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Published by Marvin Windows and Doors, 2018-12-20 19:10:03

2018 Annual Meeting Cross Grain

2018 Annual Meeting Cross Grain

Annual Meeting Edition 2018 Vol. 45 No. 13


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President’s Award Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Marvin
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Service Anniversary Recognition

Marvin Windows and Doors is able to celebrate success because of you, the experienced
and dedicated employees that make it all possible. We are pleased to acknowledge and

honor the following people for their talent, loyalty, and milestone years of service.
To each of you, a sincere thank you!

Dan Harder 45 Years of Service Jimmy Lee

Peggy Hendrickson

40 Years of Service

Kaylyn Battles James Gray Ron Johnson Phillip Stodgell
Donnie Cole Philip Harder Elizabeth Karol Peter Waselovich
David Corneliusen Martin Holmes John Mekash Karen Zimdars
RoxAnn Crawford Jeffrey Hulst Robert Okerlund
Duane Edberg Nancy Pederson
Clyde Friesner Joy Inman Wade Sorrels
David Jewell

Mike Agre Maureen Draper 35 Years of Service David Moyer Marvin Starren
Tammy Alford Elaine Edberg Dan Myrick Ronald Stodgell
Ronald Anderson Michael Englund Joanne Jarshaw Jackie Oslund Paul Stynsberg
Terry Anderson Terry Erickson Debbie Johnson Suzette Otto Michael Tesarek
Barbara Arveson Kelly Fast Wayne Pearson Kenny Thompson
Loren Arveson Connie Fish Scott Kezar Judy Peterson
Debra Baldwin Shiela Friesner David Kruger Dale Przekwas Gary Tyler
Denise Ganyo Brian Krzoska Joseph Ramiller Michael Vettleson
John Baril Dave Helweg Douglas Krzoska Gary Ryba
Bill Brandt Thomas Hess Peter Kujava Wayne Saul Leslie Voll
Tim Bue Gustav Holm Russell Lewis Neil Siats David Wilmer
Neil Cole Carla Lindemoen Roger Wojciechowski
Dwight Lisell Stephen Yanok
Dean Lislegard

Darron Anderson Kevin Doyle 30 Years of Service Kellie Nelson Paul Schleppenbach
Paul Anderson Greg Ganje Pamela Nelson Richard Sellheim
Trent Bazey Terrence George John Hodek Bubba Nichols Penny Smith
Diane Bjorneby Rodney Hagen Michelle Hunter Gerald O’Brien Sen Sysourath
Stacy Butler Mike Haggan Michael O’Loughlin Doug Thomasson
Theodore Ciak Brenda Hamm Mark Janzen Neil Westover
Virginia Clark Gary Haugtvedt Brian Johnson Cary Olson Pat Williams
Tammy Connell Mark Hedman Mark Johnson Charlene Olson JeffWittak
Marie Hildebrandt Brent Krantz John Rehm
Timothy Cumming Patrick Hildebrandt Michael Marsh Larry Olson Mark Simmavanh
Daryl Davidson Dorothy Hjelle Janelle McFarlane Steven Pfeiffer Michele Vandal
Jim Demars Mitchel Ehlers Allen Moberg Lori Quanrud
Donna Alten Keirsten Eklie Gary Moen Pat Sandford
Sandee Awalt Eric Erickson Boyd Nelson Gary Moyer
Debora Boots Jennifer Erickson Khamtoui Norindr
Joe Doebler 25 Years of Service Natalie Otterson
Anthony Porch
Khoun Keophet
Khonsavanh Khounchaleun

Robert Lachappelle
Eric Moe

CROSS GRAIN – Annual Meeting Edition 2018 3

Colleen Adams Gary Fish 20 Years of Service Kenneth Mathews Eric Salentine
Peggy Anderholm Devin Grugal Gregory Muirhead Theresa Sellen
Loretta Haggan Johnathan Keovilay Stephen Stengrim
Eric Bolton Randy Hamlin Brad Knudson William Musker Charles Super
Steven Brosdahl Rachel Hazelton Abby Kocurek David Olson Larry Tanem
Shawvane Hazelton Ben Kopecky Bradley Timmer
Barbara Bue Jennifer Janson Timothy Kuehn Amanda Peterson Kristi Ullman
Lester Buley Vron Jones Greg Pieper Phetsamay Vongsaly
Don Bylin Timothy Kasten Sandra Lamberson Terri Powers Crystal Wilmer
Katie Dale Janet Corneliusen Paloma Lang Dan Rood III John Sopkowiak
Brian Erickson Carol Fadness Lori Marti Mee Sysourath
David Anderson Darron Hasbargen Dan Marvin Nai Sabouathone Sara Thompson
Mary Baldwin Dean Heinen Steven Tourek
Paul Barrington Shawna Jelen 15 Years of Service Hernando Vega
Tim Bentow Theresa Johnston Timothy Viken
Koth Keomany Michelle Larson Donovan Osse Jessica Weiss
Jay Brekke Sharon Larson Joshua Pellett
Paul Brosdahl Robert Ker Dale Loeffler Robert Quinn Jasen Swanson
Mary Beth Brown Dale Koch Chick McBrien Goldie Radsmikham Barbara Tesarek
Glynn Cates Jackson Harren Christopher Miller Loth Radsmikham Jeffrey Thompson
Dominique Cook Thomas Hodgson Mone Nakhiengchanh Janelle Reed
Lee Bolen Derek Howe Karen Nelson April Richter Scott Turnow
Kristen Boyd Soutchay Ithivongkham Kim Nosbusch Megan Rood Michael Wagner
Tara Carlson Janine Johnson Kelly O’Neill Phoungtavanh Saengchanthavong
Ricky Christian Jeremiah Johnson Jeffrey Walter
Tracy Dunham Peter Lang 10 Years of Service Scott Parker Elling Williamson
Brian Dunton Caleb Larson Marlan Pearson
Adam Erdmann Jason Lund Christine Marvin Jean Pederson
Julie Frana Daniel Lykken Victoria Marvin Annie Prelvitz
Miki Griffin William Mattson
Mark Hansen Evan Mawyer Terri Quinn
Renee McGuire Natasha Reinhart
Chelle Nelson
Tammy Nordby Justin Rian
Kelsey Olson Roberta Rognlie
Roxanne Runnels
Wade Otto Cindy Steinhauer
Jeffrey Palm

Grafton Service Anniversary Recognition

20 Years of Service

Derek Anderson Rob Gellner Diane Maes Charla Olson Bradley Sather David Staples
Sonya Beyer Jeremy Knudson Miles Misialek Travis Ostlie Chad Satterlund Diana Surita
Chad Bjorneby Paulette Moberg Duane Pic Kathy Schuster Wayne Votava
Sheila Fisher Rick Lee Jeffrey Moe Sarina Redepenning Corbett Severson Gail Watts
Todd Legg Linda Nord Myles Robinson James Shambaugh
Leann Flaaskog Edward Liebersbach

15 Years of Service

Jason DeGeldere Kime Gillapp Ponpen Gillespie Larry Hooey Matthew Mohagen Jesse Redepenning

Shane Bischoff Carolyn Craig 10 Years of Service Joseph Ladouceur Scott Vogsland
Paul Callahan Julie Danielson Brent Nelson Neil Wherley
Stephan Desjarlais
Gregory Johnson

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45 Years of Service

Dan Harder — Ultimate Casement Jimmy Lee — Loading Dock
Jimmy is originally from the Badger area, and
Originally from the Warroad area, Dan after attending the annual meeting with his
started his career with Marvin on the Loading sister, he saw how well his sister benefited
Dock. After over ten years there, he moved from her job with Marvin, and decided to join
to the XL department where he worked in the team. For 45 years, Jimmy has worked
a variety of functions including painting, and on the Loading Dock, where he currently
training and coordinating in the color lab. serves as a Damage-Return Coordinator.
He then moved to Shrink Wrap in Building 7
before spending time in CUCA and CURCA. Currently, he cuts He enjoys making new connections with the people across our
jamb extensions in Ultimate Casement, a position he’s held for manufacturing facilities.
several years.
During his career, Jimmy has been recognized for his work with
Throughout the years, he’s enjoyed seeing the company grow an Employee of the Month award and an Award of Excellence.
and being a part of that growth, as well as the opportunity to He credits Bob Marvin and Jim Thompson for impacting his
collaborate with great colleagues. He admires George G. career most, stating, “They were both natural-born leaders who
Marvin for the hard work and sacrifices he made for the business, respected and appreciated what a person did, and that has
recalling, “I remember riding into work with my dad and driving stuck with me.”
past the old Marvin Lumber and Cedar building, and no matter
how early it was, the light was always on and George was there.” Jimmy and his wife, Audrey, have one son: Joseph (Noy) Lee.
Outside of work, he enjoys following numerous Minnesota sports
Dan and his wife Shari, who also worked at Marvin, have three teams, along with raising Quarter Horses and competing with
children: Christopher, Angela and Michael. They also have eight them at state and national level competitions. He also teaches
grandchildren: Ashley, Paul, Sierra, Cameron, Trent, Holly, Alyssa, Sunday School at the Warroad Community Church.
and Kato. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and hunting, as well as
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40 Years of Service

Robert Okerlund — Coatings of his job is making sure the customer is satisfied by getting
correct replacement parts. John is grateful for the opportunities
Robert first heard about Marvin from one to advance his career here. In 40 years, John has received an
of his father’s friends. In 1978, both he and Employee of the Month award as well as an Award of Excellence.
his father decided to drive up to Warroad
to check it out. Robert began his career at John has admired and looked up to all his colleagues, recalling,
Marvin in the North End working in Wood “When my home flooded in Roseau, all of my great coworkers
Processing. After 13 years, he moved to helped me through that situation. That’s what our people here at
Coatings where he has worked as a tailer on Marvin do!” John offers this advice to his teammates, “Always ask
the East and West lines for the past 27 years. His favorite part of questions and share what you know with new employees.”
the job is being able to help get things done.
John has three children: Scott Mekash, Emily Summach and
Outside of work, Robert enjoys hunting and fishing. He would Cierra Mekash. He also has two grandchildren: Junia and Ezra.
one day like to travel back to Las Vegas, NV, where he has John enjoys playing basketball, listening to music, walking, and
been three times. volunteering with the Parks and Recreation unit in Roseau.

