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  • A Look Back – Hastings Family of Charities Golf Tournament

    It’s been a whole year since last fall’s Hastings Family of Charities Golf Tournament, when Hastings’ co-workers, family and friends came together for a perfect day at Elmcrest Country Club in East Longmeadow, MA!

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  • Tee Off for Charity!

      Saturday, September 29, 2018

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  • J. Keenan Burns Named President of A.W. Hastings; Dusty Hoyt Retiring After 45 Years of Service Read more...
  • New England Architects:
Have You Entered the 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge Yet?

    Which of your projects that include Marvin Windows and Doors will you enter? The clock is ticking on your opportunity to showcase your spectacular work in 2017 Marvin Architects Challenge, a competition awarding prizes to residential and commercial design projects that exhibit creativity and ingenuity using Marvin windows and doors. Entries must be submitted to MarvinWindows.com/ArchitectsChallenge by March 10, 2017. The entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of esteemed architects, including Robert Gurney, FAIA, Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, CAASH and Ted Flato, FAIA. Juried Winners The six juried winners, including Best in Show and the five

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  • 7 Tide Architect Spotlight: Stephen and Judith Selin

    Eight New England architects recently unveiled their Marvin Window dream designs at ABX in Boston. Over the coming weeks, each architect will be profiled with his or her My Marvin Project window in our Architect Spotlight. Today’s Spotlight is on Stephen and Judith Selin of Selin + Selin Architecture in Shelburne, VT. Stephen and Judith Selin found their Marvin design inspiration in part from the stained glass patterns of the Scottish turn of the century duo of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Margaret MacDonald, who in turn took their inspiration from nature. The husband and wife team loves that their design

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  • Stonington Architect Designs a Coastal Inspired “Concept Window” for Marvin

    Stonington, CT, Dec. 12, 2016 –It was an architect’s dream assignment: design the ideal window free from any code requirements or design constraints.  The inspiration for Architect Michael McKinley’s window comes from the coast. The design, a French outswing, is painted a hazy blue and is framed in a grey weathered mahogany.

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  • Marvin Windows Wall Display
    7 Tide Masterminds: Jeffrey Katz

    It takes a tremendous number of creative minds to come up with a concept like 7 Tide. Over the coming months, we’ll bring you an insider’s view from those who are responsible for the inspiring and innovative spaces inside the walls at 7 Tide Street in Boston Seaport. When Marvin Windows & Doors decided to join the 7 Tide adventure to open the company’s first-in-the-country Marvin brand inspiration center, they turned to C & J Katz Studio, one of the most innovative interior design firms in Boston. Recently owner Jeffrey Katz shared some of his thoughts about the project. You’ve

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  • Peer Inside the Minds of 8 New England Architects 
at ABX 2016 Booth 757 in November

    We’ve all been to trade shows, walked the exhibit floor, attended conference sessions and, on occasion, seen some really spectacular displays. This year at ABX 2016 (being held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Nov 15-17), the Marvin Windows and Doors booth will be offering a singular opportunity. At Booth #757, visitors will have the chance to peer inside the creative minds of eight New England architects to discover the inspiration for the design of their ultimate custom window. Inside the booth will be the spectacular windows that have resulted from the design acumen of these architects and

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  • Marvin Architects Challenge 2016 Winners

    Marvin Windows and Doors, a top-tier brand offering a one-of-a-kind design experience at 7 Tide, believes that beautiful buildings can change lives. What’s more, the Marvin team is confident that quality windows and doors are essential to well-designed homes. Marvin’s customization capabilities offer architects, designers and homeowners a unique opportunity to create something special. As a testimony to this philosophy, each year Marvin Windows and Doors conducts the Marvin Architects Challenge. This contest curates the best of the best in architectural design using Marvin Windows and Doors throughout North America. In 2016, there were six juried winners from a field

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  • Innovators at 7 Tide: Marvin Windows and Doors

    Writer Jonathan Swift commented in the late 1600s, “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Nothing could be truer when talking about how windows impact the design of an exceptional home. Some may simply look through them, but architects and designers see these portals connecting interiors and exteriors as art unto themselves.  We thought you would enjoy learning about how another 7 Tide partner has built its reputation literally around you. Enter Marvin Windows and Doors, a true story of American innovation. In 1904, George G. Marvin arrived in tiny Warroad, Minnesota, to take a job

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  • 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge Continued

    Tomorrow, Friday, April 1 is the last day to enter the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge. Architects are invited to submit their best projects using Marvin windows and doors for a chance to win national exposure and recognition.

