Corporate

Kelly Dame

At Woodgrain we have more than 60 years of rich tradition in the millwork and home building industry. From our humble beginnings in 1954 to our burgeoning international company today, one thing has remained the same – our commitment to safety.

The President’s Safety Award was created to reward the Woodgrain division that has the best safety performance over the course of each calendar year. The best safety performance is determined by scoring the Total Recordable Incidence Rate, Lost Workday Incidence Rate, and a financial metric that reflects the severity of accidents.

I am proud to announce that Woodgrain Distribution was awarded the President’s Safety Award for 2014, primarily by keeping accident severity low. At Woodgrain, we are passionate about safety for our employees across all divisions. We are proud of the continued efforts of our Woodgrain Distribution division, and ask that we continue to pride ourselves on the health and safety of our workforce. With further dedication to the common cause, we can have zero accidents in the coming year.

Thank you for doing your job safely and efficiently. Let’s keep everyone safe in 2015.

Safety: It Takes All of Us.

Renae Crill

Woodgrain Distribution is excited to introduce a new component of our refreshed website – our Gallery’s build-up animation videos. These clips walk you through the process to create moulding build-ups, adding architectural interest and customization to your space.

Watch our build-up animations and be inspired by the possibilities. See a room transform from a blank canvas to a custom, dimensional space, in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re looking to make a subtle statement or to redesign an entire space, our build-up animations are sure to inspire. Explore these project topics:

  • Baseboard
  • Coffered Ceiling
  • Judges Panel
  • Chair Rail
  • Crown Moulding

Through these video clips, you can also identify the products needed to achieve the same look for your own home. After viewing the animations, interact with our Product Finder to find the profiles you need, and use our Dealer Locator to plan your purchase.

Check out our new build-up animation videos at woodgraindistribution.com.

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Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is a vertically integrated company that is family owned and operated. In its 60-year history, the company has expanded with millwork, distribution, doors and window divisions – making Woodgrain the preferred leader in the construction and home building industry. With our long standing excellence in millwork manufacturing, Woodgrain has grown to be one of the largest millwork companies in the world.

At Woodgrain Millwork, we stand for “Quality. Value. Service.”

  • Quality – Our customers have the comfort of knowing they receive product consistency through our profile templates used in the manufacturing of the tooling and knives needed in the manufacturing process. All Woodgrain mills also manufacture to the West Coast WM standards, furthering our commitment to consistency and quality.
  • Continuous Improvement – Continued investments in state of the art manufacturing technology allow for tighter tolerances throughout the manufacturing process. This also drives standardization to reduce costs whenever possible.
  • Value Out of the Board – Woodgrain maximizes yield and recovery of the wood while promising exceptional value through product and service solutions.
  • Customized Solutions – Woodgrain Millwork is committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. Through collaborative partnerships, we deliver customized solutions for the products you want with the service you deserve.

To learn more about Woodgrain’s divisions, capabilities and benefits for your business, visit woodgrain.com.

Barry Dale

Woodgrain Distribution is proud to introduce our new, refreshed website showcasing our unique product mix and “best in class” service offering.

Here is an overview of what you will find:

Product Finder: By quickly filtering through thousands of products ranging from traditional moulding to decorative moulding and doors, customers and homeowners can easily find the perfect products for their home.

Our product mix includes:

  • Moulding
  • Exterior Moulding
  • Finished Elegance®
  • DecraMold®/BlockShop®
  • Dowels & Prefinished Ash
  • Boards
  • Doors

Gallery: Get inspired with our photos! The Gallery provides design inspiration for every room using before and after photos and moulding build-up options.

Resources: We are dedicated to supporting our customer’s efforts in selling to their customers. Useful resources include marketing materials, installation techniques, as well as finishing recommendations.

Customized Solutions: Woodgrain Distribution is committed to delivering the products our customers want, the quantity they want, when they want it, where they want it, and with the service package they want. We believe there is a customized solution to fit every need for our customers and outline our value-added services.

Dealer Locator: Find where to buy Woodgrain products through our intuitive Dealer Locator.

