Maltby Food Bank Auction Keeps The Spirit Of Giving Alive And Well

Maltby Food Bank volunteer Michelle Robbins

Division 9 Flooring and Maltby Food Bank are neighbors. We both reside in Maltby, part of the city of Woodinville. Division 9 Flooring respects the Maltby Food Bank and the work it does, so the neighborly thing to do would be to donate to Maltby Food Bank. Division 9 has a long history of giving with Maltby Food Bank.  The degree of giving changed significantly last year when Michelle Robbins came to work for Division 9. She stepped it up by volunteering at Maltby Food Bank once a week for the past year. She was recently asked to join the board.

Robbins was at The Maltby Food Bank auction that took place in September. Krisitine Willson from Maltby Food Bank says she saw something interesting happen at this year’s auction. Something that’s never happened before. During the fund-a-need paddle raise, someone raised their paddle and announced that the last person to donate $100 would get the $100 bill they were holding up. It caught on and increased to $400. The fund-a-need portion of the auction raised over $21,000. Enough to enable Maltby Food Bank to continue to provide produce for the needy year-round, and to provide dairy to those in need weekly. According to Maltby Food Bank Director, Natalie Oswald, by the end of the night they had raised $55,000.  Enough to continue to feed over 100 families or as many as 600 people per week. Oswald says the food bank does more than feed families. They started handing out coats last week. Closer to the holidays the food bank will throw a holiday party for the families with crafts to keep the kids busy while parents pick out gifts for their children.

Some of the volunteers at the Maltby Food Bank have been volunteering there for over 20 years.

Maltby Food Bank Volunteers

Division 9 Flooring believes in giving back. Especially when it’s close to home. If you’d like to give to Maltby Food Bank, you can do so by clicking here – www.MaltbyFoodBank.org

 

 

Division 9 Flooring floors University of Washington’s Meany Hall Stage

Meany Hall gets makeover by Division 9 Flooring
University of Washington’s Meany Hall is considered one of the northwest’s premiere performance facilities. It was originally known as Auditorium Hall, but the name was changed in 1909 to Meany Hall to honor Edmond S Meany, a University of Washington graduate who played a huge part in getting many of the buildings on the campus. In 1958, the hall underwent a $75000.00 renovation. An earthquake in 1965 revealed the hall was unsafe. A new hall was built in 1974 at a cost of moe than seven million dollars.

The University of Washington was built in 1861 and has one of the most highly regarded medical schools in the world. Division 9 Flooring is honored to be asked to assist in the renovation of Meany Hall. The hall houses the Meany Theatre which is well known for its superior acoustics. The hall’s calendar is full of performances, lectures, and artists. The stage is in continual use so the flooring is very important. We recently completed an update on the flooring and are very proud of the results. The show must go on and the flooring must stand up.

University of Washington's Many Hall gets new stage floor

Division 9 Flooring provides many of our area schools with flooring, including Lakeside School, where Bill Gates and Paul Allen met, and Northwest School on Capitol Hill. What could be more important than education? So when the University of Washington enlisted our services, we knew their level of excellence needed to be reflected in our work. Fortunately, Division 9 Flooring has the same high standards of excellence. Studies show that flooring can have a major impact on education and the arts. Knowing the flooring we provided at UW’s Meany Hall would endure countless performances inspired us. Harry Belafonte himself will be standing on that stage as will numerous dancers, performers and lecturers. We are very happy to be a part of a project that impacts so many.

Ballard Tallman Project Blends Division 9 Flooring Finesse with Seattle History

Odin Apartments in Ballard and Division 9 Flooring Project

Ballard Tallman Project Blends Division 9 Flooring Finesse with Seattle History.

Ballard started out as a city next door to Seattle. The city of Ballard was established in 1889.  The city voted to be annexed to Seattle in 1907, but Ballard has continued to march to its own drum beat. Ballard is rich in Scandanavian history. Lumber and shingle mills along the waterfront helped establish Ballard in the early days. With the addition of Fisherman’s Terminal in 1914, the Ballard Locks and Ship Canal project followed. Ballard Avenue and Market Street became home to many businesses back in the day. A lot of the buildings along Ballard Avenue are protected by The City of Seattle as a Historic Landmark District. Continue reading…

Capitol Hill’s Cue Apartments Shine with a little help from Division 9 Flooring

Division 9 Flooring installed flooring throughout the Cue Apartment Project on Capitol Hille

Capitol Hill’s Cue Apartments Shine with a little help from Division 9 FLooring.

