In This Issue
The 2021 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order): Alicia Barker, president, Organizers Direct Industries; Luke Elias, president, Muskoka Cabinet Co.; Scott Grove, owner, Scott Grove (Imagine Grove Woodworking and Green Grove Design); Edward San Juan, president, E.F. San Juan Inc.; Edward Galt Steves, CEO, Steves & Sons; and Sam Bell Steves, president, Steves & Sons.
Luke Elias is president of Muskoka Cabinet Co., an Ontario-based, high-tech company that makes kitchens.
Master craftsman/furniture maker, veneer expert, artist, sculptor, instructor and author – Scott Grove does it all. He sold his first sculpture to a gallery at 16, and has projects in museums nationwide.
The president of E.F. San Juan, Edward San Juan has helped grow the company into the widely recognized architectural moulding, millwork and cabinetry manufacturer it is today.
Sam Bell Steves II, president, and Edward Galt Steves, CEO, lead Steves & Sons, one of the largest and oldest door manufacturers in North America.
Since 2009, Woodworking Network has paid tribute to market leaders in the wood products industry that have made an impact — not only at their own companies, but also on the industry as a whole. Represented are persons from all segments of the secondary woodworking industry, including: residential furniture, contract/office furniture, cabinets, closets/home storage, store fixture, architectural woodwork, window and door, and wood components.
View the slideshow to read the stories behind this year's standout class of 40 Under 40 honorees.
Charitable endeavors, advertising, targeted promotions and social media are just some of the ways these WOOD 100 keep their company names and brands at the forefront of customers' minds.
Expansions, acquisitions, improved communications and changes in workplace procedures, are just a few of the ways these WOOD 100 firms grew sales and improved business during the pandemic.
Lean manufacturing, teamwork, training, new technology, and innovation are helping these woodworking manufacturers increase production while improving quality and efficiency.
Investing in technology can improve quality and speed production. What follows are some of the machinery and supply investments put in place by the 2021 WOOD 100.
Product innovations are opening doors to more business for this year's WOOD 100 companies. Now in its 32nd year, the WOOD 100: Strategies for Success highlights the innovative as well as tried-and-true initiatives put in place by 100 North American wood products manufacturers to grow their businesses.
As business resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers must work smarter, and faster than their competitors while providing customer service, quality, and added value to the wood products. What follows are some of the methods put in place by the 2021 WOOD 100.