All the rage

The future of panel processing is bright. The industry is only now hitting its stride. It has been a long time coming, but look for explosive growth in the years ahead.

The confluence of three factors is contributing to the use of panel processing as the key “system” across a wide range of products, including kitchen cabinets, store fixtures, household furniture, closet and organization and office furniture. The factors driving this phenomenon are material, technology and design.

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Growing relationships, building business

Weather-Tek offers the best selection of windows and doors in Wisconsin and has them displayed in an expansive showroom at its shiny new headquarters in Waukesha.

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Skooter helps clear office bottlenecks to speed path to manufacturing floor

Speed is the most powerful strategic advantage that manufacturers of store fixtures, furniture, cabinets, closets and other configurable building products can have in today’s marketplace.  As demand for customization is increasing, and the information manufacturers use is becoming more and more complex, this advantage is tied and measured more often to processes in the office, not on the manufacturing floor.

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California Closets:

Walking into California Closets’ new award-winning Showroom 2.0 retail environment is a choose-your-own adventure. The brick and mortar concept creates a customer experience consistent with the company’s online presence and in-home consultations. Cleverly devised with regard to buying behaviors of current generations, Showroom 2.0 delivers on today’s most effective retail strategies.   

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LIGNA 2017 delivers big on innovations

The world's leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools is booming.

LIGNA 2017, which closed May 26, featured a new site layout and an array of display categories chosen to reflect the increasing technology convergence between the skilled trades and industry.

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‘Best ever’

Interzum ended May 19 with record results. A total of 69,000 visitors from 152 countries attended the world’s largest trade fair for furniture production and interior construction.

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Wilsonart Coordinated Surfaces program meets customer demand for quality, continuity

Wilsonart launched its Coordinated Surfaces program in 2014 to meet customer demands for design continuity, consistent quality and easy access between its thermally fused laminate panels, high pressure laminate and edgeband product lines. The program has continued to evolve with market needs, and Wilsonart announced in February that it had purchased a former Roseburg Forest Products’ plant for producing thermally fused laminate components in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Future Ho!

A Conestoga is a vehicle used to transport essential goods and open new frontiers. It is also an apt name for North America’s largest manufacturer of custom kitchen door and drawer components. Despite more than 50 years of experience, Conestoga Wood Specialties is anything but old fashioned. The company is continually trailblazing, with ongoing technology investments that increase capacity and deliver new materials across the land.

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