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My Millwork Firm Closed, But I Saved My Best Tool: Our Software

By Jim McAgy Posted: 06/21/2014 11:34AM

I owned a 50-person millwork firm in Chicago, Final Finish, for 28 years until the downturn closed us down in 2010. Here's what I learned, and how it can help your woodworking business.


Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products Industrial Floor Finish Debut

By Bill Esler Posted: 03/09/2014 5:11PM

Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products launched a tougher specialty flooring finish and personalized floor graphics for its ResinDek wood composite industrial "mezzanine" floors. Parent Universal Woods, Inc. is now ISO 9000.


KCD Software Adds Cabinotch Cabinet Box Outsourcing

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/06/2014 12:12PM

KCD custom cabinet project design software is now integrated to Cabinotch, for direct order of ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets from design plans. The application will be shown at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014.


Discount Extended for Woodworking Competitiveness Seminar

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/12/2014 2:00PM

The discount deadline has been extended for Wood Industry Week: Improving Operations to Remain Competitive. The comprehensive three-day program on improving the competitiveness of woodworking operations — and keeping them profitable — is sponsored by the Wood Education Resource Center, USDA Forest Service, Virginia Tech and Woodworking Network.




Monitoring Wood Product Business Processes

By Mick Peters Posted: 01/01/2014 11:19AM

Management is often too focused on direct labor in the first place, when in fact the overall throughput is the result of many other factors.


WOOD 100 Strategies for Success 2013: Productivity Enhancements

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/08/2013 7:52PM

Lean — and green — manufacturing also continues to be a cornerstone by which many wood products companies function today. Read some of the productivity enhancements used by these successful firms.


Canary Closets & Cabinetry Shifts to Cloud Computing

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/20/2013 1:00PM

Canary Closets & Cabinetry says it is switching from serving residential consumers to sellng wholesale-only wood products production of closets, cabinets, and components, aided by Allmoxy cloud computing.


Industrial Woodworking Says ISO Certification Could Help Exports

By Bill Esler Posted: 07/15/2013 10:01PM

Industrial Woodworking Corp., which manufactures for contract furniture and healthcare furniture companies, says it its new ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certification for quality management could help exports.


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