In the letter posted here, the Chief Executive Officer of the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), Jerry Heppes, congratulates Cortney Anderson Wascher, President of Anderson Lock, on receiving the DHI Award of Merit.
This award is bestowed upon DHI members “who have rendered outstanding contributions to the advancement of the aims and objectives of the Institute and of the architectural openings in any capacity.”
Heppes wrote, “Cortney, your dedication goes beyond the local industry; you have touched the lives of many while serving on the Board of many professional associations and groups. Your dedicated level of volunteerism is to be commended.”
“Following in your father’s footsteps to treat employees as family, you have built a successful company with core values that are in line with what it means to be a door + hardware professional. It is because of these values you have bestowed that your employees ‘hold heads high with confidence and pride.'”
“Our Awards Committee is proud to award this to you and we are honored to have you as a member of DHI.”
An interview with Cortney will be published soon in the institute’s Doors + Hardware magazine.