FDMC Best Pratices in Woodworking Technology and Business


The CMA award program, dubbed the Wood Diamond Awards, was first offered in 2010 as a means for members to be recognized by their peers. Immediately the program became yet another benefit from the CMA to help their members market themselves.

Professional step-by-step procedure can help improve performance and quality in widebelt sanding.

Rehau has announced the winner of the Best in Modern Cabinetry contest, Woodperfect Custom Cabinetry, Inc. The family-owned, Texas cabinet manufacturer won the contest by receiving 190 likes on their Facebook project photo. They will be awarded an Apple Watch Sport at the International Woodworking Fair later this month.

WB Manufacturing makes a great case for technology investment and integration. Less than a year after a major plant expansion, the Thorp, Wisconsin-based cabinet and caseworks manufacturer already is reaping a return on its $1.6 million equipment investment while taking Industry 4.0 – networked production – to a new level.

Dynamic Wood Solutions is adjusting to the shifting construction market in West Michigan. Historically the company has produced cabinetry and custom millwork strictly for commercial projects.

Savannah, Georgia, cabinets and millwork company blasts back after recession with nested CNC routers.

Learn about the best practices for veneer production, new applications for veneer, and how to market veneer products at all-day event before IWF.

Rehau has branched into a new segment following the launch of its Rauvisio line of surface material.

REV Group taps CNC automation to build custom ambulances fast and efficiently using diverse cabinet materials.

A new generation is assuming leadership positions at Showplace Wood Products, a kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer located in South Dakota. The company recently expanded to create a new brand of cabinetry and has redefined what experienced cabinetmakers look like in the process.

Darker finishes, lots of maple, Euro influences, organizing options, mixed colors, and still lots of gray are highlights in annual FDMC kitchen cabinet trend survey.

Haute Deco has a range of contrasting leather textured handles in bronze, nickel and other materials. Layering leather appearance handles into the patterns and textures of a room add visual interest and comfort.

Corsi Group built a new cabinet manufacturing operation in Keysville, Virginia, to make its Siteline cabinetry line, and started production in the third quarter of 2015, ramping up slowly.

Consumers Digest named Dura Supreme’s Designer Cabinetry as a Consumers Digest Best Buy in Premium cabinetry in the 2016 March/April issue of Consumers Digest Magazine. This is the second time in a row that Dura Supreme’s Designer Cabinetry received the Consumers Digest Best Buy recognition in “Premium” cabinetry from Consumer Digest.

Relationships and serving their commercial cabinet customers have come naturally to Scot and Mitch Murray of Custom Millwork.

Longtime cabinet manufacturer Custom Cupboards Inc. has changed its name to R.D. Henry & Co. LLC as it begins the transition to new ownership. The name change is in honor of brothers Ron and Dan Henry who founded the 35-year-old cabinetry firm.

Wellborn Forest Products has announced it is offering kitchen designers a new cloud-based design and quoting tool that allows them to create kitchen designs, quote projects and collaborate with other designers in real-time from anywhere using ProKitchen’s new online design platform.

A Copenhagen, Denmark cabinetry design firm will soon begin producing kitchen projects for its soon-to-open Brooklyn, New York design operation. The business is based on engaging high-end architects to create kitchens using the Ikea cabinet lines as a basis.

Brian Preston is not shy about telling people his Atlanta-area woodworking company, Lamon Luther, is staffed primarily with formerly homeless people. Invited to give a talk at the 2012 TEDxAtlanta event, Preston got a standing ovation as he told of founding the custom furniture and table firm and creating jobs for homeless people with backgrounds in woodworking – offering, he says, a “hand up not a handout.”

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has introduced several new finish options. The new cabinetry finishes include six new stains and two new paint colors, along with new options for specialty finishes stain/glaze, paint/accent, paint/glaze, patina and heirloom finishes. Overall there are 40 new color options being added to the Dura Supreme finish palette. 

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