How Legere Group Moved to a Digital Environment Within Their 177,000 Sq. Ft. Facility

  In the above video, Scott Thibodeau, Director of Manufacturing at Legere Group, explains how their shop implements automation and technology to be as efficient as possible. About Legere Group Established in 1975, Legere Group, Ltd. manufactures commercial and institutional millwork and provides interior architectural metal, glass, stretch fabric, and stone. Based in Avon, Connecticut,…

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Helping Customers Reach the Next Level | Advanced Machinery Systems and Stiles Machinery Partnership

Who is Advanced Machinery Systems? Established in 1989, Advanced Machinery Systems in Kaysville, Utah is a Stiles Machinery dealer, helping to provide solutions to wood shops both large and small, by first understanding their needs and goals. Advanced Machinery Systems serves customers in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Northern Arizona, and Western Colorado. Full Solutions for…

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Growing with Tapio and Digital Factory | Open Standard

Intentional Design with a Simple and Straight Forward Digital Process   Established in 2020 in Oakland, California, Open Standard is a small but mighty company that is rapidly growing and making a name for themselves. Open Standard designs and manufacturers storage systems and furniture for both the residential and commercial market. They provide custom manufacturing…

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Monitoring, Recording and Analyzing Machine Data Like Never Before With MMR Office

Just like many manufacturers, AIS battled with the accuracy, subjectiveness and clarity of their equipment data, analysis’ and overall utilization. High-end office systems and seating at an attractive and low price point – that is what all value minded customers seek – and that is what Affordable Interior Systems (AIS) specializes in and delivers on. AIS’ innovative…

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Scherer Brothers Lumber Co.

Through the Great Depression, World War ll and massive changes in the lumber industry,  Scherer Brothers has continued to thrive by thinking outside the box – doing what others did not think to do and finding value in items others threw away. Through the Great Depression, World War ll and massive changes in the lumber industry,  Scherer Brothers has continued to…

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Newmar Drives Innovation Forward with HOMAG

Since 1968, Newmar has become known for building high class coaches that define luxury and push the boundaries of the RV Industry. Since 1968, Newmar has become known for building high class coaches that define luxury and push the boundaries of the RV Industry.  The beautiful motor coaches you see rolling down the road are…

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Sanding Larger Than Life in The Big Apple

Miller Blaker’s culture honors old-school technique while embracing new-school technology. For over 50 years, Miller Blaker has been passionately serving some of the most well-known clients in the world from the heart of New York City, delivering woodworking solutions some can only dream of. Miller Blaker’s culture honors old-school technique while embracing new-school technology. For…

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HOMAG Sander Helps Tatco Installations Shine

Finishing is an art which takes time and attention to detail.  Even the smallest misstep can ruin a masterpiece.  Tatco Installations is a specialist at not only creating, but also finishing the masterpieces they are contracted to create.  As one of the premier interior finishers in New York City, Tatco needed the perfect sanding machine, and they found…

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A Partnership Built on Trust with Showplace Wood Products

From humble beginnings to huge success, Showplace Wood Products has grown to over 600 employees that manufacture over 700 cabinets per day. Hard work and a hand shake is what has propelled Showplace Wood Products to their continued growth and success.  What started in 1999 with a small group of honest, hardworking South Dakotans, has grown…

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Cousins Furniture Sands with HOMAG One Step at a Time

Custom woodworking requires skills and experience.  Cousins Furniture was born from the Rodrigues cousins when they brought together their skills to build some of the finest craftsmanship in Long Island, NY.  Over 30 years later, under the leadership of Ilidio and Jack Rodrigues, the family business has grown and is now a team of more than 45 strong.  The latest…

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T&J Custom Woodworking’s Journey to the Finest Finish

Custom woodworking requires well honed skills and an eye for perfection. That eye led T&J Custom Woodworking to the HOMAG SANDTEQ W-124 RC.                        Custom woodworking requires well honed skills and an eye for perfection.  This discerning eye ultimately led T&J Custom Woodworking to the HOMAG SANDTEQ W-124 RC.  This sander is packed with power – yet…

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Inside Saint Louis Closet Co.’s Manufacturing Process

Saint Louis Closet Co. has made their manufacturing factory a central component of their showroom experience. As soon as she found a building large enough for her growing business, Jennifer knew she needed to upgrade her manufacturing as well. Stiles has been there every step of the way as Saint Louis Closet Co. has expanded.…

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Schuler Consulting Provides Solutions for HALCON Furniture

The company has been on a growth path for years. In order to successfully mastering the challenges that come with it, HALCON FURNITURE had already undergone several changes. Then it became clear that a good balance had to be struck between the renewal of existing concepts and technologies, and the expansion of the production facilities.…

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Solution Story | Premier EuroCase

Founded in 1987 as Premier Custom Cabinetry, a one-man shop with a single table saw, Premier EuroCase has grown to become an industry leading full-service panel processor. For the past 30 years, Premier EuroCase has established a reputation for pushing the boundaries of innovation by always being first in line to adopt new technologies and…

