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A proud tradition

Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

43_proud_01When any kind of business is in existence for 121 years and much of its competition has fallen by the wayside, it must be doing something right. And, remarkably, when its product is made much like it was more than a century ago, it almost defies logic. But that is the story of Austin Organs Inc. of Hartford, Conn., which was founded in 1889 and is the builder of some of the most famous organs in the world.

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Doing what they do best

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

34_doing_01The owners of Nelson's Cabinets Inc. make it their priority to keep up with current styles and trends using the latest in computer design software, machinery and quality materials. Whether the project is a house full of cabinets or just a few, their attention to detail sets the company apart.

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You can take it to the bank

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

38_bank_01When considering a machinery purchase, the price and how to pay for it probably come to mind first. But before doling out cash or writing a check, read on.

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Risks and rewards

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

30_risksandrewards_01When Dale Hagerty purchased Cabinets by Charron in Escondido, Calif., in 1979, the deal included a small customer base, some basic machinery and a few anxious employees. It was hard, even for Hagerty, to imagine that the business would prosper for another 31 years and counting.

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Software that opens new doors

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 19 July 2010 00:00

36_software_01Woodworkers, including everyone from cabinetmakers to closet makers to carvers, greatly depend on the reliability and simplicity of their CAD programs. In turn, software design companies are continually enhancing their products and making them easier to use. These products can significantly boost productivity and the good news is they no longer require purchasers to have an engineering background. Perhaps the only dilemma is deciding which product to go with.

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