Topcraft, Inc., a commercial casework manufacturer located in Barberton, Ohio, plans to expand its operations ithat will increase warehouse and production capacity 80% when it's complete.
FDMC 300 manufacturers interviewed are relatively optimistic.
Chicago Heights, Ill. Manufacturer of fixtures, furniture, and graphics expands with 125,000 square foot lease in South Holland, Illinois.
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.
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.
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.
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 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