3rd Quarter Service Awards

The solution that keeps Dunbarton successful is our employees. We are so thankful for these 2021 third-quarter employees that hit 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years. We could not provide our customers with solutions and meet their needs without our employees and for that, we say a heartfelt, Thank You for your loyalty! Please let them know individually how appreciative we are for their time at Dunbarton.

Happy Retirement, Tony!

Thank you Tony for your many years of loyalty and dedication to Dunbarton. While Tony was an employee of Dunbarton, he was an advocate for employees with disabilities in the workplace in the TriState area. However, as hard as Tony worked, one would never know Tony had any disability! Tony represented Dunbarton and the hearing-impaired community well and we are grateful for your 31 years with us. It truly is employees like Tony that allow us to have a Made in America heritage. We hope you enjoy your retirement!

Happy Retirement Tony! P.S. Turn your sound on.

Dave Goetzinger Retirement Honor

Dunbarton President, John Klesath, said it best when talking about Dave’s retirement, “Dunbarton operates as a family and that makes saying goodbye difficult!” Dave Goetzinger has been a part of the Dunbarton family for over six years as the Marketing Director and Technical Director. We are sad to see him leave, but know he and his wife, Molly, have great adventures planned! We celebrated his time at Dunbarton with cookies, awards, a dinner, and a few funny gifts!

Introducing, Bruce the Peanut

Being located in the peanut capital of the world comes with many advantages; one of those is boiled peanut season! Dothan loves to celebrate its love and gratitude for peanuts and one way is through the community and art project, Peanuts on Parade. The Peanuts on Parade project began in 2001 by the Downtown Group as a way to revitalize the downtown area. Currently, there are over 50 peanuts with a map for people to drive around town to visit each peanut and learn the idea/history behind that peanut.

At Dunbarton, we love being a part of our community and needed a solution that would give us a good footprint in our community! When we decided to have a peanut literally “put us on the map” we knew it needed to represent Dunbarton completely! We even had a contest among our employees to name him.

“Bruce the Peanut” is named for our original owner, Bruce Cochener. He is wearing Dunbarton’s signature blue polo while sporting safety glasses, safety earplugs, and holding on to a Dunbarton RediFrame. We think Bruce would be proud!

Thank you to the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting the ribbon-cutting, Replica Plastics for making our idea come to life, Jay Marchman at Mid-City Farmers Market for the delicious boiled peanuts, and everyone that came out to support us as we introduced Bruce!

Community Solutions

Recently, Dunbarton was able to answer the call for a Community Solution by partnering with Wiregrass Public Safety Center. The Wiregrass Public Safety Center, located in Dothan, Alabama, is home to state-of-the-art training and recruiting facilities for police, fire, emergency medical personnel, and other first responders. With a significant emphasis on community engagement is at the core of the center’s mission and vision, Dunbarton is proud to partner with Wiregrass Public Safety Center with the donation of doors for their training.

Thank you, Public Safety Center, for allowing us to provide you with a solution to your training needs!

The video is from an explosive entry class that was held the first week of August. There were 16 agencies from 8 different states that attended. Dunbarton’s doors were instrumental in that training.

2nd Quarter Service Awards

We are so grateful for our employees and we love the opportunity to celebrate their milestones! This second quarter we have several employees that have been in the Dunbarton family for 5, 15, 20, and 30 years! We could not provide our customers’ with solutions and meet their needs without our employees and for that we say a heartfelt, Thank you for your dedication!

Donate to save a life!

We recently hosted a blood drive with Lifesouth Community Blood Centers. We had 14 prospective donors with 11 that were able to donate! When you consider that one blood donation can save up to three lives it is easy to see how donating blood can make a significant difference in someone’s life. One never knows when the life that is saved may be a member of your family, a friend, or a co-worker. Please consider donating when you see their red bus or call your local Lifesouth Community Blood Center.

Thank you to our employees that donated and attempted to donate! To learn more about Lifesouth visit their website, at https://www.lifesouth.org.

Thank you, David, for being a VVIP to Dunbarton!

David Hill was recently awarded the VVIP award for making 10 much-needed lance dies. David works in our maintenance department and has been with Dunbarton for 30 years this past October! We are thankful for his years of dedication to Dunbarton!

left to right: Ralph Linville – Maintenance Supervisor, David Hill – VVIP, Douglas Webb-CFO