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Quaker’s 70th Anniversary: TMK Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser

Quaker Windows & Doors annual TMK Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser and Golf Tournament is always an exciting time of year. Representatives from Quaker’s authorized dealerships, vendors, suppliers, outside sales reps, and Quaker team members converge for the annual  events, which include tours of Quaker’s plant & facilities, a Meet & Greet dinner, and culminates in a golf tournament with BBQ lunch.
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Quaker is also celebrating their 70th year in business in 2019, which brought even more reason to celebrate with their customers at this event. During the Meet & Greet event on Wednesday evening, Quaker recognized their longest tenured customer and authorized dealers for helping grow Quaker into the company it is today. Specifically, Wilke Window & Door in Belleville, IL, was credited with being a Quaker authorized dealer for more than 60 years – longer than any other.

Long time Quaker authorized dealer, Scruggs Lumber, is recognized with a plaque as a show of appreciation.

While these events are Quaker’s special way of honoring and remembering the memory of the late Tom Knoll, a co-owner of Quaker Windows & Doors at the time of his passing. It is important to note, that the main goal of these events is to raise funds to help provide scholarships to many local high school seniors to continue their pursuit of education at the college level. To date, the TMK Memorial Scholarship Program has awarded more than $100k in scholarships to over 80 local high school graduates.

As Kevin Blansett, Quaker’s CEO, stated in his remarks during the events, “Time will never end as long as we are investing in our future.” A sentiment he quoted as being instilled in him by the late Tom Knoll who would regularly quote a passage written by Shakespeare…

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time.

This sentiment is resonated throughout Quaker by it’s employees and management alike in our daily investment towards making the Quaker Difference. Whether it be through scholarships to the youth in our community, or in developing the latest technological advancements in windows & doors, Quaker is investing in the future. We are investing in Tomorrow.

Last, but certainly not least, we also want to extend a special Thank You to the following sponsors who helped to make this event happen. We couldn’t have done this without you!

Cardinal Glass Industries
Verslues Construction
Tower Extrusions
Quanex
Erdman Automation Corp.
Energi Fenestration Solutions
Call & Gentry Law Group
Blue Corona
Amesbury/Truth Hardware
Claridge Extrusions
Scheppers International Truck Center
Acrisure Wallstreet Group
Rehagen Electric
INFOR
Craftsmen Trailers
Bi State Compressor 
Jones Motor Group
Caldwell Manufacturing
AZON USA, Inc.
Central Plastics
Woodgrain Millwork
TCI Powder Coats
SMC Packaging Group
Shield Systems
Rands Trucking, Inc.
Ken Sanbothe Plumbing
Hoppe North America
HHH Tempering Resources
Coral Industries
Central Bank
Brennan HR Group
AdFast Corp.
World Resources Midwest
Rubin Brown LLP
Precision Wealth Strategies
Poettgen Brothers Garage
MO Ink & Stitch
Mebruer & Son Trucking, Inc.
IBT Industrial Solutions
Huber & Associates
Elliott Mfg.
Ultrafab, Inc.
IEI of Jefferson City
Dulle Overhead Doors, inc.
Wintech
Warden Publishing
Top Notch Body & Paint
Three Rivers Electric
Stalnaker Sales
Southern Stretch Forming
Sherwin Williams
Secon Rubber & Plastics, Inc.
Phifer Wire Products
John Henry Foster
Jefferson City Industrial Supply
Heubel Material Handling, Inc.
Harold Butzer Inc.
Dickneite Oil & Propane Co.
CoFair Products
Bulk Chemicals
BRT Extrusions
Blue River Coatings
Bank of Freeburg/Bank of St. Elizabeth
Allegheny Plywood
Pomp’s Tire
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