Our father, Lowell LeFebvre, runs the computer department at Mertz Manufacturing, in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Naturally, with our experience building a variety of websites, over the years, he asked us to help him out when it came time to build a site for Mertz.
A critical requirement was the ability to easily update the site with new content, in a flexible and orderly fashion. These updates needed to be delegated to the managers of each product line, so we implemented a role-based security system to allow individual employees the ability to update their own portions of the site. Also, as the programmer on staff is most familiar with Microsoft technologies, we settled upon the DotNetNuke content management system as their platform. In addition to the public site, which you can visit by browsing to http://www.mertzok.com, we also created a private employee-only portal, to act as foundation for their company intranet.
With a little training from us, Mertz chose to control their own hosting environment for the site.