CINCINNATI, December 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Having experienced significant growth in demand for its ResinDek® engineered floor panels and shelving products for the past two years, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC® (www.resindek.com) and its parent company, Universal Woods (www.universalwoods.com), have invested in the construction of a new $ 15 million completely new manufacturing plant. Located in a suburb of Louisville, Kentucky, the plant will allow Cornerstone to increase production to more than double its current capacity.
“Our business has grown dramatically over the past two years, for which we are extremely grateful,” said Greg Doppler, inventor of ResinDek flooring panel and president of Cornerstone. “As a result of this tremendous growth, we are approaching the upper limits of our current production capacity. This investment will ensure that we will be able to quickly deliver ResinDek products to our valued customers in the future.
“The footprint of the new facility 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, ”adds Scott McGill, sales manager at Cornerstone.
“The new operation will also be equipped with the latest state-of-the-art electron beam coating and curing equipment that we have always used to produce the protective coatings and finishes for our ResinDek, only at much higher flow rates and volumes. than before, ”Doppler explains. “It will also allow us to achieve an even higher quality than the high standards our current line of coating and curing currently achieves.”
“The new equipment will not only increase quality and production, but also provide a wider range of opportunities within our new product development program. This will allow us to continue to deliver a fantastic value proposition to our clients, ”says McGill.
The new facility, located at 264 avenue Eiler in Louisville, near UPS Worldport and Louisville The international airport will have the same production team working on the existing operation. Prior to its construction, Cornerstone added additional employees in 2021 in anticipation of increased production capacity. “Starting them up before the new plant is built allows them to familiarize themselves with the production process of ResinDek before the new plant is put into operation,” adds Doppler.
The equipment must be installed and put into service 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.
“We expect to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2022 and look forward to celebrating Cornerstone’s new capabilities with a groundbreaking ceremony at that time,” Doppler concludes.
For more information visit Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products at www.resindek.com.
ABOUT CORNERSTONE SPECIALITY WOOD PRODUCTS, LLC
For over 20 years, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC (www.resindek.com) has been at the forefront of research and development in engineered wood flooring panels for the material handling industry. In 1994, Greg Doppler, founder and president of the company, invented the ResinDek panel, which became the first mezzanine floor panel product sold in the world today. ResinDek industrial engineered flooring panels have the structural integrity proven to withstand the limits of live and dead pallet trucks from 2,000 to 8,000 lbs. and the stringent requirements of automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.
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