Building a Future for Distributors and Dealers of Building Products

Volume 44,  Issue 4                                        May 2005

Parading WMMPA Members' Wares

Mouldings Enhance Look for Multi-Million Dollar Home 
Designers are finding that Natural Wood-wrapped Mouldings from Contact Lumber Co. of Clackamas, Ore., are just the thing to add an elegant finishing touch to their building projects large and small. Such was the case recently when D.M. Design specified more than 20,000 feet of Contact Lumber’s wood-wrapped products for use in HeavenBent, a multi-million dollar ranch home located just north of Golden, Colo. 

According to the designer, the wood-wrapped mouldings enabled the contractor to have profiles in larger and longer sizes—something that could not be accomplished with solid wood—and provided a consistent grain pattern and a more uniform look without knots or defects. Because of Contact Lumber’s ability to produce longer lengths, all mouldings were free of nail holes and used cabinet-grade finishes throughout the $6 million project.

“We’ve found that once builders use our wrapped products, they’re usually convinced that wrapped mouldings are the answer to many of the problems they have experienced with solid hardwood mouldings,” explained Jim Snodgrass, sales manager.

The company’s complete line of natural wood-wrapped mouldings (available in cherry, maple, mahogany, oak or any other species) gives builders a clear advantage over solid hardwood mouldings for finishing out interiors. The mouldings come in 14-foot or 16-foot lengths (even 18-footers on request), packaged and ready for easy installation with no pre-drilling. 

The dimensionally stable finger-joint substrate is wrapped in defect-free real wood veneer with color uniformity the full length. Moulding is available in virtually any profile up to 10 inches wide. Contact offers fast turnaround on small quantities of select profiles in oak, maple and cherry in areas where distribution has not yet been established through its Quick-Ship™ program.

800/547-1038 or

Setzer to Manufacture and Distribute FrameSaver® Products
Setzer Forest Products Inc. of Sacramento, Calif., recently formed a relationship with FrameSaver, allowing Setzer to serve as its manufacturing and supplier partner for the West Coast.

FrameSaver products include exterior door frames, brickmould and patio-door mullions.

According to a Setzer release, all FrameSaver products have Timber Tech composite on the bottom that prevents moisture absorption and rot. Because of these factors, FrameSaver has a limited life-time warranty against rot and decay.

800/824-8506 or

Mouldings Add Character to Homes and Businesses
Smith Millwork Inc. of Lexington, N.C., has been in the millwork business for 25 years.

For four generations, company officials say its skilled craftsmen have been manufacturing custom mouldings and door jambs that add character to homes and businesses alike.

Information provided by the company says it uses Weinig non-universal moulders and can run almost any profile in almost any species of wood. Customers can choose from the many profiles of architectural crown mouldings, casings, backbands, base boards, chair rails, brickmoulds and door jambs in the company’s catalog or send the company a sample. The profiles are limited, however, to 2 inches thick and 8-5/8 inches wide.

The company can run orders for 10 lineal feet or 10,000-plus lineal feet.

800/222-8498 or

Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Stay on Top with Agility
At last, wood moulding and millwork producers will know with confidence, exactly where they stand with respect to inventory, order status, efficiency, yield, product cost and profitability. Agility, by DMSi software of Omaha, Neb., offers the ability to manufacture to order or to stock using real-time sales order, inventory and accounting information to fully integrate and simplify business processes, according to a company release.

Agility also streamlines production activity and provides concise communication to production staff. Plant managers rely on work orders to aggregate items, commit source material and schedule production to meet customer expectations while optimizing each run. Production line personnel will depend on work orders to pull source material and bag, tag and tally the finished units.

Designed for wood-product manufacturers who want to be on top of the bottom line, Agility gives variance between input footage and output footage—so users know true yield gains and losses. This powerful software provides the tools wood processors need to reduce cost and increase profit, according to the release.

