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September 2010

9/14/2010 – Tanglewood Conservatories to begin preliminary design and engineering work for project at World Heritage site in Slovákia.

Nancy Virts and Alan of Tanglewood ConservatoriesNancy Virts and Alan of Tanglewood Conservatories, Denton Maryland, travel to Slovákia to meet with owner and landscape architects to discuss the conservatory project.

The project entails the addition of a conservatory to house an indoor swimming pool on a private residence. Original sections of the house date from the 16th century however, extensive renovations have been completed by the present owner.

While in Bratislava, Nancy and Alan had the opportunity to meet former President of Slovákia, Rudolf Schuster.

April 2010

4/16/2010 – Alan, President of Tanglewood Conservatories will be a guest panelist at the “Going $Green” forum to be held at the Woodworking Industry Conference in Monterey California April 21st – 24th.

Alan will discuss Tanglewood’s ongoing green and sustainability initiatives and examine the successful efforts of leading small and medium sized woodworking companies.

Going $Green often results in cost savings, increased profits and less impact on the environment. In this presentation you will learn why manufacturing companies are Going $Green and hear from panelist about Going $Green success stories.

Specific areas covered include green supply chains; re-use of high quality wood cut offs; innovative processes; and green products involving photovoltaics, thermal heat-pumps and high efficiency lighting. Specific ways companies can save money by Going $Green will be presented.

4/6/2010 – Tanglewood Conservatories hosts a panel of local educators participating in the ACES program on Tuesday, April 6th. President Alan and other team members will engage the group in topics ranging from: “What is the Driving Force or Future Picture that motivates Tanglewood Conservatories to excel?” to “What does it take to make a local small business successful?” and “What does Tanglewood Conservatories look for when hiring employees?”

The ACES Program is an educational, charitable, non profit program whose mission is economic education. It has been coordinating meetings between local educators and businesses in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania since 1976.

The purpose of the program is to provide educators an opportunity to visit and interact with businesses in their community to learn in an informal setting how real world companies are structured and operated. The ACES program is designed to help educators prepare their students to reach their highest level of potential and become the effective leaders of tomorrow.

March 2010

3/16/2010 – Photographs of Tanglewood Conservatories’ work will be on display at the Wintergarten-Fachverband booth at the Fensterbau/Frontale 2010 in Nuremberg, Germany, March 24th – 27th.

The Fensterbau/Frontale is the premier International Trade Fair for the exposition of Windows, Doors, Facades and related technologies. Held every two years, the 2010 fair will include over 1,200 exhibitors and expects attendance to top 100,000 visitors.

Wintergarten-Fachverband is a trade association of manufacturers of high-end wood conservatories whose members are located throughout Germany and Austria. Tanglewood Conservatories is the only company outside of Germany or Austria to be invited to join the association.