Lockdowel in the News!
Kimball International on the leading edge
“We wanted to automate our material handling, machining and insertion of fasteners,” said Devillez. We went on a search for several months to find the companies that could help us. The turning point was our fastener decision as we wanted hidden fasteners for aesthetic reasons. More than just being a hidden fastener, we needed to be able to automate the process of machining and inserting the fastener. Of course, we also needed structural integrity that enables BIFMA testing standard compliance.
Kimball International on the leading edge
Machining and insertion of specially-designed Lockdowel fasteners is performed by a three-station Biesse FTT.
FULL ARTICLE: https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/kimball-international-leading-edge-automation
Florida cabinet company pivots to flat-packed casework
A Pro Edge Technology machine has been specially designed to process Lockdowel fasteners (metal or plastic), including H-Clips, Barbed Channel Locks, mini fasteners, snap fasteners and spring pins.
FULL ARTICLE: https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets/florida-cabinet-company-pivots-flat-packed-offerings
Lockdowel appoints Jason Howell CEO and president
HAYWARD, Calif. — Lockdowel Inc. has named Jason Howell its new CEO and president. Howell has served the woodworking industry for 21 years, including his last 10 years as president of Weinig Holz-Her USA.
With an MBA in International Business and a passion for organizational leadership, Howell brings new direction and insight to position Lockdowel manufacturing methods as the industry standard in furniture and cabinet construction.
“Jason is a business strategist and development expert with experience in growth management, industry analysis, process improvement, and tactical execution,” Lockdowel founder Fred Koelling said. “He completely aligns with Lockdowel’s purpose in that his passion for work is achieved through the success of customers.”
Now is the time for Lockdowel
Discover the Lockdowel Quality Assurance User Manual – Everything you Need to know for Lockdowel Success
From Router Bits to Construction Specs and all things in between, the Lockdowel Quality Assurance User Manual is the key to making your Lockdowel Glue-less, Tool-less, Channel Lock products:
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Jurgen Associates assembles 40 Hair Club styling stations in three hours
INDIANAPOLIS — Capital Construction tagged Jurgen Associates Inc. to create 40 styling stations that could meet their client’s aggressive 60 day deadline. The firm re-engineered the Hair Club’s 48 in. tall by 15.25 in. wide by 22.10 in. deep cabinet to allow for a clean modern look with lots of storage and a hidden counter. Using Lockdowel barbed channel locks Jurgen said it is able to sell the stations for 30% less. Assembly takes just four minutes per cabinet, according to the company. –more–
Fremont, CA – November 21, 2019 – Many companies are choosing to manufacture their own ready-to assembly (RTA) cabinets with Lockdowel fastening instead of paying sanctions and tariffs. “Once I paid the penalties imposed at the dock to get Chinese cabinets, it wasn’t worth buying them,” Ray Spore, Owner of King of Kitchens and Granite in Lake Worth, Florida says. “I decided we would start building cabinets ourselves, and Lockdowel was the way we would go.”
Lockdowel Announces New Ways to Reduce Costs Without Capital Investment – Lockdowel Component Providers
Fremont, CA – Lockdowel announces their new Cabinet Component Providers web page where customers can find companies offering woodworking components
for cabinets, fixtures and furniture with pre-inserted Lockdowel fasteners.
Lockdowel Component Providers machine and deliver flat-packed, Lockdowel-ready, custom wood components at a fraction of the time and cost it would take to self-manufacture, saving their customers significant labor and capital costs. With Lockdowel hidden fasteners already installed, cabinets, fixtures and furniture can be assembled quickly and easily, without the need for extra hardware or glue.
