Thor's Peter Orthwein is pictured in this file photo from 2016.

New Hall of Fame Pavilion Named After Thor Founder Orthwein

A special honor was given to one RV industry founder Tuesday morning in Elkhart.

The Peter B. Orthwein Pavilion at the RV Hall of Fame was dedicated during the kick-off to Elkhart Open House Week.

Orthwein founded Thor Industries in 1980, along with Wade Thompson, who died several years ago. Orthwein still serves as chairman emeritus for the company.

“He will always be involved and this is just one way to memorialize him for years to come,” said Bob Martin, CEO/ president of Thor Industries, according to the Elkhart Truth newspaper.

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