David Jewell — Ultimate Casement Phillip Stodgell — Transportation
David began his career with Marvin working
in XL where he helped with painting and Phillip was born and raised in Warroad, MN,
repairing product. Since then, he has worked and started at Marvin as summer help in
in many departments such as Round Tops, Bundling when he was still in high school.
Flat Casing, Jamb Extension, CUDH, and For the last 40 years, he has been working
in UCA, where he currently works repairing as a Truck Driver, where he currently covers
sash. David enjoys the different kinds of areas in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
for deliveries. His favorite part of the job
repairs he is given as well as the new information he learns within is coming home after an extended trip on the road. During
his job. He is also thankful for his coworkers, stating, “There are so his time as a driver, Phillip has earned three One Million Mile
many great memories shared with them!” Safety Awards.

David received an Award of Excellence in 2009. He credits the Phillip credits the Marvin family for having a lasting impact on
managers he has had in the different departments for having his career. “I grew up knowing four generations of the Marvin
inspired him throughout his career. To David, the key to a family. All of them have had a hand in inspiring me, so I wouldn’t
successful career is to simply have a great attitude. want to pick just one.” He encourages his teammates to do their
jobs to the absolute best of their abilities and to be accepting of
David and his wife, Linda, have three children: Sue Johnson, Kim constructive criticism.
Shaw, and Shan Shaw. They also have eight grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren. He enjoys four-wheeling, hunting, Phillip and his wife, Denise, have four children: Sean Stodgell,
fishing, and spending time with his family. Melissa Cook, Nicholas Stodgell, and Phillip “P.J.” Stodgell. They
also have seven grandchildren: Dominic, Meaghan, Avarie,
John Mekash — Customer Service Brinlie, Gaige, Kinley, and Sylvie. Outside of work, Phil still enjoys
John grew up in Roseau, MN, and started following hockey, after his three sons participated in the sport,
with Marvin working in Wood Casemaster. which occupied their family life for about 25 years. He also likes to
Over time, he has worked in various ride his Harley motorcycle with his wife.
departments in numerous positions, and
he currently works in service, processing
Field Service Orders. His favorite part

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Clyde Friesner — Warehouse Kaylyn Battles — Metal Cutting
Clyde grew up in Tower, MN, and moved to Kaylyn began at Marvin in Double Hung
Warroad for the career opportunities offered Glazing after growing up in Roseau, MN.
at Marvin. He began as a cart pusher working She worked in numerous departments before
on the Loading Dock for two years. He has starting in Metal Cutting, where she has been
since spent time working in XL, Stack & for 30 years. She is currently a Saw Operator
Strip, Bows & Bays, and Jamb Extensions. and backup Dispatcher, a position she’s held
He is currently working as a Supervisor in the for five years. She most enjoys working with

Warehouse/Receiving department, where he has resided for the her coworkers. Kaylyn has received the Employee of the Month
past 12 years. award. Her advice is fellow employees is simple: “Enjoy your job!”

He cites Bill Marvin for being an inspiration to him over the years, Kaylyn and her husband Keith have three children: Jeremy
noting, “He gave us all the opportunity to grow with the company (Mandy) Battles, John Battles, and Jamie (Derick) Soli. They have
and provided education opportunities for all who wanted to learn. six grandchildren: Angelina, Skylar, Dylan, Olivia, Raychel and
I have so much respect for Bill.” Leah. She likes to read, travel and spend time with her family. If she
could go anywhere, she would travel to Norway and Sweden.
Clyde and his wife, Connie, have three children: Shane (Anna),
Ryan, and late son Travis. For 29 years, Clyde was an EMT for Wade Sorrels — Round Tops
the Warroad Ambulance. He enjoys spending time with his family Wade grew up in Williams, MN, and after
at their cabin along with hunting and camping. Clyde is looking graduating from Williams High School, he
forward to traveling to Alaska in honor of his father, who was worked as summer help for Marvin before
based there during his service in the military. joining the United States Marine Corps.
Wade began his full-time career with Marvin
Jeff Hulst — Architectural in Special Glazing and has also held positions
Growing up in Roseau, Jeff first began in Winterseal, Metal Cutting, MTO and
working at Marvin in Winterseal over the
summer months while he was in high school. Combinations. Currently, he is a Leadperson in Round Tops. He
His first full-time position was in 5/4 – 6/4, enjoys all the people he’s had the opportunity to work with over
before transferring to Stack and Strip where the years and the friendships he’s made.
he eventually became a leadperson. He’s also
held lead positions in Patio Clad, Casemaster Wade recalls when Bill Marvin came by to visit him when he
returned to work after being hit by a train. “He could sure make
Clad and Traps. For the last twenty years, he’s worked as an your day. I’ll never forget that day or whenever he would be
Architectural Coordinator in Production Scheduling. walking through the plant, asking people how their day was or
congratulating them on their years of service. Those are the things
In this role, Jeff enjoys working with his teammates and taking care that people truly appreciate.”
of the customer, noting, “We wouldn’t be in business without the
customer, and that is what motivates me to keep working hard and Wade has two children: Greg and Jackie. He also has one
give my best each day.” Jeff credits Gertie Olson, Ron Lund and granddaughter, Emma Joe Youngs. Wade enjoys deer hunting and
Jake Unruh for inspiring him throughout his career because they helping his 11 siblings on their family farm. He would like to travel to
always treated him right and were very welcoming to him. St. John’s, Michigan, to visit his daughter.

Jeff and his wife Sally have two children: Brian (Theresa) and Tanya
(Tim). Brian and Theresa have three children (Brooklynn, Lauren,
and Kia), and Tanya and Tim also have three children (Kenzie,
Teagan, and Kiana), giving Jeff and Sally six grandchildren. Jeff
loves sports, both playing and watching them, and is a dedicated
Minnesota Wild fan.

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Beth Karol — Field Service Donnie credits his father for inspiring him throughout his career,
“His work ethic has always impressed me and has greatly
Beth grew up northeast of Lancaster in the influenced my life. While he was a lead person at Marvin, he
Caribou area, and after a house fire in 1980, continually encouraged his employees and worked alongside
she moved to Warroad with her husband who them to motivate them.”
was already working at Marvin. She spent her
first two weeks in XL before transferring to In addition to working with the Marvin Ambug program as an
Casemaster Clad. After two years there, she EMT, Donnie was also the founding member of the Northern
began working in KD Bundling before the Lights First Responder Squad in the Roosevelt-Williams area. In his
department became known as Field Service, where she currently spare time, he enjoys woodworking and tending to his farm.
works as a dispatcher.
Phil Harder — Marvin Home Center
Beth is grateful for the wonderful friendships she has made over Phil grew up one mile southeast of Swift. He
the course of 40 years. While some of her closest friends have started working at Marvin in November 1978
retired, she still gets together with them for coffee or lunch every in Casemaster Clad, a new department at
few weeks to visit. She credits Lawrence Battles for positively the time, where he worked for two weeks
influencing her career. “He was always a mine of information and before moving to Maintenance. During
took the time to answer any questions I had,” she recalls. his time in Maintenance, he held a variety
of positions such as, production machine
In Beth’s free time, she loves to read, crochet, bake, work in her
flower beds, and spend time with her husband of 42 years, Mark, repair technician, production machine fabrication, department
and their two cats. Fun fact: Beth has donated blood over 60 senior of the production machine repair crew, and more. Phil
times. She would love to one day make a trip to Alaska to visit her spent 15 years as a leadsman of the facility crew in Maintenance.
relatives and take in all its beauty. He moved to the Home Center over five years ago, where he
currently works as Rental Department/Power Equipment Service
Donnie Cole — Loading Dock Department Manager.

