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Surface & Panel Podcast : Bert Clothier & John Aufderhaar

It is an honor to announce the release of the second episode of the Surface & Panel podcas...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Adapting and Responding to COVID-19

As of today, there are a total of 2.18 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United S...

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Laminate Works Featured in Q2 Surface & Panel Magazine

We are excited to announce that the Q2 edition of Surface & Panel magazine features an art...

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IWF 2020 Canceled

If you told us in January that almost every major event in 2020 would be canceled, we woul...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Discover Clean Surfaces for High Traffic Spaces

We are living in unprecedented times. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to think about innov...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

New Markets Deep Dive : VELOUR

The decision to begin considering new materials happened last year with the purchase of ou...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

What is a PRL Panel?

The term PRL Panel stands for (Polyurethane Reactive Laminate) Panel and refers to a finis...

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David StetlerDavid Stetler

20 Year Reflection: Just the Beginning

As we bring our 20th year to a close and begin our 21st year in business, we reflect on th...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Welcome to LW: Greg Kivett, VP of Sales

Laminate Works introduces Greg Kivett, Vice President of Sales. Greg has now been on the t...

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AIRPLY Ultra Light Core Cuts Weight up to 76%

Today, Laminate Works introduces a new product line for Specialty Substrates by launching ...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Introducing Laminate Works SURFACE SOLUTIONS for custom component parts

Today, Laminate Works introduces a new SURFACE SOLUTIONS program that gives their customer...

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The Most Advanced PUR Lamination Line for Composite Panels in North America Goes Online

After the sale of our panel based facility in Dallas, TX to Wilsonart in June of 2018 we w...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Achieve a Seamless, No Glue-Line Edge with Laser Edgebanding

We are excited to offer our customers the best in edgeband finish quality by introducing o...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

KBIS 2020 Recap

Over the past year we attended several of our industry’s largest trade shows in Atlanta, G...

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David StetlerDavid Stetler

What's your favorite part of your job?

Chet said his team. See what it's like working with a team who believes in each other and ...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Part of the Week : Unfinished Reverse Knife Edge Tops

We recently partnered with a large contract furniture manufacturer who was looking to impr...

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2019 Culture Round Up

As we begin a new decade and look forward to all that 2020 has in store for LW, we look ba...

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Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?

Derek said no. Find out why in the employee spotlight video below and learn more about Lam...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Wireless powered door lock debuts at CES

CES 2020 is happening right now, it's not typically a show the woodworking industry is dir...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Part of the Week : Markerboard Worksurfaces

This year we’ve been supporting a growing school furniture manufacturer looking to increas...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Would you get a company tattoo?

Freida said yes. Find out why Freida said she'd be willing to get a Laminate Works tattoo ...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Boring Challenging Component Parts to Perfection with Biesse's Vektor15

The Brema Vektor 15 is a vertical boring and drilling machine with dowel insertion capabil...

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Troy PontoTroy Ponto

Materials that can be bonded with our new PUR glue line

Our new PUR glue line is being installed in the back of our plant right now. We couldn’t b...

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David StetlerDavid Stetler

Our New IMA Performance One Laser Edgebander Runoff

We're in Germany this week to see our new laser and PUR edgebander run parts and make sure...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

What we learned about our manufacturing costs from building a deck

This year, in an effort to streamline our expenses and further perfect our ongoing process...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

2019 Annual LW Company Picnic

This past weekend we hosted our annual LW company picnic. We look forward to this event ev...

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Welcome to LW: David Stetler, VP of New Markets

We have another new member that we are excited to introduce in the Welcome to LW series. D...

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Our Customers, Vendors and Employees Reflect on 20 Years of Memories

We’re back with another blog in our 20th Anniversary series. If you missed the others, you...

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Who would you team up with in a zombie apocalypse?

  Kyle said he'd pick a co-worker. Find out what it's like to work with team members you'd...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

What we saw at AWFS 2019

If you have been following our updates throughout the end of last year and this year so fa...

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Welcome to LW: Troy Ponto, VP of Operations

We're kicking off our new blog series “Welcome to LW” by interviewing our VP of Operations...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

What is PUR Hot Melt Adhesive?

For our purposes, and in the woodworking industry, PUR adhesive is a short way of saying t...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Plant Managers Get Schooled in Edgebander Operator Training

In April, our edgebanding manager visited our manufacturing partner, IMA Schelling, at the...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Top 20 New Customer Questions from the Past 20 Years

Every one of our loyal customers started at the same place, and many of them with the same...

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LIGNA 2019 Recap

We spent three days taking in all we could at the vast Hannover fairgrounds during this ye...

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LIGNA 2019 : Anticipating the Show

LIGNA is named the world’s leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, m...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Part of the Week : Contour Edgebanded Booth End

We hear from our customers on a regular basis that the quality of our contour edgebanding ...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Manufacturing Happens: Slatwall Catches Fire

It’s safe to assume that most of us would like to think we have it all figured out—all the...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Part of the Week : 2" table leg with cable channels for collaborative table system

Last year a trusted and loyal customer of ours brought us a challenge, they wanted to make...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

20 Things You Didn't Know About Laminate Works

This year marks our 20th anniversary, so we think that calls for celebrating all year long...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

10 Strategies to Help Woodworkers Build an Effective Tariff Response Plan

The United States Government is engaged in a volley of tariffs with major global trading p...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

Outsourcing Work Surfaces Provides Time to Innovate

Finding time to test and optimize manufacturing processes while already running at capacit...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Top 5 Reasons to Build an Outsourced Stocking Program

When you think about a stocking program, what comes to mind? Stacks of raw material sittin...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

2018 Culture Roundup

You have your friends, and then you have your “work friends.” You see each other in the of...

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Olivia ClothierOlivia Clothier

Laminate Works Featured in Surface and Panel Magazine

We are excited to announce that an article featuring Laminate Works was published this mon...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

We went shopping at IWF 2018

The International Woodworking Fair is the premiere showcase for everyone who supplies mach...

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Laminate Works Doubles Down on Aggressive National Growth Plan with Sale of its Laminated Panel Facility in Dallas to Wilsonart

(July 18, 2018—Lenexa, Kansas) Laminate Works, Inc. announced an agreement today to sell i...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

NEOCON 2018 — Manufacturing Trends

We’re never quite sure how to handle NEOCON. Should we do a booth? Do we try to host a cus...

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Travis McElhanyTravis McElhany

A NEW Customer-centered Approach to Calculating Quality On Time

INTRODUCTION In early 2016 our management team attended a two-day workshop to kick-off a n...

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Restaurant Booth Ends Outfitted for a 600+ Location Remodel

How do you consistently deliver booth ends parts when deadlines are shorter than productio...

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Expanded capabilities in our Kansas City facility

In September of 2017, we started the process of adding new machinery and reconfiguring our...

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