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Heritage of Resilience

PROFILE: Bloos Wood Products, Kitchener, Ont. If you are old enough to have had Bauer skates with a wood skate guard, that guard came from Kitchener, Ont.,-based Bloos Wood Products. Ed Bloos, the current proprietor, remembers back to…

Glenwood: Personality and a plan

Cabinet company uses lean lessons to satisfy customers “THEY SAY THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME,” the slogan goes, “we give it personality.” Glenwood Kitchen in Shediac, N.B., takes its slogan further to say it provides

Seeking perfect days at Maritime

Hands-on approach with attention to detail The door side of the business for Maritime Door & Window in Moncton, N.B., is decidedly an interior affair. Founded in 1972 to serve the interior market, the company’s primary focus

Quality in, quality out at Wildwood

Multi-unit, residential and commercial diversification, under one mandate Wildwood Cabinets quality has been recognized repeatedly over the years, both by customers and by peers. The Atlantic region of the Architectural Woodwork…

Finishing season at North Shore

Finishing quality, business savvy keeps production rolling Social networking doesn’t always lead to a successful business partnership, but it never hurts. For Mike Hayes and Cameron Oldershaw, their meeting through mutual friends over…

Ferndale invests in its talent pool

Flexibility for customers, design challenge for owners, opportunity for special-skills employees, all at Ferndale Custom machinery can provide a wood shop the ability to respond to market needs when there’s no one else around with the…

Reain and Morbi take care of it all

Cuphead to Kijiji: Know-how helps custom wood shop thrive in inner city Exposure to different environments and conversations can take you anywhere. The origin story for this shop profile began at animation artist presentation for the…

Another box builder? No.

Quality hums at custom cabinet shop Nestled in a leafy family neighbourhood in Winnipeg, Man., custom cabinet shop Mosiac Millwork has been serving the local high-end residential market for 13 years. Co-owners Randy Gunnink and Dan…

Barns reborn as custom furniture

Wooden antiques are not always hidden away in upscale shops and grandparents’ homes. Sometimes they hide in plain sight, littering rural roads across Canada and the U.S., those once-functional buildings that helped settlers put down stakes…