Donnie is originally from the Roosevelt- Phil enjoys solving the problems customers bring to him because
Williams area and worked for Marvin he is able to draw upon his past experience to handle customer
part-time for two summers before attending issues appropriately. Some of his favorite memories from his time
college and then returning to start his full-time at Marvin include traveling to Ripley to perform technical repairs.
career. Throughout his 40-year career, he Phil credits his coworkers with being his inspiration throughout his
has worked on the Loading Dock, splitting career because they trust him and treat him with respect as a peer.
his time between loading trucks and handling
shortages and discrepancies. He enjoys the freedom of moving Phil and his wife Clair have three children: Pat Harder, who is
around to locate missing items, along with ensuring customer a retired gunnery sergeant from the U. S. Marine Corps.; Kari
concerns are resolved as soon as possible. During his time at Moyer, who works as a scheduler in the Loading Dock Office; and
Marvin, Donnie has been recognized by his peers with an Award Wesley Harder, who is a charter launch captain owner/operator.
of Excellence. He and Clair have nine grandchildren. Phil attended school in
Warroad and graduated as part of the Class of 1976.
Shortly after becoming a full-time employee at Marvin, Donnie
completed his training in Emergency Medical Medicine and
served as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician
and a Minnesota EMT Certified Examiner on the Warroad
Ambulance for 36 years, which was rewarding to him. He states,
“I was able to serve the employees at Marvin and my community. I
received a service award from both the Warroad Ambulance and
Marvin Medical Ambug program for 36 years of service.”

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Jim Gray — Displays Marty Holmes — Maintenance

Jim first found Marvin in 1971, after he and Marty was born in Washington state,
two others moved from Hankinson, ND and he moved to Graceton, Minnesota
in search of a summer job. He began in in the summer of 1972 with his parents
Casement before moving to other production and three siblings. He started at Marvin in
departments, including XL for two years. Clad Casemaster where he worked until
Jim then enlisted in the Army, followed by a moving to Jamb Extensions in 1981 as
couple years of farming. In 1978, Jim returned Department Senior. In 1984, he transferred
to Marvin and worked in grain and seed administration at the to Maintenance to fill boxcars and semi-trailers with shaving,
elevator for just shy of 25 years. He has been working in Displays hog wood, and wood flour for two years. He currently works as
for 15 years, where he not only enjoys building booths for shows, a parts handler with Maintenance coordinating parts requests,
but also the opportunity to travel to shows to set the displays up. receiving, and handling. He has worked in Parts/Tool repair for the
last 30 years.
Among all the memories Jim has collected at Marvin through the
years, he fondly looks back to visiting Bill, Jack and Tut Marvin at Marty enjoys the variety of his job and the ability to interact
the grain elevator. Jim also remembers Vern Ganyo, who was “the with people throughout various departments. His favorite
best boss you could ever have.” Career advice that Jim stands memory of his time at Marvin is meeting his wife of 38 years.
by: “Ask questions, and treat people the way you would want Marty’s source of inspiration is his parents, and he looks to his
to be treated.” upbringing for guidance.

Jim and his wife Laurel have three Marty and his wife Lorraine have three children: William, Allison
children: Kelly, Angela (Dalzall), and (Justin) Marquis, and Ashley (Bryant) Awalt. They have five
Nic. They have six grandchildren: grandchildren: Norah, Sawyer, Kelby, Brooks, and Bennett. In his
Morgan Martell, Lainey Gray, spare time, Marty enjoys spending time with family, fishing, hunting,
Katherine Gray, Georgia Gray, traveling, making summer tackle, and woodworking.
Zachary Dalzall, and Gavin Dalzall.
Outside of work, Jim enjoys attending
his grandchildren’s various activities,
fishing, hunting, and camping.

Tom Silva, star of This Old House, visits Warroad.

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35 Years of Service

Neil Cole — Ultimate Casement Award in 2013, stating, “I accepted the award on behalf of my
Neil began his career with Marvin on March whole department because it was my coworkers who made
19, 1983 in Stack & Strip with Jeff Hulst as it possible for me to receive it.” To Wojo, receiving that honor
his lead. After about six months, he was was almost like earning a Master’s Degree. He thanks Sam
asked if he would like to be a lead. Now 35 Johnson, Debbie Smitana, Bill Marvin, Ron Lund, Rick Mauer,
years later, Neil is a Supervisor in Ultimate Cindy Gaddie, Larry Nyhus, Julie Herzog, Judy Acre, and
Casement. Over time he has worked with Sid Joslyn for impacting his career and giving him guidance
many wonderful people and has had the throughout the years.

opportunity to watch the company grow into what it is today. Wojo and his wife, Susie, have two children: Stacey (Mike) and
Katie (Rene). They also have four grandchildren: Pooh Bear, Little
To Neil, one of the greatest additions to Marvin has been the Bear, Honey Bear, and Sugar Bear. Outside of work, he enjoys
implementation of the onsite clinic, Heallthstat. Recently, he fishing, hunting, shooting pool, and riding his four-wheeler and
scheduled an appointment at the clinic thinking he was presenting motorcycle. When asked if he could travel anywhere, Wojo said
with diabetic symptoms. Rather than quickly complete that specific he wouldn’t want to go to some exotic place when he can go
test, they recommended more comprehensive testing that would hunting and fishing right here.
provide more accurate findings. As a result, some abnormalities
were identified and Neil was referred to Roger Maris Cancer Scott Kezar — Demand Management
Center and then the Mayo Clinic. He later learned that he had two
types of cancer: thyroid and lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Scott grew up in Thief River Falls, MN, and
was brought to Marvin by Buzz Marvin. He
Because Healthstat took the time to complete those tests, he began his career working in Casemaster,
is now taking active steps and getting ahead of the diagnosis. where he stayed for a few months before
Neil notes, “I’m so fortunate and appreciative that we have this moving to the Loading Dock. After two years,
affordable addition to Marvin. I never realized how many people he moved to Demand Management and
cared and how much support I would have until the day I came has worked for the last 33 years as a Truck
back from Rochester and was surrounded by a sea of neon green Scheduler. Scott enjoys the people he gets to work with, ranging
t-shirts purchased by coworkers to support my medical costs.” from the truck loaders to the drivers themselves. His best memory
from Marvin was during the recession, stating, “We all pulled
Like with his professional career with Marvin, Neil’s personal life together as a company during that time. We made sacrifices for
has seen changes and growth as well. Neil and his wife have been the good of the company.”
married for 37 years and are blessed with a great family. They are
proud grandparents to five amazing grandchildren, and they enjoy Scott credits Bob Marvin and the third generation for inspiring
every minute spent with them and keeping up with their activities him throughout his career, along with all the employees who work
including hockey, ball games and archery tournaments. to better the company. His advice to his coworkers is, “At the end
of the day, go home knowing that you added value to your job
Roger”Wojo” Wojciechowski — Displays and the company.”
Wojo grew up in Greenbush, MN, and came
to Marvin looking for employment. For the Scott and his wife, Joleen, have two children: Katie Kezar and
past 35 years, Wojo has worked as a painter Kendra (Cole) Hunt. They also have two grandchildren: Mason
in both the XL and Displays departments. He and Nolan Hunt. Scott enjoys refereeing football and has served
loves to paint and having the opportunity to on the Local Ducks Unlimited Committee for over 25 years. He
do that each day — along with teaching others has also volunteered as a fire fighter but has since retired. He
— is his favorite aspect of the job. hopes to one day travel back to Alaska, as well as visit Iceland,
Greenland, and more.
Wojo’s best memory from Marvin was receiving the President’s

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Michael Englund — Maintenance Gary Tyler — Mag/Gliders
Michael started his career at Marvin in Clad
Casemaster. He has since spent time in Gary began his career at Marvin working
Maintenance, working with the tub grinders on a sorter in Rip & Cut. Since then, he has
as well as in waste management and CPG as worked in numerous areas including Metal
an AM Tech. For the last 31 years, Michael has Cutting where he worked as a leadperson,
been working in break downs in Maintenance. and then on to Traps and WUDH. For almost
In 2017, he received an Award of Excellence. six years, he has been working in Mag/
Gliders as an operator. While Gary enjoys
Michael’s largest influences throughout his career have been Jon the autonomy in his work, he also appreciates his teammates,
Fast and Vern Horntvedt, who were both excellent mentors with noting, “I get the chance to work alongside great people who
a lot of knowledge. “Jon trained me in Maintenance and taught work well together.”
the value doing the job right the first time. Vern is incredibly
experienced and possesses troubleshooting skills that can turn big Gary has accumulated many memories over 35 years, but his
jobs into small ones,” Michael notes. favorite was getting to work with Bill Marvin, recalling, “It was
truly an honor, and it was like getting a history lesson each day.”
Michael and his wife, Lynette, have two daughters: Jessica Lahr He credits his parents with inspiring him throughout his career
and Jamie Englund, along with one step-daughter and one because they taught him to work hard, respect others, and always
step-son: Karlea Ellenson and Kelly Brateng. They also have seven do his best. It is with that sentiment in mind that Gary offers his
grandchildren. Michael enjoys hunting, trapping, gardening, and own advice to others, “Always work hard and take pride in your
hobby farming. He also volunteers as a coach for the trap club. work, and you will not only feel better about your job but also
about yourself.”
Denise Ganyo — Inside Sales
Denise began her career at Marvin working Gary and his wife, Terry, have four children: Joshua, Jennifer,
on the switchboard during the time when all Michael, and Heather. They also have five grandchildren:
calls came through that main line. Since then, Drake, Val, Braydon, Ruby, and Desiree. In his free time, Gary
she has worked in many other departments enjoys hunting, fishing, riding snowmobile, building things, and
within the corporate office. For the last 20 tinkering with cars.
years, Denise has worked in Inside Sales
Support and gets the opportunity to travel Dwight Lisell — Quality

