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2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Business Strategies

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/07/2012 11:14AM

Obtaining and retaining good employees is a key component in any successful business strategy. Also key are strategies for controlling material and labor costs, growing market share and product diversity.


2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Productivity Enhancements

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/07/2012 10:59AM

More than machinery, it takes a dedicated and skilled staff to drive productivity at the required levels needed by woodworking facilities of all sizes. Today’s workers must be familiar with green and lean manufacturing and also have a mindset for quality control and project management.


2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Technology Integration

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/06/2012 3:29PM

Investments in technology are helping today’s woodworkers to be leaner, greener and expand their production capabilities, thereby spurring growth in their businesses. New opportunities await those companies that have the organization in place to accomplish this.


2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Product Innovations

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/06/2012 2:55PM

Cooking up new and creative ideas is what distinguishes these innovative wood products companies from their competitors.




2012 WOOD 100 Strategies for Success: Customer Service

By Karen Koenig Posted: 09/06/2012 2:22PM

A reputation for good and reliable service can open doors to new opportunities. Quality control, fast turnaround, lean and green machining and custom craftsmanship are all key ingredients.


Top Reasons to Buy Components Made in North America

Posted: 07/06/2012 3:57PM

Sourcing component products from domestic suppliers, using domestic labor and our sustainable wood materials, gives furniture, cabinet, millwork, and other wood product manufacturers some excellent competitive advantages.


Compass American Furniture Manufacturing 2011 Annual Report

Posted: 03/07/2012 5:49AM

For the full fiscal years ended December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, American Furniture had net sales of approximately $105.3 million, $136.9 million and $142.0 million and operating income (loss) of ($35.2 million), ($37.1 million) and $6.5 million, respectively. American Furniture had total assets of $30.0 million, $78.3 million and $115.8 million at December 31, 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively.


Wood Industry Optimistic for 2012 Sales

By Karen Koenig Posted: 02/07/2012 11:41PM

Representatives from the cabinet, residential furniture, office furniture, architectural woodworking, store fixture, components, panel and equipment industries share their projections.


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