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  • #NextGenStyle Collection Wows at LBM 2016

    It is really easy to write the words “Marvin is all about design possibilities”, maybe even easier to skim over them as you are reading a marketing piece. Many of us spend substantial time and energy trying to bring this statement to life for everyone we meet. With all the energy focused on other people’s Marvin inspiration, how often do you think about what YOUR Marvin style would be?  If your answer is ‘never’ (or even if its ‘all the time!’), keep reading! We posed this very question to the Hastings community and we received 32 incredibly inspired, very diverse

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  • Marvin Rocks the 2016 International Builders Show!

    We’re excited to be attending the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week, joining our friends from Marvin to showcase the latest innovations from the Marvin Family of Brands.  Marvin has done an amazing job with their largest-ever collection of contemporary products as well as their beautiful scenic doors – always a show stopper!  Check out some photos of the booth and our Hastings team at the show.  (and if you’re there, stop by booth C3820 and say hello!)    

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  • A Salute to the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home

    Hastings’ commitment to the community is demonstrated through the volunteering and fundraising activities that many of our employees participate in throughout the year as part of T.E.A.M., Hastings’ internal non-profit organization. Each year T.E.A.M. asks Hastings employees to nominate a charity or non-profit close to their hearts to be chosen to join the Hastings Family of Charities (National MS Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Rays of Hope for Breast Cancer) for the year and receive a one quarter share of fundraising efforts. This year, Ed Molloy, a second generation, long-time employee of Hastings, nominated the Soldiers’ Home of Holyoke to honor his father and former

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  • Keep on Truckin’ – On the Road with Hastings

    For years I was that kid (or in my case – that adult) who rode past tractor trailers on the highway motioning with my arm, begging to hear that air horn. This was my chance. My alarm went off at 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, March 19th. I was joining Kevin Perzanowski (one of Hastings’ finest CDL A drivers) for a ride-along. I could not have been more excited. I thought long and hard about what I could bring my new friend at 5:30 a.m. to start our time off together right. The first thing that came to mind was donuts. Everyone

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  • A Memorable Marketing Trip To Warroad

    A.W. Hastings Field Marketing Manager Beth Gendron shares highlights from Hastings’ first all female marketing trip to Marvin headquarters in Warroad, MN. Many of my Hastings colleagues have been to the Marvin factory in Warroad, MN numerous times, and they always come back with great stories to tell. So I was excited recently to have my first opportunity to co–host (along with Hastings’ Cindy Breheny) a retailer trip to the Marvin factory in Warroad, MN. This trip was even more special because it was Hastings’ first ever all female marketing trip.  Many of our attendees had never had the opportunity to visit the Marvin factory,

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  • Congratulations to the 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award Winner!

    Designed by Ron Lamarre of Lavallee I Bresinger Architects, the new Student Center at Manchester Community College in Manchester, NH is a contemporary space that brings the campus out of the 60s. The building was built to provide a place for students to lounge, learn, collaborate, dine and exercise, while also improving the school’s overall image. Click here to learn more about this winning Integrity project.

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  • 2014 Marvin Remodelers Summit – Revisited!

    Hastings’ Integrity Products Consultant Ben Brockett shares his thoughts on the importance of the Marvin Remodelers Summit – an annual event in Warroad, MN at the Marvin factory that gives remodeling contractors the opportunity to step back and focus on the growth of their business. I am guessing that many of us who have been to Warroad before might wonder what is so special about the Remodelers Summit. After all, isn’t this just “another” builder trip to Warroad? I never understood the context of this event (notice I didn’t call it a trip) until I had the chance to host

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  • It’s Official! “Marvin Inspiration Center” to Open at 7 Tide in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District

    We have exciting news to share! We are very pleased to announce the anticipated opening of the “Marvin Inspiration Center” at 7 Tide Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District. The opening is the result of a groundbreaking partnership with Clarke Distributing, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen. As a company long known for forging unique trade partnerships, Clarke invited Hastings to become part of the 7 Tide project, slated for opening in early 2016. “A.W. Hastings has long been known as a company dedicated to creating solutions for the architectural and design community, and the homeowners

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  • Living the Dream – Attending Dreamforce!

    Hastings’ Director of Operations, Bruce Meekin shares his first time experience attending Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference held in San Francisco. From the home of the Patriots to the home of the Niners…it was all about the experience! I had the pleasure of attending our retailer forum at Patriot Place in Foxboro earlier this month. In Foxboro we spent two days with some of our Retailer Partners with a focus on enhancing the experience of our end customers. I left the forum impressed with the strength of our relationship with our partners and the wide range of resources our partners

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  • Street Smart – Driving Tips for the Fall Season

    Longtime Hastings truck driver Tom Skarzynski has put in a lot of miles over the years – and he has some timely advice about fall driving in New England. Hi folks! I’ve been a professional driver for over thirty five years now and I thought I’d share some of my accumulated wisdom with you. As the fall season is in full swing we should all be making adjustments in our driving habits to counteract the new challenges nature has in store. Several things come quickly to mind. One of the most dangerous and most easily unnoticed is that the roads are

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  • Congratulations To Our 2014 Marvin Architects Challenge Winners!

