Washington’s Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib met with Lumber Traders CEO Kelly Fox while visiting Port Angeles on Wednesday in an effort to promote regional job growth.
The Lt. Governor and Kelly discussed the culture of employee ownership in our stores and how this plays into work force development. Rebecca Wells from Contractor Sales at Angeles Millwork joined the conversation and discussed her recent training opportunities. She has attended an estimating workshop and will be attending an upcoming door college and the Women in Lumber Leadership Conference in November with Retail Sales Professional Karie Jewart from Hartnagels.
Also discussed was the development of employees internally with the skills that can be utilized at Angeles Millwork and Hartnagels. They talked about the challenges of our workforce, regulations in the building trades and possible solutions for these needs. The final take away from the conversation with the Lt. Governor was how we can work with the community at large to assist in offering employment opportunities to those that want to make a change in life. This led to a discussion about hiring those with a criminal background and how businesses can assist our community by helping this population get back on solid ground.
Thank you Lt. Governor Habib for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen and discuss issues important to our local and state communities!
We’d like to make a call out to our customers, clients and neighbors to help with our new “Donate a Stud” campaign for VIMO!
Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, or (VIMO) for short, is a free clinic primarily serving low-income, veterans and homeless patients living in Clallam and Jefferson counties. VIMO has medical, behavioral health and dental facilities housed in a crowded building in Port Angeles, WA and currently treat the growing population of under and uninsured patients that typically rely on Olympic Medical Center’s emergency room.
We at Angles Millwork & Lumber Co and Hartnagel Building Supply are committed to putting our efforts in supporting the growth of grassroots non-profits. VIMO is a perfect example of the great services that can be accomplished when caring industry professionals and community volunteers give back to their community. With your help, VIMO will move crowded administrative offices currently held in an exam room and overflowing behavioral health facilities to a new building allowing much needed space to serve additional patients and increase the resources to the underserved in our community.
By purchasing a “stud” at either of our stores for just $5 each. Our goal is to raise $10,000 and fund a large majority of the new VIMO building’s costs. Donators will be featured on an in store display, on our website and on our social media postings.
VIMO relies on volunteer providers and staff to deliver services to more than 1,500 patients each year. To become a part of the VIMO team and help building up the community, email email@example.com to request a volunteer packet.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will be accepting boxed, canned and packaged foods to be donated to the Port Angeles Food Bank. A can or box of food can make a huge difference, so remember one when you come shopping the next time and drop it off in the wheelbarrow at the front of either store. We thank you for your support! For more information please visit their website.
Congratulations to Revitalize Port Angeles for earning the Beautification Award
from the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce for your efforts in
Sprucing Up Port Angeles
Please join the campaign to “Spruce Up Port Angeles” during the month of May. This effort is geared toward improving not only the appeal of Port Angeles but also the city’s vitality. A pleasant community appearance adds value to homes, helps attract business investment and improves the reputation of neighborhoods.
Revitalize Port Angeles will be highlighting “Spruce Up” campaigns all during the month of May, including those the city plans to undertake. Revitalize members will launch their own effort beginning this weekend, May 2nd and 3rd by cleaning up the stairs and walls located behind the fountain on Laurel St. Volunteers will be pressure washing and scraping moss to prep for painting, which will happen later in the month.
Keep an eye on the Revitalize website revitalizeportangeles.org for a list of projects. We encourage businesses and homeowners to join in the effort to spruce up Port Angeles.
There are four ways YOU can participate:
Donate your time to a Revitalize Port Angeles sponsored “ Spruce Up” project. You will be welcomed with open arms.
Donate funds to a Revitalize Port Angeles sponsored “ Spruce Up” project. Just call or visit Hartnagel Building Supply or Angeles Millwork and make a cash or credit card donation to the Revitalize Port Angeles “Spruce Up” account. Donations will be used for paint, brushes and other supplies needed for “Spruce Up” projects.
Donate supplies to a Revitalize Port Angeles sponsored “Spruce Up” project.
Start your own project. Register your project by contacting Revitalize Port Angeles and you may be eligible to receive a discount voucher on painting and landscaping supplies at Hartnagel Building Supply or Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. The savings are up to 25% on some items. Your project will also be featured on the Revitalize Port Angeles website.
Join the effort to Spruce Up Port Angeles today! To get involved, contact revitalizeportangeles @ gmail.com or call Donna at Hartnagel Building Supply for more information.
Andy and Brian of APS Electrical Contractors replace 400-watt, metal, halide light bulbs with new energy-saving 150-watt LED lights at Hartnagel Building Supply. In addition to saving energy, this switch will also save $225 per bulb per year and qualifies for an Energy Rebate from Clallam PUD.
“The choice was quite easy,” says Kelly Fox, CEO. “Besides the substantial energy savings and a brighter store, we are also reducing labor by not replacing bulbs every year. APS made the switch about as hassle-free as it could get.”
Contact APS Electrical at (360) 452-6753 or Clallam PUD at (360) 565-3249 for information on how you can save money and energy.
Need a lift? Rent this Genie lift from Angeles Rentals at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Don’t miss the 18th Annual Building, Remodeling & Energy Expo at the Sequim High School on February 14th and 15th.
The Building, Remodeling Energy Expo features only BUILDING-related products and services so you’ll get to meet BUILDING industry experts and gather useful info for your building projects.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply are the 2015 SHOPPING SPREE SPONSORS which means that everyone who attends can enter the drawing for a chance to WIN 1 of 4 $250 Gift Certificates to one of our stores.
You can attend FREE demonstrations and presentations on BUILDING-related topics such as energy efficiency, landscaping, painting and more. See a list of demonstrations.
More great classes on tap through the Peninsula College continuing education program. Learn handy maintenance tips and techniques from the fun, skilled, handywoman Cynthia Warne.
Fixing The Little Things – January 2015
Students will learn techniques for repairing a few of those annoying little things that aren’t working right including fixing sticking drawers, doors and windows replacing old electrical outlets and proper wall mounting placement. All skill levels welcome. See details here.
Indoor Painting – February 2015
Students will learn how to choose the right paint and equipment, how to do wall repairs prior to painting, best practices for a beautiful finish and storage of paints and equipment. Details and dates here.
Plumbing & Toilets – March 2015
Students will learn how plumbing systems work, construction materials and tools for simple plumbing repair jobs around the house. Second class will focus on troubleshooting toilet problems and how to repair them. Find out more here.
Registration is required through Peninsula College and all classes are held in the Lincoln Center’s Composite Lab.
This class is designed for women (but men are welcome!) who want to learn about the most common hand and power tools and how to use them safely. This class is being offered in partnership with Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millworks and is a prerequisite for “Build Your Toolbox”.
This new class is for women (and men) who want to begin learning about and using tools while building a wooden tool box. Students must either have taken the basic tool class or be experienced with power tools. This class is being offered in partnership with Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millworks.
This new class is for women (and men) who want to learn beginning level do-it-yourself outdoor repairs, and will include lawn mower maintenance/winterizing and replacing a window/door screen. This class is being offered in partnership with Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millworks.