Check out our new and improved website at woodgraindistribution.com:

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Greg Easton

Woodgrain Millwork is proud to announce the addition of our newest plant in Lenoir, North Carolina. This facility is Woodgrain Millwork’s sixth domestic mill and seventh mill total. With the support of the local community and the Caldwell County Economic Development Council, we celebrated our opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

Woodgrain has a long history of product innovation and investment in technology. Our investment in technology in this mill will optimize the yield from the lumber and allow us to compete with global manufacturers. We will be manufacturing lineal primed moulding at this mill, with a focus on East Coast distribution within a 500 mile radius.

Throughout the construction and renovations to the mill, Woodgrain has been committed to contracting and purchasing from local companies as much as possible. Over the last year in Lenoir we have:

  • Installed the manufacturing equipment
  • Started production of moulding
  • Grown from 1 to 90 employees
  • Increased production to half of the mill’s capacity

Over the next year, we look forward to doubling our production, while increasing efficiency and reaching our full manufacturing potential. Woodgrain Millwork is proud of this latest investment, not only in a new millwork facility, but also in the Lenoir community. Thanks to all those who have worked diligently to get this facility up and running!

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Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is attending the 50th Annual Association of Millwork Distributors Convention next week. Come visit us:

Tuesday, October 21-Wednesday, October 22
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL
Booth 209

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) has been the acknowledged leader in the millwork distribution industry for almost half a century. Through AMD, Woodgrain has the opportunity to network with other leading influencers within the industry, as well as showcase our product/service offering and continue learning about the specialized needs of our customers.

Join us next week as we unite and collaborate with the most successful millwork industry professionals!

Joe Wettstein

Woodgrain Millwork is excited to announce the partnership with OrePac to distribute Finished Elegance® on the West Coast. Finished Elegance by Woodgrain is an interior moulding that is coated (Not Painted) on all four sides resulting in easier installation, better wear and tear within a home and a silky-smooth furniture finish.

OrePac is a wholesale building materials supplier providing product, sales, and technology solutions to the shelter industry. OrePac will be focused on introducing Finished Elegance to the independent dealer market and working with the dealers to show builders and contractors how Finished Elegance can save them time and money with its No Painting Required complete solution. The primary market territory for OrePac will be Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

Finished Elegance’s distribution philosophy is to work with a distributor to establish a viable and growing presence in a market. Woodgrain carefully selects distributors and primary market territories to minimize direct competition with other distributors of Finished Elegance branded products.

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Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is proud of our history and tradition of manufacturing quality moulding and millwork products for our customers. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we wanted to share some photos of Dame Lumber and Moulding back in the beginning. Looking back at the photos reminds me of how far we have come as an organization not only in our product offering but also in our manufacturing processes.

Enjoy.

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Kelly Dame

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, I find myself looking back at what we’ve accomplished and what lies ahead.

When my dad started the company in 1954, I don’t think he could have dreamed of where we’d be today. In fact, Woodgrain wasn’t even our name back then. We were Dame Lumber and Moulding, a family-owned moulding mill in Utah. We started out small and simple and, over the years, have expanded our offering to create the global, multi-faceted company we are now. View our full company history at www.woodgrain.com.

We’re thankful to enjoy long-standing relationships with many of our clients. We wouldn’t have made it this far without them. Elevating the customer experience is behind every venture we pursue.

It’s an exciting time here at Woodgrain. Our new mill in North Carolina is gearing up to start production.  A new line of flawlessly designed shaker doors is being added to our collection. We are raising the standard on our windows by investing in a state-of-the-art powder coat paint line. And a beautiful new design has been rolled out for our product catalogs.

I look forward to building on our legacy and seeing where the future leads us. Here’s to another 60 years!

Brooks Dame

Are you doing your part to contribute to a safe, healthy and responsible working environment?

Did you know?1

  • One worker dies every 15 seconds
  • Over 2.3 million deaths occur due to occupational accidents or diseases
  • 160 million workers suffer from work-related illnesses
  • 4% of the world’s GDP is lost through work-related death, injury or sickness
  • The annual cost to the global economy for work-related accidents is $1.25 trillion

Seven percent of workplace fatalities reported in the U.S. occurred in manufacturing facilities and fifteen percent of workplace fatalities occurred in transportation and warehousing2. Additionally, more fatal work injuries resulted from transportation incidents (41%) than from any other occurrence in 20123.

