Know Your Wood – Spring 2019

August 15th 2019

Know Your Wood – Spring 2019
Have you heard the news? Dricon® Fire Retardant has received a 2 hour wall rating and a revised ESR! 

To celebrate, we’ve created a comparison sheet that shows the benefits of Dricon®Fire Retardant versus other fire retardant coatings, and we’ve updated the sales and information sheets.The image above shows the assembly construction.
May is Deck Safety Month. Education is key when it comes to maintaining your deck. Here are a few handy educational pieces for you to share with your customers.Deck Construction & Maintenance Tips
In the news:
Wolmanized® Outdoor® Wood has earned the top spot in Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Brand Use study, conducted in partnership between The Farnsworth Group and Hanley Wood! WOW placed #1 in brand familiarity, most used and top quality!

What’s new at Lonza:
We’ve been busy in the wood shop! Our own Josh Miley designed and built an outdoor, portable bar with garden planters. This spring, serve up some mint juleps, mojitos or muddled basil gimlets while enjoying the great outdoors with friends at your bar.Our Newest Team Member:  

Our Newest Team Member:  
 The Lonza Wood Group welcomes Mike Wiechec, as National Sales Manager. Mike joined Lonza more than 4 years ago and has previously served in the Lonza Material Performance and Protection division as Sr. Account Manager and Global Key Account Manager where he was responsible for developing growth at strategic key accounts and distributor partners. Mike has a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
“During my 13+ year tenure in the chemical industry, I have learned a lot about the vast technologies available but what resonates strongly with me are the people I’ve met along the way and the relationships cultivated.“ Mike has been able to find success in Sales Management with a strong focus on the individual. “In this digital age where many people’s primary mode of communication is a text or email, I’ve found the value in a face-to-face meeting or simply picking up the phone.” Mike is looking forward to the new experience in managing the Wood Sales Team and is confident that with the strong support Lonza is known for throughout the industry, the Wood Group will continue its success in bringing new solutions and partnerships to the business.   
Mike finds that managing his household has proven to be the biggest challenge yet. “With three children under the age of 7, the house is a constant juggle of problem solving and logistical management, but in the end, it is the most rewarding.”