for the company to meet and train with our Marvin dealers. Her Dwight grew up on a farm in Roseau, MN.
favorite aspect of the job is the diversity of her tasks as well as the His first job with Marvin was in the North
interactions she has with Marvin customers daily, either by phone End in Wood Processing where he fed
or in person. She is thankful for all the wonderful coworkers and moulders, and since then, he has worked in
friendships she has made throughout the years. numerous departments such as XL, Round
Tops, Incoming Quality Control, R&D, and
Denise thanks Ruth Ortmann and Dee Pederson for impacting Manufacturing Engineering. He currently
her career, noting, “They both have patience and have been great works in Quality Control as an Engineer, where he enjoys the
teachers and mentors to me.” Her advice to her coworkers is, variety of tasks he gets to work on as well as collaborating with
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions — we are all on the same team.” different people. Dwight’s best memories from his career include
whenever he successfully completed a challenging task.
Denise and her husband, Jack, have three children: Casey, Jamie,
and Katie. They also have one granddaughter: Atley Jade. Denise When asked who inspires him, Dwight states, “There are so many
enjoys working on numerous projects for her two side businesses, people I have worked with that I have admired. They each had a
called “Designs by Denise” and a Lefse business. Some of her gift and were able to apply it to their job.” Dwight encourages his
work is displayed at The Plaid Walleye in Warroad. coworkers to engage with people, don’t be afraid to try something
new and have some fun along the way.

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Dwight Lisell Continued from page 11 Paul Stynsberg — Architectural

Dwight and his wife, Rebecca, have three children: Luke, Bethany, Paul grew up in Duluth, MN, and moved
and Lars. They also have three grandchildren: Annabelle, Wesley, to Roseau to teach at Malung Elementary
and Ava. Outside of work, Dwight enjoys tending to a small farm, School. He taught fourth and fifth grade for
where he grows vegetables and takes care of a couple of horses. three years before beginning at Marvin in
He also enjoys traveling to spend time with his grandchildren Casemaster. He then switched to a position
who live in Washington D.C. and Idaho. He hopes to one day in Special Calcs, where he stayed for about
travel to South Africa to visit his niece and see the wild life ten years. After that, Paul worked in Technical
that resides there. Support for about 18 years before transitioning to his current
position with the AEC (Architects, Engineers, Contractors) hotline
Marvin Starren — Truck Driver in the Architectural Department.

Growing up in the Roseau area, Marvin Paul enjoys being able to solve a problem for a customer by
began his career with Marvin as a sander showing them how our products can work for them. About ten
in the XL department before moving to the years ago, he received the Award of Excellence. He appreciates
Loading Dock for a brief time. For 35 years, all the opportunities that working at Marvin provides. Among the
Marvin has been working as a truck driver, memories he has of his time with the company, Paul looks back at
where he enjoys getting to meet new people last year when he won tickets to a Vikings game!
as well as the opportunity to travel to different
places across the country. One notable memory that sticks out to Paul and his wife Faith have three children, Tyler, Alyssa Schmidt
him was when a young Paul Marvin – just 10 years old at the time – and JaNae Guzmán, and two grandchildren: Judah Epaphras
hopped on Marvin’s truck on route to Kansas City, MO. Over his and Ezra Imanuel. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary
career, Marvin has received recognition for his work in the form of Education. In his free time, he enjoys backgammon, crossword
two one million miles jackets and numerous safety awards. puzzles, running, biking, and volunteering with the Men’s Ministry
Team. Paul is a traveler as well – ask him about his recent trip to
Marvin thanks Les Israel this past October!
Baldwin for making an
impact on his career, Kenny Thompson — Manufacturing Engineering
sharing, “He took the
time and possessed the Kenny’s career at Marvin began with picking
patience to train me in. sticks. It didn’t take long for the job to morph
To this day, I still use the into a career, first by operating machines
advice he gave me all in Wood Processing, then as the lead in
those years ago.” Fingerjoint – Edge Glue, followed by positions
in Quality Assurance and as Quality Tech. For
Marvin and his wife of the past five months, Kenny has worked as
37 years, Ricki, have Supervisor in the Tooling Room in Manufacturing Engineering.
two children: Manijeh
Bulow and Noah Kenny received the Award of Excellence twice in his time at
Starren. They also have Marvin. He most enjoys the people he works with — he has so
two grandchildren: many memories after his 35 years with the company that he can’t
Colbie and Titan Bulow. pick his favorite one! He is thankful for his parents, who impacted
Outside of work, his career by instilling in him a strong work ethic. He strives to
Marvin enjoys fishing, keep a positive attitude and encourages others to do the same.
camping, going on
vacations, and taking Kenny and his wife, Terri, have five children: Tara (Josh) Aery,
walks through the Michelle (Chris) Hoppe, Nikki (Rod) Sinnihghe, Tony Phillips,
woods in the mountains. and Kyle (Jen) Thompson, and 14 grandchildren. Before his
career at Marvin, Kenny was in the Marine Corps. He enjoys

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hunting, spending time at the family cabin, and keeping up with his Bill Brandt — Coatings
grandchildren’s sporting events. Kenny also volunteers with the
Warroad Rescue Unit, Williams Fire Department and Northern Bill grew up in the Roseau-Warroad area.
Lights First Responders In 1983, he began his career at Marvin in
the Glass Room as a glass cutter. Since that
Joe Ramiller — Truck Driver time, he has held positions in many different
Joe grew up in Davison, MI, ten miles outside departments leading up to his current position
of Flint. In 1978, he moved to Williams, as a Coordinator in the Coatings Product
MN, after his father retired from General Group, where he enjoys the variety offered to
Motors. Joe began at Marvin in Double our customers. “There is always something new to look forward
Hung Clad, when at the time, only six people to,” he notes.
worked in the department. After one year,
he switched to a position in the Loading Bill credits Joe Lund for impacting his career because he always
maintains a positive attitude and work ethic. Bill remembers
Dock, where he stayed for seven years. He has since been a truck the day he opened an issue of the Cross Grain and saw his
driver for 27 years. daughter’s photo used as the promotion for employees to submit
graduation photos.
There are many parts of Joe’s job that he enjoys. He likes the
driving, unloading windows at the different distributor locations, Bill and his wife Kathy have two children: Brian and Marissa, and
and working on the loading dock with his coworkers and friends. one grandson, Evan Carter Brandt. Bill enjoys outdoor activities
He also appreciates the ability to see family in various areas of such as hunting and fishing. He also volunteers at the Roseau
Michigan as he passes through. Food Shelf. If Bill could travel anywhere, he would head to South
Dakota for a pheasant hunt. In the meantime, he will settle for
Joe and his wife, Kim, have two children: Matthew (Alyssa) and visiting a close second, North Dakota!
Natalie (Ryan) Maxwell. Matthew has one child, Maverick, and
Natalie has five children: Ivan, Landon, Gresham, Emma and Tim Bue — Wood Processing
Vienna. Joe’s hobbies include watching Vikings and Twins games,
and listening to the Dan Patrick show on the radio. Joe and Kim Tim’s family worked at Marvin while he
enjoy traveling to Mackinac Island, MI, and take relaxing ride bikes was growing up, and he began at the
around the island. company himself in the Wood Double Hung
department. Since then, Tim has held positions
all over the plant, working in Casement,
Traps, Flat Casing, Hardwoods, Wood
Processing, and more. He is currently the
Double Vac Operator in Wood Processing, which he has done for
about eight years.

Tim enjoys when he is able to run loads through effectively without
burning them up. He also enjoys his coworkers. “Working with
all the wonderful people at Marvin is the best memory I could
ever have,” he said. Tim is grateful for Bill Marvin for treating
employees with respect and supporting them when times were
hard. Tim encourages his coworkers to be respectful and do the
best job they can.

Tim and his wife, Terri, have seven children: Vernon, Johnathan,
Bryanna, Jason, Cris, Aaron and Adam. He has nine
grandchildren: Amiee, Edson, Kaitlyn, Steven, Jasmine, Bella,
Lilly, Avery and Emily. When Tim has free time, he loves to
garden, hunt and fish.

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Maureen Draper — Architectural and maintaining a positive attitude. “I am an optimist,” she noted,
“and I take great pride in helping others work more collaboratively
Maureen moved to Baker City, OR, after and efficiently.”
growing up in Warroad and spending much
of her childhood in the Twin Cities area. Jackie and her husband Jason share their new home in Wannaska
Her first position at Marvin was in XL/Final with their Leonberger puppy Tucker. She is an avid deer hunter,
Assembly, which is no longer a department. both with a bow and rifle. The greatest joy is her granddaughter
She has held positions in Legal, Service, Tours Whitlee Rae. Jackie’s stepdaughter Amanda and son-in-law David
and Training and with Integrity before joining live in Missouri.
Architectural, where she has been Project Coordinator for the
past five years. Maureen most enjoys interacting with customers Judy Peterson — Legacy
and working on custom and special projects. Judy was born in Baudette and grew up in
the Roosevelt area. She began at Marvin
During her time with Marvin, Maureen has collected many fond glazing Double Hung divided lites, followed
memories. She has enjoyed meeting and working with wonderful by a position in quality control where she
people and helping make customers happy. She looks to the stayed for six years. After that, Judy worked
example of Bill Marvin for inspiration throughout her career. He in Casemaster for 25 years. Through many
used to visit the Legal Department in the evenings when Maureen moves and transitions to new buildings,
was working, and even though he was busy, he always had time
to visit, and he genuinely cared. “I knew at that time I was going to Judy still works on Casemaster product, cutting metal in the
work at this company for many years,” Maureen said. Legacy department.

