MARTINSVILLE, VA. (January 22, 2002) -- MW Windows & Doors is located just a half-hour from Martinsville Speedway, but for two weekends a year, the historic track will be like home to the Rocky Mount-based company. Martinsville Speedway and MW...
MARTINSVILLE, VA. (January 22, 2002) -- MW Windows & Doors is located just a half-hour from Martinsville Speedway, but for two weekends a year, the historic track will be like home to the Rocky Mount-based company.
Martinsville Speedway and MW Windows & Doors announced today that the manufacturer of window and door products for the residential construction industry will sponsor pole day for both the Virginia 500 and the Old Dominion 500.
"As sponsor of this year's pole days at Martinsville Speedway, we are proud to be involved in the sport of racing and proud of our continuing relationship with speedway president and general manager Clay Campbell," said Michael Haley, president of MW Manufacturers Inc., the parent company of MW Windows & Doors. "We wanted to be a part of an event that is special within our community and to say thanks to our neighbors for their continued support over the many years."
The first MW Windows Pole Day will be Friday, April 12 when Winston Cup drivers will attempt to qualify for the Virginia 500 NASCAR Winston Cup race, set for Sunday, April 14 at Martinsville Speedway.
The second MW Windows Pole Day of 2002 will be Friday, October 18 to set the field for the Old Dominion 500, scheduled for Sunday, October 20.
"We are pleased and proud to have MW Windows involved with Martinsville Speedway," said Campbell. "Even though our product is different, Martinsville Speedway and MW have much in common. We are two companies that have rich histories in this part of Virginia. We share the same philosophy of pleasing our customers and furnishing them with a quality product at a reasonable price.
"We look forward to working with Mike Haley and everyone at MW Windows." Founded in 1939 by D.C. Vaughn, MW was one of the first window companies in the country to build a window and frame together as a single unit ready for installation into a rough opening. During World War II, MW interrupted its window operation to manufacture ammunition boxes for the war effort. Once the war ended, MW resumed its window manufacturing. Currently, window and patio door distribution is east of the Mississippi River with products sold through wholesale distributors, building material retailers and the home center channel. In addition to Rocky Mount, the company has operations in Fayetteville, N.C., Tupelo, Miss., Hammonton, N.J. and Roanoke. The company has nearly 2,000 employees and 1.5 million square feet of combined manufacturing and distribution space.
Racing action will return to Martinsville Speedway with MW Windows Pole Day on Friday, April 12. Qualifying for the Virginia 500 Winston Cup race will begin at 3:05 p.m. on April 12.