Englert Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Englert Inc. celebrates 50 years in business.

Englert Inc. celebrates 50 years in business.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, Englert Inc. is looking forward to developing new products and markets, and also looking backward to examine the qualities, strategies and business style that has made it successful over the years.

“For as long as I can remember, my father felt that we were in business not only to earn money, but also to help fulfill a greater goal within society,” says Debbie Tripod, president of Englert and daughter of its founder, Herb Englert. “He believed that helping our business customers to become successful, was just as important as our own success, and would help our business grow, as well,” she continues.

Herb Englert developed this philosophy as an outgrowth of his own experience. He opened Englert Inc. in 1966 with his own funds and a capital investment from another businessman. When he tried to repay the loan, he was told: “Pay it forward. If you help others become successful, we’ll all be better for it.” Englert took this advice to heart.

Donal Kelly founded Seamless Aluminum Ltd. 40 years ago. Seamless Aluminum is based in Ireland and manufactures aluminum rainwater management systems, as well as aluminum fascia and soffit systems for residential and commercial use. On a visit to the U.S., Kelly met with Englert and was asked if he would want to start a distribution unit. Lacking the funds necessary, Kelly expressed he was interested, however, unable to do so. Englert supplied Kelly with $100,000 credit per month over three months to get the distribution unit up and running.

“It is extremely gratifying to read the story of how my father helped someone in Ireland start a business, which has grown to be so successful,” Tripod says. “Over the years my father helped dozens of small businesses get started and grow to be successful. We still have business and personal ties to many of them. But every once in awhile we hear of a story like this one and I just marvel at how much impact my dad’s philosophy has had, and how far it has traveled.”

Arkema Celebrates 50 Years of Kynar 500 Weatherable Resin

Kynar 500 resin is used in long-life coatings that protect some of the world's iconic buildings, including The Pyramid of Louvre in Paris.

Kynar 500 resin is used in long-life coatings that protect some of the world’s iconic buildings, including The Pyramid of Louvre in Paris.

Arkema Inc. has launched an integrated marketing campaign to commemorate 50 years of Kynar 500 resin-based coatings.

Introduced in 1965, Kynar 500 is a weatherable resin for creating long-life coatings with the capability to retain color and gloss. Today, coatings formulated with this pioneering fluoropolymer chemistry provide billions of square feet of protection against weathering, aging and pollution on commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings around the globe.

The integrated marketing program, “Kynar 500—The Best Get It,” includes a commemorative 50th anniversary logo, an email campaign, promotions at industry trade shows, public relations, and advertisements in print and online media outlets. Central to the 50th anniversary celebration is an anniversary microsite on kynar500.com that greets visitors with a series of videos showcasing iconic buildings around the world that, with the help of Kynar 500 architectural coatings, have stood the test of time. On the microsite’s landing page, users can download the augmented reality app Aurasma to stay connected to the celebration all year long by scanning the Kynar 500 50th anniversary logo wherever it appears. The anniversary celebration also includes a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+ that will allow followers to engage with the brand in new and exciting ways.
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