Maureen and her husband Chris, who works in IT at Marvin Judy enjoys the challenging aspects of her job, always striving
Wood Products, have three children: Linda (Caleb) Quinn, to meet her goals even while working with older machines. She
Andrea (John) Kruger and Halli (Josh) Horlocker. They have two credits Burt Wyberg for helping her understand that quality comes
grandchildren, Jaxon and Oliver. Maureen likes to spend time first to keep the customer coming back. Judy encourages her
outdoors hiking, fishing, archery hunting, gardening, and camping. coworkers to come to work with a positive attitude and “leave your
In a couple of years, Maureen is planning to visit Ireland, but would problems at the door to pick back up when you return.”
like to also see as many national parks as possible!
Judy and her husband Jerry have two children, Jeff and Jody.
Jackie Oslund — Information Systems They have four grandchildren: Cami, Paetyn, Danyon and Jake.
In her free time, Judy enjoys reading, completing puzzles, and
Starting in the XL paint department in 1983, sewing when she has the time. She likes to fish and travel as well —
Jackie currently works as Senior SharePoint especially during the winter.
Programmer/Analyst, where she builds
intranet solutions using the SharePoint
platform and other Office 365 technologies.
“Things have certainly changed since I started
at Marvin Windows and Doors 35 years
ago, and change is good,” says Jackie. She started working with
the SharePoint platform in 2008. She is a member of the Office
365 Core Team and works closely with Microsoft Teams, an
online tool that improves communication and efficiency. Jackie
received an Award of Excellence in 2011 and 2017 for her work
with SharePoint.

Jackie is inspired by the refreshed company values. She applies
them each day in her role, always striving for high performance
and work ethic, experimenting with new modern digital tools,
encouraging others to embrace change, sharing best practices

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Dan Myrick — Information Systems the knowledge shared, get to know what opportunities are out
there, apply what you have been taught, take a risk if need be,
Dan was born in Decatur, IL, and moved to and do not be afraid to fail,” Dave said. “The family environment
the Twin Cities when he was five years old. at Marvin cannot be topped anywhere else.” His advice for his
He grew up in Wayzata, then went to Bemidji coworkers is to work hard, pay attention, and dig in.
for college and graduated in 1983 with a
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology. Dave and his wife Barbara have four children: Elysia Kruger, Sarah
Dan first heard about Marvin’s Architectural Paur, John Kruger, and Rick Davidson, and three grandchildren:
department through a friend, and eventually Jaxon, Oliver, Vinny, and one on the way. Dave attended the
took a job in Warroad as Architectural Project Coordinator. University of North Dakota and Northern Lights University, and
has had hundreds of hours of developmental training at Marvin. In
Dan has held several positions at Marvin, working in Architectural, his free time, Dave likes to be in the woods doing many activities
Support Services Technology, and Customer Service, along with like hunting, hiking, walking the trails, and camping just to name
serving as OMS Project Manager. This year, he moved to the IS a few. He also enjoys gardening and fishing, but his favorite times
department as Senior Business Analyst. A moment that stands out are the time spent with family and the chaos of a family holiday
in Dan’s career is when his team developed the Marvin Design or event. Dave hopes that one day he can go to Germany
System and received an award of recognition from Microsoft and Ireland to learn more about his heritage, and maybe even
for best-in-class software. They traveled to Atlanta, GA, where Alaska. He just knows one thing for certain: he does not want to
Bill Gates presented the award. Dan has been inspired by Jake go anywhere hot.
Marvin’s leadership in doing the right thing, even in hard times —
and he appreciates that Paul has carried this forward as one of Suzette Otto — Receiving
our core values. Suzette moved to Warroad from Montana
and enjoyed ranch life with a large family of
Dan and his wife Tammy have three children: Nate (Lesley) eight, where they would all go horseback
Myrick, Anna (Shane) Friesner and Matt (Shelbi) Myrick. They riding on weekends. She began her career
have two grandchildren, Denford “Ford” and Hasley Mae. In with Marvin in 200 Glazing for six months
college, Dan majored in model building with an emphasis in math and then moved to the Glassroom, where
and computers. Outside of work, Dan enjoys working with Awana, Greg Gustafson asked if she would provide
co-leading the junior high youth group, and leading worship at
church. He also likes fishing, hunting and woodworking. visitor tours, a task she enjoyed greatly for over 20 years. She has
also worked in Displays, and she currently works at the Receiving
Dave Kruger — Operations System desk, where she appreciates the job and her management. She
has also served on the Ambug team since 2003.
Dave grew up in Hallock before moving
to Greenbush, where he graduated from Through the years, she’s enjoyed the variety of positions she’s
high school as part of the class of 1979. He held as well as collaborating with different personalities, and
first began at Marvin in the 200 Glazing she is appreciative of the Award of Excellence she received in
department, where he learned how to glaze 2016. Suzette has taken numerous classes while at Marvin — her
multiple types of windows and was promoted favorite being psychology. She loves riding horses and spending
to Lead before he moved to DH Glazing, XL time with her family, her children, and especially her ten beautiful
Final Assembly as a Lead. He then moved to Supervisor in XL grandchildren. She also volunteers as an EMT for the Warroad
before becoming the Product Group Manager (PGM) of XL/ Area Rescue Unit. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she’d
Displays and then Double Hung PGM. After that, he moved to visit Ireland — her grandmother’s heritage — but the mountains of
Engineering as operations project support, and is now a Team Montana are always calling her name.
Leader and City Planner on the Operations System team.

Dave enjoys the interaction with various groups of people he
meets along the way and working together towards common
goals. Dave loves his job and the people he works with, noting
there is no limit to what one can learn from their peers. “Respect

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Kelly Fast — Manufacturing Services Her favorite memory from employment so far is traveling to visit
Kelly began his career with Marvin the service techs and dealers.
assembling Stock Jambs in Clad Ultimate
Double Hung. In addition, he has worked Barb credits Ruth Ortman for being an inspiration throughout her
in both the CUDH department and the career because she was always willing to take the time to train
Glass Room as a Lead, and most recently Barb and explain more about windows and doors. When asked
as a Manufacturing Systems Analyst in what advice she would give to her coworkers, Barb simply stated,
Manufacturing Services for the last 18 years. “Smile and enjoy each day.”

His favorite part of the job is working with programmers on new Barb and her husband Loren have two children: Melissa Engstrom
projects and creating new ICIM programs. and Paul Arveson. They have eight grandchildren: Jordan,
Cory, Tristan, Jake, Abbie, Cambria, Aliyanna, and Nixon, and
Kelly’s best memory from his employment was when he had the one great-granddaughter, Violet. In her free time, Barb enjoys
opportunity to travel to Austria for Lisec Spacer Bender training partridge and deer hunting, ATV riding, and spending time with
when he was working in the Glass Room. He has looked up to her grandchildren. She also volunteers as an ATV Safety Instructor
Ron Lund over the years, stating, “His way of rallying the troops and Trail Ambassador for the State of Minnesota.
when the chips were down was amazing!” Kelly’s advice to his
coworkers is simple, “Don’t be complacent. Always look for how Loren Arveson — Inside Service Support
you can make something better.” Loren went to school in Goodridge, MN,
and came to Warroad looking for a good
Kelly and his wife, Lori, have six children: Kelsey Woodward, job, and he certainly found one with Marvin.
Derek Woodward, Savanna Slick, Ryan Woodward, Lindsay Fast He started out snapping vinyl jamb liners
and Caleb Fast. They also have five grandchildren: Evie, Emma, in Wood EZ Tilt Double Hung, before
Sophia, Shea and Kinsley. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys fishing transferring to Tilt Turn, then Wood Glider
and hunting along with spending time with his grandchildren. He and Wood Magnum Double Hung. He
would one day like to travel to Alaska to explore the state.
eventually made his way to the corporate office working in Inside
Barb Arveson — Pay for Service Service Support where he has served as a Customer Care Agent
Barb grew up in Oklee, MN, and moved for the last 23 years. Loren enjoys the work family that comes
to Warroad when she was hired at Marvin with a job at Marvin. He fondly remembers the early days in
to check quotes and orders. Next, she manufacturing and learning many new things during his career. In
transferred to Direct Order Entry for ten 2017, Loren received an Award of Excellence.
years and then entered data in MQS for
about two years, before joining customer Loren cannot credit one specific person for being his inspiration
service in 1998. Barb currently works in Pay because there are too many to list from manufacturing and
the corporate office, but he can say that he is grateful for their
for Service, holding this position for the last two years. To Barb, friendship, because it “makes the job easier.” Loren’s advice for his
the best part of the job is her coworkers, who are like family to her. coworkers is this: “Every job has bad days, it doesn’t matter where
you work. However, the good days outweigh the bad. Stick with it.”
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Loren and his wife Barb have two children: Paul and Melissa
Engstrom. They also have eight grandchildren: Jordan, Corey,
Jacob, Abbie, Tristan, Cambria, Aliyanna, Nixon, and one great-
granddaughter, Violet. Loren has a 2-year degree from Northland
Technical College. In his free time, Loren enjoys camping, ATV
riding, and partridge and deer hunting. He also spends his time as
an ATV safety instructor and an ATV trail ambassador.

