I would like to ask people who have a passion for Joinery to read my experience and share with me your thoughts. I have visited the IWF Woodshow exhibition 2008 in Atlanta. To be honest with you. For me it was an eye-opener. I am saying this because I have been in the industry for quit some time (15years) but I never had the opportunity to visit an overseas exhibition of this size so well organized.
It was the perfect exhibition for Summertown and myself as we are manufacturing custom made furniture based on clients detailed requirements even though they sound sometimes impossible. We do believe after receiving so many positive customer feedbacks from client over the years that Summertown is the one that is able to manufacture what the customer is having in mind. These "crazy" requirements we enjoy and call challenges!
The show was as I mentioned tailor suit for us as the market I believe in The States is not only focused on mass production as most of you people might think. It is also a good market for smaller companies managed by families or friends who are having a small workshop in the garage or basement. Summertown is having an 100,000 square feet factory which you cannot call a garage at all. By saying this I mean we are a modern Joinery factory in its total by having basically workshops on the floor responsible for the drawings which are assigned to each different team of carpenters. Each team is having its lead carpenter overlooked by the Joinery Supervisors.
I have made good contact with lots of interesting Joinery people who are in the business of manufacturing more than 30 years. Summertown purchased a number of tools and jigs in the exhibition which will do the job accurate and fast. I would like to mention one interesting website www.cutncrown.com. Please do visit this website and watch the video. It tells you about what is a spring angle and how to fix a crown molding. It is the number one system in the world for fixing crown molding. We are working with the system are are enjoying it.
We are looking forward to your response.