Component Firm Acquired
By Wood Products Supplier
Greensboro, NC — CFP Components, a division of Columbia Forest Products, has acquired Cabinotch, a manufacturer of systems for assembling face-framed cabinet boxes that feature Columbia’s PureBond hardwood plywood, the companies announced.
Mike Lee, director of CFP Components, said that the acquisition of Cabinotch represents an extension of Columbia’s Forest Products’ cut-to-size operation.
“Ever since we first trimmed-down a piece of plywood for somebody, we’ve been asked to provide more and more value-added services to make life in the shop easier for our customers,” Lee said. “Through the Cabinotch offering, we can deliver a set of custom-sized American Hardwood parts – from the face frame through the sides, backs, bottoms, tops and shelves – that the fabricator can finish and assemble along with their doors and drawers.
“It supports the market shift toward outsourcing, and delivers production efficiencies that shop owners are quick to appreciate.”
Through a web portal, www.cabinotch.com, customers can register, then specify, face frame and interior face species, adjust sizes and order their cabinet box parts, which are then shipped directly to their shop.
Columbia said it is expanding awareness of the Cabinotch cabinet box system through promotion by the company’s network of independent wholesale distributors. Customers will continue to order their products online and receive them directly from the plant, the company added.
Columbia’s decorative interior veneers and panels are used in cabinetry, furniture, architectural millwork and commercial fixtures.