402/330-6620 or

Terranova Uses Perfect Touch of Ultra Prime™
Terranova, with U.S. headquarters in Charleston, S.C., provides distributors with medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and finger-joint mouldings finished with Terranova’s Ultra Prime jesso-finish, which company officials say make the mouldings’ surface extremely smooth. The company is extending its highly refined jesso-finishing process to more product lines, since it has proven enormously successful in initial markets.

Terranova’s Ultra Prime manufacturing process creates a jesso-finish on interior mouldings. Clean, sharp edges that enhance profiles set Ultra Prime apart from other manufacturers’ finishes, according to company officials. 

Terranova mixes jesso components in the exact ratio which produces consistent texture and solid white color to completely cover-without dulling profile shapes or cracking. 

Master-level sanding and buffing produce a highly workable finished product ready for a final coat of paint, according to a company release. As all Terranova products, Ultra Prime mouldings are delivered custom-labeled and packaged.
800/821-3769 or 

Four New Doors Available from Woodgrain
Woodgrain Millwork of Fruitland, Idaho, is introducing four new doors to its line of residential interior doors. 

The new Santa Fe series offers the rustic charm of knotty pine in a popular design. Each individual door, with its random knots and color variation, is a unique masterpiece that only Mother Nature can create, according to a company release. The new Santa Fe doors are offered in 1-3/8-inch thickness, widths of 1 through 3 feet, and 6-foot 8-inch, 7- and 8-foot heights.

The new 5000 Series of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) doors are available in infinite number of styles. Machined from stable laminated sheets of MDF, builders are assured of no “stile/rail” separation or seam lines to show through the finish, according to company officials. The 5000 Series doors are offered in 1 3/8-inch and 1 3/4-inch thicknesses and 1- through 3-foot widths, in heights of 6 feet 8 inches, 7 and 8 feet. Special sizes are available upon request.

The latest addition to the Radiata line, the double-sided mirror door, is available primed for painting to match or complement any decorating style, according to company information. The mirror door is available in standard sizes, 1-3/8 inches thick, 6-foot 8-inch, 7- and 8-foot heights, and 2 through 3 foot widths.

The Nantucket series combines the elegant blend of the ovolo profile with the traditional colonial door found in the popular American classic shaker design, according to company information. Each door is constructed with natural Radiata pine veneer, laminated to an engineered wood core for strength and stability.

888/585-0917 or visit

National Casein Offers Glues and Adhesives
National Casein® of California is one of five manufacturing facilities for the National Casein Companies, which produce and market a wide variety of adhesive products for the millwork, window and door markets. 

The company’s product line consists of high performance, non-hazardous liquid adhesive and various formulations of powder glues. Many of the products offered by the company meet various specifications for dry- and wet-use applications and are suitable for high-frequency gluing as well as for hot and cold pressing, according to a company release.

Of special interest to distributors and other millwork companies are the company’s WP 4379 and WP 2139/Catalyst for wet-use finger applications and #1862 LV for interior finger jointing.

714/979-8400 or

Sunset Has Four Manufacturing Facilities to Service Customers
Sunset Moulding Co. of Yuba City, Calif., has four manufacturing sites in the United States each specializing in its own unique product line.

The Chico, Calif., facility specializes in finger-joint and finger-joint, primed mouldings and millwork. The Cottonwood, Calif., facility handles solid lineal and cut-to-length mouldings. The Live Oak, Calif., facility manufacturers Suntrim medium-density fiberboard mouldings for the Western United States, while the Idabel, Okla., facility manufactures Suntrim for the Eastern United States.

Sunset Moulding is one of the few manufactures that says of the supply crises of 2004, “We serviced all of our customers on time and with a quality product,” according to company officials. 

530/790-2700 or

TLC Mouldings Expands Facility and Product Lines
TLC Mouldings of Willacoochee, Ga., produces the Harmony Brand of primed medium-density fiberboard (MDF) mouldings in both light and regular weight. The new 2005 profile catalog is available to show most of the 150-plus profiles available from the company.