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Solution Story | Goebel Fixture Company

What sets luxury brands apart from the vast sea of retailers vying for the attention of consumers? Is it the high-end products they sell, or is it the luxurious experience they offer customers from the moment they walk through their doors? The Goebel Fixture Company creates custom fixtures for luxury brands When it comes to…

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Solution Story | NuWood Components

NuWood Components Inc. is a small wood manufacturer of decorative and organizational cabinet accessories for the cabinet industry. Ken Tamminga and Troy Young founded the company back in 2010 when the previous company they worked for  was forced to close its doors due to harsh impacts of the recession.   Ken Temminga (left) and Troy…

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Schuler Consulting, Helping Manufacturers Build a Roadmap to Success

Schuler Consulting offers a holistic approach to helping manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage, offering services for customers of all sizes who wish to increase efficiency in their production and reduce downtime.   Growing a successful manufacturing business requires so much more than simply purchasing stronger, faster machinery. Changing market demands are influencing materials and processes,…

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Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

As the manufacturing employment gap continues to grow, one Colorado school district has taken matters into their own hands, turning a formerly abandoned middle school into a state-of-the-art woods manufacturing lab that offers students skills training in modern-day manufacturing. Many of today’s abandoned buildings were once home to thriving manufacturing companies, born out of the…

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How Gator Millworks Rose out of the Waters

After a devastating flood destroyed their Louisiana shop, Gator Millworks is back in business. As Stiles Machinery looks forward to continued success for our customers in 2017, we recognize the unforeseen obstacles some must overcome; specifically, in the story of cabinet maker Gator Millworks who lost everything in a severe flood in Louisiana several months ago.…

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woodCAD/CAM Design & Manufacturing Software Pays Off Big for Wright Architectural Millwork Corp.

Today’s woodworking market not only expects tailored designs, but top quality and rapid production speeds. To remain competitive, woodworking manufacturers must meet these demands. In order to accomplish this, manufacturers must leverage modern software solutions that provide integrated and continuous support, beginning with the planning and design process all the way through the end of…

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Eastern Millwork Advances Its Approach to Architectural Woodwork

Stiles inspires and sparks interest in technology as it applies to woodworking production when Andrew Campbell, President of Eastern Millwork, was on a Stiles Tech Tour in Germany and met a host of young German engineers.  Complicated jobs are nothing new for Eastern Millwork. Founded in 1992, the Jersey City, NJ-based firm manufactures architectural woodwork,…

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A Cutting-Edge Development Advantage for Your Working World

Office furniture specialist PALMBERG B�roeinrichtungen GmbH has successfully implemented the optical zero joint using the laserTec technique. This technology is enabling perfectly closed-edges to be produced across all its component edges – no matter whether straight or shaped. Impressive Development  laserTec edgebanding unit in operationBased in Schönberg, within the Mecklenburg region of Germany, PALMBERG Büroeinrichtungen…

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Indiana Company Has First Laser Edgebander in the US

Fred Smith Store Fixtures has been keeping up with changing market demands for decades – transforming a backyard business into a leading manufacturer of wood components for the office furniture industry in just a few decades. This Depauw, Indiana company – the first in the U.S. to launch laser technology for edgebanding – is proof…

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Moduform Streamlined Material Handling

. Moduform needed a better way to track, store, retrieve, and make best use of raw materials in their specialty furniture operations. Enter Bargstedt’s IntelliStore system. The completely automated system holds, retrieves, stacks, and feeds exactly the right panel stock for each job – and evaluates the remnants for reuse – all in one machine. The result?…

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Time and Space Slashed at Powers

Powers Retail Services is known for their advanced, innovative CNC manufacturing of custom retail fixtures and shelving But even they were wowed by the Weeke BHX 050—a compact, all-in-one machining center that drills, grooves, and routes. It’s so versatile that they’re still uncovering new ways to save time and money. One example? Instead of nesting thousands…

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Rolla Technical Institute Now Offers CNC Machine Training

Rolla Technical Institute (RTI) recently acquired a Weeke Vantech CNC router to provide their students with the opportunity to learn the basics of CNC machining. [IMAGE ‘790’ /]Stiles Machinery is pleased to announce that Rolla Technical Institute (RTI) recently acquired a Weeke Vantech CNC router to provide their students with the opportunity to learn the…

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Custom Cupboards Goes Robotic

Retrieve. Scan. Place. Repeat. Demonstrating both precise accuracy and flexibility, the robotic cell at Custom Cupboards builds face frames for the company’s line of traditional cabinetry. Launched several months ago, this fully automated production cell is the first of its kind in the United States, says Lance Johanson, vice president of operations for the Wichita,…

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Dutch Interior Fittings Specialist Cuts the Cost of Cutting and Storing Panels

Keijsers switches to fully automatic panel storage and part cutting system from the HOMAG Group. In just 15 months Keijsers Interior Projects, one of Holland’s biggest interior fittings specialists, completely converted to a fully automatic panel cutting plant. HOMAG Group sales partner in Holland Klingelnberg-Klauss and Keijsers developed an integrated working concept that addressed storage,…

