural Stone and Tile was honored with the Virgil Miller Award of Excellence. Named after Newmar founder and former CEO, the late Virgil Miller, this award recognizes Newmar’s top supplier and partner for the preceding year.
“We’re humbled and honored to even be in the conversation of top suppliers for Newmar,” says Laura Christy, president of Natural Stone and Tile. “So many great companies contribute to the products Newmar puts on the road. It’s wonderful to be recognized for the efforts my team has put in, helping Newmar maintain its reputation for RV excellence.”
Established in 1968, Newmar is located in Nappanee, Indiana. Natural Stone and Tile offices are in Indianapolis.
NST wins Best in Show Award
The Indianapolis Home Show recognized the Natural Stone and Tile booth with its “Best in Show” award fro booths more than 360 square feet in size. The Indianapolis Home Show features nearly 1,000 home-focused experts offering decorating, landscaping, construction and remodeling ideas, along with thousands of products for visitors to gather and compare. Held every year at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds, the Home Show attracts tens of thousands of visitors looking for ways to improve their homes.
“We were completely surprised by this award,” says NST’s president Laura Christy. “We designed a built a show space we thought would interest homeowners. But really, the credit needs to go to our suppliers!”
NST’s booth featured an array of products from around the world that can be used to create great environments, indoors and out. “We have access to some of the nicest products from Europe and those products are often things people in Central Indiana aren’t accustomed to seeing,” Laura adds. “Put them together in an attractive setting and, I guess people find them as amazing as we do.”
The Best in Show award is given to winners each year.