Primed MDF boards are available in various thicknesses from 1 by 2 up to 1 by 12, as well as raw-ripped boards in 1 by 2 through 1 by 24.

A new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and the addition of a third moulding line have all been completed to continue to service the company’s growing customer base, according to company officials.

866/653-4852 or 

Weinig Offers the Powermat Series
The Powermat Series is equipped with the new revolutionary Mooresville, N.C.-based Weinig Group’s moulder technology. The most outstanding feature is the patented PowerLock Tooling System, according to company officials. 

Spindle and tool holders form a solid, tolerance-free unit. This design not only allows tool speeds up to 12,000 rotations per minute but also produces a superior surface finish at the same time, according to a company release. 

The PowerCom control system with a touch screen allows set-up in a short amount of time and includes data organization and management tools.

In addition, the EasySet hoods adjust to the changing tool diameter and contribute to the high quality of the finished work pieces, according to company information.

704/799-0100 or

TTC Offers Water-Based Primers and More
Tewksbury Technical Coatings, Inc. (TTC) has created a company focused on meeting the needs of the millwork and moulding industry, according to company officials. Based in Stockton, Calif., TTC employs a staff with years of experience dealing with environmental and coating concerns. 

The company offers California-compliant coatings for California industry. TTC supplies solvent- and water-based primers, topcoats, stains and sealers for all applications. Whether it is flow coat, vacuum coat or spray, TTC officials say you’ll find its products and services to meet your needs. 

707/557-1851 or 

Pacific Adhesives Offers Glues for Mouldings and Millwork
Pacific Adhesives manufactures VAE and PVA glues for the moulding, millwork, wood window and door, furniture and vinyl laminating industry.

The company’s factory and laboratory are located in Sacramento, Calif. It has distribution and service centers in Vancouver, Kent and Pasco, Wash.; San Diego; Fargo, N.D.; Casper, Wy.; Milwaukee; New Orleans, La.; and Tampa, Fla.

916/383-1509 or

Kempe Offers Innovative Engineering Solutions
Kempe of Geelong, Australia, works in long-term relationships with clients in the timber industry to add business value in a collaborative manner by delivering engineering solutions and products, according to company officials. 

Products include feed wheels, outrigger hubs, moulder spindles and assemblies, chip breakers, edge-bonding wheels and assemblies, universal drive shafts, moulder-planer upgrades and more.

011/6135-225-2900 or 

Extira Offers a New Panel Option With Long-Term Protection
Produced as a solid panel, Extira is a treated-wood composite that also provides rot- and termite-resistance not available with medium-density fiberboard (MDF), plywood and wood. 

Ideal for exterior millwork applications, which require a smooth, unprimed panel in traditional panel sizes, Extira is used for shutters, column wrap, fluting, rosettes and pilasters. Extira, manufactured by Chicago-based CraftMaster Manufacturing Inc. (CMI), can also be used for brickmould and as a component material for custom cabinetry, especially in exterior applications like garages or outdoor kitchens. 

In addition, CMI also offers the CraftMaster Cellini™ Series, which according to company officials, combines a special raised-panel moulding affixed to a smooth surfaced, moulded door to deliver enhanced beauty at an affordable cost. 

Named after Italian sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, who was known for the intricacy and exquisite detail of his works, the Cellini series is currently available in both the two-panel, square-top Carrara® design and the two-panel, true arch-top Caiman® design. Both profiles in the Cellini series have a smooth finish and are made from moulded, high-density fiberboard to resist shrinking, cracking and joint separation. They are offered in 6-foot 8-inch and 7-foot heights, as well as a variety of widths. 

312/382-8701 or

Sauder Adds New Facility for MDF Mouldings
Sauder Mouldings of Ferndale, Wash., has been manufacturing mouldings since 1926 and is one of North America’s leading moulding and millwork suppliers. Early in 2005, Sauder opened its ninth manufacturing facility located in Monroe, Wash., which is a producer of high-quality medium-density fiberboard (MDF) mouldings and boards.

