Phil Cohen, founder of Cohen Architectural Woodworking, with employees Isaiah Macey and Jade Sandifer. The company is growing dramatically. 
 
ST. JAMES, Mo. - Cohen Architectural Woodworking, a 95-employee commercial millwork firm, plans a 34,000-square-foot building to be built to the east of its existing buildings in St. James, Missouri. 
 
Cohen began working with wood in 1975 in a neighbor's barn, building porch swings from walnut, cherry, and cedar. Beginning in 1984, his firm moved seriously into commercial architectural millwork. Now operating automated machinery, including a Komo CNC and, added last year, a nested CNC from Stiles Machinery. 
Last year, it was estimated that the expansion project would add about 35 new jobs, according to the Rolla Daily News. Phil Cohen, foudner, said the exact number of new positions could be more like 50 or 60, and would not be finalized until the building is up and operating.

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