News Developments – May 2023

Share this...

Mullet Cabinet Expands In Ohio

Mullet Cabinet, Inc., located in Millersburg, OH, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE) and the Holmes County Economic Development Council, recently announced it has committed to investing at least $3.27 million to expand its existing manufacturing facility in Hardy Township, Holmes County.

Mullet Cabinet uses solid U.S. Hardwoods in its manufacturing, which is carried out only in the U.S. Species of lumber used include Hard and Soft Maple, Red and White Oak, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory and Aspen.

A family-owned and Ohio-based company founded in 1975, Mullet Cabinet, Inc. originally made cabinet drawers and doors for sale to other manufacturers. Over time, the company has established a dealer network in 13 states, selling complete custom-designed cabinets for residential and commercial applications. The company has 204 full-time employees at its existing 120,000-square-foot facility.

The company’s manufacturing capacity is currently strained by business demands. Mullet Cabinet, Inc. will construct a 24,000-square-foot building addition, purchase new machinery and equipment to double its output of drawers and doors, and improve manufacturing flow through its facility. The project will result in the creation of 20 new jobs over the course of three years.

To learn more, visit www.mulletcabinet.com.

Dura Supreme Plans New Manufacturing Location In North Carolina

Dura Supreme Cabinetry, headquartered in Howard Lake, MN, has announced a multi-million-dollar initiative to launch manufacturing operations in Statesville, NC. The company expects the new manufacturing site to create over 200 new jobs in the first few years including cabinet making, furniture making, finishing, woodworking and machining skills. The North Carolina facility will enable Dura Supreme to meet growing demand with a regional manufacturing site, expanded manufacturing capacity, and advantageous delivery times, the company stated.

Dura Supreme uses solid U.S. Hardwoods – including Cherry, Red Oak, quarter-sawn White Oak, Maple, Knotty Alder, Hickory and Rustic Hickory – in its manufacturing. Dura Supreme manufactures only in the United States.

Recently, Dura Supreme acquired the manufacturing assets of another cabinet manufacturer and that equipment and machinery, along with considerable additional investments, will be installed in Statesville at the company’s newest manufacturing location. Dura Supreme expected to occupy the Statesville site in April and has anticipated starting production in the second half of this year.

For more information, go to www.durasupreme.com.

New Studies Continue To Show Solid Wood Flooring Superiority

The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) reported: the Decorative Hardwood Association (DHA) and the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) recently released a new Life Cycle Analysis/Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for engineered wood floors. The new edition complements NWFA’s previous solid wood flooring EPD. NHLA asks readers to please use and source the studies often to showcase the real scientific proof that separates our natural product from unnatural lookalikes.

Both can be downloaded at: https://nwfa.org/environment/

The new study reports the environmental impacts of engineered wood flooring from raw material extraction to disposal (cradle to grave). EPDs have quickly become the international standard for measuring a product’s total greenhouse gas emissions, commonly known as carbon footprint. According to NHLA, the results couldn’t be better, as indicated in the graph (available when you click on the link) that compares the total Global Warming Potential (GWP) of wood flooring against all competing product categories that have created these tools (tile, vinyl, carpet).

To learn more, visit www.nhla.com.

By Miller Wood Trade Publications

The premier online information source for the forest products industry since 1927.

Share This
Related Articles
National Hardwood Magazine
Miller Wood Trade Publications

Northeast trends 

Throughout the Northeast region lumber sources weren’t able to come to a consensus as to how the market was faring, with one source noting that

Read More »
National Hardwood Magazine
Miller Wood Trade Publications

West Coast Business Trends

Recently, lumber sales on the West Coast were not going gang-busters, as reflected in interviews, but in some places, there were indications of strength. For

Read More »
National Hardwood Magazine
Miller Wood Trade Publications

Ontario Trends

The winter weather was milder with less snowfall in certain areas, thus affecting logging activity levels. As well, markets have contracted, causing limited timber sales

Read More »
National Hardwood Magazine
Miller Wood Trade Publications

In Memoriam  

Surrounded by family, Wendell Cramer passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024. He was born to the late Cassian Peter Cramer and Lillian Bresnahan Cramer

Read More »