What percentage of employees at your company is younger than 35 years old?

May 21, 2008

Christina Lewellen,
senior editor
of Window & Door

I can’t imagine most of us spent our childhoods dreaming of growing up to work in the window and door industry. I love hearing “how I stumbled into the industry and never left” stories at meetings and trade shows because we all have our own journey into the fenestration realm.

The question, I guess, is will folks keep joining us under our umbrella? Will the window and door industry be able to continue to attract the best and brightest of the next blogging, gaming, texting, ladder-climbing generation?

I’d like to hear from some of the young bucks in the industry—why are you here, and what makes it a place you’ll likely stay? And if you’re not so young, drop a line and tell me about some of the younger superstars at your company. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there’s a sizeable pool from which you can draw inspiration!

I know I’m making you crunch numbers for this poll question, but just humor me with your best guess: What’s the percentage at your company of employees younger than 35 years old?

Email me to reassure me that a new generation of window and door leaders is coming on strong.

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