Monday, November 29, 2010
Munters MCS Division changes name to POLYGON
1st November 2010
MCS, a global leader in property damage restoration and temporary humidity control services, today announces that the company is changing name to Polygon. The name change will be effective from November 1, 2010.
Stockholm, Sweden – 1st November, 2010 – On 1st October 2010, the MCS division was separated from Munters Group and established as an independent company; one with a strong growth agenda and a dedicated focus on the property damage restoration and THC markets. As part of the separation from Munters the company will change name to Polygon. Polygon is already an established brand for us in the Nordic region.
Michael Berg, CEO of Polygon comments, “Currently we operate under a few different brand names across the world, and with our vision for our company of significant investment and growth in mind, we have taken the opportunity to create a unified new name and distinct global brand for ourselves. In deciding upon the new name, it was important to us that we do not lose the great reputation we have and it is our strong belief that our new name must come directly from what we do, how we do it and how it benefits our people and our customers.”
Polygon, formerly a division within Munters, offers a full range of solutions for the prevention and mitigation of the effects of fire, water and humidity. The company provides 24 hour coverage, delivered by an international network of over 2,000 skilled employees in 15 countries to ensure a rapid, right first time response that mitigates loss and effectively manages cost.
Visit New Polygon Website - http://www.polygongroup.com/
If you have need for our services Jana Musseau can be reached at 253-249-6439 or for an emergency call 800-422-6379(I CAN DRY).
Monday, November 15, 2010
This year Jenny and I were thrilled to be joined by 32 members from our region for a region lunch. All of our chapters were well represented just as all of our chapters were well represented at the conference. The estimated overall attendance of the conference was approximately 1500 of which 113 were from our region! Way to go Great Northwest! But the best part of the lunch was honoring our award winners. And we had a lot to celebrate!
First, hats off to all of you who are your chapter’s Member of the Year. We cheered and applauded when your names were up on the big screen. You will be receiving an award from ARMA International soon.
ARMA instituted some new awards this year. Next up was chapter Leaders of the Year. Again we cheered an applauded! You will also be receiving an award from ARMA soon.
Other new awards included Chapter Recruitment Awards. These went to chapters who finished their year with more members than they started the year with. In today’s economy, that’s quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to the Columbia Basin and Greater Anchorage Chapters for achieving this!
The Chapter Participation Award is another new one. While many chapters are scratching their heads wondering how to increase participation, our Greater Seattle Chapter has excelled at it. Good going Seattle!
Then there are the new Special Merit Awards. These awards set certain criteria for chapters to achieve. There are awards at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels. A chapter must accomplish everything on the Bronze level before moving up to Silver and then Gold. No chapters in ARMA have reached the Gold level yet and only 2, yes, only TWO have made it to the Silver Merit Award. Congratulations to the Greater Anchorage Chapter for receiving the Silver Merit Award!
And then it was time for Newsletter-of-the-Year presentations. You’ll remember that last year Boise Valley won in the medium chapter category while Oregon took home the large chapter honors. Could they repeat?? You’d better believe they did!! Congratulations to BVC and Oregon and especially Amity Highly and Jane McGarvin, their newsletter editors! Wow. You really shined!
But the greatest honor of them all came the next day during the opening ceremonies. There is no higher honor in all of ARMA than to be admitted to the Company of Fellows of ARMA International. There are very few individuals ever admitted into that elite company. This year, ARMA admitted number 44. Long overdue, the Company of Fellows has admitted to its ranks a favorite son of the Great Northwest Region. Please join me in congratulating Dave McDermott, CRM, FAI. Well deserved Dave!!
So what more can I say? I had a great time. I learned a lot. I met up with some old friends and made some new ones. And once again, as always, I was very proud to be a part of the greatest region, the Great Northwest Region!
Friday, November 12, 2010
The Greater Seattle Chapter has been awarded the Chapter Participation Award in the Large Chapter Category for 2009-2010.
This is a new award offered at ARMA International Annual Conference, which was held in San Francisco
Greater Seattle Chapter increased attendees at our events and meetings by 26 percent. And we have three new board members!
Great work members of the Greater Seattle Chapter!
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