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“Marvin Windows and Doors (Marvin) was one of the first companies in the U.S. to manufacture built-to-order windows and doors. Instead of stocking ahead, the company changed the face of the industry by building exactly to specifications as an order came in. This core philosophy remains the Marvin difference today.”

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Marvin Windows and Door was featured in a roundup of Best of IBS Award winners on BUILDER Online. The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung took the prize in the window and door category. Learn more here: http://www.builderonline.com/photos/best-of-ibs-award-winners.

 

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WARROAD, Minn. –  Marvin® Windows and Doors is now accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge.

Marvin’s Architects Challenge, now in its seventh year, honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors. Open to commercial and residential architects, the competition is judged by a panel of distinguished architects. This year, for the first time, the Architects Challenge will feature winners in six different categories: Contemporary, Transitional/Eclectic, Traditional, Remodel/Addition, Commercial and an overall Best in Show.

Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin, said, “The Architects Challenge demonstrates amazing architectural design featuring Marvin windows and doors. Every year, we are blown away by the high caliber of projects that are submitted to the program, and we know that this year will be no exception. I am especially excited to add a new element to the Architects Challenge in 2015 — recognition of projects in specific design categories. The Marvin product line offers design flexibility with its breadth and depth of tailored products and design options, and this year, you’ll see how architects partner with us to accomplish stunning structures that maximize daylight with large doors and expanses of glass, bring contemporary design life to a project vision, replicate historic windows in a traditional design, and satisfy coastal performance requirements without compromising size, scale and beauty.”

As in previous years, the public will also have a chance to help choose one winner in the Architects Challenge Showdown. Every Architects Challenge entry will be included in the Showdown, where the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite project.

Juried winners of the Architects Challenge will receive a VIP winners’ trip to Minneapolis and Marvin’s headquarters of Warroad, Minn., including AIA-CES credits. The project named “Best in Show” will receive an advertorial in Architectural Digest magazine, as well their project featured in two videos created by Architectural Digest. Additionally, the Showdown winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Greenbuild in Washington, D.C.

The Architects Challenge will close for submission on May 8, 2015. The Showdown runs June 1 to July 12, with the winner being announced July 15. Juried Architect Challenge winners are announced August 3.

Architects interested in entering their projects can do so at www.marvinwindows.com/architectschallenge.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

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The Oceanfront Cottage in Maine, one of 2014′s Architects Challenge winners

WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin® Windows and Doors and Integrity® Windows and Doors have now received ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient” designation for more than 22,700 of their products – the latest validation of the company’s industry-leading position in energy efficiency.

To comply with ENERY STAR’s “Most Efficient” standards, Marvin and Integrity offer the required high-performance glazing options and available accessories across many window product lines. Marvin and Integrity’s certified window product and glass options feature a 0.20 U-factor or lower, attain the necessary SHGC values and meet all four ENERGY STAR zone requirements – a prerequisite to be awarded “Most Efficient.”

Marvin product families offering options that meet ENERGY STAR’s “Most Efficient” designation include:

Integrity product families offering options that meet ENERGY STAR’s “Most Efficient” designation include:

“We are committed to producing high quality products that are designed and built for top performance, and we have for decades,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing for Marvin Windows and Doors. “Perhaps our headquarters in Northwest Minnesota has fueled that commitment to provide the utmost in energy efficiency and comfort.  The number of solutions we have that meet ENERGY STAR Most Efficient demonstrates that drive to satisfy the design and performance needs of our customers.”

To learn more about Marvin and Integrity’s energy-efficient products and options, visit www.marvin.com.

About Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and -operated company is still headquartered today.

About Integrity Windows and Doors
Integrity Windows and Doors is the world’s largest and most experienced manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex — a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material. We didn’t just join the fiberglass revolution — we pioneered it. Our heritage as part of the Marvin Family of Brands is built on more than a century of excellence and expertise. Based in Fargo, N.D., Integrity offers a comprehensive line of window and door products that are Built to Perform® and backed by first-class customer service.

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WARROAD, Minn.—As the Marvin Family of Brands continues to add new products and services to its portfolio, the Marvin, Integrity and Infinity brands have introduced a new elevation only shop drawing feature to its Order Management System (OMS), which will enrich the quoting and ordering processes for your customers and deliver an improved experience.

Integrated seamlessly into OMS, the new shop drawing feature allows dealers and distributors creating quotes for architects and builders to quickly and easily generate elevation only shop drawings directly from their Marvin, Integrity or Infinity window or door quote. Complete with scaled, dimensional drawings that include labels and specification listings, creating shop drawings is not only a much simpler process, but it also limits the potential for mistakes.

“At Marvin, we are extremely dedicated to our dealers and to providing them not only high quality products that they can stand behind, but also services that make doing business even easier.  And this new feature is one of the ways that we are continuing to do just that,” said Darrin Peterson, Vice President, Customer Services. “We are excited to make this feature available and deliver value to our partners to enhance their customer interactions.”

To find out more, please visit your local Marvin, Integrity or Infinity dealer. To find a dealer near you, visit marvin.com and click on “Where to Buy.”

