In honor of its 60th anniversary, Weather Shield Windows & Doors of Medford, Wis., will host and participate in many events throughout central Wisconsin during the coming weeks, including its 60 Years Strong 5K, an all-employee picnic, parades in six communities, free movie events, and volunteer efforts in the towns of Ladysmith, Medford and Park Falls.

Company founder Lee Schield remains involved in day-to-day operations and is an active member of the board. President Mark Schield and his brother Kevin, the company’s executive vice president, represent the second generation of the Schield family to lead the company. Kevin’s son, Chris, the director of product marketing, is the third generation.

“Weather Shield has grown these past 60 years by always anticipating the industry’s needs and introducing new technology and options to meet those needs,” said Mark Schield in a statement. “Our constant pursuit of innovation, dedication to quality and strong partnerships with our customers in the building industry have helped us reach this milestone anniversary and will help propel us forward in the years ahead.”

Weather Shield’s 60 Years Strong 5K
Weather Shield will host a 5K race in Medford, Wis., on Aug. 13, starting at Medford City Park at 5:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Medford’s Park Fest, there will be activities for families, music and food. Register and learn more at the Weather Shield website’s LITE Foundation page.

60th Anniversary Picnic
The 60th anniversary picnic for employees and their families on July 25 will include games and rides for every age, including face painting, a duck pond, fishing for prizes, a bounce house, obstacle course, train, and super slide for kids. Sketches by caricature artists, bocce ball, bean bag toss, giant Jenga, giant Kerplunk and putting greens will also be available. Families can get their pictures taken by fire trucks, and register for door prizes and raffles.

Impacting the Community
Weather Shield employees participated in Ladysmith’s “Earth Day” on May 27. Other employees will volunteer for the Park Falls’ Community Cleanup on Sept. 22 and “Make a Difference Day” in Medford on Oct. 24.

Parades Galore
Weather Shield’s branded semis will be in the following parades:
•    July 19 – Ladysmith’s Mardi Gras parade;
•   Aug. 2 – Park Falls’ Flambeau Rama parade;
•   Aug. 9 – Rib Lake’s Ice Age Days parade;
•   Sept. 5 – Prentice Progress Days parade;
•   Sept. 13 – Gilman Fall Festival parade;
•  Oct. 25 – Medford’s Harvest Days parade.

Free Movie Events
Residents in the communities where Weather Shield has manufacturing facilities can enjoy a free movie at a local theater courtesy of Weather Shield. On Aug. 15, the free movie will be shown at Medford’s Broadway Theater and the Park Theater in Park Falls. The date for the film at Ladysmith’s Miner Theater will be announced soon.

About Weather Shield Windows & Doors
In 1955, Edward “Lee” Schield decided to make and sell doors and windows he assembled in his garage in Medford, Wis. Sixty years later, three generations of the Schield family and all the employees of Weather Shield Windows & Doors celebrate those humble beginnings that have led to it being one of the nation’s leading door and window manufacturers.

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