Category Archive: Faces of the Industry

Jul 10

DHI 2014: Finding Time for Fun!


The DHI Conference would not be complete without an epic adventure with our friends and partners! This year’s adventure started with our annual sales meeting theme “team work”. What better way to represent that theme than by witnessing a team in action. So we loaded up 100 of our closest friends and partners in the …

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Jan 14

“What is Anderson Lock’s X-Factor?


Great guest post from Anderson Lock in Chicago with an answer to “What is your X-Factor”.   “What is Your X-Factor?” Amanda asked in her November 19th blog. After attending a Tony Robbins’ motivational seminar, she researched the “X-Factor” that makes A.G. Wilson Building Solutions successful…then, she soul-searched the skills and qualities that make Amanda …

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Oct 05

Door One USA


Last week I wrote a post about a hands on training workshop that I hosted for one of my distributors.  I wanted to give a special thank you to Don McKiernan of Door One USA in Gainesville for helping to make the workshop a success.  Don created the metal door section that we used to …

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Jan 16

DHI Class Pictures

Old Picture

While re-organizing my files for the new year I ran across these DHI Class Pictures.  I thought I would share and bring back memories of the Good Ole Days.  Chime in if you are in these pics, I’d love to get re-acquainted after all we did go to school together. Related PostsDHI CoNEXTions 2012 Las …

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Nov 18

Entertaining in NYC

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Here are some pictures of one of the dinners we shared with great customers while in NYC for the DHI Conference.  We truly enjoyed getting the chance to know everyone better.  Thank you to everyone for such a fun night!                      Related PostsSwapping my iPad for a Pulaski A …

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Nov 16

New Products from the Hollow Metal Industry!

Patent Pending!

As you know, the economy is affecting the Hollow Metal Industry profoundly.  My customers are always on the look out for creative ways to move inventory. I received an email from a very good customer of mine introducing a new product he created.  I just had to share.  His email went a little something like …

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Oct 12

Out and about with customers


On a recent business trip to Atlanta, Nick McCarty (Mesker’s National Sales Manager) and I took customers out to lunch.  They picked Chick-Fil-A because it was good and fast so they could get back to the office to sell more Mesker Doors! I was surprised to find that this particular Chick-Fil-A had a sit down …

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Jul 11

Faces of the Industry – Joseph D. Calvert, CSI, CDT, AHC


Don’t hold it against me that I am always behind in reading the many industry magazines that I receive. I just read a great article about Architectural Hardware Specifications written by Joseph D. Calvert, CSI, CDT, AHC published in the June edition of The Construction Specifier. Yes, June of 2011 so I am not that …

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Apr 28

Faces of the Industry – Rick Hatton with Transdor


While traveling for the first time as a sales rep I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Hatton with Transdor in Tampa.  Immediately upon walking into Rick’s office, rows of autographed sports memorabilia caught my eye.  I was intrigued to know how he had acquired such a collection. Our meeting that day was about doors …

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Feb 18

Southern Door & Plywood gets NWBOC certified

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Congratulations Southern Door & Plywood, Inc. for your recent certification as a business owned and controlled by a woman by the National Women Business Owners’ Corporation (NWBOC). “Certification provides a marketing opportunity for women business enterprises to participate in outreach programs,” says Dee Hendricks, President of Southern Door & Plywood.  “In addition, this program will …

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