ACS shop tour with Cabinet Makers Association a big success

ACS was pleased to host 50 visitors during the August 21 Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) shop tour held in conjunction with the International Woodworkers Fair in Atlanta.

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ACS was the first stop on the tour featuring three Atlanta companies. CMA members from across the country and Atlanta-area ACS friends and clients joined us.

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 We started the tour off by highlighting our state-of-the-art software, machinery, first-class material handling equipment and optimized shop layout. Along the way, we shared our knowledge of LEAN manufacturing, continuous improvement and our work cell approach to production.  One popular stop was our new edge bander, which offers us zero edge capability. We were proud of the positive feedback we received on the cleanliness and organization throughout the shop. Material handling and the overhead lifts for heavy panels were also discussed in depth.

“We’re so glad we could be part of the CMA tour,” says Don Clements, ACS’ owner. “It was great to meet so many of our woodworking peers and show them our operation. We learned from our conversations with our visitors, and we hope they learned something from us.”

 

For an virtual online tour visit (http://www.atlantacabinet.com)

 

If you’re ever in the area and want to visit our facility in our Buford, get in touch!

Got Scratches?

Got Scratches?

Removing scratches, cleaning, polishing and a little advice about StyleLite high gloss acrylics

I remember when I went to work for my dad over 40 years ago. I asked him how to deal with some laminate cabinets that had been scratched. His answer was simple, “don’t let them get scratched in the first place”. That’s good advice, but we still had scratches to deal with. Unfortunately, there is little or nothing that can be done with HPL. You replace the part or re-laminate.  We’ve added StyleLite high gloss acrylic panels to our line up and with a little effort, scratches can be polished out depending on the severity.

New Developments in Tooling for Shaker MDF Doors

Here at ACS, we’re always looking for ways to improve our machining process and quality.  Recently our friends at Guhdo asked if we were willing to try out some their new FOURCUT bit on for MDF Shaker doors.  (We’ll be offering these doors on our website shortly, stay tuned!). Of course we did, and we were happy with the results!  It left a very clean cut, and was quiet in operation. You can see the video here.

Technology Integration Fuels ACS Growth

Buford, GA: ACS Inc., a manufacturer of cabinet door and drawer fronts specializing in TFL and acrylic high-gloss material, credits recent growth to new technology being used on and off the shop floor. After creating and launching a customizable product configurator and shopping cart on their website, ACS is seeing increased interest and revenue from cabinet shops throughout the southeast. ACS’s e-commerce website is fully integrated with their ERP system and their CAD software.

Product Configurators in the Cabinet Industry

It is not a secret that small and medium size cabinet shops are cautiously scaling up to meet greater demand in 2018. With this said, component suppliers should not presume that more business will come their way without investment in proactive customer solutions. One such solution that is continuing to gain traction in the cabinet component industry is web-based product configurators connected to an e-commerce platform.