In the 1990s, the Dutch Star was launched, followed later in the year by the Mountain Aire. Both of these brands are still offered by Newmar today.
In 1991, Mahlon Miller became the sole owner of Newmar Corporation. That year, we were proud to introduce a patented power slideout in our Class A products, and an even larger slideout in our fifth wheels.
In 1992, Mahlon appointed Virgil Miller president of our company. In 1995, we moved into a new 116,000-square-foot facility considered to be the most state-of-the-art in the RV industry.
In 1998, we began to offer full-paint exterior graphics. Just a bit later, we built a state-of-the-art 18,900-square-foot paint facility in order to keep up with the demand for this new feature. We went on to add three new paint booths and approximately 27,600 square feet to help maintain our position as an industry leader in full-paint exterior graphics.
In 2001, we introduced the Mountain Aire Limited Diesel Pusher, which was the first Newmar product to offer a triple-slideout floorplan. This coach eventually gave way to the popular Essex, which helped revolutionize the coach industry by putting unprecedented luxury within reach of a larger market.
In 2004, we created the Cypress Fifth Wheel, a high-quality, affordable fifth wheel. Our All Star mid-engine diesel product was unveiled at the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) National RV Trade Show in 2005. And in 2007, we introduced the stylish, powerful new King Aire, a luxury motor coach made for our most demanding Newmar connoisseurs.
And finally, in 2008 we are proud to introduce the completely redesigned Ventana, an innovative motorhome designed specifically to fit within anyone’s budget — while still offering incredible value with an unprecedented range of standard features. In addition to the Ventana, Newmar also introduced the redesigned Dutch Star, complete with new front and rear caps, a new dash area and polished-porcelain flooring.
Newmar, a company based on Christian principles, has grown from a company of six people in 1968 to a company employing more than 900. In addition to an increase in staff, the Newmar facilities have also experienced tremendous growth. In the fall of 2004, Newmar opened a new 144,000-square-foot Chassis, Weld and Assembly Facility. This building also houses employee offices, training and conference rooms.