WOOD 100 2014: Northern Contours Expands Component Capabilities

WOOD 100 2014: Northern Contours Expands Component CapabilitiesNorthern Contours, St. Paul, MN — Known for its innovative products and design-driven solutions, Northern Contours manufactures a wide variety of products, including: door and drawer fronts, surfaces and specialized tops, seating solutions and shelving. The company’s products are used in many industries, among them: kitchen, bath, home organization, store fixtures, healthcare and contract furniture.

“Our production facilities combine expertise in flat and membrane pressing, CNC routing, edgebanding, precision boring, and other traditional woodworking processes to produce quality components with reliable and timely deliveries,” says Melissa Sjerven, marketing manager. 2013 sales for the company grew 3.5%, and projections are upbeat for an even better 2014 and beyond.

“The key steps to our continued success have been improved efficiency and quality. We’ve added the appropriate processes and equipment upgrades necessary. An example of this is our implementation of a barcoding and nesting system that helps us streamline production and orders,” she added.

Looking to expand its capabilities even further, the company has planned purchases for a new PUR laminating line, a membrane press, two CNC routers and a number of foil carousels.

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