LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products and its parent company Universal Woods are building a new $ 15 million manufacturing facility to help meet growing demand for its ResinDek flooring panels and shelving. Located in a suburb of Louisville, the plant will allow Cornerstone to increase production to more than double its current capacity.
“The footprint of the new plant is more than double the current footprint, allowing us to move more inventory and produce products faster. This, combined with a design that incorporates many more dock doors for shipping and receiving, will allow us to reduce lead times, ”said Scott McGill, Cornerstone Sales Manager.
The new facility, which the company says will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2022, will be equipped with the latest advanced electron beam coating and curing equipment to produce ResinDek’s protective coating and finishes at low cost. higher rates and volumes. said Greg Doppler, inventor of the ResinDek flooring panel and president of Cornerstone. The new equipment will also allow a wider range of opportunities to develop new products.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products’ new plant, located at 264 Eiler Avenue in Louisville, will have the same production team as the existing operation. Prior to its construction, Cornerstone added additional employees in 2021 in anticipation of increased production capacity.
The equipment is expected to be installed and commissioned throughout January 2022, with partial production starting shortly thereafter. The installation of the new coating and hardening machines is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
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