March 2009

Greetings!
We received many postive comments regarding our first issue of the electronic Penguin Press. Thank you all very much for your support and we look forward to all the upcoming monthly newsletters. We encourage each of you to send in your suggestions of items to include in the newsletter. As you read, you'll notice that we have a Photo Contest that will be part of this publication each month. We encourage you to send in these photos and ideas at any time
Igloo_topFrom the Marketing Igloo
 
"The All New Dryvit Company Store"
Just recently Dryvit launched its new and improved Company Store website. This website is the perfect place to find all your Dryvit clothing, golf items, trade show give-aways and much more. 
 
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New_topIn the News
  
Start Your Engines! 
The Dryvit Penguin Chopper Tour Across America kicked off on March 4th in Annapolis Junction, MD. It will make at least 25 stops across the South before reaching the West Coast.
 
                
 
bright_ideas_3Bright Ideas
 
Dakota Wall Systems debuts: "Home Ideas"
Dakota Wall Systems, Inc., was featured on the TV show "Home Ideas."
 
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Sustainabilty_topSustainability
 
SPREADING THE OUTSULATION MESSAGE
Dryvit participated in the National League of Cities' Green Tech Solutions live webcast on February 13.  Click here to view Dryvit's presentation.
 
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Showcase_topProduct Showcase
 
Dryvit is pleased to announce that New & Improved Ultrafil is now available.
 
Project_showcase_topProject Showcase
 
ARI Gets Job Done in Record Time!
ARI, located in Vancouver, WA, worked hard to complete a "design build" job and in 60 days total, their hard worked paid off!
 
web_talk_topWeb Talk
 
www.DryvitIsGreen.com is one of Dryvit's newest microsites. Here you will find a vast array of documents and information about just how 'green' Outsulation is and why it is the best cladding available if you want an environmentally-friendly wall system at an affordable cost. Link from your website to www.DryvitIsGreen.com as quick reference for your customers.
 
international_topInternational Headlines
 
"Nothing Stopping Dryvit Poland!" 
Nothing is stopping Dryvit Poland these days!
 
 
 
Bank Spoldzielczy, in Pruszcz Gdanski near Gdansk, Poland. Products used: Outsulation® with Sandpebble® PMR and TerraNeo®.

 
family_topFamily Matters
 
"Penguin Training Starts Early"
  
Events
 
March
National Facilites Management & Technology (NFM&T)
March 10-12, 2009
Baltimore, MD
Booth #537 
 
AWCI/INTEX
March 27-28, 2009
Nashville, TN
Booth #1007
 
April 
Residential Design & Construction
April 1-2, 2009
Boston, MA
Booth #325
 
AIA
April 30-May 2, 2009
San Francisco, CA
Booth #3853 
 
From the Marketing IglooSales
 
"The All New Dryvit Company Store"
Just recently Dryvit launched its new and improved Company Store website. This website is the perfect place to find all your Dryvit clothing, golf items, trade show give-aways and much more. Take a tour of the company store to look at the exciiting promotional items needed for all your upcoming Dryvit events. From golf balls to golf socks, to head wear and outer wear, all the tradeshow giveaways you can think of, to ECO products that prove even more that Dryvit is "As Green As It Get"; the possiblities are endless! Click here to vistit the store and get your Dryvit gear!
In the NewsNews 
 
Start Your Engines!
The Dryvit Penguin Chopper Tour Across America kicked off on March 4th in Annapolis Junction, MD. It will make at least 25 stops across the South before reaching the West Coast. Along the way, it will be the center of attention at tradeshows, product displays and demonstrations, Harley Davidson Dealerships, downtown traveling exhibitions and more. Click here to track the Chopper's progress and to see when it will be coming to a location near you. 
 
            
 
Bright IdeasSuccess
 
Dakota Wall Systems Debuts:"Home Ideas"
Dakota Wall Systems, Inc. was featured on the TV show "Home Ideas." The show originated from the Home Ideas Magazine™, Sioux Empire's premier publication focusing on everything regarding home, the region's finest builders, remodelers, designers and products. During the Home Ideas show, Steve Frey and Steve Larson, from Dakota Wall Systems, share many of their recent Dryvit projects, while images of the projects are also displayed. This show really embodies who Dakota Wall Systems is and what they are all about. Thank you Dakota Wall Systems for sharing your Dryvit projects for all to see and congratulations on a great show! Click here to see the show for yourself and to learn a little more about Dakota Wall Systems in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  
SustainabilitySustainable
 
SPREADING THE OUTSULATION MESSAGE
Dryvit participated in the National League of Cities' Green Tech Solutions live webcast on February 13. 
 
Dryvit continues to be proactive in bringing the Outsulation message to the people in charge of constructing and renovating buildings throughout the world.  The National League of Cities (www.nlctv.org) is a community-based internet TV channel that hosts webcasts on various topics throughout the year.
 
During this broadcast, over 20,000 decision makers in city administrations across the country heard a brief interview with Barbara Catlow, Director of Marketing Communications, and watched Dryvit's 8-minute 'As Green As It Gets' video. 
 
