Marvin Employees of Ripley, TN accepting the 2015 Sustainable Transportation Award
Surviving in uncertain times, learning, improving, a good job and a good place to work, these are the things that Marvin Windows and Doors strive for. In 2008, when the nation was hit with the worst economic recession since the great depression, the housing market dropped 60%; the response at Marvin was to pull together. There was belt-tightening but Marvin did not lay off people. Marvin survived and kept its talent. Now that the economy is recovering the company is well-positioned with the talent needed to respond to increased customer orders.
Tim Wells and Deborah Barham having fun at the company picnic
Beginning production in 1981, Marvin Windows and Doors of Tennessee offers high quality, made to order wood and metal clad patio doors for both residential and commercial applications. From the original 40 Associates, the company has grown to around 500 Associates. Marvin Windows of Tennessee is proud to not have had an involuntary lay off of any regular, full time associate in its history.
Family Values set the pace at Marvin, with old fashioned values such as Trust, High Standards, Family, and Sharing. A Profit Sharing plan is in place, and in some years Marvin has shared over a million dollars with Associates. Supporting and strengthening the communities in which it does business is the bedrock of Marvin Values.
Ripley was the first Marvin location to implement 5S, a visual workplace, as the basis for ensuring a safe working environment, a quality product, and a cost effective manufacturing process. In addition to ISO 9001, the Ripley facility has been recognized with OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program of Safety Excellence "TOSHA STAR"; The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence "Achievement Award"; The Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership "Performer" level certification; and the Wellness Councils of America "Gold" level recognition.
OSHA Voluntary Protection Program STAR
Tennessee Governor's Manufacturing Excellence
Tennessee Pollution Prevention Partnership
Marvin Windows and Doors on the Courthouse in the Ripley County Square
Marvin supplied most of the doors and windows in the City of Ripley’s revitalization project downtown, completed in 2011. The Court Square is a model for a small town’s renaissance. Active with Lauderdale County Relay for Life, Associates and the company have contributed over a quarter million dollars for the fight against cancer. Marvin sponsors a community Fun Walk and 5k, typically the last week of April at the City Park. Offering a health clinic on site to its Associates, the company continually promotes health and wellness, with a walking track on site as well. Providing scholarships to the UT Marvin-Ripley center, and supporting a number of educational institutions via advisory boards, school class tours, assistance with equipment, career day speakers, Marvin is invested in Lauderdale county and is thankful to be here.
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Maurice Mosby, Antonio Dewalt, and Brandon Ballard all producing high quality doors.
Marvin’s most important asset is the associates who work there. Marvin puts an emphasis in investing in our associates and making sure opportunities are provided for associates to grow. The company has a desire to not only provide opportunities but to give Marvin associates a culture they are glad to live and work in. This employee focus is what sets Marvin apart from its competitors and makes the company a premier place to work.
Pay is competitive. Our benefits program is also competitive as well as comprehensive, offering: a medical and dental plan; profit sharing; 401(k) plan; paid time off; basic and voluntary term life insurance; short term and long term disability insurance; medical and dependent care pre-tax spending accounts; tuition reimbursement; fitness center assistance; and other benefits. Marvin Windows and Doors of Ripley, Tennessee also has its own on-site clinic.
Marvin manufactures windows and doors on a made-to-order basis. It is the way we do business. It reveals itself in our products and services. It is singular to Marvin and unique in the industry. We focus on what a manufacturer should focus on – responding to our customer needs and wants.
Our commitment to our valued customers creates a culture of excellence in which all our employees feel connected to the end users. This celebration of quality stems from the fact that our products become "windows" to the outside world and enhance the quality of life for our customers.
Marvin has a long history of being an industry innovator using technology and innovation to make windows of the highest quality and precision. From the floors of our manufacturing plants to the offices of our employees, Marvin continuously looks for better ways to do things. It's part of what we call, the best total solution.
Marvin-Tennessee strives to provide an atmosphere in which each Associate is allowed to develop into all she/he can be. Our tuition reimbursement program helps finance business-related continuing education. We offer Continuous Improvement Team Training to all Associates. As we see a training need, we create opportunities to provide it.
New to the job? Don't worry. On-the-job training and Cross-Training is provided for many of the manufacturing positions. Experienced, well-trained Associates who know the job inside and out will assure that everyone gets a good start.
As skills and experience develop, Associates may choose to apply for open positions throughout the company. Many Associates have already built their careers and many more will continue to grow their talents while working at Marvin.
Marvin Windows and Doors is proud to be recognized as the 2014 American Business Ethics Award winner in the Large Company category! Marvin received this recognition for the company’s ongoing commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities in which we do business.