EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION

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A BETTER WAY

It is important to always be looking for a better way to do things, and that is the foundation for EFCO’s continuing successes. As my brothers and I were growing up in our home in Des Moines, Iowa, there was never a second thought about going to college, of course we were. There was never a question about what we were going to eat as meals at home; it was what was put in front of us. Maybe we had questions about who would wash and who would dry the dishes, but we always knew without question we were going to do them, and we did. My, how things have changed in this world!

WORKING TOGETHER

We watched our parents work and play, always with very positive attitudes. No challenge was ever too big at home or at work, and we were always doing things together as a family or as you might say, as a team.

We came out of the great depression in the mid 30’s with almost nothing, just like we went in, and we as a family did not know we were poor. Our mother would say, “We counted our beans.” My father, W.A. Jennings would say, guiding our thoughts with a positive approach and statement, “Can’t never did anything.” We developed a “can do” attitude.

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By: Al Jennings,
EFCO Chairman & CEO