In This Issue
The 2022 Wood Industry Market Leaders are (in alphabetical order): Lisa Carlquist, president, Artisan Custom Closets; Kelly Dame, president & CEO, Woodgrain; Daniel Drapeau, president & CEO, Miralis; Scott Prillaman, senior vice president-U.S. Operations, Hooker Furnishings; and Kelly Victor-Burke, owner/CEO, Burke Architectural Millwork.
Kelly Dame is the president and CEO of Woodgrain. The vertically-integrated company is among the largest wood products manufacturers in North America.
Daniel Drapeau is the president and CEO of Miralis, one of the largest cabinetry manufacturers in North America.
Lisa Carlquist is president of Artisan Custom Closets, one of the largest closet and home organization firms in North America.
Scott Prillaman is the senior vice president-U.S. Operations for Hooker Furnishings, one of the largest furniture manufacturers/providers in North America.
Kelly Victor-Burke is the owner/CEO of Burke Architectural Millwork. She spearheaded a team of business owners, educational partners and industry organizations in the creation and approval of the first Department of Labor registered apprenticeship in woodworking: Woodwork Manufacturing Specialist
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.
Find out more about the 2022 Wood Industry 40 Under 40.
View the slideshow and read the stories behind this year's standout class of Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 honorees.
Now more than ever, 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 2022 WOOD 100.
New product lines and innovations are paving the way for increased business opportunities for this year's WOOD 100 companies.
Investing in technology leads to improvements in quality, consistency and speed of production. What follows are some of the machinery and supply investments put in place by the 2022 WOOD 100.
Process improvements, lean manufacturing, technology, training and innovation are helping these woodworking manufacturers increase production while improving quality and efficiency. What follows are some of the strategies put in place by the 2022 WOOD 100 class.
Managing supply chain and labor issues, expansions, acquisitions, and improved corporate communications are just a few of the ways these WOOD 100 firms have grown sales and improved business.
Social media, advertising, targeted promotions and community service endeavors are just some of the ways these 2022 WOOD 100 manufacturers keep their company names and brands at the forefront of customers' minds.
The key components and importance of the North American Architectural Woodwork Standards (NAAWS) will be highlighted at Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO).
The Wood Doctor answers these common questions.