The benefits of distribution are tangible to both manufacturer and end user. From facilitating the most basic transactions efficiently, to creating and maintaining extremely personalized relationships...
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas that features the 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms; the 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites...
The term “lean manufacturing” is ironically overused. In its worst expression it is a euphemism for cutting corners, lowering cost and quality at the same time. This is the making of the classic race to the bottom that devastated the US furniture industry.
It is difficult for Michael Figiel, Vice President of National Millwork. Inc. to produce a portfolio of some of the company’s most innovative work. In fact, unless a person has a very high level of security clearance, he or she will never see that work.
A good building material distributor is much more than merely a supplier of inventory. It moves manufacturers’ products into the hands of customers and helps those customers utilize them to become more profitable.
To produce nearly perfect products, Robert Shaw Mfg. maintains very tight control over their materials. While the company does not actually cut logs, they do build up their own veneer faces, process panels and hand finish all their materials in a 90,000 square foot manufacturing facility.
He may not say so himself, but Bob W. Shaw is an artist. The soft-spoken Texan’s studio is a 90,000 square foot manufacturing plant, his canvas is elite commercial spaces and his unusual medium is wood veneer.
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