Seattle Business magazine honored 19 top manufacturers in the state at its Washington Manufacturing Awards event. Spencer Cabinetry was one of two small companies from the building trades presented with this award.
Spencer Cabinetry's owner explained to the International Trade Commission how he uses better grade American veneered plywood on areas of cabinets customer see, and Chinese plywood on parts that aren't revealed. It was the wood industry's most read report.
Forty years ago this past April I got a job running a panel saw for Armstrong Cabinets in Ottawa, Kansas. While I was there, I mastered every cabinetmaking task on the shop floor and every business task in the office.
Spencer Cabinetry, my company, is just a small kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Washington State. Who would have thought we would be sucked up by the typhoon that is national politics. I have now seen it first hand and it is truly ugly.