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Season’s Greetings from AmeriLux

“A Special Holiday Message from Our CEO”

kurt_vossFriends,

The days between Thanksgiving and New Years are some of my favorites. The holiday season provides a great opportunity for reflection while planning for the year to come. At AmeriLux, we took a few moments to step back, reflect, and celebrate the successes of 2015 – a year in which we achieved growth in every aspect of our business. But we don’t believe in spending too much time “drinking our own Kool-Aid”. The team is already hard at work, preparing to make 2016 even better! Whether I’m walking around the Distribution Center, interacting with the Customer Relations Team, or reviewing the budget for next year, it is clear that we are an organization on the move.

Every day, we make the conscious decision to challenge ourselves to learn more about the needs of our stakeholders. We seek to answer the questions, “What unique challenges exist in the markets that we serve?” and “How might we provide creative, cost-effective solutions to those challenges?”  In our never-ending pursuit to become the best value-adding distributor and a true strategic partner to our customers and vendors, we’ve made it a high priority to invest, and reinvest, in our business.

This year, we expanded our service offerings by bringing three new pieces of equipment online, dramatically improving our fabrication capabilities. The acquisition of a freight brokerage firm (now AmeriLux Logistics) enhanced our transportation and logistics capabilities, increasing our customers’ shipping options. We introduced our extended 20-year warranty on 8mm and 16mm LEXAN™ multiwall sheet products; the market’s best. To meet the growing needs of our partners, personnel were added to our Operations, Customer Relations, Inside Sales, and Accounting Teams. And the list goes on.

While the calendar year may be winding down, the activity and excitement in De Pere, Wisconsin is ramping up and we look forward to welcoming the New Year. As you know, we like to create “win-win” relationships. It just so happens that we often find ourselves in “win-win-win-win” situations. And we have all of you to thank for that!

In closing, we’d like to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to our customers, vendors, employees (and their families), and the communities in which we live and work.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Kurt


 

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AmeriLux International: Holiday Schedule

Cchristmas_ball_Ahristmas Holiday: AmeriLux will be closed Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th. We will return to our normal business hours on Monday, December 28th.

New Year’s Holiday: AmeriLux will be closed Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1st. We will return to our normal business hours on Monday, January, 4th.

Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CST.

“Wishing you the gifts of the season – Peace, Joy and Hope.”


 

 

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Glossary of Terms | DRIPGARD

PowerPoint PresentationDRIPGARD is a proprietary hydrophilic coating available on SABIC’S LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ sheet products. The DRIPGARD coating on the inner surface of the LEXAN™ sheet reduces the formation of condensation droplets, improving greenhouse production by preventing crop spoilage and loss of light transmission.

Click here for link to product information sheet.


 

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New State-of-the-Art Hydroponic Greenhouse

“Providing Job Training for Veterans”

Riverview Gardens (RVG) is a non-profit organization located on a former country club golf course in downtown Appleton, Wisconsin. An innovative, self-sustaining, social enterprise, RVG provides job training for people in need via its urban farm and financially supports other community outreach programs.

For the last several years, RVG and its volunteers have been working tirelessly, transforming the fairways into a much different landscape. Portions of the original golf course have become garden beds, orchards, and hoop greenhouses while other areas are being returned to their native prairie and woodland state.

rvg_exterior_bSmOne portion of the original property that was no longer being used was the outdoor swimming pool. Collaborating with the Outagamie County Veterans Treatment Court on a project to help veterans adjust back into the community, RVG recently transformed the unused pool into a year-round hydroponic greenhouse.

Riverview Garden’s state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse is considered a best-practice in the industry. The high-production facility is temperature controlled and useable year-round. Glazed with 18,000 square feet of LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ 15 Softlite, the twin-wall polycarbonate material will help reduce heat loss during the cold Wisconsin winter months. (Click here to read full article.)

Click here to watch a time lapse video documenting construction of the hydroponic greenhouse.

LEXAN THERMOCLEAR is a trademark of SABIC.


 

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AmeriLux Ladies Holiday Get Together

girls_holiday_get_together_2016AmeriLux Ladies Holiday Get Together | Ogan Restaurant, De Pere, WI.

A fun evening filled with great food, wine, and lots of laughter.

Thanks Kurt (pictured in the photo) for stopping in and having a drink with us!


 

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FAQ: Why is an anti-condensate feature important to greenhouses?

PowerPoint PresentationQ: Why is an anti-condensate feature important when choosing a greenhouse covering?

A: Condensation on the inner surface of a greenhouse covering reduces light transmission and increases the risk of disease. An anti-drip or anti-condensate coating reduces surface tension, encouraging water to condense not as droplets but as a thin layer. This condensation layer is diverted down the sides of the greenhouse instead of dripping onto plants. Benefits include fewer diseases, reduced need for pesticides, and higher quality plants.