Please do your part to ensure everyone’s safety. Employers and employees are equally responsible for preventative measures of occupational hazards.

Praise and reward safe behavior. Many times we tend to focus on those behaving unsafe without acknowledgement to those behaving safely. In some workplaces, employees are the ones who set the approved behavior, regardless of what the rules state. By praising safe behavior, the accepted behavior becomes that of which we encourage and promote.

Voice concern when necessary. We are equally guilty of contributing to a problematic situation if we chose to ignore hazardous behavior. Within reason and positive intentions, please report threatening behavior to the appropriate person.

Be alert. Be responsible. Be accountable. Your safety and security depends on it, as well as your peers. Be mindful and apply acute attention to detail just as you want your neighbor to do for you.

Woodgrain practices the following Commandments of Safety in our facilities:

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. You will achieve the level of safety excellence that you demonstrate you want.  Safety must be round the clock, every day of every year, 24/7/365.  Safety for yourself, your coworkers, and all others is your responsibility.  You should talk to an individual if you witness an unsafe act.  If the behavior continues, elevate up to someone in authority.

Everyone needs to comply with Safety Policies and Procedures. This includes PPE, LOTO, machine guarding, etc.  There is Zero Tolerance for failing to comply with LOTO, seat belt, machine guarding, violence in the workplace policies.

Be professional and respectful when communicating about safety.  Listen with an open mind and accept criticism knowing that your coworkers respect you and care enough about your health and safety to tell you when you are doing something unsafe.  Offer criticism in a respectful manner – talk to your coworkers as you would like to be talked to.

Respect machinery. If you put something in a machine’s way, it will crush it, pinch it, or cut it.  Make sure all guards are in place.  LOTO before placing any of your body in harm’s way. 

Operate equipment only if you are qualified. Tell your supervisor if you have never done the job.

Ask questions. If you are uncertain ask, don’t guess or assume.  If you are asked a question, make certain the person who asked understands the answer, don’t assume they do.

Practice good housekeeping. A clean work place is a safe workplace.  Don’t allow clutter and mess to affect your or your co-worker’s ability to work safely.

Use proper body mechanics. Use care and caution when lifting, bending, or reaching.  Most muscle and spine injuries are from over straining.  Get help lifting heavy or awkward loads.

Wear appropriate and sensible clothes. Choose footwear that is sturdy and suited to the type of work.  Avoid loose clothing or jewelry that could be caught in the machinery.  Keep long hair tied back.

Be prepared for an emergency. Know what to do in case of an incident that requires evacuation or EMT services.

Report near hits. The best way to avoid pain, suffering and expense due to injury is to prevent the incident from happening.  Reporting near hits and hazards enables us to correct or prevent the hazard and stop future incidents which could cause more serious injuries.

 

1International Labor Organization

2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

3http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfch0011.pdf

Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is excited to be attending the Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) event this year in Atlanta. We are networking with other top manufacturers and distributors of millwork products and services, and learning more about the specialized needs of our customers. As we embark on this opportunity to share best practices and meet with customers, we extend an invitation to you to come by Cobb Galleria and see us at Booth 409.

Reed Dame

Woodgrain Millwork has more than 55 years of product innovation, quality service, and business growth. One of the largest millwork operations today, Woodgrain is proud to be a family owned and operated company. Woodgrain combines the integrity of our employees with the quality of our products and services.

We are Woodgrain. We are a family of companies.

Woodgrain’s family of companies includes:
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Woodgrain Millwork
Woodgrain Millwork is one of the world’s largest moulding and millwork manufacturer and supplier dedicated to delivering “best in class” services and products to all customers. International and domestic mills are strategically located worldwide, offering multiple options to secure product with shorter lead times and flexible delivery options. Woodgrain Millwork’s diverse product offering includes:

  • Mouldings
    • Lineal fingerjoint and solid moulding
    • Boards
    • Decorative moulding – DecraMold® and Block Shop®
    • Flexible moulding – Flexgrain
    • Prefinish moulding – Prefinish Ash
    • Finished moulding – Finished Elegance®
  • Door shop components – LifeTech® and LifePlast®
  • Window parts

Woodgrain Chile
Woodgrain Chile is a moulding and door manufacturer located in Los Angeles, Chile. Woodgrain Chile is focused on manufacturing with top-of-the-line technology and continuously strives to add value to their products. They are among the top producers of millwork in Los Angeles, Chile.