In addition to its two MDF facilities, the company also manufactures: Douglas fir, pacific coast hemlock, red oak, clear pine, finger-jointed pine and pre-finished mouldings.

Company officials say it offers a full range of moulding products, and with locations throughout North America, has the ability to service the moulding and millwork industry from coast to coast.

360/384-4774 or

Southwoods-Arauco Offers WM Series Profiles and More
Southwoods-Arauco Lumber & Millwork is a manufacturer of quality pine mouldings. The company’s product offering ranges from the small mouldings, such as shoe and bed moulds, to wide crowns and bases. Its capabilities include most “WM” series profiles as well as custom and nonstandard patterns. 

The company manufactures highly-mixed truckloads containing finger-joint bare and primed, solid cut-to-length and random-length mouldings.

It is centrally located along the East Coast in Manning, S.C. Orders are usually shipped within three to four weeks.

Southwoods-Arauco Lumber & Millwork is a subsidiary of Arauco, which has vast timber plantations in South America. As raw material becomes scarce, Southwoods-Arauco officials say the company will be able to source and produce to order, insuring timely shipments at a competitive price, with excellent quality.

803/435-2215 or

RMFP Offers Solid-Lineal Mouldings
For 30 years, Rocky Mountain Forest Products (RMFP) of Laramie, Wy., has been one of the nation’s premier small-pattern moulding manufacturers. Today, its officers say the company’s reputation for superior quality and service is well known and has been earned through a long legacy of dedication and integrity.

From the heart of the Rockies, RMFP offers solid-lineal mouldings that fit the needs of its customers. Officials say RMFP will do all things necessary to fulfill its commitment of excellence to its customers and to build strong and lasting relationships through honesty and trust.

800/421-3725 or

U.S. Superior Expands Import Base
U.S. Superior Forest Products sells finger-joint pine mouldings, jambs, doors, edge-glued panels and stair treads. 

In addition to owning factories and suppliers in Brazil, company officials say it is beginning to buy from Chile, Mexico and China in an effort to provide the best quality to all its U.S. customers.

011/55-54-452-5042 or

Cutting-Edge Technology Available to Woodworkers
Through Don Hall & Associates of Waco, Texas, the millwork and woodworking world is gaining enormous benefits from cryogenic freezing from Cryo-Plus, Inc. of Ohio.

Bits, knives, saw blades and any cutting or wearing tools are dramatically improved in their performance, precision and longevity, according to company officials. Deep freezing metal parts makes permanent changes in the internal molecular structure of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The one-time process increases wear resistance and makes the steel stronger throughout, even reducing brittleness of carbide and welds. Subsequent sharpening and down-time costs drop by 65 percent and more, according to company information.

800/999-0420 or

Endura’s Products Help Reduce Liability
Endura Products of Colfax, N.C., offers a high-performance system of low-maintenance door components that reduces your liability and increases your profitability. Through extensive research with homebuilders, Endura’s engineering team has developed these products: 
• A pre-finished frame system, which provides a seamless, low-maintenance exterior and easy assembly in your shop;
• The Z-series sill, which won’t rot and won’t leak; and 
• Mull boots and jamb dams, which are innovative solutions to rotting, maintenance and assembly.

In addition, the company is distributing the SureSill™ sloped sill pan. These low-maintenance products have withstood Endura test-lab abuse to meet the most stringent certification requirements, according to company officials.

800/334-2006 or

Zeni Has Been Manufacturing Mouldings Since 1998
In Argentina, 700 kilometers north of Buenos Aires in Esquina is where the plant of Enrique R. Zeni & Cia is located.

The company has been a finger-joint mouldings producer since 1998, leading the Argentine moulding market with more than 50 percent of the country’s moulding exports, according to company officials.

Since that year until today, the company has increasingly participated in the North American market to the point of exporting more than 600 containers of mouldings in 2004. 

This year, Zeni has increased its traditional line of primed mouldings with new products and new markets, including Israel, Spain, Korea and Japan.

