Issue 83

What's Up

I had known about Marvin Windows, the product. But I first heard about Marvin, the company, when President Barack Obama, during the campaign, spoke about, “The family business in Warroad, Minnesota, that didn’t lay off a single one of their 4,000 employees when the recession hit, even when their competitors shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owner gave up some perks and some pay because they understood that their biggest asset was the community and the workers who had helped build that business — they give me hope.” Then I met Steve Tourek, the chief counsel of that company, and we had a conversation.

Check out the updates to Technology Watch, News Notables, InReview, and Ethix at Work, also in this issue. Next issue will feature a Conversation with Brad Tilden, president and CEO of the Alaska Air group.