Woodgrain Distribution
Woodgrain Distribution is a logistics company dedicated to delivering customized solutions for the millwork product mix and service options customers need at the lowest total cost of ownership. Woodgrain Distribution’s product sourcing strategy incorporates our own international and domestic mills, as well as contractual relationships with suppliers worldwide.

Woodgrain Doors
Woodgrain Doors is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardwood and softwood stile and rail doors. Combining quality craftsmanship with the highest quality raw materials, our doors are as durable as they are beautiful. Made in an array of attractive designs, and offered in 11 wood species or factory primed, Woodgrain Doors is sure to have interior and exterior doors to complement any home.

Windsor Windows & Doors
At Windsor Windows & Doors, value is built into every product – one look at a Windsor window or door and you’ll recognize its superior construction. A unique solution is offered for nearly every application through three distinct product lines:

  • Pinnacle Wood
  • Legend Cellular PVC
  • Next Dimension Vinyl

Ashworth Doors
Ashworth Doors offers finely crafted patio and entry doors connecting your most cherished indoor and outdoor spaces. All doors have been carefully engineered for structural strength and thermal performance. Ashworth Doors offers a large selection of customizable features and finishes to suit every lifestyle. The following doors are available:

  • French Doors
  • Venting Sidelites Entry Doors
  • Sliding Patio Doors

Monarch Windows and Doors
Monarch Windows and Doors takes pride in every product we make. Our windows and exterior doors fit the needs for residential, commercial, and architectural applications. Monarch offers wood, aluminum clad, and cellular composite windows along with wood, aluminum clad, fiberglass hinged exterior doors, and clad sliding doors.

Nature’s
Nature’s offers environmentally friendly and cost effective products for both your animals and home. All products are created from materials of saw dust, fine shavings and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products. Products include:

  • Fuel Pellets
  • Horse bedding: Shavings,  Mini Flakes and Pellets
  • Small animal bedding
  • Cat Litter

Visit our corporate website to learn more about Woodgrain’s family of companies.

Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is thrilled to announce the launch of our corporate website: www.woodgrain.com. This website encompasses all Woodgrain companies and showcases our products and services.

Visit our website at www.woodgrain.com to learn more about our family of companies.

We are Woodgrain!

Kelly Dame

Welcome to the We Are Woodgrain blog!

Maybe you’re a customer, partner, employee, friend or other member of the Woodgrain family. Whatever your relation, I welcome you here.

We are a strong company today because of great relationships. This blog is a place for us to engage with you, our extended family. Our goal is to create a place rich with dialogue where we share ideas, provide updates and feel inspired. Through this blog, we’ll extend our conversations and our brand – in a new way.

As I start this new chapter with the Woodgrain blog, I can’t help but think that 55 years ago, we were a small moulding mill in the town of Cedar City, Utah. Now we have dozens of locations and 3,000 associates spanning world wide. We’ve also expanded our service offering to include doors, door components, windows, and a variety of products for your horses and pets.

But some things, like our core values, remain the same. Whether you’re new to Woodgrain or a loyal friend, I’d like to tell you why I’m proud to be a member of the Woodgrain family.

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We are Woodgrain. We value:

Integrity. We hold ourselves to a high moral standard with virtue at our core. This standard continues to be the key driver of our success.

Servant Leadership. We aim to do what’s best for our company and the greater good. We are environmental stewards, using and reusing raw materials throughout our product offering.

Respect for People. After 55 years in business, we’re proud to be family-owned. We see our employees and customers as part of our family, and believe they should be treated with the same care and attention.

Continuous Improvement. As our company grows, we continuously seek new ways to improve ourselves while delivering quality products. We provide the best selection at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Exceeding Customer Expectations. The products we offer and people we serve are diverse, but our commitment to our customers is the same. From homeowners to pet owners to builders, we offer practical solutions that beautify homes. We aim to provide the best experience to every customer, every time.

I look forward to launching the next step in Woodgrain’s history with you on this blog. Please feel free to introduce yourself in the comments section below.