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Your Design Project's Timeline: Vendor Selection

You did it. You got the bid. Now it’s time to set the wheels in motion to move from the <i>yes</i> to project completion. And, as an interior designer or …

Project Management

What is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean principles are derived from the Japanese manufacturing industry. It isn’t a trendy term that the manufacturing industry or anyone in production …

Manufacturing

Start Seeing These Unseen Costs from Material Suppliers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your material suppliers perform an integral part in the supply chain. By supplying the materials your company uses to complete their work, you come …

Infographics

How Material Quantity Variance Affects You

As someone tasked with researching, procuring, and obtaining materials and components necessary for your line of business, how savvy are you with the …

Selling

How to Find the Right Vendor Fast

There are plenty of raw materials vendors—but quickly finding one that meets your product needs, turn time requirements, and budget can be …

Project Management

Quality, Consistency, and Repeatability - Why They Matter to Your Process

Finding quality turned wood from vendors that matter to your project isn't easy. It would be great if we could determine the quality and value of a …

Woodworking

Communication: What Not to Do with Your Vendor

They say the customer is king. This is true; however, it is also imperative to know how to indulge speech with your vendors, suppliers, and others …

Woodworking

Five Trends to Watch in the Hospitality Industry this Year

The global hotel industry revenue is predicted to reach $550 billion in 2016. As an obvious prediction, expect to see technology further influence …

Hospitality

Serenity & Texture: 2016 for a Designer’s Workbook

As you take a look at the year past and think about the year ahead, one thing is for certain. It's time for a change. Design trends for 2016 are sure …

Interior Design

Custom Wood Parts – Turnings, Curved Pieces, and Sourcing the Odd and Unusual

Are you in charge of the construction or design of a building and want custom made stairs? You are in good company with Glacial Wood. We are a custom …

Woodworking

The Future of Stair Building: Innovative Designs for the 21st Century

Staircases are the main heart of your home. Yet, many people don't realize just how important stairs are for the overall design and comfort level of …

Architecture

Our House of Lean: an Infographic

We talk about lean manufacturing quite often when we refer to our business because we believe it’s unique to our process. And, it’s also a probably …

Project Management

How Lean Manufacturing Benefits Stair Builders Across the Country

Staircases are meant to connect two levels of a home or building. They are a gateway of sorts that allow you to enter into a whole new environment …

Manufacturing