The Platinum Tape

The-Platinum-Tape As I talk with various customers and community partners about the building materials industry, I am always fascinated by the stories I hear about the connection to the place we call home. From the first time home buyer keen on getting his first man cave, the couple downsizing as they prepare to travel, and the families in between; the home is always full of memories and hope.

Being a local provider for the building materials that will eventually become homes means that we are rewarded by being a real part to those memories. This whole concept is something we hold dearly in our approach and our responsibility.

If our business took a one size fits all approach to our customers, it would be nearly impossible for us to recognize the uniqueness that is you. When you work with our staff to expand a deck or improve your view with new windows, we strive to give you our best effort for those that will enter your home. If you are not particularly handy with a hammer and decide to hire a contractor, our vision is still the same, to help you feel confident and more at comfort in the place you call home.

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The Golden Rule.

In late 2015, the entire team at Hartnagel Building Supply and Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. went through training that focused our efforts to be absolutely great for our customers. We started by addressing our underlying assumptions that we think the customers want to be treated like us.

The Platinum Rule.

If we were ever going to match the unique needs of each customer we needed to learn what it means to treat them how they want to be treated.

In the next phase of training we looked at our processes when handling customer’s orders and the internal process that sometimes creates hurdles to treating the customer with the platinum mentality.

Much like our other assumptions, we are trashing many of them with the goal that every part of our process becomes as customer centric as possible and we measure that success with a “platinum tape”.

Customers ultimately deserve to receive an experience and products tailored just for them and we get the benefit of having great relationships with our customers!

When you’re ready for your next project or just need some friendly advice before you get started, I encourage you to drop by, give us a call, or send your carrier pigeon and see the difference we are making for you!

On behalf of all the employee owners at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply, thank you for choosing local.

 

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Warm Regards,

Kelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders, INC.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

The Log Driver’s Waltz

When the first sawmills were established, they were usually small water powered facilities located near the source of timber. Later, larger circular sawmills were developed in the lower reaches of a river, with the logs floated down to them by log drivers.  In the smaller, wilder stretches of a river, rafts couldn’t get through, so masses of individual logs were driven down the river like huge herds of cattle.

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From The National Film Board of Canada, this lighthearted, animated short is based on the song “The Log Driver’s Waltz” by Wade Hemsworth. Kate and Anna McGarrigle sing along to the tale of a young girl who loves to dance and chooses to marry a log driver over his more well-to-do competitor. Driving logs down the river has made the young man the best dancing partner to be found.

Paint Disposal Procedures in Clallam County

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Recent research shows that latex paint and stains can safely be put in the garbage for disposal at a landfill, as long as the paint is dry or solidified first. Based on this research Clallam County no longer accepts latex paint at their waste facility.

Dumped illegally, liquid latex paint can be a hazard by plugging or damaging septic fields, overloading sewage treatment plants and creating environmental hazards on the ground.

Residents should dry out latex paint and stains and put it in the garbage with the lid off, using one of several methods:

Air:

  • Remove the lid and let the paint dry out in the can
  • Protect from freezing and rain as well as curious children and animals
  • This only works when an inch or less of paint is left in the can and is most effective in the warmer months.

Cat litter:

  • Mix latex paint with an equal amount of clay-based cat litter
  • Stir in completely and let the paint dry. It takes about 10 minutes for the cat litter to harden.
  • Add more cat litter if the paint is soft or runny after 10 minutes. Repeat until the material is very thick.
  • Sawdust, dirt, and shredded paper can be tried as alternatives to cat litter.
  • If there is not enough room in the paint can to stir in enough cat litter to dry it all out, pour off paint into any plastic or cardboard container that is large enough to hold the material, including a yogurt container, plastic tub, shoebox, or other convenient container.

Paint hardener:

  • Mix latex paint or stain with commercial paint hardener according to the directions.
  • At the end of that time, paint will have a tacky, oatmeal-like consistency that will not spill out.

Other ideas of using up latex paint or stains:

  • Use the paint when painting a garage, dog house or use as a primer coat for another painting project.
  • Donate excess paint to a school, theater group or non-profit agency.

Be sure it’s latex paint or stain! Look on the label for the word “latex,” or for directions to clean up or thin with water.

Once the latex paint has hardened or solidified, place the can with the lid off in your garbage container. The garbage hauler needs to see that the paint has been solidified.

Oil-based paints and stains should be brought to the Regional Transfer Station for proper disposal.
Hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have additional questions about household hazardous waste disposal, please contact Environmental Health using their email form or call them @ 360-417-2258.

Located after the scales, this facility accepts typical household hazardous waste. It is processed, stored, and later transferred for safe disposal or recycling.

