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WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin Windows and Doors has long been committed to sustainable initiatives – and now, Marvin and its employees have been recognized with the 2015 “Greener North Dakota Award” from the North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (NDSWRA) for their commitment to North Dakota’s environment.
The Greener North Dakota Award recognizes businesses, organizations, communities and individuals for their positive environmental efforts through solid waste management (reduction/recycling), renewable energy processes/programs, creating jobs by using recyclable products to make end products, pollution reduction and more.
Marvin Windows and Doors has operated a facility in Grafton, North Dakota, since 1997, and today, the 500,000-square-foot plant employs roughly 450 people. The Greener North Dakota award was accepted by Marvin employees Shane Shereck, an EHS Specialist, and Jeff Hermanson, Coatings Engineer. Marvin announced the award to its Grafton employees during an all-employee meeting on Jan. 19.
Marvin’s Grafton facility currently recycles more than 50 different waste streams, including wood, metal, office paper, vinyl, safety glasses and cardboard. Additionally, the facility holds an annual recycling drive where employees are invited to bring in used TVs, computers and other electronic devices. The last drive held at the facility helped recycle 851 pounds of electronic devices.
Changes and upgrades to the facility’s coating operations – including the implementation of new digital regulation, auto spray guns, and needles and nozzles – were also among the factors that helped Marvin’s Grafton facility earn the Greener North Dakota Award.
Additionally, Marvin Windows and Doors of Grafton has drastically reduced its paint waste and has seen improved performance in pieces coated per gallon, which is expected to have a positive impact on future emissions reports.
“The recycling improvements that have been made over the past 18 years are a credit to all of our employees,” said Shereck, who has worked at Marvin for nearly two decades. “From day one, we stress that we want to reduce what goes into a landfill and reuse, reduce and recycle wherever we can. It is good for the environment, and it is just the right thing to do.”
About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.
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WARROAD, Minn. - The Marvin Companies announced today that Paul Marvin has been named President of Marvin Windows and Doors effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Paul Marvin is one of the 11 fourth-generation Marvin family members actively employed in the business today, and has worked in a variety of jobs during his time with the company. Paul is currently serving as the Vice President of Sales—a position he has held for the past three years. In his new role as President, Paul will be responsible for the Marvin fenestration portfolio including leadership and oversight of the Marvin, Integrity and Infinity brands. He will report directly to John “Jake” Marvin, Chairman and CEO of The Marvin Companies.
“Paul has strong leadership skills and has proven his abilities over the years working at Marvin,” said Jake Marvin. “In his current role as VP of Sales, he has demonstrated that he has emotional intelligence as well as the ability to take charge, create alignment, empower others and build a sense of team—characteristics of a great leader. The entire Marvin family and the board are extremely supportive of this promotion for Paul as we know he has the skills and knowledge to lead this company into the future.”
As part of the Company’s transitional plan, it was also announced that current President Susan Marvin, as well as Senior Vice President of Operations George Marvin, have been promoted to Vice-Chairs of The Marvin Companies Board, which will also take effect on January 1, 2016.
As Vice-Chairs of The Marvin Companies, Susan and George will utilize their extensive industry and organizational knowledge and experience to assist in ongoing strategic projects for the organization. Serving as Marvin’s President for the past 20 years, Susan Marvin will focus on market-facing initiatives and opportunities, as well as company and window industry related governance. As Senior Vice President of Operations for the past 20 years, George Marvin will continue to be involved in the operations of Tecton Industries in Fargo, ND and Marvin Wood Products in Baker City, OR, as well as assist in projects focused on longer-term manufacturing opportunities.
“In business, as in life, these generational changes are inevitable. Just as my siblings and I stepped in for our father, so is the next generation stepping in for us,” said Susan Marvin, President Marvin Windows and Doors. “Marvin has prospered for generations by upholding deeply ingrained values of quality, innovation and service to all our business and community stakeholders. Paul, and the rest of the fourth generation have spent a lifetime absorbing those values, and are committed to keeping the company family-owned and family-led well into the future. I’m excited to see what this company will accomplish under their leadership in the years to come.”
These recent promotions are the next step in Marvin’s carefully planned generational leadership transition process. The succession planning process has been carried out thoughtfully under the direction of Jake Marvin and Marvin’s Board of Directors, which contains both family members and highly respected executives from outside of the Marvin family.
Headquartered in Warroad, Minn., with more than 5,000 employees in 12 factories across the United States, Marvin is one of the few family-owned and operated businesses of scale in the industry, and we expect that Marvin is one of only 3% of family-run businesses to successfully transition to a fourth generation of family leadership.
About The Marvin Family of Brands
The Marvin Family of Brands is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, headquartered in Warroad, Minn. with more than 5,000 employees in 12 factories throughout the United States. The Marvin Family of Brand represents Marvin’s fenestration portfolio, which includes Marvin Windows and Doors and its handcrafted wood and wood clad products that are made to order; Integrity Windows and Doors, which pioneered the fiberglass window category with the introduction of its patented Ultrex® Fiberglass material; and Infinity Replacement Windows, which offers homeowners a premier line of Ultrex replacement windows with distinctive design. Marvin and its Family of Brands are distributed nationally through a network of independent dealers and are also exported internationally.
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