manufacturing

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.

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!

Millwork Employees Cutting the Ribbon 11-2014

Brooks Dame

Since 2011, Woodgrain Millwork has supported the Cub Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America in the long-standing tradition of Pinewood Derby® racing. First created in 1953 by Cubmaster Don Murphy as a way for his Scouts to enjoy friendly competition, the races have since taken off and reached immense levels of popularity for families across the US.

During the Pinewood Derby, each Cub Scout is given a block of pine wood, four plastic wheels and four nails to build the car of their dreams. The finished product must meet weight and length requirements to be able to fly down their scout pack’s track, but there are no limits on creativity. Scouts design their cars based on both speed and style, with models ranging from unfinished blocks to replicas of actual race cars. These wooden cars have been known to reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour thanks to ingenuity and creativity.

Woodgrain Millwork helps make these races possible through the manufacturing of the pine blocks used to build the Pinewood Derby cars. The manufacturing process begins when our optimizer develops the raw stock. From there, the finishing detail is produced in one pass on our sash cell. The rectangle profile is completed on our moulder before passing through a double end tenoner to install the axles and precision end trim to length. Using this process, Woodgrain has manufactured approximately 5.7 million derby car blocks in the past three years. What started out as a few pallets of pine blocks has now blossomed into multiple truckloads of Pinewood Derby car business.

Pinewood Derby

For more information on our specialty products and customized solutions, visit woodgrainmillwork.com.