Seattle’s Capitol Hill is changing. What used to be edgy is now hip. Some call it gentrification – the “urban renewal” of lower class neighborhoods. Whatever you want to call it, Seattle’s Capitol Hill has it in spades and is in transition. The makeover is remarkable. You really notice it at night. What used to be a somewhat sketchy neighborhood, is now a mecca for young urbanites. New apartments and condos have been going in all over the place. There are cranes everywhere you look in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill is no exception. With the influx of young professionals in the area, Capitol Hill’s “sketchy” factor is dropping. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring and Maltby Food Bank – Neighbors in Giving

Maltby Food Bank volunteer Michelle Robbins


The Maltby Food Bank and Division 9 Flooring have history. It started with a neighborhood location and turned into a partnership of giving. Division 9 Flooring has been supportive of the Maltby Food Bank since moving to their Maltby location. But the level of involvement increased with the addition of Michelle Robbins at D9. Robbins was hired as a project accountant in May of 2014. Continue reading…

Expedia and Division 9 Flooring – Partners in Sustainability

Division 9 Flooring and Expedia Headquarters

Expedia and Division 9 Flooring – Partners in Sustainability.

Division 9 Flooring prides itself on sustainability. As a matter of fact, we are so passionate about the environment, we take it into consideration with every decision we make. Expedia shares our passion for sustainability. The Expedia building in Bellevue was the first newly constructed office building in Bellevue to receive LEED Gold Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the Green Building Certification Institute. The building was completed in 2008 and Expedia occupies 16 of the 20 floors with 3000 employees. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Teams With Amazon to Modernize South Lake Union

Division 9 Flooring and Amazon Seattle

Division 9 Flooring Teams With Amazon to Modernize South Lake Union-

Division 9 Flooring and Amazon have history. D9 has provided several Seattle Amazon facilities with high quality, commercial flooring. The latest Amazon building going up in Seattle is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood at 400 9th Avenue North. The streets in this neighborhood used to be quiet. What was once an old warehouse district is now booming. Thanks to Amazon, Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. You can see it. Cranes dot the Seattle skyline all over the place. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring teams up with The Laurel Group to create new look

The Laurel Building Seattle

Division 9 Flooring teams up with The Laurel Group to create new look.

Division 9 Flooring recently completed a project with The Laurel Group. The Laurel Group Building is located at 911 North 145th Street in Shoreline. The building was built 12 years ago and at one point used as retail space for Laurel Gifts. The building now rents out office space and houses a banquet hall with a commercial kitchen. The hall is used for special occasions for non-profit groups and private parties. It’s a great alternative to downtown Seattle with easy access off I-5 and 99. And of course parking. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Renovates Historic Seattle Church

Division 9 Flooring was asked to help renovate historic Seattle church, Epiphany

Division 9 Flooring Renovates Historic Seattle Church, Epiphany.

Epiphany Church has been a place of worship in Seattle for over 100 years. It opened in 1907 and moved from a storefront in Madrona, to the Denny Blaine neighborhood, where it stands today.  The women of the parish chose the name Epiphany. The church continued to grow and the chapel was built in 1911. It was designed by noted architect and parish member, Elsworth Storey. The chapel is considered an important part of Seattle history. In 1971, The Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Seattle Post Intelligencer named the chapel the most significant architecture in Seattle. It was named a Seattle Landmark in 1978. Continue reading…

Division 9 Flooring Honored With “Re-Innovator Award” For Waste Prevention and Recycling

Re-Innovator Award 2015 goes to Division 9 Flooring

Division 9 Flooring Honored with “Re-Innovator” Award for Waste Prevention and Recycling Practices.

King County Solid Waste Division has announced their list of 2015 Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling. Division 9 Flooring is being honored with the Re-Innovator Award.

In a press release dated July 17th, 2015, King County Solid Waste  says Division 9 Flooring and the other companies on the list deserve to be singled out for their commitment to the environment. “These companies deserve special recognition for demonstrating their ingenuity and commitment in preventing waste. From composting in lunchrooms to reusing packing materials, they’re showing that sustainability can be simple and rewarding.” Continue reading…