The company offers edge-glue boards, edge-glue panels in its three qualities: clear, with pith and with knots, fascia, door jambs and core blanks.

011/54-11-5811-5000 or

Ross Clark Offers A Way to Manage Space Limitations
Ross Clark Material Handling & Ergonomic Solutions of Rancho Cordova, Calif., offers a way to store up to 50 percent more mouldings in the same amount of space. Company officials say by switching to metal racking you can manage inventory better without having to increase warehouse storage.

Ross Clark metal racks take up less space, hold more stock and are completely adjustable, according to company information. Inventory set-up is versatile because divider arms are placed on 2-inch centers to allow storage of any width of moulding. It can carry smaller quantities of some SKUs and larger amounts of others. Single- and double-sided racks are available to customize your moulding storage area and new sections are easy to add.

916/635-2185 or

Best Moulding Offers Mouldings, Jambs and More
Best Moulding Corp. of Albuquerque, N.M., has been manufacturing mouldings for more than 50 years. The company offers solid lineal and cut-to-length mouldings in pine, Radiata pine, oak, poplar, soft maple, cherry and banak as well as in finger joint, finger-joint primed and chamfer strip.

Best also offers jambs with dados to customers’ specifications and can accept long and short runs of mouldings. Bar coding is also available. 

505/898-6770 or

FrameSaver® Eliminates Callbacks
FrameSaver is the only wood-door frame with a lifetime rot-resistant guarantee, according to company officials.

Based in Nacogdoches, Texas, FrameSaver is one of the market leaders in technology-based, moisture-resistant, wood-frame solutions for the building and construction industries. Utilizing patented, rot-resistant ends, it produces a wood-door frame that eliminates “callbacks” for the building and construction professional. Offering a lifetime guarantee, the FrameSaver line of products includes wood frames for doors and garages.

The FrameSaver technology is available for wood-door frame accessories, mouldings, extenders and T-mulls. As an integral part of your door frame, these components are exposed to the same weather and moisture that cause rotting.

FrameSaver features an engineered wood-composite material made from a combination of recycled sawdust and proprietary blend of virgin plastics. This revolutionary wood composite is finger-jointed to the end of the door frame.

800/599-9349 or 

Lyptus®: The Future of Premium Hardwood
Lyptus is a new hardwood species that has a rich cherry color and the fine grain of mahogany. Its quality and enduring strength make Lyptus ideally suited for cabinets, architectural millwork, residential and commercial furniture and indoor paneling, according to company officials of its North American distributor Weyerhaeuser of Federal Way, Wash.

Lyptus is available in volumes as lumber, plywood, veneer, back and flitch veneer, edge banding and more. The manufacturer says industrial tests completed in Europe and the United States have proven that Lyptus can be processed with the same tools and finishing as other hardwoods normally used in the production of furniture and floorings.

The result of world-class technology, Lyptus comes from carefully selected, Eucalyptus hybrids grown on plantations interspersed with 33 percent natural forests to protect and enhance native ecosystems. Second generation Lyptus comes from the stump or root structure of the first generation tree minimizing soil depletion and erosion. This new premium hardwood is winning accolades from manufacturers who prefer to use an environmentally-responsible hardwood that comes from a renewable resource, according to a Weyerhaeuser press release.

877/235-6873 or

Mt. Taylor Has Red Oak, Poplar Mouldings and More
Mt. Taylor Millwork, Inc. of Milan, N.M., is a family-owned and operated moulding plant. It was started in 1965 by T. R. Allen, and is currently being operated by his sons, Hardy and Matt. The company has a long-established reputation for manufacturing quality mouldings at competitive prices. Mt. Taylor currently manufactures mouldings in pine, red oak and poplar. Any species of pine required (such as Southern Yellow) is usually no problem, and its unitized shipments will arrive by truck or rail, on time, accurately tallied and neatly bundled, according to company officials.

505/287-9469 or

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