The future is bright for Tischlerei Fine Woodworking. A manufacturer of custom cabinetry and millwork, the company sells its products through kitchen and bath dealers in the Midwest.
There’s no countering the fact that these savvy WOOD 100 marketers continue to find ways to reach customers while separating themselves from their competitors.
Decore-ative Specialties made news when it "streamlined" its custom cabinet components manufacturing and ordering with the innovative go-to-market strategy.
THE REBOUND CONTINUES, as evidenced by the success of these North American wood products manufacturers. The following pages illustrate the strategies put in place by this year’s WOOD 100 class, as they continue to survive — and thrive — in today’s economy.
The path to success is not the same for every wood products company. Business strategies used by this year’s WOOD 100 range from outsourcing to insourcing, to expansions and training of workers.
Sales for the architectural millwork and custom products manufacturer rose 3.2% in 2013, and Custom Millwork & Display looks to grow even more as it continues to improve its profit margins.
The architectural woodworking and restaurant/retail fixture firm attributes its success to its employees, including customer service and productivity skills. 2013 sales rose 5.8% and the custom manufacturer looks for sales to be even higher this year.
Getting the right pieces in place is a key ingredient in improving the productivity — and profitability — in the woodworking shop.
Key to Northern Contours' continued success have been improved efficiency and quality, including implementation of a barcoding and nesting system that helps the component maker streamline production and orders.
A full-line manufacturer of TFL and HPL casework and millwork, Stevens continues to focus on reducing scrap, lean manufacturing and improving quality. Its efforts have already paid off, with a 2013 sales growth.