    The winners have been named in the sixth annual Marvin Architects Challenge – and we are excited to share that four of them are from Hastings’ territory! Congratulations to Best in Show winner Patrick Ahearn of Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC, and Michael Waters of LDA Architecture, Russ Tyson of Whitten Architects, and Mahdad Saniee of Saniee Architects – all winners in the general top 10 judging. While these projects demonstrate a wide range of architectural style and creativity, it’s easy to see the dramatic incorporation of natural light and the innovative use of Marvin Windows and Doors as the common threads that bind them.

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  • Tales From A Hastings Internship

    My name is Taylor Perry. I am 18 years old and I am a Marketing Communications Intern at Hastings. Throughout this summer internship, I have been asked many times what it is like to be an intern at Hastings. This sparked the idea for a blog post, so here I am. However, I thought this question could be better answered by getting the perspectives of all the other Hastings interns as well. Take Marissa, for example – she also works in the Marketing Department as a Marketing Research Intern but her job description is very different from mine! So, I

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  • 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award

    Integrity’s 2014 Red Diamond Achiever People’s Choice Top Ten have been selected! There are only a few days left to vote for your favorite project. Vote once a day through Monday, August 4, and see who becomes this year’s People’s Choice winner! In the meantime, Hastings will be highlighting a selection of submissions from the New England and Eastern New York area below. We will continue to feature submissions throughout the coming weeks, so be sure to keep checking them out! 2014 Integrity Red Diamond Achiever Award – Entries in the Top Ten – Vote Today!: Lean Too House – Brunswick, ME David

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  • Taking Window & Door Fundamentals to School

    Hastings’ Customer Education Manager John Crane met with CADD students at Porter & Chester in June. The purpose of the visit was to lead a workshop designed to introduce the basics of windows and doors. Early in June I received a call from Ken Gay, an instructor from Porter & Chester Institute in Chicopee, MA. He was wondering if one of the Hastings trainers would be willing to come in to speak with his class of CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) students. After conducting a mini needs assessment with Ken, we decided that it would be beneficial for the students to learn

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  • Taking Window & Door Fundamentals to School

    Hastings’ Customer Education Manager John Crane met with CADD students at Porter & Chester in June. The purpose of the visit was to lead a workshop designed to introduce the basics of windows and doors. Early in June I received a call from Ken Gay, an instructor from Porter & Chester Institute in Chicopee, MA. He was wondering if one of the Hastings trainers would be willing to come in to speak with his class of CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) students. After conducting a mini needs assessment with Ken, we decided that it would be beneficial for the students to learn

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  • The Sales Process: A Different Point of View: Part 2

    Read “A Different Point of View: Part 1” here. Would it be fair to say that when approaching a consumer during the sales process your focus is on figuring out what it is that will motivate them to buy from you? You have a short window of opportunity to give them as much information as possible to influence their decision, so you are eager to tell them about the many different features of our product lines, our quality installation or your company¹s sterling reputation. Unfortunately, your eagerness can all too easily come across as “feature-dumping.” Soon, you’ve given the customer a huge amount of information — but what

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  • Happy 103rd Birthday Ivan K. Hoyt!

    It’s a very special day for the Hoyt and Hastings families – as Mr. Ivan K. Hoyt celebrates his 103rd birthday! Hastings would not be the company it is today had it not been for the tireless dedication and perseverance of Ivan and his late wife Florence – and today is a perfect occasion to honor that legacy. The former Hastings president was featured in two local news stories over the past year. This past December, Mr. Hoyt was awarded the Golden Cane in Longmeadow, MA, where he is the oldest living resident. (http://www.wggb.com/2013/12/12/longmeadow-honors-towns-oldest-resident/) As a lifelong Red Sox fan, Mr. Hoyt was also

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  • Play Ball – Morgan Strong!

    Bob Barker, a project manager for inside sales at Hastings, has organized the company’s wiffle ball team to compete in the Annual 9/11 Wiffle Ball Tournament at Fenway Westfield for several years. In 2013, Bob increased Hastings’ participation in the tournament by organizing not one, but two teams, so more people could play. This year two teams from Hastings, the Sliders and the Swingers, will travel to Fenway Westfield, but this time we’ll be competing in a tournament to benefit Officer Brett Morgan, the son of a long time Hastings employee. Read the Wiffle News newsletter from Bob Barker below to learn more about how we “Play Ball!”

