|American Woodmark sells cabinets on a just-in-time manufacturing basis through a network of independent distributors, as well as directly to home centers and high-volume builders.|
|WCMA Fall Plant Tour Hits Kentucky|
|Kentucky: home of the Derby, Colonel Sanders, bluegrass and â the 2006 Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. Plant Tour Event.
London, KY, played host to the annual tour and conference, which attracted 191 WCMA members, included seven area plant tours, a Wood Technology Expo with roundtable discussions and educational sessions, and a conference featuring presentations from Reed Felton, COO/President of TJ Hale (âHiring and Retaining the Passionate Employeeâ) and Dr. Al Schuler, research economist with the USDA Forest Service (âHow to Survive in a Sea of Changeâ).
WCMA Executive Director Steve Lawser says the turnout for the 2006 tour increased over 2005 figures, and that for the first time the tour did not include any WCMA member companies. He adds that the roundtable discussions were especially popular.
âThe roundtables were a big hit with our members and technology partners as they gave them the opportunity to discuss several topics of mutual interest,â he says. âOur members were able to share their manufacturing challenges and our technology partners shared solutions to these challenges.â
In addition to American Woodmark, W&W Hardwoods, Monticello Flooring & Lumber Co., Fantasy Yachts, Lake Cumberland Woodworks, Sumerset Houseboats and Begley Lumber Co. were also visited on the tour. For information on the WCMA and its plant tours, contact Lawser at (770) 565-6660, or by e-mail at [email protected]
W & W Hardwoods
Lake Cumberland Woodworks
Begley Lumber Co. Inc.
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