A complete list of items that are accepted at no charge include:
  • Household cleaners
  • Lawn and garden supplies
  • Old gasoline (you leave your container)
  • Pesticides and poisons
  • Solvents
  • Oil based paints

Attendants will remove items from your car. Quick and easy!

This facility does not accept business waste. Call Recycling at 360-417-4874 for a list of private companies that service Clallam county.

Reuse Area
Products in good condition such as stain, fertilizer, oil-based paints, household cleaners, or plant food are separated for re-use. Residents can visit the reuse area and take products home (during facility open hours only).

Oil, Anti-Freeze & Auto Batteries Drop-Off Area
The recycling drop-off area for oil, anti-freeze, and batteries is located after the scales and adjacent to the Moderate Risk Waste Facility. There is no charge for this service.

More information can be found at
Clallam County website
City of Port Angeles website

 

Lumber Commodity Price List 12-30-2015

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As many of you know, lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.  Click on the price list for a downloadable or printable .PDF version.

All prices subject to change without notice, please contact us to verify stock availability.

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‘Twas the week before Christmas… in a Port Angeles lumber yard.

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By Kelly Fox

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the stores
The business was stirring, even selling new doors;
The 2x4s were lifted into the rack with great care,
In hopes that a new unit would soon be there;
The salesmen were nestled all deep in their plans;
With visions of I joists and their 40’ spans;
And Anthony in his rain gear, and Mike in his cap,
Had just settled down for a quick ginger snap,
When out on the truck there arose such a clatter,
Chan sprang from the chair to see what was the matter.
Away to the window Dave flew like a flash,
Jentzen had narrowly missed such a mighty crash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen trees,
Gave the luster of trucks all loaded with glee,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But an outside salesmen, and bright new Vermeer,
With Robert as the driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be a trick.
More rapid than customers his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;
“Now, Mike! now, Todd! now, Ron and Denise!
On, Coy! on Cheryl! on, Lynn and Mike Deese!
To the front of the store! to the top of the hall!
Now work away! work away! work away all!”
As Jon loads up before the rooftops can fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, they mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the boom truck full of roofing, and a swamper too-
And then, in a twinkling, Dave heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,
Down the elevator the next bundle came with a bound.
Alan was dressed all in camo, from his head to his foot,
And Josh’s clothes were all tarnished with tears and black soot;
A bundle of shakes Jacob had flung on his back,
And Todd looked like a roofer creating a new stack.
Lynnea’s eyes — how they twinkled! Chance’s dimples how merry!
Mike’s cheeks were like roses, Bob’s nose like a cherry!
Josh’s droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on Lonnie’s chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe Paul held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled Chad’s head like a wreath;
Stan had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook, when Becca laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
Jordan was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw Heidi, in spite of myself;
A wink of Chloe’s eye and a twist of Andrew’s head,
Soon let Stephanie know she had nothing to dread;
Terry spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the rentals; then turned with a jerk,
And laying Cody’s finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney Rod rose;
Kevin sprang to his sleigh, Devin to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard Kelly exclaim, as he drove out of sight,
“MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!” 

ROXUL Insulation Product Knowledge Presentation

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We welcome you to a special product knowledge presentation Wednesday, January 13th, 2016.  Open to the public.

APEC representative Terry Trafton will be giving a special table top, product knowledge presentation on the benefits, uses and installation of Roxul insulation on Wednesday, January 13th at Hartnagel Building Supply from 10 – 11 a.m. and at Angeles Millwork & Lumber from 1:30 – 2:30pm.

The Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply Calendars are now available!

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Calendars are free to customers.  Feel free to drop by and pick yours up today at either Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. or Hartnagel Building Supply.

Thank you to our photographers who were honored Friday, December 11th with a lunch time reception and the unveiling of the new 2016 Calendar.  All photos of the north peninsula wildlife were shot locally and featured a vast diversity animals in their natural habitat.  We truly appreciate all the photographers who took the time to send us their photos. The process of narrowing down photos to be featured in the calendar was a great challenge.  Thank you to our calendar advertisers who helped make this happen as well.

2016 Calendar Photographers

Timothy Owens
Mary Campbell
Ken Campbell
Patti Scott
David HahnCarla Sue
Debbie Schouten
Martin Konopacki
Stephanie Balducci
Dana Pensola
Lucinda Long
Chuck Standley
Kelly Fox
Rebecca Wells
Jay Cline
Chuck Rondeau
Mark Hollingsworth

2016 Calendar Advertisers

Nicpon Construction
Emerald Roofing
Bill Meyers Construction
Clawson Construction
Earth Tech Construction and Roofing
Ked-Ter Construction, Inc.
J and J Construction of Port Angeles INC
Kevin Russell Construction