Wood component and ready-to-assemble cabinetry products, delivered quickly and with consistent quality, and a new high-tech online ordering system, have earned Decore-ative Specialties Inc., Monrovia, CA recognition in the WOOD 100 2012.
A focus on quality workmanship, lean and green production, a large product range and responsive customer service are among the reasons behind the cabinet component manufacturer’s success, says Joel Boyles, director of marketing.
The company’s Streamline design software offers a simplified process for ordering RTA frameless components online.
“We remain focused on providing our customers’ with high-quality, custom cabinet components, shipped in 6-9 working days,” Boyles says. The strategy that is working. “We will continue to expand our free, easy-to-use online ordering platforms,” he says.
Components offered include doors, drawer fronts, drawer boxes, RTA components, mouldings and accessories. Hardware also is available.
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Total manufacturing space is approximately 500,000 square feet. In addition to its headquarters in Monrovia, CA, Decore-ative Specialties has four manufacturing facilities: two in southern California, another in northern California and one in North Carolina, serving customers on the East Coast.
Lean and green initiatives play an integral role in the company’s production. Kaizen events are held regularly throughout the company as Decore-ative Specialties continually looks for ways to streamline its processes. “We have a continued commitment to lean manufacturing,” Boyles says.
The lean process has led to other capabilities being put in place at the company, including custom finishing.
In addition to glazes and specialty finishing options, Decore-ative Specialties offers environmentally friendly finishes. Its Pure Colors finishing program emit little to no VOCs, says the company, making them ideal for use in schools, healthcare, residential and commercial interiors. And in order to ensure quality control, each order is checked throughout the day to ensure color and product consistency.
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