 

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Continuing its commitment to serving its customers, Marvin® Windows and Doors created a new commercial app that was recently named a runner-up for “Best Branded App” by Ad Age magazine as part of the publication’s 2015 BtoB Best Awards.

Marvin partnered with Chicago-based branding agency gyro to create the company’s new cross-branded app that is targeted at the commercial building market. Designed as an educational tool, Marvin’s app allows architects and dealers to view product options from all of the company’s brands, including Marvin Windows and Doors, Integrity Windows and Doors and Infinity Replacement Windows. This new app features information that commercial builders and architects need for decision-making, such as drawings and models, architectural detail manuals, construction specifications and energy data.

The app also features extensive photography to allow the commercial trade professional to view case studies and visualize how the Marvin Family of Brands can be used in various commercial projects, whether historic renovation or new construction.

Created under the banner “Control Without Compromise,” the tool literally puts the brand story and a wealth of materials in the palm of the hand.

Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors, said, “We are honored to receive this recognition from Ad Age. Marvin has a strong commitment to our customers, and to providing tools that help make their job easier, and this app is just one of the many ways we are helping our customers navigate commercial options. Marvin’s commercial app is a dynamic way to educate builders and architects about the wide range of product solutions that the Marvin Family of Brands can provide, and being recognized for the usefulness and the design of this app by a well-respected publication such as Ad Age just confirms that we are doing something right.”

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution.  A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners.  Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

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The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung from Marvin Windows and Doors was selected at the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS) as the winner of the prestigious Best of IBS Award, given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Chosen by a panel of independent judges, including reporters and building professionals, Marvin’s Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung was selected out of hundreds of applicants as the best and most innovative window product on the market. With the Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung, Marvin masterfully reinvented one of the classic windows of our time by combining state-of-the-art technology with its legendary American craftsmanship, resulting in a traditional-looking window that is deceptively modern and beautifully innovative.

The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung uses an innovative hardware system, which elegantly combines the traditional double hung look with intuitive operation, modern convenience and added peace of mind. Marvin also has expanded its Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung family to include a round top version and an IMPACT version for regions where hurricane protection is needed.

“At Marvin, we pride ourselves on providing the very best performing products and uncompromising service to our customers,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “This new window is a great example of what Marvin does best – create a product that is beautifully designed, and that answers our customers’ needs for functionality and performance. We’re so proud of this window, and are honored to be chosen by the NAHB as one of the best and most innovative products on the market in 2015.”

“With a record number of product submissions, the competition for this year’s Best of IBS awards was fierce,” said Jerry Konter, NAHB’s Conventions and Meetings Committee Chair and a home builder from Savannah, Ga. “The 2015 winners represent the best and most innovative products on the market, and we are pleased to be able to honor them today.”

Visit Marvin.com for additional information, product photos and to locate your nearest dealer.

About Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and -operated company is still headquartered today.

Available in large sizes and a variety of configurations, featuring easy operation and simple modular installation, this door brings the outdoors in like never before

WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin Windows and Doors’ Scenic Doors line has long been known for its ability to seamlessly bring the outdoors in, and now Marvin has added another option to its product lineup with the introduction of the Ultimate Multi-Slide Door.

Designed with narrow stiles and rails for maximum daylight openings and views, Marvin’s Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is as smooth to operate as it is dramatic to behold. Available in large sizes with standard widths up to 50’ wide and 12’ tall, this door comes in a variety of configurations that include pocket door panels that disappear completely into the wall or a stacked-panel configuration. Additionally, customers can choose to have up to six panels in a uni-directional configuration or up to 10 panels in a bi-directional configuration, offering the ultimate in design flexibility and unbelievable, wide-open views.

Another unique feature of Marvin’s Multi-Slide door is that even with its larger sizes, the stiles and rails of the Multi-Slide door do not differ based on width or height, offering complete design consistency. Furthermore, stainless steel wheels minimize users’ effort when operating the door, making for an easy, smooth experience, no matter the number of panels or size of the door.

Other unique features of the Multi-Slide door include:

  • A flush sill that not only provides a seamless transition between indoors and out, but also meets ADA threshold criteria, making it an attractive choice for those who want to embrace universal design principles in their home.
  • Pull-and-Latch-­style hardware that is recessed into the door panels, providing a comfortable grip and sleek look. This carefully selected hardware is perfect for today’s design preferences with square corners and minimal edges.
  • Multi-point lock that, when closed, adds extra security by locking the door in two places.
  • Easy installation for your building professional, because the Multi-Slide door consists of a modular frame that snaps together on-site and features drop-in panels.
  • Whole-house solutions, because the Multi-Slide door is available in a variety of finishes, wood species and styles, meaning you can now order a complete, matching window and door package for your home.

“We are excited to introduce the latest addition to the Scenic Doors family. The Ultimate Multi-Slide Door is engineered for size and features narrow profiles, wide-open expanses and performance backed by the beautiful design, quality and warranty for which Marvin is known,” said Christine Marvin, Director of Marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors. “The attractiveness of this new door is that it satisfies the demand for outdoor/indoor living and view maximization, regardless of traditional or contemporary architecture. This door transcends style and fulfills a need for an enhanced living environment.”

