Winter meeting includes visit to Vermont and tour of r.k. MILES
by Joe Sollitto, Engineered Lumber Specialist, Sherwood Lumber
On Thursday, February 26th 2015 I had the honor of sitting in on my very first NYLE Board of Directors meeting held at r.k. Miles located in Manchester Center, Vermont. We were greeted with a delicious lunch spread, and then a tour led by Architectural Millwork Sales Manager Fran Estey, Inside Sales Matthew Vanderker and Nick Stone. The r.k. Miles facilities encompass both sides of Depot Street. Framed by the beautiful Green Mountains, NYLE Board members toured the window and door showroom, paint and fabric store, drive-through lumberyard, hardware store, special order millwork shop, and administrative offices.
The NYLE Board Of Directors meeting started at 2:05pm with 18 members plus NRLA Chairman Joe Miles in physical attendance and another 5 via Zoom video conference. Our new NYLE President Jason Thacker of Howe Lumber resided over several topics including the Spring Leadership Conference on May 6th at the Turning Stone Casino, the Summer Outing at historical Saratoga Race track and our Fall 2015 Timber Tour in Northern, CA! Other topics included the smash hit Children’s book “From Tree to Tree House Chip and Emily’s Magic Flume Ride”, a review of the LBM Expo, and the Robert Vasquezi Memorial scholarship. We all then capped off the night with a fun dinner at Mulligan’s located in Stratton Mountain Village!
On Friday morning the skies were blue and the snow was groomed in such a fine corduroy fashion that we hardly noticed it was only 4 degrees! I had the pleasure of making some turns with 2015 CHIPS award winner and VP of Curtis Lumber Jon Hallgren, Bruce Charleson of Arnold Lumber and Brian Wright of Weyerhaeuser. It was such a great group dynamic, I didn’t even mind Jon taking us through the mogul filled trails.
The 2015 NYLE Winter outing was a great success bringing together enthusiastic and dedicated professionals that are committed to promoting the success of our industry.