“Companies can choose how they want to implement Lockdowel and outsourcing makes a lot of sense for businesses that are on deadline needing to get a project completed fast,” Stephen P. Anderson, Lockdowel CEO says. “By outsourcing pre-inserted Lockdowel components, cabinet shops and fixture companies can discover the savings in labor and assembly Lockdowel offers without investing in CNC equipment or any other extra capital.” The companies providing Lockdowel components include (in alphabetical order):
Cut 2 Size Parts, Prescott, AZ;
Global Cabinet Supply, Hayward, CA; and
Ultimate Cabinet Components, Collinsville, OK.
Lockdowel receives global patents for Channel Lock Fastening System
July 29, 2019 | 11:35 am EDT
FREMONT, Calif. – Lockdowel Inc. announced it has received global patents for its Channel Lock Fastening System. The company said it has incorporated a security taggant within the Channel Lock Fasteners, enabling customers worldwide to ensure the purchase of authentic, Lockdowel products. Using a non-invasive handheld laser gun, Lockdowel said customers can authenticate their fastener quickly and easily; the United States patent number is 10,197,081. (more)
Dreamworks Cabinetry Uses Lockdowel Fastening to Save 75% in Transportation Costs
Fairbanks, Alaska – Dreamworks Cabinetry LLC is providing cabinets to two remote Alaskan schools by flat-packing the products with Lockdowel fastening, saving 75% on transportation costs. Once the cabinets arrive at the schools they can be assembled quickly and easily without screws or tools—just slide-to-lock!
Cabinets for the Shishmaref School, about 535 miles from Dreamworks Cabinetry in Fairbanks, will be transported via truck and ocean barge nearly 3000 miles before they arrive. Cabinets for Meade River School, 466 miles away, will be trucked up the “haul road” and flown in via C-130 Hercules Charter flights from Deadhorse, Alaska.
“To transport cabinets to Meade River, the freight bill on its own is a 75% savings,” Christopher Larrick, Dreamworks Cabinetry LLC, managing member says. “Fully assembled it would have cost $152,000, and with the cabinetry built in knock-down form it is only $38,000.”
The Lockdowel cabinetry for the Shishmaref school may outlast the island itself. “According scientists, the island of Shishmaref is eroding at an ever increasing rate and will be under water in the next 12-20 years,” Larrick explains. “All the infrastructure on the island will probably be gone in about a quarter of the the lifespan of the school building.”
See Dreamworks Cabinetry products, and learn more about their substantial savings in transportation by using slide-to-lock fastening, in Lockdowel booth #9074 at AWFS Fair 2019, July 17-20, Las Vegas.
Lockdowel Nominates the New Mini Barbed Channel Lock Fastener for AWFS Visionary Award
Las Vegas – Lockdowel is nominating the comapny’s new Mini Barbed Channel Lock for the 2019 AWFS Visionary Award. This slide-to-lock, tool-less fastener is a simple solution to fastening thinner boards – those that are ½ inch or less in thickness. This small fastener yields an amazingly strong bond resisting at least 70 pounds of pull force with a sheer force of 50+ pounds. Ideal for drawer boxes and cabinets, the new Mini Barbed Channel Lock makes assembly simple with Lockdowel slide-to-lock technology.
In addition, assembly is 60% faster compared to fastening with glue, dowels and screws. Once assembled, the Lockdowel Mini Barbed Channel Lock is completely invisible. These fasteners allow drawers and fixtures to quickly assemble and disassemble for easy storage and transport (then reassemble again)!
The AWFS Fair 2019 is in Las Vegas July 17-20. Lockdowel will be exhibiting in booth #9074.
Four years ago Lockdowel engineers invented the EClips slide-to-lock fastener design that cuts assembly time for cabinets, furniture and fixtures by 60%.
