UNION CITY, Ind. - Criswell Davis, architectural marketing manager for Frank Miller Lumber, is in London, England, meeting with some of the world's leading architectural and design firms, including Foster + Partners, KPF, WATG, and Woods Bagot.
Criswell is an approved continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), university lecturer and renowned international speaker promoting the many virtues of sustainable American hardwoods in design. He regularly visits with architectural and design firms, job sites, manufacturers and universities around the world. He has shared his American hardwood expertise with more than 4,000 architects, designers, manufacturers and students worldwide over the past six years. He has represented Frank Miller Lumber for 20 years of his 28-year career in the American hardwood industry.
In the meetings in London, Davis will discuss the general benefits of using sustainable American hardwoods in international design projects while focusing on the key benefits of the beautiful quartersawn hardwoods produced by Frank Miller Lumber. He will give a lunch presentation to each of the firms on successive days, allowing for time to meet more informally to discuss ongoing or future products which may use quartersawn American hardwoods. He will also visit with two importers of premier hardwoods while in England.
"I am very proud to promote the high-quality quartersawn hardwoods produced by Frank Miller Lumber to international audiences," said Davis. "Frank Miller Lumber is unique in their dedication to the work of educating, guiding and inspiring architects and designers in the use of wood, which Frank Lloyd Wright accurately described as 'the most humanly intimate of all materials.'"
Frank Miller Lumber is a century-old, family-owned and world-renowned sawmill operation. Recent international efforts have highlighted the company's growth into a thriving, global enterprise. Frank Miller Lumber is a wholesale lumber supplier specializing in the manufacture of quartersawn hardwood lumber with the bulk of production in white and red oak.
Other quartersawn hardwood species include cherry, hickory, hard maple, and walnut. Frank Miller Lumber assists architects and designers realize the elegance and durability of quartersawn hardwoods in the most distinctive architectural endeavors. Established in 1903 and located in Union City, Indiana, Frank Miller Lumber produces exceptionally fine quartersawn and plainsawn hardwoods for manufacturers of fine furniture, cabinets, architectural millwork and flooring. Frank Miller Lumber's quartersawn products are used in high-end commercial and residential construction around the globe.