FDMC Best Pratices in Woodworking Technology and Business


Software enhancements improve design-to-machine capability for maker of custom supermarket store fixtures.
Increased capacity and services drive this high-end store fixture manufacturer's success.
This versatile technology increases the potential benefits of data collection in the manufacturing process. A cabinet manufacturer describes their experience with RFID.
Fuel costs and eco-friendly characteristics are pushing these components into the market after some initial reluctance from manufacturers.
Architectural millwork company handles more complex projects while facing shorter lead times.
A variety of industry experience helped to launch a successful commercial millwork company.
Contact Industries strives to improve its process while dealing with smaller size orders and more complexity.
Problem: Handling production efficiently in a smaller shop. Solution: A willingness to invest for the future, and to look back at what could be improved.
Product innovations showcased during IWF exhibition. Here are the seven winners.
SawGear offers digital automatic length measuring for miter saws.
New system offers energy-saving features and the ability to expand.
WMMA: New rules are response to fires and explosions linked to combustible dust.
Architectural millwork firms turn to photo-computer measuring system to tackle challenging projects.
Millwork and fixture maker emphasizes quality in its markets.
A plant fire five years ago set this company back, but only for a while.
When faced with tough times, fast management response and real change should be the first step.
More manufacturers developing strategic partnerships.
Contract chair and component manufacturer uses CNC router in a new way to stay competitive.

Viridian Reclaimed Wood has announced the introduction of a line of prefabricated, customizable fixtures for grocery and specialty retailers. “We’ve had tremendous success in custom fabricating fixtures for the grocery retail segment,” said Joe Mitchoff, Viridian’s co-owner. “The demand has grown to the point that we’ve begun making these fixtures at production levels.”

Laminate Works seeks to provide service to manufacturers using laminated products.

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