Marvin’s new Ultimate Multi-Slide Door will be available summer 2015, and it joins Marvin’s other Scenic Door products, which include the Ultimate Lift and Slide and Bi-Fold Doors. For more information, visit www.marvin.com.

About Marvin Windows and Doors

Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

Marvin Windows and Doors was awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation on Tuesday in Warroad, Minnesota. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community.

“It is an honor to receive this award and to be recognized on a national level for our commitment to doing the right thing for our employees, communities and customers,” said John W. “Jake” Marvin, Chairman and CEO of The Marvin Companies. “As my father once told me, a company is, plain and simple, people. It was how our company began, and it is the core purpose of our business today. Staying true to the values that have guided us over the years—integrity, excellence and respect for others—has been, and always will be, the keys to our success.”

Richard M. Weber, chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, expressed his respect and appreciation for Marvin and commented that “this exceptional company provides clear evidence that ethical business practices are alive and well in corporate America.”

Created in 1994 by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals, the ABEA honors businesses that act in an ethical manner in regards to everyday business practices. Eligible businesses must be nominated, and provide comprehensive information about their ethics plan, as well as specific examples of how they have put their plan into action. Judged by an esteemed panel of experts drawn from the business, academic, consulting and ethics communities, the ABEA reviews four broad areas, including: executive commitment; ongoing ethics programming; demonstrated ethical business practices; and commitment to stakeholders, including employees, customers and the community. Previous winners have included Starbucks, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark and Whirlpool Corporation.

Marvin Windows and Doors is a third- and fourth-generation, family-owned and operated business, located in Warroad, Minn., with more than 4,500 employees in factories across the United States. As a maker of premier window and door products, Marvin is known for its craftsmanship and rich legacy of producing high-quality and innovative products, which have made Marvin a leader within the industry.

To learn more about the American Business Ethics Awards, visit www.financialprofoundation.org.

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Richard Weber of the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals presents the American Business Ethics Award to Dan Marvin, Paul Marvin, Jake Marvin and Susan Marvin

 

WARROAD, Minn. –  Marvin® Windows and Doors’ integrated Interior Shades have received the 2014 Crystal Achievement Award in the “Most Innovative Window Component Category” by Window & Door Magazine.

Chosen by three panels of judges representing a cross-section of the window and door industry, Marvin’s Interior Shades are setting a new standard within the industry, and are the only shade of its kind on the market today. Among the features that set Marvin’s Interior Shades apart include the fact that it fits seamlessly into Marvin window and door units with no measuring required, offers the versatility of opening from either the top or the bottom, gives the precision of virtually complete light control, and provides the beauty of sleek lines and fully concealed cords.

“The 2014 Crystal Achievement Award winners are a great example of the creative and solutions-oriented nature of the window and door industry, which continues to evolve to meet stringent energy codes, satisfy discriminating homeowners, and educate demanding customers,” says Jenni Chase, Editorial Director of Window & Door.

Marvin’s integrated system fits on a range of Marvin windows as well as swinging and sliding doors, or can be retrofitted to existing Marvin windows and swinging doors.

On windows and swinging doors, the integrated shade operates from both the top down and the bottom up, allowing the user to position it anywhere – a feature not offered by other window and door manufacturers. On sliding doors, Marvin’s shades move with the door – another industry first. No longer does the user have to open the shades to operate the door.

Unlike between-the-glass offerings, Marvin’s solution is compatible with all glazing types, including gas-filled and surface-coated glazings. And Marvin interior shades can be used with simulated divided lites with spacer bars – offering greater design flexibility and superior performance.

Other features of this revolutionary new offering include:

  • Fully concealed mechanisms and hidden cord systems for superior aesthetics
  • Available in either blackout or light-filtering fabric for choice in privacy and light control
  • Offered in a palette of 15 colors to match virtually any décor
  • Shade surrounds can be ordered prefinished with choice of Marvin’s factory-applied interior finishes
  • Shade material is anti-static, liquid repellant, dust and soil resistant, and carries a 10-year warranty
  • Precise fit for the ultimate in light and privacy control — virtually no light bleed along the edges of the surround
  • Integrated design means shade doesn’t protrude into living area
  • On sliding doors, shade stack is completely hidden when retracted

“We are very proud of this true industry first,” said Christine Marvin, director of marketing at Marvin Windows and Doors.  “This solution brings form and function to interior shading for windows and doors that is unlike anything else and has received tremendous response from all audiences.  We are thrilled that Window & Door has also recognized this product option as the most innovative in its class.”

The Crystal Achievement Awards will appear in the September issue of Window & Door Magazine: http://windowanddoor.com/article/september-2014/and-winner.

To learn more and see Marvin’s integrated Interior Shades in person, visit www.marvin.com to find a local dealer.

About Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built around you® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution.  A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry’s most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners.  Marvin’s tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.

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