30 Years of Service

Steve Pfeiffer — Manufacturing Engineering basketball, and softball. He hopes to visit Norway one day to learn
more about his Norwegian heritage.
After growing up in Vergas, MN, Steve
moved to Warroad and began at Marvin Pam Nelson — Ultimate Casement
on the Loading Dock. He then transferred Pam grew up around the Tolley and Minot,
to the Glass Room where he worked as a ND, area. After moving to Newfolden, MN,
Department Senior and Leadperson. After and graduating in 1970, she eventually made
that, he moved to Manufacturing Engineering her way to Warroad and joined Marvin
and worked as an Engineering Technician for in the Casemaster Sash department. She
ten years before becoming a Process Group Supervisor there. currently works in production assembly in the
His favorite part about his job is all the people he gets to work Ultimate Casement product group. Her best
with each day. During this tenure with Marvin, Steve has received
an Award of Excellence and the President’s Award in recognition memory from Marvin was not only witnessing the implementation
of his work supporting design changes on equipment. His advice of automated machines within her department, but also getting
to his fellow coworkers is to work hard, stay positive and keep to meet her coworkers and her very best friend along the way. In
engaged with the tasks at hand. 2015, Pam was recognized with an Award of Excellence for her
work salvaging parts and reducing costs for the company. Pam
Steve has been married to his wife Donna for over 28 years. looks up to Tony Montebello because he always followed through
Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, farming, and spending when she had questions, consistently getting her the answers she
time with family and friends. needed. Her advice to her coworkers would be to, “Ask questions
and never stop.”
Gary Moen — Wood Processing
Pam has one son: Jeremy (Danielle) Olson. She also has
Gary moved to Warroad at the suggestion three grandchildren: Braden, Cierra, and Kennedy. Pam
of some of his friends who were working at enjoys gardening and any outdoor activity, along with reading,
Marvin. His first job was in Wood Processing, crocheting, camping, and fishing.
where he worked as a feeder on the Double
Ends for a month. For the last 30 years, Penny Smith — ETO/ICIM
he’s been a Double End Operator and now Penny began her career at Marvin with eight
works with the Quick-Change Double End years in the Glass Room. She has since spent
machines. He enjoys working with all his coworkers along with time on the graveyard shift in SDL, before
being able to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers joining ETO where she has been working
with quality parts. as an Order Processor for the last 20
years. One of her favorite memories of her
Gary’s best memory from his employment was when quick- employment was the first annual meeting she
change machines were introduced to his department, stating,
“They are all computerized. The process is fast-paced because attended, where the bonus she received helped her family gain
of all the changeovers, so time goes by rapidly.” In 2018, Gary financial stability as they looked ahead to the year to come. Her
received an Award of Excellence for his hard work in increasing advice to her coworkers is to work hard and accept change.
customer satisfaction. Gary’s largest influence on his career was
Duane Edberg, who was his first supervisor. “He gave me the Penny and her husband, Kent, have two children: Kyle (Nancy)
chance to do what I’m doing today and had confidence in me that Smith and Amanda (Chad) Smith Thompson. They also have
I could get the job done,” he says. seven grandchildren: Matthew, Evan, Lilly, Savannah, Sam, Ben,
and Alex. Outside of work, Penny enjoys woodworking, sewing,
Gary graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in crocheting and decorating her house. She also enjoys traveling
1983 with a degree in Computer Operations. Outside of work, and camping — especially when the whole family is along.
he enjoys watching and playing sports, including Fantasy Football,
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Brent Krantz — WUDH sparks creativity to develop new ideas within the department. I
Brent began his career with Marvin working really enjoy working with our work cell teams.”
in the Double Hung Frame department
installing sash for three years. He eventually Mike received an Employee of the Month award in 1992 as well
became a department senior and held that as an Award of Excellence in 2010. He thanks all his previous
position for seven years before becoming a and current managers for helping him develop his skill set and
lead in what became WUDH. He has also knowledge, which gave him the opportunity to be successful in his
worked in Magnum/Gliders, Coatings and career. Mike encourages his teammates to keep an open mind, be
respectful and remember with every problem that arises, there is
Traps. He currently works as a Supervisor in WUDH. He enjoys always a solution.
the people he gets to work with, adding, “We have a great group
of people who all work well together as a team.” In 1991, Brent Mike and his wife, Bobbie Jo, have two children: Hillarie
received an Employee of the Month Award. O’Loughlin and Allyson Thortsen. They also have two
grandchildren: Caydin and Kinsley Jo Thortsen. Mike enjoys
Brent and his wife, Mary, have four children: Megan Krantz, fishing on Lake of the Woods and hunting in the backwoods
Mallory Krantz, Brielle Krantz, and Larissa Lien. They also have in Northome, MN.
two twin grandchildren. Outside of work, Brent enjoys hunting,
trapping, and spending time with his family. He is a member Marie Hildebrandt — North End Salvage
of the Two Rivers Sportsman’s Club and is a trustee on his Marie moved to Warroad after her cousins
church’s council. who were working at Marvin at the time
recommended it. Over the years, she has
Pat Williams — Wood Processing worked in many different departments, and
Pat began his career at Marvin working in now works as a secondary machine operator
Double Hung Frames. Since then, he has in the salvage cover area. Her favorite part of
worked in numerous departments, including the job has been working as a tour guide, for
Winterseal, Round Tops, Shrinkwrap, and
Clad DMC. For the last 19 years, Pat has which she received an Award of Excellence in 2014.
worked in Wood Processing operating
a Moulder. His favorite part of the job is Marie’s largest inspiration in her career has been Greg Gustafson.
“He genuinely cared about his employees, and went above and
working on specials and getting new parts for his tasks. His best beyond as a Supervisor. He treated workers like family.” Her
memory from Marvin has been profit sharing, noting, “When I first advice to her coworkers is simple, “Treat others as you would like
started, we got that huge bonus. I wasn’t expecting that my first to be treated.”
year of work.”
Marie and her husband, Patrick, have two children: Amanda
Pat and his wife, Dianna, have two children: Jill Williams and Lindgren and Nathan Hildebrandt. They also have five
Jessica Erickson. Outside of work, Pat enjoys working around the grandchildren: Hailey Fjeld, Mya Lindgren, Ava Lindgren, Kayla
house and doing yardwork. Lindgren, and Nicholas Lindgren. Marie would like to travel to
Alaska and Hawaii one day, along with making a stop in Arizona
Mike O’Loughlin — Round Tops to see her grandchildren.
Mike came to Warroad with his family to
pursue a career with Marvin. He started Patrick Hildebrandt — Ultimate Casement
in Round Tops, working in the frame setup Patrick moved to Warroad with his wife after
area. Over time, he’s worked in different her cousins informed them of job openings at
roles in Round Tops, holding positions as Marvin. His first job was working in the North
Coordinator, Lead, and Supervisor. For the End. Since then, Patrick has worked in XL,
last eight years, he has been working as Glass Room, Integrity, Double Hung Clad,
and for the last five years, he has worked
Supervisor. Mike enjoys how dynamic the Round Tops department in UCA Shrink Wrap. He enjoys staying
is, noting, “It allows me to manage different product types which

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busy with the different tasks he is given and states that, “I have a Cary Olson — Maintenance
great group of people that I get to work with, which makes the
day go by quick.” Cary grew up in Roseau and began at
Marvin in the Engineering Group, where he
He credits Neil Cole with being a great role model. “His work worked as a drafter for 27 years, helping to
ethic is exemplary. He always gives 110%. I try to emulate his way design and procure equipment. For the last
of doing things.” Patrick’s advice to his coworkers is simple, “If you three years, he has been the Construction
don’t understand something, ask questions. And try something Supervisor in Maintenance. He enjoys the
different, don’t be resistant to change.” action and variety that comes from working
with the Electrical, Tool and Die, and Construction crews.
Patrick and his wife, Marie, have two children: Amanda Lindgren
and Nathan Hildebrandt. They also have five grandchildren: Hailey Cary and his wife, Jennifer, have one daughter: Jessica Rose.
Fjeld, Mya Lindgren, Ava Lindgren, Kayla Lindgren, and Nicholas They also have a grandson named Liam. Cary was one of the first
Lindgren. Patrick graduated from the University of North Dakota Marvin employees to obtain a Bachelor of Manufacturing degree
with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In his spare through the Northern Lights program and was the first student in
time, Patrick is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching UND the entire University of Minnesota system to obtain a degree from
athletics as well as Minnesota professional teams. He would one a remote site. Outside of work, Cary enjoys fishing and traveling.
day like to travel to Germany and Ireland. He one day hopes to go back to Jamaica, where he and his family
have gone several times.

