Custom cabinetry trends

Info on the cabinet and furniture industries, cabinetmaking and woodworking

Posts Tagged ‘Cabinetmaker

New powder coated MDF cabinet door maker opens in South Carolina

leave a comment »

Production has started for Integra Doors LLC, which offers a full line of custom door styles, sizes and finishes. The new business in Greer, South Carolina, has been established by Bern Fitzgerald who has decades of experience with custom door companies in this market. According to Fitzgerald, powder coated doors offer many advantages: There is no delamination as with vinyl doors, they will not crack and open gaps like painted doors, and will not yellow over time. There are many environmental advantages with no VOCs or dangerous chemicals involved in the manufacturing process.

Integra Doors www.integradoors.com is located at 209 Depot St. Suite A, Greer, SC 29651, 800-613-2198, email            bern@integradoors.com,

Written by cabinettrends

October 7, 2015 at 7:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Cabinetmaker receives $100,000 in incentives

leave a comment »

Koch & Co. Inc., a door and cabinet manufacturer from Seneca, Kansas, has been awarded incentives totaling $100,000 by Topeka’s Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) in a unanimous decision last week.

The incentives are for the company to open a facility in East Topeka expected to create 30 to 50 jobs.

Koch & Co. plans to invest more than $2 million by turning a building at 1050 S.E. Republican Ave. in Topeka into a manufacturing facility. The building was formerly used for furniture distribution.

JEDO board members voted to make payments to Koch & Company over five years amounting to $1,500 for per job for positions paying between $10 and $11.99 an hour; $2,000 per job for positions paying $12 to $14.99 an hour; and $3,000 per job for positions paying more than $15 an hour.

See the full story here: http://cjonline.com/news/2015-07-01/jedo-awards-incentives-door-and-cabinet-maker-revises-incentives-alorica?utm_source=Recommendation_Widget&utm_medium=desktop&utm_campaign=qrec&utm_content=image.

www.kochandco.com

Written by cabinettrends

July 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Italian cabinetmaker expands to Houston

leave a comment »

A luxury Italian-made cabinetmaker plans to open a new Houston office by the end of the year.

Italkraft, a designer of high-end custom kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and closets based in Miami, is expanding to Houston after inking contracts with Hines Interest LP, an office and multifamily apartment developer.

Hines asked Italkraft to supply Italian-made luxury cabinets and bathroom vanities for two apartment projects in Houston.  Italkraft previously designed and built the cabinets in Hines’ Aviva apartments in Coral Gables, Florida.

“They were so happy with the results, they wanted the same product in their two newest Houston developments,” said Raul Gutierrez, a senior partner with Italkfraft. “We think it’s a good opportunity for us to expand in the market because we see there’s a lot of construction here and we think there’s a niche for our product.”

See the full story here: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2015/06/24/exclusive-luxury-italian-cabinetmaker-expands-to.html.

www.italkraft.com

Written by cabinettrends

July 24, 2015 at 7:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Tagged with

Sharpeners Report newsletter celebrates 30 years of helping entrepreneurs

leave a comment »

Cabinetmakers and sharpeners looking for professional sharpener tips may be interested in reading the Sharpeners Report, a newsletter that recently celebrated 30 years of helping entrepreneurs start and grow a sharpening business effectively.

“Sharpening Services that recondition old tools into factory-sharp blades tend to be profitable in all economies,” said publisher, Judy Brenner. “Cabinetmakers need sharp edges to be efficient and productive. Even the experienced sharpener reads the trade pub to reaffirm what they know and discover new grinding technologies or abrasives on the market. Our motto is: ‘Reporting on all things sharp and how they got that way.'”

Using the right abrasives, angles and techniques along with a list of training events has helped Sharpeners Report maintain its readership. “Readers stay informed about metallurgy, that is, how to tell when a customer should re-condition a blade or buy new. Sharpeners can help businesses work ‘green,’ despite a trend of throw-away society habits,” Brenner said.

Creative Lakes Media LLC’s Sharpeners-Report.com website includes a blog, classified ads when professional sharpeners (not hobbyists) want to buy and sell sharpening equipment, and more.

Written by cabinettrends

April 4, 2014 at 7:00 am

NY cabinetmaker making move

leave a comment »

New York Vanity Manufacturing Co. Inc. is moving its operations from Queens to Freeport, reports newsday.com.

