Updates from HWI

This past month we have had a few new things going on, here’s a quick outline:  we received and installed our new edgebander, have started the long process of switching to a new system for scheduling and material tracking, and have received more price increases on our white melamine, and Formica laminate.  All of these things (except the price increases)  …

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News from HWI

This month we have a few new things happening here! Our new edgebander is arriving on the 10th, with installation on the 17th.  We are very excited to be getting new machinery, as this will reduce our downtime for repairs that we had on our old machinery.  But along with the good there is usually some bad.  That bad happens …

Manufacturing Report

The month of August has brought us yet another increase in the demand for manufacturing.  This makes it the 15th consecutive month of growth in the manufacturing economy.  This is good, but also has negative effects.  Not to be the pessimist here, but these negative effects are obvious even to the minimalist consumer.  Shortages of raw materials, extraordinarily long lead …

The Rise of Monochrome

We have compiled a list of the trending top colors and hardware choices for 2021.  2021 has brought on its new colors and styles, especially the Pantone colors of the year (2021) Ultimate Gray, and Illuminating.  We are seeing variations of this theme over and over!  We have seen a definite rise in the use of grey toned woodgrains, both …

Updates at HWI

Due to the rapid changes in the woodworking industry, you may see a lot of updates from us on this page, on our blog on our website, and on our LinkedIn page.  We will continue to use these spaces to keep our customers and readers up to date with the many happenings at HWI.   The first thing to be …