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  • Making a Difference With Project HomeFront

    Earlier this month, Hastings’ Show and Exhibition Product Manager John Tyler and his daughter Emily had the opportunity to join a team of Hastings volunteers for Project HomeFront – a program originally founded by AmeriCares to help people in need in Connecticut rehabilitate their homes to make them safe and livable. John shares the experience of working with the team on two homes in Enfield. “The homeowners so appreciate the support of volunteers. Paul, the son of the homeowner Lillian, had expressed to me throughout the entire day how lucky he felt to have such good people helping his Mom out. Paul said, “We

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  • Time Out for Our Annual Meeting!

    Today is Hastings’ Annual Meeting – the one day of the year when our organization gets together to share each other’s company, celebrate our accomplishments, and look ahead at the opportunities to come!  It’s a special tradition that we look forward to every year as we reconnect, re-energize, and reflect on what it means to be part of the Hastings team. Should be a great day! We’re closing at Noon and we’ll be back at it bright and early tomorrow – see you then!

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  • Morgan Strong! Hastings Supports Officer Brett Morgan

    Morgan Strong! The Hastings family came together in support of New Britain, CT police officer Brett Morgan (son of our co-worker Mike Morgan), who was recently injured in the line of duty. We wish you all the best in your recovery, Officer Morgan!

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  • Hastings University Heads North!

    It’s an annual tradition and a sign that springtime is just around the corner…as Hastings trainers take the show on the road for our 11th Annual Portland Training Week! With temperatures hovering around zero, it hasn’t felt much like spring, but that hasn’t stopped retailers from Maine and New Hampshire from converging upon the Fireside Inn & Suites in Portland to learn about what’s new for Marvin and Integrity this year in sessions that take place throughout the week. The retailer training focused not only on product but also quoting and the use of specialized software tools.  Hastings Education Manager

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  • Minneapolis-To-Marvin Tour Inspires!

    Each year, Hastings partners with our retailers to co-host dozens of tours for contractors and architects to Marvin Headquarters in Warroad, MN. Trip attendees invariably return with strong new relationships and amazing stories to tell! On a recent trip, Hastings architectural sales representative Jim Olender accompanied a group of several contractors and architects to Warroad. Before they headed north, the group took in the beautiful architectural sights (and sites) of Minneapolis. Jim has facilitated many tours around Minneapolis, but he says each tour is a little different. This particular group was treated to a tour of the Guthrie Theater. “As we

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  • Happy Holidays from Hastings! Read more...
  • Hastings’ Kids Put Safety First!

    The Hastings Safety Committee recently invited employees’ children and grandchildren to participate in our first-ever Safety Poster contest. The budding artists were asked to submit drawings depicting safety tips of their choosing. The results were amazing! Safety Committee Member Faith Simmons said, “Hastings and its Safety Committee are devoted to safety both at work and home, and we understand that accident and injury prevention is essential to assuring a safe and healthy life. Safe procedures are the same for similar hazards, whether they are found at work or home. The Hastings Safety Poster Contest was a unique way to raise safety awareness in the

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  • It’s Pajama Day at Hastings!

    Each year throughout the holiday season, Hastings employees participate in a variety of charities to give back to our local community. One of our favorite initiatives is the Pajama Program Drive. Hastings’ Employee Resources Director Heidi DeLisle started collecting new pajamas and books in 2008 to support the Pajama Program. The participation in this drive has grown each year, and this year we are happy to be donating 86 pairs of pajamas and 228 books to local children in need. Employees who donate cash, pajamas or books were invited to wear their pajamas to work today! The Pajama Program serves children

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  • A Most Excellent Adventure in Warroad

    When I received confirmation that I would be attending a Builder Tour in Warroad I didn’t have any expectations of what this trip would be like. Every Hastings employee smiled and said, “You’ll have a great time” when they heard I was going, which immediately led me to believe there is a deep dark secret that no one is speaking of, kind of like when you are pregnant with your first child and no one tells you the real scoop of what is in store for you. My co-worker Kim Viviano and I met very early at the airport with

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  • We’re Thinking Pink This Month!

    As we mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, the color pink is everywhere from the NFL to your local mall and everywhere in between. One thing you might not expect to see is pink windows – until now! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Hastings Training Center and several of our retailers are displaying full size Integrity All Ultrex Double Hung Windows painted pink, complete with Komen for the Cure® signage. Staff members at participating retailers will be wearing pink shirts on Fridays in October, and pink corner samples will be traveling around with some of our

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  • Celebrating A Special Warroad Connection

    Once upon a time, I stepped off of a small plane in Warroad, MN and was greeted by a “stranger” who I would later discover to be a role model, decorated serviceman, dedicated husband and father (now grandfather), close personal friend and, most importantly, one of the finest human beings that I have ever had the privilege to know. This “stranger”  is none other than our good friend, Mr. Tom Amiot, of the Marvin Windows & Doors Tours and Training staff. I know what everyone’s first thought is going to be… oh boy here goes Ben on another one of

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