WOOD 100

WOOD 100: Productivity Enhanced

Posted: 09/15/2010 8:52AM

It’s more than machinery: Throwing technology at a productivity program is not always the solution. It’s actually more important to take dozens of small steps, advancing productivity incrementally. This section celebrates companies that have made the journey of a thousand paces to productivity beginning with a single inventive step.

WOOD 100: Business Strategies B

Posted: 09/14/2010 3:50PM

Wily woodworkers: Positioning is an important part of a firm’s business strategy. Carving out core business identity can separate a company from its competitors.

WOOD 100: Business Strategies A

Posted: 09/14/2010 3:35PM

The business side of the woodworking business touches on finance, new acquisitions,
management shifts, pursuit of government investments and restructuring.

WOOD 100: Go-to-Market

Posted: 09/14/2010 3:18PM

Woodworking firms reset tactics: To find and reach customers in the downturn, wood industry firms adopted new Go-to-Market Strategies to reach target audiences, especially home organization suppliers — Wellborn Cabinets supplies closets to builders; Closet Works launched a wholesale division; PremierGarage partnered with Closet Tailors; and Windquest became Stow.

WOOD 100: Marketing Initiatives

Posted: 09/14/2010 2:59PM

When the market gets tough, the tough start marketing. Wood manufacturing firms did so this year. Whether positioning for green leadership (Steelcase, Kimball), launching Websites (JK Concepts); rebranding (Stow); joining social media (Paul Sturch NY Times blog); or going online (mainefurniture.com), marketing is the now the middle name for woodworking businesses.

Video: Nested based machining at Anton Cabinetry

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/11/2009 11:40AM

Watch nested based machining in action at Anton Cabinetry, this year's Best of the WOOD 100.

Anton Cabinetry succeeds with strong teamwork, wide range of services

By Karen Koenig | Posted: 09/09/2009 10:55AM

By Karen Koenig -- A strong team and full service support are a winning combination at Anton Cabinetry. The Arlington, TX-based firm was selected as this year's "Best of the WOOD 100."

WOOD 100: Adapting with Automation

Posted: 08/13/2009 10:51AM

Investments in new technology and an increased emphasis on customer service are the two top factors driving the success of this year’s WOOD 100.

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