Lockdowel inventors launch component company
Bryan Koelling, right, and Lockdowel design engineer, Daniel Savage, demonstrate the Lockdowel fastening system that is the foundation of Global Cabinet Supply, Inc.'s component offerings.
HAYWARD, California --  Bryan Koelling and Daniel Savage, the inventors of the Lockdowel fastening system, launched a new company to produce cabinet and closet components, drawer boxes and slab doors.   Koelling and Savage partnered with industry veteran, Javier Escobedo, to start Global Cabinet Supply, Inc.   
"The easy-to-assemble, super strong Lockdowel system has proven to save companies millions of dollars in man hours and shipping,"  said Koelling, Global Cabinet Supply president. "It can also be very challenging to manufacture the components with the precision required for a flawless fit. Because we invented the system our errors are next to nil, and our quality control is absolutely unbeatable."    The Hayward, California team said it uses the latest "Smart Factory" woodworking machinery and software, providing an assembly system that meets ANSI and BIFMA standards. 
"By partnering with GCS as the reliable source for cabinet components, we make a huge difference in a company's revenues," said Escovedo, Global Cabinet Supply VP of sales.  "Not only do we reduce costs in assembly time and transportation expenses, we enable cabinet businesses to focus more on selling, while we handle the building materials."  
The company said its assembly system meets ANSI and BIFMA standards. 
A 2017 Woodworking Network 40 under 40 winner, Koelling invented the Lockdowel fastening system in 2008 while trying to find a solution for removing and reassembling his surfboard fin when traveling to competitions. He also realized the need for simpler fastening after taking hours to assemble a new flat-packed IKEA dining room set.  Both Koelling and Savage are on Lockdowel's most utilized Channel Lock Fastening System patent. 
To contact Global Cabinet Supply Inc. email:  [email protected] --- or call: 855-326-1213.  www.globalcabinetsupply.com

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