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USGNN Original StoryApogee CEO Reflects on NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

Apogee Enterprises Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Russell Huffer presided over the NASDAQ Stock Market opening bell ceremony Wednesday, May 7, to celebrate the company's 25-year listing anniversary on NASDAQ and to recognize Apogee's two consecutive years of record earnings.

© 2008, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
© 2008, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

Apogee chief financial officer Jim Porter and director of investor relations Mary Ann Jackson, joined Huffer at the opening bell ceremony.

"It was exciting and fun," Huffer says. "And to have the recognition for Apogee and its achievements was very special."

While the opening ceremony was the primary reason for Huffer's trip to New York, the visit also afforded him the opportunity to take pride in his company's handiwork, as the NASDAQ building as well as other buildings in New York City have benefitted from architectural glass fabricated by Apogee.

As Huffer explains, "It was also great to have the opportunity to highlight our energy-efficient projects in New York."

And what does Huffer attribute to the two consecutive years of record earnings for Apogee?

"Having the right products, right service and quality simultaneous with strong markets. Our employees have done a superb job in bringing value to their customers," Huffer says.

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