Charlene Olson — Ultimate Casement Terry George — Manufacturing Administration
Originally from Fosston, MN, Charlene
began her career with Marvin in the Clad Terry is originally from western North Dakota,
Casemaster department. For the last 16 and moved to Warroad when he gained
years, she has been a Department Senior employment with Marvin in Round Tops. He
in CURCA Sash. Her favorite aspect of the worked there for 18 years before moving
job is when she gets to work on the line with to his current role as a Systems Analyst in
all the different people in her department. Manufacturing Administration, where he has
worked for the last 12 years. Terry’s favorite
Charlene’s advice to her coworkers is simple, “Work hard.” part of the job is the opportunities he has been given to work with
teams from across the organization, stating, “It is very interesting to
Charlene has three children: Chassidy (Casey) Anderson, see how all our companies run production and the different ways
Keaton, and Graysen. She also has two grandchildren: Carly and they meet customer needs.”
Camreigh. Charlene enjoys watching her boys play hockey and
spending time with her two granddaughters. In addition to this, she When Terry was dealing with cancer, he received a card from
also works part-time at the Warroad Senior Living Center. all his coworkers and friends wishing him the best. He notes that
this is his fondest memory from his employment with Marvin
Larry Olson — Displays because it showed the care and support from his friends and
Originally from Larimore, ND, Larry came coworkers. He appreciates all the friends he has made during his
to Warroad after seeing media coverage on time at Marvin.
Marvin. He began his career on the Loading
Dock. He has worked in Displays for the last Terry and his wife, Teri, have three children: Trevor (Morgan),
12 years, working on in-house displays for the Tanner, and Tyler George. They also have two grandchildren:
home and garden shows, where he enjoys Emma and Kinzley. Terry enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, and
meeting new people and getting to work with riding ATV with his family. Terry and his wife are very involved
in Roseau Youth Hockey and he is currently the treasurer for
our products. He cites Ron Lund, Rick Mauer, and Larry Nyhus as the program. Terry hopes to one day travel across the country
key influences, stating, “They were the first ones I met when I came because there are many places he hasn’t seen yet. “When I retire,
in and they left lasting impressions on me.” I hope to spend most of my time traveling the U.S. visiting the
places you read and hear about,” he notes.
Larry is married to Ruth, and he enjoys riding his motorcycle and
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Pat Sandford — Loading Dock Richard Sellheim — Demand Management
Pat is originally from Michigan, ND, and came Richard came to Marvin at the
to Marvin with some previous coworkers recommendation of a few employees whom
looking for work. Throughout his 30-year he met while visiting Warroad for a fishing trip.
career, he has worked on the Loading Dock, He started in Sunbays and Roof Windows,
where he completes the various tasks needed where he worked for about three years. In
to load our trucks to ensure that customers addition, he has also worked in the Curved
receive their products. He enjoys the and Bent Glass area. For the past 23 years,

everyday challenges that arise in his work, all in an effort to get the Richard has been working as an Architectural Project Coordinator
loads out on time. in the Demand Management department, where he appreciates
the daily challenges and the coworkers and customers with which
Pat is married to his wife, Karen. Outside of work, he enjoys he gets to interact.
hunting, fishing, going on Ranger rides, and keeping up with
Minnesota professional sporting teams, including the Vikings, During his career, Richard received an Award of Excellence for his
Twins and Wild. dedication to exceeding customers’ expectations. Richard credits
his parents for inspiring him throughout his career, “They taught
Kevin Doyle — Architectural me that if you work hard and give it your best, then you never have
Kevin is originally from Cavalier, ND. He to feel bad because you did the best you could do.”
began his career with Marvin working in
Round Tops, working as a circle and oval Richard has two children: Jeremiah (Nora) Sellheim and Kirsten
frame bender. Since then, he has worked as (Mark) Lundy. He also has five grandchildren: Louise, Leonard,
a coordinator for trim bending and has also Josie, Frances, and Grady. Richard enjoys the outdoors along with
worked in Special Calculations. He currently hunting, fishing, trapping, and spending time with family.
works as an Architectural Technical Specialist
Stacy Butler — Legal
focused on the commercial segment, where he enjoys helping Raised in Warroad, Stacy began at Marvin
customers in whatever way he can. During his career, Kevin has working in the file room. After returning from
received an Employee of the Month award. college, she came back to Marvin, this time in
Customer Service. In 1995, she transferred to
Kevin and his wife, Ronda, have two children: Jenna and Josh. the Legal department and continues her work
Outside of work, Kevin stays busy keeping up with this children’s there today, currently serving as a Senior
activities, along with helping coach the Warroad Warbotics Technical Specialist.
Lego League team. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, camping,
and snowmobiling. Stacy’s favorite part of the job is meeting new people and learning
about different aspects of the company and the legal process.
Sen Sysourath — Ultimate Casement Throughout her time at the company, Stacy recalls February 14,
Sen is originally from Laos and began his 2002 specifically, when Marvin won against PPG Industries and
career with Marvin working in the Glass she witnessed the legal process in action. If Stacy could pass along
Room. Since then, he has also worked in advice to her coworkers, it would be, “never stop learning.”
CINDH and CURCA. For the past ten
years, he has been in Ultimate Casement, Stacy and her husband, Chad, have one daughter, McKenna. In
where he typically works in the French area. her free time, Stacy enjoys baking and “being a couch potato!”
He enjoys working there and getting things

done correctly the first time. Sen’s advice to his coworkers is
simple: “Stay busy.”

Sen and his wife, Senghampha, have three children: Melisa Olson,
Monica Sysourath, and Alisson Sysourath. Outside of work, Sen
enjoys fishing and hunting with friends.

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25 Years of Service

Michele Vandal — Purchasing Keirsten Eklie — Planning and Launch Support
As a young couple just starting out, Keirsten
Michele began her career at Marvin working and her husband decided to make the move
in Clad Ultimate Double Hung. Since then, to Warroad after their relatives moved to
she has worked in numerous departments the area to work at Marvin. Keirsten started
including the Loading Dock Office, Technical her career with Marvin working in Clad
Publications and Purchasing, where she Casemaster Frames placing interior stops.
currently works as an MRO Purchasing Since then, she has worked at the Corporate
Agent. Her favorite aspect of the role is
getting to interact with various people across the organization Office in various departments, including Order Entry and Integrity
and externally. Some of Michele’s best memories involve meeting Support, where she helped start the team and eventually became
people in person after having connected with them by phone or Supervisor/Manager. For the past five years, she has worked as a
email. She expresses gratitude to all the managers she has worked Senior Manager in the Planning and Launch Support department.
with over the years, noting that she learned something unique
from each of them. In her various roles with the company, she has enjoyed developing
a plan, being a part of its progress and achieving results, even
Michele and her husband, Blake, have three children: Dylan, if the results aren’t originally anticipated. “I think that’s the most
Wyatt, and Taylor. She enjoys walking her dog, Abbie, during the exciting part for me. You have to adapt and adjust along the way.”
evening and on weekends. She also serves on the Warroad City Keirsten was recognized with an Award of Excellence in 2004
Council, an organization she’s been a part of since 2000. She for her work while launching Integrity Support. She thanks all
hopes to visit Hawaii one day. the Customer Service leadership teams over the years — along
with Carla Lindemoen and Darrin Peterson — for inspiring her
Joe Doebler — Truck Driver throughout her career, stating, “Carla and Darrin both saw the
potential in my strengths and have encouraged me to use my
Before starting his full-time career in passion along the way.”
Maintenance, Joe worked as a summer temp
in Casemaster Clad for three years and Keirsten and her husband, James, have three children: Konner
Grounds Maintenance for one year. During (Mercedes), Ryder, and Sydney. They also have one grandson:
his time with Maintenance, Joe worked as a Karter. She enjoys making cupcakes and crafts, sharing in horse
Lead in Repair and Preventative Maintenance and mule activities with her family, and being a low-carb foodie.
for four years before being promoted to the
Supervisor position in the same department, a role he held since Sandee Awalt — Architectural
1999. Currently, he is a Truck Driver for Transportation. Sandee began her career with Marvin
working in Clad Casemaster for three years.
With 25 years under his belt, Joe offers this advice to his Since then, she has worked in Field Service,
coworkers, “Don’t just sit back — take action and work towards Risk Management and Architectural, where
making a change and achieving your goals.” she currently works as a Technical Support
Coordinator, and enjoys helping customers
Joe enjoys riding motorcycles, blacksmithing, fishing, traveling, with any problems they might encounter.
working on antique tractors, gardening, and being outdoors.
In addition to these hobbies, he also works as a volunteer Sandee received an Award of Excellence in April of 2014.
firefighter for the Warroad Fire Department. Joe has an Aviation
Maintenance degree and got to work with Dave Rausch on the While reflecting on the last 25 years, Sandee recalls her best
Marvin aircraft back in the mid-90’s, which was an experience he memory with Marvin, stating, “It would have to be when I earned
will never forget. He hopes to revisit Homer, Alaska, to indulge in my AAS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology through the
his love for halibut fishing. education program at Marvin. I think it was called Northern Lights

Continued on page 22

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Sandee Awalt Continued from page 21 Eric Erickson — Information Systems