The company plans over the next month to move into 28,000 square feet of space at 10 Henry St. near the Freeport railroad station, said president George Mantikas. The residential cabinetmaker currently employs 25 workers and has 80,000 square feet in Ridgewood, but Mantikas told Newsday that is too much space, with overhead that’s too expensive.

The company’s new location is the former site of a cosmetics company, and had tax delinquencies dating back to 2007, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano’s office said in announcing the move. About $325,000 of it was recovered in the sale to New York Vanity, county officials said.

With reported current annual sales of $2.4 million, New York Vanity was founded in 1984 by Mantikas’ late father, Alex, and a partner, East Hills resident Teddy Foukalas, who died recently.

The younger Mantikas told Newsday that the company needs less space because it has shifted to production of lower volume but more upscale cabinets. He said he is seeking tax abatements from Nassau’s Industrial Development Agency and expects his costs of electricity from the village of Freeport’s utility to be about half that of his Con Edison bills.

Most of Mantikas’ 25 workers, carpenters and assemblers are expected to make the move with him, at least temporarily. “The proximity to the train was very important,” he said. “That’s going to help us to retain some of those employees.” He said he plans to add more workers.

Written by cabinettrends

March 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

Cabinetmaker challenging Affordable Care Act in US Supreme Court

leave a comment »

A cabinetmaking company from Lancaster County, Pa., is challenging the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court, claiming it violates the right to religious freedom by forcing them to pay for a service they object to. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., which is owned by a Mennonite family, will present its case asking for exemption from a provision in the new healthcare law that mandates employers to provide contraceptive options through their health insurance plans.

“It’s pretty exciting. It’s like going to the Superbowl,” said Charles Proctor a lawyer for the firm. Nearly 40 other companies have filed similar suits, though two will be heard (the other is Hobby Lobby).

According to a report, Proctor said the owners of Conestoga Wood feel that providing drugs that can prevent embryos from implanting in the womb would make the company complicit in a form of abortion. The government says none of the mandated drugs induce abortions.

Procter previously argued in court that Conestoga Wood obeyed the law because it couldn’t afford the $95,000 daily penalty for refusing with 950 employees in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

“These steps protect both women’s health and religious beliefs, and seek to ensure that women and families – not their bosses or corporate CEOs – can make personal health decisions based on their needs and their budgets,” White House press secretary, Jay Carney, said.

Proctor said Conestoga Wood will have 20 minutes to make its case. David Cortman, from the Alliance Defending Freedom, who has experience arguing before the Supreme Court, will most likely represent the company, according to a local report.

Read more at http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/924126_Conestoga-Wood-case-goes-to-Supreme-Court.html.

Written by cabinettrends

December 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

Exhibit celebrates iconic New England furniture maker

leave a comment »

Nathan Lombard, an 18th/19th century Massachusetts cabinetmaker, is making another debut in a new exhibit at the Old Sturbridge Village museum (OSV) in Sturbridge, Mass., The Herald News reports.

Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard, is on display through May 4, 2014. The exhibit represents the largest reunion of Nathan Lombard’s furniture since it left his workshop in the early 1800s. Lombard’s works on display include chests of drawers and a rare drop-leaf table.

There are 15 pieces in the exhibit, many of which are from private collections that haven’t seen the public eye. Some are on loans from museums near and far. OSV has put on this exhibit as part of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a year-long collaborative project to celebrate the state’s legacy of furniture-making through exhibitions, demonstrations, lectures and publications.

Lombard, who was born in 1777 and died in 1847, lived in central Massachusetts towns surrounding Sturbridge. Born a farmer’s son, Lombard was in some ways, a very “ordinary” man — but his furniture is anything but ordinary, according to The Herald News. Lombard was a master of intricate inlay, and crafted a variety of decorations on his furniture like eagles, elaborate vines, and floral motifs. The carvings are so well-crafted that one can see the veins on leaves and petals on flowers.

“Lombard also had a refined eye for proportion and balance,” Christie Jackson, curator of decorative arts, OSV, told The Herald News. “One only need look at the seven-foot-tall desk-with-bookcase owned by the Winterthur Museum with its carved top pediment and imposing presence to realize that Lombard’s level of craftsmanship was unlike most of his contemporaries in rural Massachusetts,” Jackson said.

For event details on Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, visit www.fourcenturies.org.

Written by cabinettrends

November 8, 2013 at 7:00 am

%d bloggers like this: