Sun and Brains – Tapping into the Power

Sun and Brains – Tapping into the Power

By Larry Troyer

Being in the business of making energy-efficient doors, windows and vinyl siding, we ask ourselves: is there more we can do to conserve earth’s natural resources?

Earth’s Bounty of Natural Energy

I’m told that enough sunlight falls on the earth every minute to meet the entire planet’s energy demands for an entire year. God gave us the sun and the wind, and the brains to harness them. So much clean, powerful energy, all around us! Yet, as a global community, we’re barely tapping into these resources. At ProVia, we decided to put our heads together with a company named Paradise Energy Solutions to figure out what kind of technology could help us to tap into the power of the sun.

Solar Panels atop ProVia's Facilities

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Dreams Come True at ProVia

Dreams Come True at ProVia

By Ed Mullet

Today we congratulate Ed Mullet on his retirement from the full-time position of Vice President of Operations. Here we share his candid reflections on his professional journey, and how his dreams came true at ProVia.

Sawdust In My Blood

I started out doing carpenter work right out of school. I was always intrigued with the lumber business, and I remember as a young boy thinking, “I wish I could own a lumberyard and a hardware store someday.”

One day I got a call from Holmes Lumber and they offered me a job. It was a real answer to prayer. I worked there for 5 years. Then Moomaw Lumber in Sugarcreek was up for sale, and since I had some experience at a lumberyard, two friends of mine asked if I’d be interested in going in with them as part owner. I said yes, and there I was, suddenly a part owner in a lumberyard and hardware store! It’s still in my blood – I love going to a hardware store. Every time I see a load of trusses, drywall or lumber going down the highway I get excited because construction is just in me.

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