In This Issue
When Woodworking Network completed a comprehensive study in April to learn more about woodworking professionals, we found woodworkers of all sizes are more alike than they are different. So we are launching a new magazine to reflect that.
Excellent customer service has helped secure Mill Cabinet Shop’s success, and made it one of the oldest cabinetry manufacturers in the Shenandoah Valley.
Good employees are the first line of engagement when it comes to offering effective customer service — before, during and after the purchase is made. Good or bad, the experience can change the perception customers have of your entire business.
At the 2014 Wood Tech Summit, Oct. 9-10, 2014, Kitchener, ON, wood execs will share how to grow business.
A maker of components and casework for the retail fixtures industry, the vertically integrated firm has invested in technology to increase not only its productivity, but also for the development of new products.
Innovation, quality, service and productivity are some of the hallmarks of this custom furniture and cabinetry shop.
The platform for success includes quality, service and a dash of ingenuity. Here are some of the product innovations developed by the 2014 WOOD 100.
From its 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, transFORM designs, manufactures and installs custom storage cabinetry for closets, home offices and wall units.
The right route for success often involves ensuring that the proper technology is in place to meet the needs of the project.
2013 was a successful year for the small custom cabinet manufacturer, which recorded a sales jump of 52.9%.
A full-line manufacturer of TFL and HPL casework and millwork, Stevens continues to focus on reducing scrap, lean manufacturing and improving quality. Its efforts have already paid off, with a 2013 sales growth.
Key to Northern Contours' continued success have been improved efficiency and quality, including implementation of a barcoding and nesting system that helps the component maker streamline production and orders.
Getting the right pieces in place is a key ingredient in improving the productivity — and profitability — in the woodworking shop.
The architectural woodworking and restaurant/retail fixture firm attributes its success to its employees, including customer service and productivity skills. 2013 sales rose 5.8% and the custom manufacturer looks for sales to be even higher this year.
Sales for the architectural millwork and custom products manufacturer rose 3.2% in 2013, and Custom Millwork & Display looks to grow even more as it continues to improve its profit margins.
The path to success is not the same for every wood products company. Business strategies used by this year’s WOOD 100 range from outsourcing to insourcing, to expansions and training of workers.
THE REBOUND CONTINUES, as evidenced by the success of these North American wood products manufacturers. The following pages illustrate the strategies put in place by this year’s WOOD 100 class, as they continue to survive — and thrive — in today’s economy.
Decore-ative Specialties made news when it "streamlined" its custom cabinet components manufacturing and ordering with the innovative go-to-market strategy.
There’s no countering the fact that these savvy WOOD 100 marketers continue to find ways to reach customers while separating themselves from their competitors.
The future is bright for Tischlerei Fine Woodworking. A manufacturer of custom cabinetry and millwork, the company sells its products through kitchen and bath dealers in the Midwest.
While it can be challenging enough to market your own business, it takes a special skill set to help dealers also market theirs. A supplier of custom cabinetry and home organization systems since its inception in 1995, Organizers Direct markets its products and design services through a network of qualified dealers.
Organization is key to developing an effective marketing plan. Whether it’s growing their own businesses, or helping franchises market theirs, these WOOD 100 firms are experts at promoting their goods and services.
At the 2014 Wood Tech Summit, Oct. 9-10, 2014, near Toronto, woodworking business owners will share hear ideas on growing and operating a successful operation, including Judson Beaumont on continuous innovation.
Hotel rooms are tight for the world's second largest Oktoberfest near Toronto. The secret to getting one? Book now for the 2014 Wood Tech Summit, Oct. 9-10, 2014, and keep your room for the party after.
It takes a special skill set to drive wood products dealer sales of custom cabinetry and closet systems. Organizers Direct's strategy for marketing its products and design services through its network of qualified dealers earned it a spot on the 2014 WOOD 100.