We recently held a pizza party and handed out Dunbarton cooling towels at our Dothan and Camden, TN locations!
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.
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!
At Dunbarton, we pride ourselves on finding solutions for our customers! One of the most essential ways we do this is through our employees. We are proud of the longevity of so many of our employees and celebrate their achievement. This quarter we celebrate eight employees who have been with Dunbarton for 5, 15, 20, and even 30 years! We are grateful for their knowledge and expertise these employees bring to their job performance. Thank you for your time at Dunbarton, and we look forward to many more years!
In February of 2020, Dunbarton participated in Southeast WOW (Worlds of Work) for the first time, and it was a great experience. Southeast WOW is a 2-day event held at the Peanut Festival Fair Grounds for all 8th graders in the wiregrass area. The event gives 8th graders the chance to see the various industries in our area so they can hopefully become interested in a career path that enables them to stay here in the Wiregrass and work for some of the area employers.
The leaders of Southeast WOW recognized our employee LaRon Reaves and noticed how well he was interacting with the students, and decided to include him in their promotional video. LaRon’s story is unique because he is a great example of moving up within Dunbarton. LaRon began his employment with Dunbarton in March of 2006 as a machine operator. He has since progressed to an Engineering Specialist after expressing interest in moving up and obtaining his degree in drafting while working full time. LaRon is also a member of Dunbarton’s Emergency Response Team and has been chosen as Dunbarton’s employee of the month several times. The 2021 Southeast WOW event was canceled due to COVID, but Dunbarton is looking forward to participating again in 2022!
For more information on WOW (World of Work), visit their site: https://www.southeastwow.org
Courtney Couch and Lauren Ott in Customer Service were recently awarded the People Making a Difference Award. Regional Sales Rep Dee Spencer wrote, “I want to thank you two for the wonderful job you are doing. Last week, everywhere I went I heard nothing but compliment after compliment about how much they enjoy working with you and how much help you are to them. I know it’s rare to hear compliments from the field so I wasn’t going to let today end without telling you what a tremendous impact you are having on customers and what a big part you are in the success of Dunbarton. THANK YOU and keep up the good work!” Please reach out Courtney and Lauren and thank them for all their hard work and willing personalities!
At Dunbarton, we pride ourselves on providing “Your Complete Opening Solution,” and sometimes that means taking extra steps necessary on unique projects, even if it’s only two doors.
A new customer account, Autovol, a modular builder from Boise, Idaho, needed two STC-Rated openings. Dunbarton had done some testing years ago with flush wood doors and Rediframe in conjunction with Masonite. Our Customer Service Director, Blake Seymour, and Northwest Regional Sales Director, Mark Haavisto, reviewed the request. Multiple vendors were contacted and quoted us the doors to meet the STC requirements. In the end, we worked with a local-to-Dothan, Alabama vendor to purchase the two STC labeled doors through Masonite. Our local driver, Terrence Nelson, then picked up the doors. Marsha Finney, one of our customer service technicians, worked diligently to locate the necessary special hardware to complete the architect’s requests, ensuring the automatic door bottom sweeps, weatherstripping, and threshold met their standards combined with STC requirments.
Once we had the doors on-site, the physical work began. Dunbarton is proud of the longevity of many of our employees and many of those employees were involved in this project! One such employee is Gary Strickland. Mr. Gary, aka BoyBaby, began with Dunbarton on September 27, 1999. He is a paint technician and was responsible for hand spraying these doors along with Chance Zamora, aka Pokey Bear. Another long-time employee, Patsy Watkins, assembled the door units and hardware as well as packing to ship safely to the customer. Bill Bookman, quality control technician who has been with Dunbarton for over 20 years, oversaw the construction ensuring it met the quality standards of Dunbarton. Leonard Jackson, a Dunbarton employee of over 40 years and long-time supervisor, oversaw the entire project on the plant floor. There were so many hands involved for just two doors! But our customer had a problem, and we knew we could be the solution! We were able to provide everything our customer required for their opening.
Note from our customer: We received our final order for Santa Maria today. I so much appreciate adding the two STC doors as well to this shipment. Please thank your team for such a smooth process. Your doors look great and met all of our expectations.
Dunbarton celebrated Thanksgiving a little early with a gift card for Winn Dixie and a Tile Mate, both from our parent company, CGCPI.
Jill and Blake were honored to be guests on the Chamber’s podcast! Listen when you get a chance! Some of our employees are mentioned!