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How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair

In celebration of Earth Day, we’re giving you an inside look at how we take everyday waste and turn it into beautiful outdoor furniture. A Little History Since the 1950s, the mass production of disposable plastic has rapidly increased. Unfortunately, plastic is extremely slow to degrade — scientists still don’t know exactly how long plastics will exist after they end up in a landfill. Yikes! While … Continue reading How a Milk Jug Becomes an Adirondack Chair

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Looking Back on 2017

Happy New Year! As every year does, this past year flew by. We’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on 2017 here at Poly-Wood and we thought it would be exciting to share a few accomplishments you’ve directly helped us achieve globally, locally, and educationally. Global Impact 2017 was our first full year running our new recycling line. In bringing this part of the process … Continue reading Looking Back on 2017

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POLYWOOD Employee Fall Spirit Week

It’s been a while since we’ve done a culture post! Our unique culture here at Poly-Wood is something we’re pretty proud of. We’re all familiar with working hard towards a common goal, but we also value a little down time with our fellow co-workers. Whether we’re gathering for a company lunch, hosting a company-wide softball tournament, or raising money by dunking our leadership in a … Continue reading POLYWOOD Employee Fall Spirit Week

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Behind the Shot: Northern Michigan Photoshoot

Back in September, we had the opportunity to visit Traverse City, MI for a photoshoot. We partnered with an excellent vacation rental property, Lakemore Retreat. Lakemore consists of three unique homes on Arbutus Lake, and it was the ideal location for a POLYWOOD® photoshoot. If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed our Michigan trip was the main feature for a while: Our crew of six … Continue reading Behind the Shot: Northern Michigan Photoshoot

Coffee Break with Keith Puckett

One Tuesday afternoon we set out to take a peek into the mind of our ‘New Product Development Manager’, Keith Puckett. Since I’m new to Poly-Wood and specialize in video, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to film our conversation. We discovered that Keith is not only an engineering wizard, but also a loving husband/father/grandfather and motorcycle fanatic.  When asked about the biggest challenge of his job, Keith responded … Continue reading Coffee Break with Keith Puckett

Celebrating Earth Day

When asked to write about Earth Day, I was excited to learn what Poly-Wood is currently doing sustainability-wise, but I also wanted to get involved in creating more change. There are many ways in which we can make a difference, even with just small changes, but first let’s look at how Earth Day began… In 1969, the damage done by a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California inspired Wisconsin’s … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day

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Behind the Scenes: Ribbon Cutting

Planning for media-heavy events can be stressful, but in my experience, they’re truly rewarding. You’ve probably never thought about what all goes into planning, say, a company’s ribbon cutting ceremony. Well, there are a lot of calls to make…lots. It really comes down to making a plan as early as possible and communicating that plan to everyone involved. This past month, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony for … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Ribbon Cutting

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Employee Q&A

Every once in a while, Amanda and I travel outside our dark marketing corner (we like to work in the dark) and talk with employees throughout different departments to discuss what they like about working here, what they love in life, etc. It’s basically a shortened version of our Coffee Break posts. Amanda shoots the photos and I ask the questions. We hope it gives you a little insight into the … Continue reading Employee Q&A

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Behind the Shot: Las Vegas Photoshoot

At the end of January, Dannielle and I went out to Las Vegas to shoot some of our latest furniture designs. I’ve actually been to Vegas a few times with POLYWOOD to set up our permanent showroom in the World Market Center (and another time for a bachelor party… but we won’t get into that), but what was nice about this shoot is that we … Continue reading Behind the Shot: Las Vegas Photoshoot

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Tea Break with Ross Munn

I recently sat down for a Coffee Tea Break with our General Manager, Ross Munn. If you hear a group of people laughing, you’re likely to find Ross among them. He has an infectious sense of humor and is definitely an all-around fun guy to be around! How long have you been a part of the Poly-Wood family? Four years. How would you describe your role? I lead of … Continue reading Tea Break with Ross Munn