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Generational journey

Monday, 23 November 2009 19:20

26_fehrenbacher1When Gilbert Fehrenbacher opened a small cabinet business in his garage in 1957, it's doubtful he envisioned what his tiny shop would one day become.

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Getting a grip

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:36

30_leadFrom small hand-held clamps to large vacuum presses for veneering applications, there are countless products available for securing workpieces. What the products all have in common is they take the burden off the woodworker so the individual has more time to enhance the quality and production of their work.

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Back to the drawing board

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 23 November 2009 19:48

34_falk1Jim Falk, the owner of Progressive Wood Works in Port Chester, N.Y., has honed the style and fabrication techniques of his woodworking business through the years to produce a traditional English-style cabinetry in the most efficacious way possible. Established in 1983, PWW has built a solid reputation of making custom and innovative cabinetry with its high-end clients throughout New York and Connecticut.

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All in the family

Written by Jennifer Hicks Tuesday, 27 October 2009 17:56

26_family_01Chesapeake Woodworking in Baltimore, a family-owned custom millwork shop, was founded in a small garage in 1987 by brothers Jim and Dave Schreiber, along with their cousin Mike Boettcher. Determined to grow the small business into a premier architectural millwork operation, the three worked around the clock to boost their clientele and gain name recognition.

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Changes across the board

Tuesday, 27 October 2009 18:02

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When an executive of a wood composite panel business was asked what changes he had seen in the industry during recent years, his reply was "not many." That was shortly followed by comments detailing several issues that in fact have changed the landscape of the sheet goods industry and continue to do so today.

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