Riding the wave: Onshoring, versatility, TFL growth help generate surge at Stevens Industries

Stevens Industries has done an impressive job of building its business since it started as a small wood shop in Teutopolis, Illinois, in the 1950s.From humble beginnings as a residential cabinet supplier, Stevens has grown to become the largest manufacturer of commercial casework and architectural millwork in the United States.

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The cool factor: Just look at this stuff

I must admit that sometimes it’s hard to convince my friends that panel processing can be incredibly interesting. Even exciting. They’ll ask me to explain again what I’m doing these days and what exactly Surface & Panel covers.

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Finest game tables feature fine surfaces: 11 Ravens specifies Chemetal, Treefrog

11 Ravens makes some of the finest, most expensive game tables in the world. Not surprisingly, materials and style matter when you’re playing in such rarified air. Take the Stealth table tennis table. Inspired by the Nighthawk stealth fighter aircraft, the table starts at $26,200 and can cost $70,000 and more when it includes materials such as aircraft grade aluminum, carbon fiber or acrylic.

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Transforming Space to the Max: Resource Furniture has become a giant among high-end, multifunctional furniture retailers

Ron Barth is almost apologetic when he uses the term Murphy bed to describe the Clei multifunctional wall beds his company imports from Italy. “The name Murphy bed has this connotation in the public’s mind of being something that is clunky and uncomfortable,” said Barth, co-owner of Resource Furniture, headquartered in New York.

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The Digital Print Symposium Headliners

With nearly 40 years of experience in graphic arts, publishing and industrial printing, Gilboa has a comprehensive view of the state of digital printing technology for decorative surfaces- where it is, how it arrived and where it is
going.

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Cabinet Concepts by Design Uses Cabinet Vision Automation

Not every married couple is suited for business partnership, but dream team Shelley and Matt Wehner found the entrepreneurial freedom they both craved in opening Cabinet Concepts by Design.

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Live Smart

Ingvar Kamprad, the visionary founder of IKEA, died in January at age 91. While many of us connect Kamprad to the iconic IKEA brand, few of us know that he also was instrumental in transforming the housing industry. Kamprad, along with the international construction firm Skanska, created a new way of producing living spaces for the masses.

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Renaissance in Retail - Sport Chek Delivers With Award-Winning Store Design

When Sport Chek, Canada’s largest sports retailer, expanded and redesigned its flagship store at the Yorkdale Shopping Center in Toronto, it created a shopping experience exemplifying what is necessary to thrive in today’s retail economy.

The brick-and-mortar store is a critical component of the omnichannel experience expected by tech-savvy consumers. It uses best-in-class technological features to seamlessly blend in-store and digital shopping, creating an “endless aisle approach.”

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