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The right tool for the job

Right now, the biggest trend in tooling systems is automation. “A few years ago, I anticipated a labour shortage coming,” said Lisa Goulet, President of Aiguisatek. “So, we started to make our whole process technological six or seven years…

Inventory is King: Panel Processing

The possibilities with Thermally Fused Laminate can far extend those than natural wood. “Humidity can warp natural wood, but TFL is engineered to exist in such an environment without any defects,” said Robert Scarimbolo, VP of Sales and…

Making the most of space

Chris Cornish purchased Arbutus Furniture & Closets in 2018. This 35-year-old company offers the design, manufacturing, and installation of custom furniture and storage and storage solutions in the residential, commercial and…

Walk the talk

Woodland Horizon Ltd. owner Laverne Martin is someone you can describe as engaged with people and proud of what he does. If you’re on social media, you may have caught some of the thought-provoking posts echoed by a company that has deep…

ChopValue: Sticking to innovation 

From dinner plates to showrooms, ChopValue is giving chopsticks a second life. Established in 2016, the woodworking trailblazer has built a Canada-wide business by repurposing used chopsticks into a range of sustainable home products. We…

NKBA 30 Under 30: Cara Hansen

Cara Hansen, founder of Vancouver-based Triple Dot Design Studio, has been selected as a 2022 Thirty Under 30 recipient, awarded by the American National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Hansen was chosen from hundreds of nominations…

NKBA 30 Under 30: Shantelle Yablonski

Shantelle Yablonski, Senior Design Consultant with Superior Cabinets Saskatoon, has been selected as a 2022 Thirty Under 30 recipient, awarded by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Yablonski was selected from hundreds of…

Opportunity knocked

When COVID-19 hit, Paradise Cabinets & Countertops responded by writing safety protocols for staff, installers, and clients. Like other companies, they faced reduced staff, and employees’ morale was low due to stress and uncertainty.…

Hungry Equipment 

Lev2 Millwork, based in Oshawa, Ontario, started as a labour of love three years ago by designer and owner Alexis Kofman. Her vision to offer exceptional design to everyone at multiple price points sparked a millwork business with 20 staff…

Kastella: Montreal-made

That was how small Kastella was when Burhop got started building custom furniture and selling from their retail space, and the company’s done nothing but grow since then. Now, they split their business down the middle - about 50% of their…