Simonton Windows and Rollin’ Supply Support Young American House Program in MarylandAugust 31 2012
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Thanks to the guidance of experienced window professionals from both Rollin’ Supply and Simonton Windows, 40 high school students now have a better understanding of proper window installation techniques.
As part of their construction technology training at Thomas Edison High School of Technology in Silver Spring, Md., the students recently participated in the step-by-step installation of Simonton ProFinish® windows in a project home located near their school. The home under construction is sponsored by the Montgomery County Students Construction Trades Foundation, a nonprofit foundation encouraging the interest of career education related to the construction industry. The home --- the 39th home built as part of the Young American House Program --- will take two years to complete so that the students can learn all aspects of the construction industry.
“This hands-on learning program is an investment in the future of our industry,” says Jeff Lemley of Rollin’ Supply out of Rockville, Md. “We worked with two sets of students to educate them on the proper way to flash, install and secure a window in an opening. They had the opportunity to install the Simonton ProFinish windows in this project home which will be sold when completed. Profits from the sale support the project, which is self-sustaining, along with providing scholarships for students enrolled in construction management classes at Montgomery College.”
Founded in 1976, the Young American House Program focuses on giving high school juniors and seniors experience with five key construction trade areas: carpentry, masonry, electricity, HVAC and plumbing. Rollin’ Supply and Simonton Windows are repeat contributors to the program.
“Support of companies like Rollin’ Supply and Simonton Windows is crucial to the ongoing success of this program,” says Michael Fekete, instructional specialist for the program. “These companies are a valuable resource for our students. We appreciate the products, on-site instruction and real-world insights into window installation that these professionals provide for our students.”
Rollin’ Supply is an independent distributor of specialty remodeling and building products located in Rockville, Md. Since 1978 Rollin’ Supply has been under the same ownership and management, and the majority of its staff have been with Rollin’ Supply for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.rollinsupply.com.
Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Simonton ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors, Two Years in a Row” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction Studies SM.
Simonton was also ranked #1 in quality in the 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards administered by LBM Journal Research Institute.
Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of Fortune Brand Home & Security (NYSE: FBHS), Simonton delivers award-recognized products nationwide to key markets throughout the 48 continental United States. Simonton is a founding sponsor of The Weather Museum, a founding lifetime sponsor of the Lead Safe America Foundation and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com.
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Simonton Windows received the highest numerical score among window and door manufacturers in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2011 study based on responses from 2,605 consumers measuring 11 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased new windows or patio doors in the previous 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in March-April 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
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