FAIRFAX, Vt. - Amoskeag Woodworking, one of Vermont's largest cabinet and millwork shops, is being sold as a turnkey plant. The operation closed in January, despite $1.5 million in support from the state and from Peoples United Bank to fund an aquisition and expansion.
In 2011, Amoskeag Woodworking, acquired Morse Hardwoods & Millwork Co., Essex Junction, VT. The state provided over $500,000 in loans; Peoples United Bank almost $1 million.
The company specialized in custom architectural millwork, case goods, cabinetry, solid wood furnishings, moldings, hardwoods, hardwood products and more. Now the plant is on the block. The company posted a closure note at its website, just as Woodshop News featured the operation in glowing terms in its January 2016 issue. Amoskeag Woodworking also made the 2011 WOOD 100 on the merits of its acquisition and business plans.
Capital Resource Group describes the Amoskeag Woodworking facility in a lengthy profile, including its 55,000 square foot plant with sawdust shed and Zeno 40 HP wood grinder, dust collection system with 100 HP blower and wood dust and chip silo, open storage shed, detached pump house, and on-site gas and wood/gas powered dry kiln.
Included in the continuous hardwood processing line are:
Northfield 240 double-sided planer (below) in sound proof enclosure, Paul RF-900 chain deck and riptomizer with programmable alignment fence, Progressive Systems SB/D-31 75 HP gang rip saw, Paul 14MKL optimizing cut-off saw, complete with chain decks and marking stations, by-pass conveyor system, scrap guillotine and vibrating conveyor, motorized belt conveyors, chain transfer decks, & scrap conveyors.
Taylor 800172 60 section clamp carrier, 10 1/2" capacity, (9) clamps per section, 32" clamps with 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 jaws, Taylor 330019 optisizer and slat bed gluer, (21) slots, 24" maximum width, Taylor TT1R2-2 Pendant control slat bed.
Included in the millwork processing are:
Biesse Rover A3 CNC router, 4' x 24' flat table, with two vacuum pumps; a pair of Timesavers Series 2300 planers/sanders, with 20" load spaces, 37” and 43" width capacities; a Weinig H23 through feed moulder; a Wadkin K23 through feed moulder with hopper feed system; a Biesse Polymac Akron 245 edgebander w/ end trim, flush trim, scrape, buff, glue pot; a Northtech HBR-300 horizontal resaw, and a Casolin 10’ sliding table saw.
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