Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Remodeling Icecapades: Marvin vs. Loewen

Just in time for the resumption of professional hockey, here's a development from two top manufacturers of windows used in residential remodeling and new construction:

This Saturday afternoon, an "international hockey border battle" will pit employees from Marvin Windows and Doors, based in Warroad, Minn., against those from neighboring Loewen, based in Steinbach, Manitoba. A fundraiser for the newly remodeled Olympic Arena in Warroad (used by youth hockey teams), the game will be refereed by Dave Christian, a Warroad native, NHL All-Star and member of the 1980 gold medal-winning "Miracle on Ice" team.

From Marvin's director of materials, Paul Marvin:
"We're happy to invite our friends from Loewen to Warroad, to show them how we play hockey in Minnesota. All kidding aside, these are two great companies that share a northern heritage and a love of winter sports that crosses national borders."
"We're just old-fashioned rivals!" said John Kirchner, Marvin's public relations manager, in an email yesterday. There are already plans for a rematch in March on Loewen's turf.

And speaking of the hockey lockout, you might have missed this video from Nike:

How do you play out healthy old-fashioned rivalries, remodelers? Please comment below.

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