Conestoga Wood Specialties celebrates 60 years of cabinetry innovation
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Conestoga Wood Specialties President Anthony Hahn is shown inside one of the company's four facilities. The Pennsylvania-based cabinetry components firm is ranked in the FDMC 300, a listing of the largest wood products manufacturers in North America.

EAST EARL, Penn. - Conestoga Wood Specialties, a leading manufacturer of custom cabinet doors and components for kitchen and bath, commemorates 60 years of innovation, craftsmanship, and quality in the industry. 

Conestoga Wood Specialties has grown significantly from its modest beginnings into a nationally recognized corporation, and currently ranks #72 in the FDMC 300, a list of the largest wood products manufacturers in North America. Throughout, the company says, it has stayed true to its core values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Resourcefulness, and Innovation. 

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Conestoga Wood offers more than 1,000 door designs in nearly 30 wood species. Pictured is the Intrigue series.

The company was founded in 1964 by brothers Norman and Sam Hahn, experienced cabinetmakers from East Earl, Pennsylvania, who discovered a niche of creating raised panel doors not typically produced in small cabinet shops at the time. Working out of a small garage, the brothers began with five door styles in a couple of wood varieties. 

In the years since, the company has grown significantly in scope, and currently, Conestoga Wood offers more than 1,000 door designs in nearly 30 wood species. As the product line has expanded over the last 60 years, so have the manufacturing locations. The company operates out of four facilities: its headquarters in East Earl, Pennsylvania, plus locations in Beaver Springs and Beavertown, Pennsylvania, and Kenly, North Carolina.

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Conestoga Wood boasts more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space spread across its four facilities.

Over the years, Conestoga Wood has not only adapted to changing trends but has also invested in shaping them. From introducing innovative materials and technologies to the United States, to collaborating with vendors and suppliers, the team at Conestoga Wood said it takes pride in its efforts to remain at the forefront of the industry. (The company was featured in FDMC magazine in 2017, following its 47,000-square-foot finishing area expansion.)

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The company's facilties include high-tech equipment for fast turnaround on cabinetry components.

An organization is only as strong as its people. Anthony Hahn, son of founder Norman Hahn and president of the company since 2003, has said he recognizes that Conestoga Wood wouldn’t be where it is today without its incredible team of hard-working and dedicated employees, both past and present. Hahn also noted their commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction has been a driving force behind Conestoga’s success.

Looking to the future, Conestoga Wood stated it remains committed to its founding principles of hard work and integrity as the company continues to lead the way in the kitchen and bath industry, earning its place as a trusted name in kitchen design.

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Pictured is the Terrace series by Conestoga Wood Specalties.

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]