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Belair Puts New Technology to Work

Belair Office Products Inc. is levelling up. This year, the furniture and home furnishings manufacturer upgraded its workshop equipment in the company’s ongoing efforts to boost productivity and expand its portfolio. “Back around 2019,…

Custom Made Concepts Hits the Road

“I was approached by a man in his sixties planning to travel all over North America in this van. He had hired somebody to do an initial concept of what he wanted and reached out to me for help because he’d seen my millwork and liked what I…

Laurysen Kitchens Looking Beyond 50

It’s been fifty years and three generations, but Laurysen Kitchens is as sturdy as the day it was founded (albeit with more than a few modern updates). Founded in a 1200 sq. ft. garage in Ottawa, the family-run company has grown into a…

Cartier Kitchens: Built by Ingenuity 

Every woodworking business has a recipe for success. And for the team at Cartier Kitchens, its ongoing growth is owed to a mix of old-school talent, market savviness, and knack for adaptation. Cartier’s true journey began back in 2005 when…

The Manufacturing Talent Crunch

It’s a seller’s market - assuming you have the resources to meet today’s demand. And if struggling to secure materials wasn’t enough of a challenge for the woodworking industry, manufacturers are also pining for skilled professionals who…

CelluForce: A Crystal Clear Innovator

Wood industry innovations can come from the smallest of sources. In the case of CelluForce, they can even be nanometric. Since 2011, the Montreal-based company has been harvesting cellulose nanocrystals from wood to supply a wide range of…