ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Commercial millwork and cabinetry firm Mock Woodworking has acquired Heartwood Manufacturing, a privately held wood manufacturing business in Batesville, Indiana.
Mock Woodworking, produces commercial millwork for restaurants, businesses, and institutions. It was founded in 1954 by Wilbur Mock, who opened his own shop after apprenticing in cabinetry and furniture making with local Amish woodworking craftsmen.
Heartwood produces custom furnishings for restaurants and other institutions, with a niche in rustic lodge-style stick furniture. The majority of its work involves plastic laminates, melamines (TFL), and solid-surface materials, bas well as extensive finishing capabilities for solid wood and veneer products.
"It's a progression of growth as we're growing more customers," Chief Operating Officer Andrew Dix told the Zanesville Times Recorder. "We wanted to find some new markets, and this was a good opportunity." Dix said that Heartwood would be absorbed into Mock Woodworking and that the Zanesville company will continue to operate as normal. No staffing changes were anticipated at Heartwood except for management.
The family-owned Mock Woodworking opened its doors in Zanesville in 1954, focusing at first on on custom kitchen and bathroom woodwork. In the 1980s, the company shifted toward commercial woodworking, providing custom cabinetry and millwork for national retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch and Bath & Bodyworks and Victoria's Secret, and restaurants like Benihana and renovations and retailers nationally and internationally. www.mockwoodworking.com
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