After nearly five-plus years of a depressed housing market, which trickled down to the cabinet business, things are about to get back on track. Or at least to healthy levels for homebuilders and suppliers.

This turnaround feels different, though. We see caution and careful planning going into each decision about materials, staffing and capital investments. Nobody wants to get burned or over-react to the business climate.

That’s why over the past several years the Spectrum Division of Timber Products has been aggressively investing in custom components and the drawerside business. Many of our customers are now seeing increased business coming in the door and are turning to Timber Products to add value to their panels. What do I mean by added value?

I mean that we can cut up your panels for you and machine them to the exact specifications that you provide. This allows you to focus on running your shops at current manning levels without having to add people or machinery, save money on cutting time-consuming parts, and better utilize your resources.

And it will be right every time.  Each month Spectrum produces an average of nearly 100,000 component parts for shipment to our customers.  These components are manufactured from a variety of panel types, from raw particleboard to high-end prefinished panels.  Every part is guaranteed on spec.  An added plus is that your freight cost is lower because you aren’t shipping any waste.

To provide you with better component options, we’ve added several new pieces of edge finish equipment, a high capacity saw, and much more.  To support our drawerside program, we are stocking prefinished ½” C-2 Maple in both 7 ply domestic and 9 ply construction.

As we enter the busy building season, it’s time to think about bringing in a partner to provide the custom components that add value to your business. Partnering with Timber Products for components is a smart move. You choose the product width, construction, machining specifications, and we’ll get it done.

What questions do you have?

By Patrick Cowan, Spectrum Manager, Timber Products Company


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