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Certified Woodworking Relies on CNC for New Furniture Designs

Problem: Cabinet shop faces slowing demand and increasing price competition. Solution: Capitalize on CNC to develop unique new product lines. Doug Smith is using his ShopBot CNC to reinvent his woodworking business, Certified Woodworking in Raleigh, N.C., with a new furniture line. Like many cabinet shops across the country, Certified Woodworking in Raleigh, N.C., faced…

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Putting It All Together: Top Technology and Craftsmanship

Mr. O’s Custom Millwork & Store Fixtures began life with orders in hand. Launched in 1976 as a subsidiary of Fred Olivieri Construction, the North Canton, OH, woodworking firm was established to provide high-quality millwork for its parent company — meeting the demanding lead times and tight schedules that clients of a busy construction firm…

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Northern Contours Diverse Components Exceptional Service

The term “industry leader” is often associated with cutting-edge technology and high-quality products. And Northern Contours, specialists in membrane pressed components since 1992, has these things. But what really differentiates the company is the service they provide. In fact, by reaching customers and helping them to develop design programs that are both unique and practical,…

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Job shop finds successful niches

Company specializes in panel processing including laminating, cutting, machining, edgebanding and contour edgebanding. Cut-To-Size’s plan is simple: find a niche and provide a quality product. In many cases, companies did this panel processing work themselves, says Mark Karkos, president of Cut-To-Size Technology Inc. A company in the area may have had their own manufacturing facility.Mark…

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New Plywood Line Complements Veneer Capabilities

Select Veneer wants its veneered panels to be in the spotlight. The Smithfield, KY. company provides premium veneer, architectural and custom panels, stock plywood, LEED-approved panels and FSC panels, veneers and faces. And customers want more than ever. Automated plywood line cuts lead time and labor for panel and veneer supplier People used to want…

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Eggers Goes to Fully Automated Edgebanding

Eggers Industries implemented a fully automated edgebanding line at its Architectural Doors Division in Neenah, Wis., bringing flexibility and short changeover times to the Two Rivers-based door and component manufacturer. The Neenah plant focuses solely on five-ply architectural flush doors. Historically, Eggers’ doors were made with solid wood edges. The applied edges were trimmed, sanded…

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‘Old World’ Windows and Doors Find a U.S. Niche

K�nnen GlasHaus has created a network of distributors to market its distinctive european-style windows and doors. Können Glashaus manufactures european-style windows, which feature a unique tilt-and-turn mechanism. at the turn of a handle, the windows tilt in at the top or turn inward.A trip to the European countryside often reveals the beauty, grandeur and “Old…

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Rightsizing to Make Ends Meet

Mid-course corrections can mean the difference between being in the red or black. Shop Snapshot Company: Artisan Cabinetry LLC (www.artisancabinetryllc.com)Location: Sheboygan, Wisc.Founded: 2003Proprietor: Ted SchermetzlerEmployees: One-man shopPrimary Products: Residential cabinetry, furniture and millworkSales: $260,000Shop size: 9,600 square feet Key Equipment:  Kentwood M507EL five-head moulder SHM1325A CNC router Powermatic 66 table saw RB-43 wide belt sander Dustek 1500 dust collector Cabinet Vision software Just a…

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Robotic Cell Solves Production Problem

Paladin Industries isn’t interested in the status quo. Investment and innovation coupled with lean manufacturing principles is changing how the woodworking company produces machined components for the office/institutional furniture, store fixture and automotive industries. After adding a Fanuc robot to automate its shift knob sanding operation, Paladin was able to reduce its labor by halfBy…

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CNC Next Step in Shop’s Efficiency

Multi-purpose machine-The Weeke Vantage 34M CNC router from Stiles Machinery has increased efficiencies in several ways for Birmingham Specialty Woodwork. Shop Snapshot Company: Birmingham Specialty WoodworkLocation: Somerville, TennFounded: 2001Proprietors: Allen and Brad BirminghamEmployees: Eight full-time, one part-timeAnnual Sales: $1.5 millionShop Size: 14,000 square feet Product: Commercial cabinetry, architectural millwork Key equipment:  Brandt Optimat KDN 340 edgebander Butfering Optimat SBO 109 widebelt sander Weeke…

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Still Growing

A Sioux Falls company continues to experience growth year after year, despite the current economic environment. Prairie Heritage Furniture & Cabinetry produces a number of products like the furniture-style kitchen above, as well as closets, bathroom vanities and more.Jeff and Doreen Anglin, owners of Prairie Heritage Cabinetry & Furniture, say they are fortunate to live…

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Wendt Industries Thinks Beyond the Box

Wendt Industries Inc. is more than just a cabinets and casegoods manufacturer; it is also a distributor and a contractor. The company has leveraged these capabilities into strong growth in a relatively short period of time. In addition to manufacturing casegoods, Wendt Industries Inc. is also a distributor and a contractor, offering furniture, flooring, signage,…

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