40 Under 40's Martin Goebel doubles manufacturing space with new plant
SAINT LOUIS - High-end furniture maker Goebel & Co. Furniture has purchased a 15,000-square-foot building in St. Louis, increasing its total manufacturing space by two-and-a-half times. Goebel president and co-founder Martin Goebel is a member of Woodworking Network's inaugural 40 Under 40 class of 2016.
“This expansion represents the perfect intersection of our growth, the need for advancing technology under one roof, and the desire of the city to grow in supporting small business manufacturing through tax incentives and related opportunities," said Goebel. "It also facilitates our need to add highly skilled craftsmen and office staff.” 
The expansion allows Goebel to diversify its automated manufacturing and CNC capabilities, and provide greater room for revenue growth. Goebel will overhaul much of the recently-purchased 1920s era building - restoring all of the major systems and windows.
Now in its ninth year, Goebel specializes in finely-crafted contract, hospitality, and residential furniture. 
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Martin Goebel was the poster boy, literally, for the New Face of Wood Manufacturing initiative from AWFS, aimed at promoting the industry as a career path. In addition to earning 40 Under 40 status, Goebel is also the 2014 winner of Woodworking Network's Young Wood Pro competition. Goebel won for his classic table featuring World War II surplus, aircraft-grade sugar pine.
The base is created in solid 5”x5” walnut timbers, while a black toning of joinery was used to ‘low-light’ joinery detailing to silhouette major connections.
For more information visit: http://www.goebelfurniture.com

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