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Coffee Break with Shane Rodgers

A few months ago, Poly-Wood’s Chief Financial Officer took a moment out of his busy day to give us an interview for Coffee Break. It turns out, coffee is not his cup of tea.  I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do start off every morning with a protein drink. I take it heavy on the protein with ice-cold water. This powdery concoction isn’t my … Continue reading Coffee Break with Shane Rodgers

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Coffee Break with Cass Elson

One muggy day in late August, Dannielle and I lugged a ton of film equipment over to our brand new 230,000 square ft. production facility on the other end of the Poly-Wood campus. Why would we do this? Because we wanted to interview Cass Elson for “Coffee Break”, of course. Once we set up equipment and the cameras were rolling, Cass spilled the beans: I like … Continue reading Coffee Break with Cass Elson

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Behind the Shot: Northern Michigan Photoshoot

Back in September, we had the opportunity to visit Traverse City, MI for a photoshoot. We partnered with an excellent vacation rental property, Lakemore Retreat. Lakemore consists of three unique homes on Arbutus Lake, and it was the ideal location for a POLYWOOD® photoshoot. If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed our Michigan trip was the main feature for a while: Our crew of six … Continue reading Behind the Shot: Northern Michigan Photoshoot

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Coffee Break with Jenny & Travis

More often than not, it’s helpful to see something from more than one perspective. That’s exactly what we were looking for when we poured some coffee and sat down with a one of the couples here at Poly-Wood: Jenny Neer and Travis Yoder. They each work in two different areas, Jenny is our Data Integration Specialist and Travis is one of our Design Engineers, and are both great … Continue reading Coffee Break with Jenny & Travis

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Recipe Test: Macarons

I’ve always been curious about macarons, and recently I got the opportunity to try them for the first time thanks to a local shop near Poly-Wood that was selling them for Valentine’s Day. It was love at first bite. Lucky for me, there are others in our office who have just a slight obsession with the cookie as well. So, instead of spending money to have some shipped to … Continue reading Recipe Test: Macarons

Coffee Break with Keith Puckett

One Tuesday afternoon we set out to take a peek into the mind of our ‘New Product Development Manager’, Keith Puckett. Since I’m new to Poly-Wood and specialize in video, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to film our conversation. We discovered that Keith is not only an engineering wizard, but also a loving husband/father/grandfather and motorcycle fanatic.  When asked about the biggest challenge of his job, Keith responded … Continue reading Coffee Break with Keith Puckett

Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what Poly-Wood is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began… In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California inspired Wisconsin’s … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day

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Behind the Scenes: Ribbon Cutting

Planning for media-heavy events can be stressful, but in my experience, they’re truly rewarding. You’ve probably never thought about what all goes into planning, say, a company’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Well, there are a lot of calls to make…lots. It really comes down to making a plan as early as possible and communicating that plan to everyone involved. This past month, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Ribbon Cutting

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Employee Q&A

Every once in a while, Amanda and I travel outside our dark marketing corner (we like to work in the dark) and talk with employees throughout different departments to discuss what they like about working here, what they love in life, etc. It’s basically a shortened version of our Coffee Break posts. Amanda shoots the photos and I ask the questions. We hope it gives you a little insight into the … Continue reading Employee Q&A

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Behind the Shot: Las Vegas Photoshoot

At the end of January, Dannielle and I went out to Las Vegas to shoot some of our latest furniture designs. I’ve actually been to Vegas a few times with POLYWOOD to set up our permanent showroom in the World Market Center (and another time for a bachelor party… but we won’t get into that), but what was nice about this shoot is that we … Continue reading Behind the Shot: Las Vegas Photoshoot