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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

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

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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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A Newcomer’s Perspective

Organizational culture is defined as: The values and behaviors that contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization. I had never given much thought to the culture of any workplace until I began my employment here at Poly-Wood. I was accustomed to grinding my day away in my little cubicle, socializing with a select few co-workers, and counting down the minutes to freedom. … Continue reading A Newcomer’s Perspective

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Tea Break with Ross Munn

I recently sat down for a Coffee Tea Break with our General Manager, Ross Munn. If you hear a group of people laughing, you’re likely to find Ross among them. He has an infectious sense of humor and is definitely an all-around fun guy to be around! How long have you been a part of the Poly-Wood family? Four years. How would you describe your role? I lead of … Continue reading Tea Break with Ross Munn

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2015 Christmas Luncheon Recap

Two weeks ago, we held our annual company-wide Christmas luncheon. We were able to utilize our showroom space again this year with 30 tables spread throughout the area. As we plan to double in size next year, this may be the last time we can all fit in this space! For food, we had Essenhaus cater…the ultimate in comfort food: ham, beef, homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, rolls… Doug Rassi (our … Continue reading 2015 Christmas Luncheon Recap

Giving Back to our Community

The holidays here at Poly-Wood have been filled with fun, food and the company of great co-workers. We celebrated another white elephant gift exchange, ugly sweater contest, and a delicious holiday carry-in. But, for me, the greatest part of the holidays is giving back. Like last year, we chose to help people right here in our own community. And, we’re very fortunate to have such a great staff … Continue reading Giving Back to our Community

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Coffee Break with Doug Rassi

Welcome to the first post of many posts in a series we’re calling “Coffee Break”. This is your chance to get to know the people behind POLYWOOD in a way that’s, well, very us: casual and laid back. So grab your coffee, sit back and enjoy! When deciding who first to interview, Doug Rassi was the obvious first choice. Here’s what I learned after sitting … Continue reading Coffee Break with Doug Rassi

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How to Bocce

How to Bocce We here at Poly-Wood are a competitive bunch. From golf leagues to ugly Christmas sweater contests, or even challenges for who can eat 6 saltine crackers in 60 seconds (only me at this point) — we enjoy pitting ourselves against our fellow co-workers in friendly competitions. However, the most prestigious and fiercely fought competition here at our Syracuse HQ is the Annual … Continue reading How to Bocce

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Poly-Wood Culture : Behind-the-Scenes

Culture. How can one word define so much? I have the privilege of leading many facets of Human Resources here at Poly-Wood which allows me to meet just about everyone who will become a part of the team. Our culture is one I can say I am truly proud of, and finding people who ‘fit’ in with our culture is the first step in our interview … Continue reading Poly-Wood Culture : Behind-the-Scenes