Manufacturers & Thanksgiving, v. 4: Giving Thanks for a Roof Over Our Heads

By November 23, 2005General

ThanksgivingThanksgiving is also a time to reflect and to be thankful for the food on the table and the home in which we enjoy this feast.  That is where Gratz, Pa.-based MI Windows & Doors, Inc. plays an important role.

MI Windows & Doors is one of the largest manufacturers of vinyl, aluminum and cellular composite windows and doors in the country.  For the past six years, the company has donated windows and money to Habitat for Humanity. It began as a charity suitable for the company to contribute to due to its connection to the construction industry.  As Vice President of Business Development, Matt DeSoto, noted recently, “We are so proud to be a supporter of Habitat for Humanity and we all feel fortunate to be a contributing member of the true American dream; home ownership!”

Be sure to come back tomorrow, Thanksgiving, our final installment of Manufacturers & Thanksgiving

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  • From blogger Ron Franscell @

    It has been a tradition in my family — maybe in many families — to go around the Thanksgiving table and ask everybody: What are you thankful for?

    One Thanksgiving when my children were very young, we began with me. I was thankful for my family, for being together, for the time we had, and other patriarchal oratory. My wife was thankful for similar things. My daughter, maybe 8 at the time, added her lengthy list of friends and possessions.

    Then we came to Matt, only 4. He was still thinking, but soon it dawned on him, this thing he was most thankful for in his so-far short life.

    “Handles,” he said.

    I gotta hand it to him: It never occurred to me to be thankful for handles, even though I am regularly thankful for handles. And knobs, rails, hinges, shelves, screw caps, cup-holders, envelopes, sandwich bags, can openers, lids, screwdrivers, soap dishes, buttons, rubber bands, remote controls, cardboard boxes, paper clips … all kinds of stuff I typically don’t take time to appreciate. But I guarantee there’s usually a string of choice words when they’re missing!

    So … don’t forget to be thankful for the little things.

    And have a Happy Thanksgiving!