FDMC Best Pratices in Woodworking Technology and Business

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

Winners of the 2016 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award were announced Aug. 24 during the International Woodworking Fair.

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

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.

Architectural Arts has improved its production efficiency while retaining the custom and quality characteristics of its millwork products.

Both large and small cabinet companies recorded solid sales gains in 2015, and MasterBrand, the largest cabinet manufacturer in North America, continued to grow with sales growth and its acquisition of Norcraft.

Paying attention to sanding technique will pay off in better productivity and improved product finish.

Cabinets 2000 meets tough environmental standards while capitalizing on growing demand for painted finishes, nearly doubling its sales.

There were fewer major changes in the FDMC 300 group of companies during 2015. Only five companies have been identified as closed or likely out of business from this group of leading manufacturers of cabinets, furniture, millwork and store fixtures. There were also two major consolidations of companies during the year.

Here’s a list of all the article, features and videos published in the print edition of FDMC during 2015.

Participants in FDMC’s Executive Outlook Series offer forecasts for 2016 on various segments of the woodworking industry.

Innovations extend across a wide spectrum of the woodworking industry.

An Ashley Furniture executive explained that company’s preferences in purchasing panels, and their own quality and sustainability requirements.

Panels conference covers wide range of issues, including markets, production and finishing.

Manufacturing doors, drawers, and cabinet components, Corona Millworks strives to be their “customer’s woodshop.”

Get what you pay for and cut hardwood costs by as much as 45 percent using these handy tips.

FDMC Executive Outlook Series of video interviews creates dialog on how the woodworking industry is adapting to new technology.

Arash Vahdaty and partner Reza Nasseri didn’t want to wait four to six weeks for cabinets to be delivered to their homebuilding companies.

So they built their own cabinet factory – from the ground up, using modern panel processing techniques and the most automation they could find. This came after touring several dozen other cabinet manufacturing operations. Their plant has been in full operation since January, making frameless cabinets, closets and accessories, often using modern designs with painted or high gloss finish. The company makes almost everything in house, outsourcing only five-piece doors.

Artone LLC marked its 40th anniversary last year by moving to a new location, and the company is looking ahead by improving its services to customers and its own efficiencies in its new space. The company also wants to ensure a future for furniture manufacturing in Jamestown, New York, a city with a proud past in that industry.

St. Cloud Door Co. was one of the first to offer custom thermofoil cabinet doors. The company’s business was growing, but its information systems could not keep up with demand.

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

EBC lands in Atlanta with detailed presentations and plant tours.

Cabinet manufacturers lead FDM 300 to higher year.
Panel handling and retrieval system boosts efficiency for commercial cabinet producer.
User customized software combines with CNC manufacturing to multiply FADCO’s capabilities.
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