University at that time. I developed lifelong friendships with my Growing up in Warroad, Eric worked as
classmates; we went through many highs and lows during the time summer help at Marvin for two summers
it took to get our degrees. It was such a unique and rewarding in Metal Cutting and the Loading Dock
experience, and I will forever be grateful for that opportunity.” before he began his full-time career in
Rip & Cut. Since then, he has worked in
Sandee and her husband, Brian, have three children: Tiffany various departments including Maintenance,
(Brady) Olson, Joshua Awalt, and Bryant (Ashley) Awalt. They Cage 1, and Information Systems, where he
also have five grandchildren: Avey, Lexy, Angelina, Anders, and has worked as an IS Technician for over ten years. While he enjoys
Bennett. She enjoys reading, traveling, staying at the lake and the variety in his daily tasks, Eric most appreciates the people he
spending time with family. In the past, she has been involved in gets to work with each day. Eric encourages his coworkers to
teaching Sunday School and Confirmation Classes at her church, explore positions and tasks that are of personal interest. “It’s so
assisting with Youth Group activities and leading a Girl Scout much better to do a job you enjoy,” he concludes.
Brownie Troop. She would like to visit Bora Bora one day.
Eric and his wife, Jennifer, have two children: Zackary and
Jennifer Erickson — Round Tops Anthony. He enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, camping, and riding
Before Jennifer started her full-time career ATV. In addition, he
with Marvin, she worked in Winterseal during volunteers as a firefighter
summers while in high school. She began for the Warroad Fire
full-time working in the Glass Room where Department. Eric’s
she worked for ten years before moving to travel aspirations
Casemaster Clad. After two years there, she include driving along
moved once more to Round Tops and has the West Coast from
Washington to California
been working in the Grilles area for the last 13 years. and exploring more of
the Caribbean.
Jennifer enjoys getting the opportunity to be creative in her daily
work. Looking back on her career with Marvin, Jennifer was Khoun Keophet — Casemaster
inspired by Buck Bue, noting, “He believed in me and thought I
was more capable than I often gave myself credit for. He boosted Khoun was born in southeastern Laos, and
my confidence and I’m thankful for that.” came to the United States in 1976. His first
position at Marvin was in XL, followed by
Jennifer and her husband, Eric, have two children: Zackary positions in Double Hung and Casemaster.
(Madeline Doty) and Anthony. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, He has been in the Casemaster department
hiking, kayaking, camping and reading. She hopes to one day for five years applying hardware.
travel to Peru to meet the two girls who she sponsors through
Compassion International. Khoun most enjoys the people at Marvin. In his time with the
company, he has received both an Employee of the Month Award
and the President’s Award.

Khoun was married in 1980 and has four children: Sirle, Alexzy,
Becky and Jackie. He has three grandchildren, all boys ranging
from one to seven years old. In his free time, Khoun enjoys
fishing and traveling – he has been to China, Vietnam, Thailand,
Cambodia and Laos.

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Donna Alten — Winterseal Eric Moe — Information Systems

Donna grew up in Warroad, and spent the Eric grew up in the Grand Rapids/Hibbing
last 25 years working in various positions in area and moved to Warroad with a friend
the Winterseal department. Most recently, in 1993 in search of a new job opportunity.
she was a dispatcher for two years before After working in Metal Cutting for about a
her title changed to Demand Planner in year, he moved to a desktop support position
Winterseal for the past year. Donna enjoys in Information Systems. Since then, he’s
interacting with her coworkers and helping held numerous roles in IS, and he currently
manage responsibilities. Her career advice? “Come to work with works as Information Systems Manager, where he is responsible
a positive attitude, and do the best you can,” she said. for Oracle database and application technologies along with
infrastructure and disaster recovery.
Donna and her husband Alfred will be celebrating their 45th
wedding anniversary this December, and have three children: Eric enjoys working with the different technologies as well as
Alfred Jr., Jason, and Joette. They have six grandchildren, two the hands-on nature of his work. He looks up to his parents
for teaching him the value of hard work, and encourages his
step-grandchildren, two coworkers to strive for continuous learning.
and three step-great- Eric and his wife Jacqueline have two children: Chloee and Wyatt.
grandchildren. In her free Outside of work, Eric enjoys spending time with family and friends
time, Donna enjoys four- as well as hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. If Eric could travel
wheeling, gardening and anywhere in the world, he’d surely return to New Zealand. He
going to rummage sales. If visited there in 2004 and thoroughly enjoyed the beauty and laid
she could go anywhere in back nature of the destination.
the world, she would visit
Norway or Germany.

Kham Norindr — Modern B U I L D E R S H AV E VOT E D AGA I N

Originally from Laos, Kham moved to BEST IN QUALITY
Warroad in the early nineties. For much of his
career with Marvin, he worked in the Glass - 2018 BUILDER MAGAZINE BRAND USE STUDY -
Room as well as the North End. For the last MARVIN: BEST IN QUALITY IN WOOD/WOOD-CLAD WINDOWS
five months, Kham has worked in the Modern
Product Group, where he enjoys problem INTEGRITY: BEST IN QUALITY IN FIBERGLASS WINDOWS
solving and getting the opportunity to work
with brand new product. He truly feels like he’s entering the best CROSS GRAIN – Annual Meeting Edition 2018 23
part of his career, venturing forward with Modern and learning
new things each day.

Kham is thankful for the guidance and inspiration he’s received
from Bernie Brazier, Hil Nowacki and Mike Rybak throughout
his career with Marvin, and he if could offer any advice to his
teammates it would be to always keep safety top-of-mind —
especially when working with glass.

Kham has three daughters, and outside of work, he enjoys helping
out where he can with Laos community events in the area. He’d
like to visit Laos at least one more time.

Award of Excellence History of Profit Sharing

A sincere thank you to the employees who have gone above Year Employees Profit Sharing
and beyond in their roles and made significant contributions 1957. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,9 10
to improve processes, customer satisfaction, quality, safety 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,936
1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 99. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,985
and our work environment this year. 1960 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,262
1961 - 1962 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
1963 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,055
2018 Award of Excellence Recipients 1964. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,371

Amanda Peterson Charles Olson 1965 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58,178
Chris Ratzlaff Perry Edberg 1966 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 0. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $53,365
Dan Carpenter Shauna Foldoe 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $124,431
Thy Keophet 1968 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $127,140
David McDonald Allen Morey 1 969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $181,178
Chassidy Anderson 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $226,229
Amy Lee 1971 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $252,842
Christy Perius Jim Grover 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $375,699
Jasen Swanson Mike Lisell 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $552,651
Kenny Rozsa Bob Marquette 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400,823
Heidi Thompson Cheryl Omdahl 1975. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 755. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $444,148
Keith Levecesque David Hipke 1976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $838,380
Amy Grover 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 943. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000,261
Kevin Sele Brian Bakken 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 944. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,449,863
Laurel Ulwelling Darvin Lewis 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 18. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,551,363
Patty Luschen 1 980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 882. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,271,747
Gary Moen Curtis Mesler 1 981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 860. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,538,499
Jennifer VanEffen Scott Reeves 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 878. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,932,732
Amos Krahn 1 983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1227. . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,957,996
Jimmy Lee Benita Clark 1 984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1738. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,673,670
Mee Sysourath Elmer Cook 1 985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1862. . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,480,793
Julie Herzog Sal Thipphavong 1 986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2232. . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,082,681
1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2682. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,671,354
Silas Krahn 1 988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2857. . . . . . . . . . . . $20,224,354
Jason McQueen 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2909. . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,014,820
1 990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3056. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,766,419
Mike Haggan 1 99 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3022. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,050,816
Tammy Dejno 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2874. . . . . . . . . . . . $2,700,000
1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2672. . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,556,9 10
T.J. Huerd

1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2942. . . . . . . . . . . . $6,668,496
1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2873. . . . . . . . . . . . $3,240,000
Grafton 2018 Award of Excellence Recipients 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3080. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,117,886

Kennard Byre Jamie Benavides 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3007. . . . . . . . . . . . $4,500,000
Charlie Matcha Jesse Redepenning 1 998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
Andrew Nording 1 999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3127*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,89 1,579
Doug Kirkeby George Gill 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3312*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,818,218
Michael Walski 200 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 488*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,229,324
Emily Manor Cody Osowski 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3358*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,959,416
Greg Shane 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3305*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,19 1,689
2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3521*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,945,337
2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3573*. . . . . . . . . . . $50,298,662
2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3504*. . . . . . . . . . . . $15,718,239
2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 479*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,107,963
2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3381*. . . . . . . . . . . . $6,384,099
2009 - 20 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None
20 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2573*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $799,379
20 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2769*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,294,622
Published monthly for the employees of Marvin Windows and Doors 20 14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2807*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,329,276 20 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2804*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,423,733
20 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 0*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,301,067
Volume 45, No. 13 December 2018

Emily Finley, Editor, ext. 622460 Tim Bjerk, Photographer, ext. 1382 20 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 1*. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,953,132
Sara Eidsmoe, Editor, ext. 4043 Annie O’Donnell, Layout, ext. 1373 20 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sarah Dignan, Student Writer Sub Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $249,890,978

Printed on recycled paper (10% post consumer fiber)

*Includes Warroad, Eagan, Grafton, Baker, and Sales Team employees.

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