Students Fly to Corporation to Gain Hands-on Experience

Four architecture drafting and design students and three mechanical engineering technology students, along with their program chairs, traveled by plane to Marvin Windows and Doors in Warroad, Minnesota, to tour the 30,000-square-foot facility. The facility includes a 6,000-square-foot Visitor Center and a state-of-the-art Training Center to train builders, architects and distributors who visit Marvin.

“The tour was extremely informative and interesting. After the tour, I can confidently say that their products are extremely high quality and worth investing in because of everything we saw on this trip,” said an architectural drafting and design student.

The students took part in an eight hour training and exploration of Marvin Windows and Doors technology, which included four classes along with two plant tours.

“We often take for granted the research and design process that goes into new and impressive innovation that make our world’s structures so beautiful,” said architecture drafting and design student Justin Shaar in reference to the trainings he experienced.

The group had the opportunity to take in window technology training and a tour of the Marvin Signature Series division of the manufacturing facility. Marvin trains more than 3,000 builders, architects and distributors each year.

“I was impressed with the creativity within the design coupled with the level of quality and speed of production,” said architecture drafting and design student David Eichler.

With miles walked and valuable knowledge gained, the group returned to the Warroad airport to travel back to the Twin Cities. This was a valuable trip that gave our students a firsthand look at how manufacturing companies operate on a daily basis, according to John Hartman, architectural technology program chair.

About Marvin Windows and Doors Headquarters:

Marvin Windows and Doors is proud of the communities where they do business, and everything they do is aimed at supporting their employees and helping their communities thrive.

Marvin also owns and operates manufacturing facilities for Integrity Windows and Doors, Infinity Windows and Doors, and Tecton Products. As a whole, Marvin Windows and Doors and its affiliated companies employ more than 4,300 people.