Viewpoint From a Newcomer

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Yep, that’s me!

Hi! My name is Erica and for the past couple weeks, I have been interning in the marketing department of New Energy Works Timberframers and Pioneer Millworks.

I came in with a basic understanding of what the company does, build structures with wood, that’s what I thought anyways. Throughout my stay here, I learned that the companies don’t just take any old kind of wood. They use reclaimed wood. Reclaimed wood is wood that has been used already, like a hand-me-down.

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How cool is this house in Oregon that was built with reclaimed timbers?! (And that’s Jennifer in the kitchen.)

Not only was I amazed with the fact that they are completely eco-friendly, I was impressed when I found out that they do everything it takes to make the wood reusable, on site! The wood goes from knotty and filled with nails to clean, smooth and ready to be built into something beautiful.

Unfortunately, I was not part of that process but I was part of the amazing team that makes everything possible! Jennifer, Megan, and Craig have taught me so much about marketing. I learned what kind of language appeals to different target markets and how you constantly have to update your websites and profiles to keep attracting new people.

marketing team

Here we are on my last day under the big entrance sign. The folks behind the scenes. From left to right: Megan, Me (Erica), Jennifer, and Craig.

It was a lot of work but definitely one of the best experiences I have had in my lifetime. I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The employees are so much fun to be around and it’s such a calm and peaceful work environment. I gained so much knowledge about marketing and being part of a team. I hope I can come back soon!