Montbleau's CEO to lead exclusive 'armchair' tour of Tijuana plant

Montbleau's 90,000-square-foot plant in Tijuana, Mexico, operates 5-axis and nesting CNC routers, plus an automated UV finishing system.

SAN DIEGO – Attendees of the 2022 Closets and Wood Pro conferences will take an exclusive video tour of Montbleau & Associate’s state-of-the-art architectural millwork production facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

Woodworking Network is sending a video crew to the 90,000-square-foot plant to document its technology and processes. In addition to a plethora of high-tech machinery, including multiple 5-axis and nesting CNC routers, the facility houses an automated UV finishing operation.


Presentation of the inside-Montbleau video at the joint Closets and WPE conference will be immediately followed by a live interview of Ron Montbleau, CEO of Montbleau, by Harry Urban, publisher of Woodworking Network. Montbleau will also entertain questions from the audience.
With 2021 sales of approximately $50 million, Montbleau & Associates ranks No. 142 in the FDMC 300. The company manufactures millwork and casework for corporate, hospitality, and healthcare projects, much of it incorporating high-end wood veneers. Its client roster includes high-profile tech companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.
Ron Montbleau, who founded the company bearing his name in 1980, was named a 2018 Wood Industry Leader by Woodworking Network. On the occasion of that honor, Montbleau told Woodworking Network, “Montbleau is a highly skilled team of engineers, project managers, and craftsmen. Our role is to bring projects that are demanding in design, demanding in materials – projects that are high-end in nature – to completion. And the more complex the product, the better we are in the marketplace.”

The company was profiled by FDMC magazine in 2018, and is ranked in the FDMC 300 as one of the largest architectural woodworking firms in North America.

The video tour and interview with Montbleau will cap off the full-day Closets and Wood Pro conferences. The session will conclude with a reception for all conference attendees. 

2022 Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS)

About the 2022 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo California
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo California (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 27-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 27, followed by the two-day expo, April 28-29, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. 

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 


View the interactive exhibitor prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.



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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.