The recorded webcast will stay on NLC's website, and Dryvit's, for quite some time.  NLC will also show this webcast at 2009 Green Cities Conference in Portland, OR, April 18-21st. Click here to view Dryvit's presentation.

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Product ShowcaseProduct
 
Dryvit is pleased to announce that New & Improved Ultrafil™ is now available. Ultrafil has been reformulated to apply easier and produce a smoother leveling coat with little or no sanding. Ultrafil can serve as the filler over reinforced base coat before Reflectit™ is spray applied, leaving the appearance of a smooth metal panel. 
 
         
         

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Project ShowcaseProject
ARI Gets Job Done in Record Time!
ARI, located in Vancouver, WA, worked hard to complete a "design build"  job and in 60 days total, their hard worked paid off! ARI saved the client, Applied Materials, time and money. The building was pressure washed and received one coat of Weatherprime™, followed by two coats of Weatherlastic® Smooth. ARI then removed and replaced all sealant at window perimeters, expansion joints and also performed wet glazing of the window units. 
 
South Elevation
 
 
East Elevation
 
Web TalkE-Happen
 
www.DryvitIsGreen.com is one of Dryvit's newest micro sites. Here you will find a vast array of documents and information about just how 'green' Outsulation is and why it is the best cladding available if you want an environmentally-friendly wall system at an affordable cost. Ways to use it:
  • Visit it often and become familiar with everything that is on the micro site.
  • Link from your website to www.DryvitIsGreen.com as quick reference for your customers.
  • Include the link in your emails and letters to your customers.
  
 
International HeadlinesInternational  
"Nothing Stopping Dryvit Poland!" 
Nothing is stopping Dryvit Poland these days! Below are just a few of the fascinating new projects that Dryvit Poland has recently completed. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
 
 
Private residence, Bialystok, Poland. The products used: Outsulation with TerraNeo.
 


 

Chojnice, Poland. The products used: Outsulation with Custom Brick™.
 
Family Matters
family 
"Penguin Training Starts Early"
How cute is this little Penguin?! Zaylee Zerwas is two years old and is the grand daughter of Daniel Peltier, Dryvit's Field Service Manager in the North Central Region of the U.S. GO Zaylee! Thanks for being our Dryvit Mascot! 
 
     
 
What do you do in your free time? Please feel free to send in photos at any time!
 
From the Emperor Penguin
  
I recently had a chance to visit with and congratulate Bill Volk of Dakota Wall Systems on his retirement after 27 successful years of selling Dryvit systems. Bill, an engineer, found himself looking for a job at the age of 52, after he had to close his construction company during the Carter years of high interest rates and high unemployment. After his interview with Mike Huempfner for the Dryvit Sales position with Dakota Wall Systems, Bill went home and told his wife he didn't think he would get the job. Mike on the other hand, decided to hire Bill immediately. Bill took the opportunity and became the most respected and successful Dryvit salesman in the Dakotas. He taught Architects, Contractors, and owners about the benefits of Dryvit Outsulation Systems, so that today, Outsulation is the cladding of choice in the Dakotas.
 
Bill's story reminded me of the great opportunities available during difficult times. Our country, and the world, is going through a difficult time due to the financial crisis and the unemployment it has caused.
 
The unique features of Dryvit Outsulation are exactly what customers need now. As people look to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings, Dryvit has the only systems that can cost effectively improve building performance and provide a beautiful new facade at no additional cost. For new construction, the low installed cost, high energy performance, and beautiful finishes like TerraNeo®, Lymestone™, Custom Brick™ and more make Dryvit Outsulation systems more desirable than ever. 
 
So I want to again congratulate Bill for his dedicated service to the Dryvit family and for reminding all of us of the many great opportunities we have in these times.
 
 
 
 
From left to right: Mike Murphy, Mike Huempfner, Bill Volk
 and Peter Balint 
Photo Contest
 
 
 Omni Hotel
Orlando, Florida
System:  Outsulation®
Finish:  Sandpebble®
Color:  China White
 
I Won . . . I Won !!!
 
Since we had no submissions for our first month's photo contest, I submitted the beautiful Omni Hotel in sunny Orlando, FL and gave myself $75 to use at the Dryvit Company Store!  See how easy it is?  Don't let me win again; submit your photo today! The photo can be of a project, unique use of a product or something completely different. Use your imagination and be the best-dressed Dryvit representative with a cool new shirt from the Dryvit Company Store. 
 
E-Mail your picture(s) and
 project information to
Jennifer.harris@dryvit.com 
 
The information we will
need is:
Project name?
The City and State the project is located in?
System used?
Finish(es) used?
Color(s) used?
Any other pertinent facts?
 

 
Off The Beaten Path
 
 
Birds of a feather...
 Largest Birdhouse in the U.S. 
 
Now we have seen it all! Craftsman from Reno, NV constructed a 3-story aviary, using the Dryvit Outsulation system, at the Thunder Valley Casino to attract cliff swallows that normally nest on the casino's exterior walls. The aviary is 30' wide, 17' deep and 35' high, with an estimated cost of $300,000! "This could be the largest birdhouse on record," says Nathan Hillestad, senior project manager. "It's definitely something we've never done before." The moral of the story: If you can't beat the birds, build them a bird house!
 
 

 

 
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