October 2009 

Welcome to the October Issue of the Penguin Press.  Look for the PP each month in your inbox.
From the Marketing Igloo
Customer Satisfaction Survey Results!
Congratulations to Andrew Heinbaugh, with Capital Building Supply; Bruce Brodzik, with NexGen Building Supply; & Jack Carroll, with Architectural Concepts for winning $100 worth of Dryvit samples! These three individuals were randomly chosen from the group of distributors who returned Dryvit's Customer Satisfaction Survey. Thanks to all who participated and congrats to Andrew, Bruce and Jack! We hope your new samples lead to more Dryvit sales!
In the News
Facebook and Twitter Update...
For the past month, Dryvit has already gained popularity with its fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter. As of today we have 76 fans on Facebook and 16 followers Twitter! Make sure you are connected with us on Twitter and Facebook to get all the latest news.
Click here to become our fan on Facebook and Click here to follow us on Twitter! 
Custom Builder Symposium
Dryvit is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring the "Custom Home Builder of the Year" award at this years Custom Builder Symposium taking place November 6-8 in San Diego, CA.
Bright Ideas
Penguin Chopper Update...
On September 30th, the Penguin Chopper made its way to Bozeman, MT. Dryvit's distributor, Texteriors, partnered with XL Country 100.7 for an onsite broadcast at the Texteriors Open House to view the Penguin Chopper. The $3,160 that was raised from the event went to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Gallatin County!
Product Showcase
Backstop NT-under other Claddings
 Last month we announced  Backstop NT can now to be used under claddings other than Dryvit systems.  We're already seeing some additional business because of it, as contractors and distributors are looking for additional revenue.
Project Showcase
Snoqualmie Casino
Snoqualmie Casino, the "total entertainment destination in the Northwest," as stated by Michael Barozzi, CEO of Snoqualmie Entertainment Authority, opened late 2008 in Snoqualmie, WA. The property is a 5-star resort as well as a "Vegas" style casino.  The casino is 170,000 sq ft and the general contractor was Skanska USA Building. The Dryvit applicator is KHS&S.

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Dryvit's annual ISO 14001 Surveillance Audit was held on October 22-23, 2009 in West Warwick, RI.  Dryvit passed with flying colors and is certified for another 12 months.  The Audit covered the following areas:
  • Administrative Processes
  • Legal and other requirements/Evaluation of compliance
  • Management Review
  • Competence, training and awareness
  • Communications
  • Operational Control
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Internal audit
  • Documentation/Document Control

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Web Talk
Often times we run across articles written by folks in and out of our industry about Dryvit, EIFS or related building/construction topics.  We have created a section on our website entitled "What Others Are Saying."  It is located in the "In The News" section.  Don't forget to visit this area on a regular basis to learn what others are saying about our industry.  As we add new articles, we will post them to Facebook and Tweet a notification to you.  If you haven't signed up for Facebook or Twitter yet, you can set up a free account by clicking on the below links.  Also, to view the "What Others Are Saying" section of our web, click here.
Sign up for a Facebook Account,here.
Sign up for a Tiwtter Account, here.
International Headlines
Marriott in Aguas Calientes, Mexico 
The Marriott in Aguas Calientes, Mexico was recently completed by Dryvit listed applicator, Ignacio Perez-Salazar with Ypasa. The Marriott began last October and had recenlty been completed. There is 125,000 sq ft of Outsulation Plus MD with Sandpebble Fine finish on the tower and TerraNeo on the bottom portions of the building. (This was one of the darkest custom colors ever made.) Great work Ypasa!
Marriott while in construction phase.
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Family Matters
On September 19th, Dryvit's Associate General Counsel, Nikki Perkins, wed Marc Wakeman in a beautiful ceremony in Rhode Island.  We wish both Nikki and Marc much happiness as they continue their lives together!
Dryvit's Golf Tournament Update...
Winning Team!
Largest Divot Award!
Dryvit held its annual golf tournament for local employees, their families and friends on September 17th.  It was a cool, but beautiful day.  A good time was had by all.  The winning team, with a score of -10 was Mark Peters (L), Frank Puglia and Ed Guertin (Dryvit's RI Colorist).  Missing from the photo was Mike Puglia.  He had Red Sox tickets that evening - good call Mike.  During the dinner, awards were given out for Dryvit's Golf League that runs from April - September.  The winning team (both overall league and playoffs) was Dennis Dallman, Executive. VP; Bill Preston, Senior Engineer/Code Specialist; and David Lelli, Senior Development Chemist.
There were two additional awards given to Dennis Dallman and Jerry Drummond for having rounds under 40 during the season.  Another "not-so-notable" award goes to Bob Catlow for the most impressive divot at the golf tournament.  Congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations to the following families on the birth of their newest family members!
Dana McCormick, Sales Account Manager for Dryvit Louisiana, on the birth of her third daughter, Bryna Elizabeth McCormick! Bryna was born on September 29th at 12:48pm weighing 8lbs. 8oz., 21 inches long and a full head of blonde hair!
Bryna Elizabeth McCormick
Ilde Hernandez, Customer Service Representative from Dryvit's CA Plant, on the birth of her son, Michael Alexandrei! Michael was born on September 25th, weighing 7.2lbs. and 19 inches long.
Michael Alexandrei



October 5-7
Washington, DC
Booth #3507 
November 4-6
Orlando, FL
Booth #28
World Energy Engineering Conference
November 4-5
Washington, DC
Booth #519
Design Build
November 5-7
Washington, DC
Booth #513
Custom Builder Symposium
November 6-8
San Diego, CA
November 10-12
Phoenix, AZ
Booth #1125
Build Boston
November 18-20
Boston, MA
Booth #529
Photo Contest  


Dave O'Neal's "Rainfall" Sample. This sample is Reflectit over vertically raked Quarzputz. It's a unique look, and you don't have to worry about imperfections in the leveling coat! This is also a great marketing technique.  
If you have a winning photo,
please submit today!

E-Mail your picture(s) and
 project information to
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?



Is It That Time Already???

Yes! It's already time to start thinking about Holiday Shopping...Visit the Dryvit Company Store for all your Corporate Holiday Needs!



If you have something you are looking for or would like to sell, please email me at jennifer.elliott@dryvit.com, and we can add it to our next Penguin Press.


Being GREEN and making a difference...
Dryvit and its employees took advantage of the E-Waste Event, that its neighbor, Paul Arpin Van Lines had on Sept 24-25. This allowed everyone to safely get rid of personal and company electronic components without harming the environment. If you are in need of disposing your old electronics, check your local paper for area events or host one of your own!
Green Build Expo is the largest tradeshow dedicated to Green Construction in the U.S.  The RPM message of Integrated Building Systems will be front and center November 10-12 in Phoenix, AZ.  Dryvit, Tremco Roofing, Tremco Sealants, Euclid and Stonhard are combining their message in a 20 x 30 booth to this very eclectic and dedicated group of environmentally-conscience professionals.  Click here to learn more about the GreenBuild Expo.
What has your company done to be more environmentally friendly? Send me an email at jennifer.elliott@dryvit.com and share your efforts with us! 


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