Company News: The Minwax Co.
February 29, 2000
The Minwax Co. said it is providing wood-care products and expertise to special-education students in New York City for a project designed to restore parts of a historic armory in Manhattan that houses military memorabilia dating back to the War of 1812. The company, a division of The Sherwin-Williams Co., is assisting in the restoration of the building's wood-paneled corridors and quarter-sawn white-oak showcases. The building, the 69th Regiment Armory, was built more than 100 years ago, and was designated a national landmark in 1996. The company is providing Minwax and Formby's products and technical guidance under the direction of Jeb Bargmann, Minwax director of Research & Development. The students are enrolled in a New York Board of Education work-study program that teaches learning-disabled students hands-on skills, including masonry, roofing, siding, carpentry, and woodworking.