Lockdowel Fasteners Test Their Mettle with New AWI Standards
Manufacturing Greener and Leaner
Lockdowel Expands in Asia, Australia The Australian company HSA Heritage has announced that it will be incorporating Lockdowel‘s glue-less, tool-less, slide-to-lock fasteners in their high-quality, ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture designs. In addition, HSA Heritage will be the Lockdowel fastening distributor for Australia, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Japan. (-click link for more-)
PanelsFurnitureAsia.com Australia’s HSA Heritage Chooses Lockdowel for RTA Furniture
HSA Heritage Chooses Lockdowel for RTA Furniture http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/562119-hsa-heritage-chooses-lockdowel-rta-furniture/
Bella IMC Awarded 6,500 Cabinet Project https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/bella-imc-awarded-6500-cabinet-project
2018 Top Woodworking Network Videos https://www.magnetmail.net/actions/email_web_version.cfmep=UtsvwKvMNujt6LQbOKfs9J36HXclumR_Jid4vAlX8y5a-o8OBMdXEG36CqEIziO3tdgAnYVp-tECx3gsO8fTp3V0TuZ7VKy_oICRkP0vojveS3DdBWE8riNa2npt5roR
Chair Assembled in One Minute with Lockdowel System https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/video-chair-assembled-one-minute-lockdowel-system?utm_source=Real_Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=181227_DB&utm_content=DAILY%20BRIEF&utm_campaign=This%20year%27s%20top%20videos
Growing online furniture segment needs to meet customer expectations – Part I by Stephen Anderson https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/online-furniture-sellers-faced-challenges-growth-part
Growing online furniture segment needs to meet customer expectations – Part II by Stephen Anderson https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/growing-online-furniture-segment-needs-meet-customer-expectations-part-ii
Lockdowel Slides Excel in Tests http://www.woodezine.com/news_2018_11.html
Niches within niches: The future of cabinetry by Jeff Finney https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets/niches-within-niches-future-cabinetry
Lockdowel Drawer Slides Pass Performance Tests https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/lockdowel-drawer-slides-pass-awi-woodwork-institute-tests
FREMONT, Calif. — Lockdowel Inc. has announced the company’s snap-in drawer slides were tested by Integrity Testing Laboratories and have …
Lockdowel’s Drawer Slides Make the Grade https://www.woodshopnews.com/news/lockdowels-drawer-slides-make-the-grade
5 Tips for Developing New Products: Wood 100 Strategies for Success https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/wood-100/wood-100-winners/5-tips-developing-new-products-wood-100-strategies-success
Is your Business Plan on the Money? by John English https://www.woodshopnews.com/features/is-your-business-plan-on-the-money
Closet Outlet Captures Two CMA Wood Diamond Awards https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/closets/closet-outlet-captures-two-cma-wood-diamond-awards
RTA-C: Ready for a new category of casework https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/technology/rta-c-ready-new-category-casework
LAZY LEE Rotating Closets Announces the LAZY LEE Cruise Ship …Furniture Today– Lockdowel provides glue-less and screw-less fasteners, drawer slides and hinges for fas
Houston cabinet maker connects with hurricane-damaged homes https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/houston-cabinet-maker-connects-hurricane-damaged-homes
See these secret door bookshelves at IWF https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/iwf/iwf-products/see-these-secret-door-bookshelves-iwf
Murphy Door Creative Door Solutions to Exhibit in Lockdowel Booth … Furniture Today Aug 7, 2018
Lockdowel Automatic Inserter With Auto Loading https://view.e.aimmedia.com/?qs=5dcb0bfd15566c5b9fd5821748983e1c8529e1cd8a00af6bd869434e07b6c0a826a31cc8810acaa2577b3c1b8631658dcb2e3bbf764ec7e85d21b80b761d523e983dd1d92293811ffb3209aa3234e595
Oklahoma Cabinet Maker Jeff Finney Achieves 40 Under 40 Wood … Furniture Today Aug. 15, 2018
Lockdowel Invents Simple Fast Chair Assembly http://www.iwfatlanta.com/Press/Exhibitor/Recent
Lazy Lee creates new closet system for cruise ships http://woodworkingnetwork.com-Aug 29, 2018
Bella IMC to Unveil New Virtual Reality Room Design https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/iwf/iwf-news/see-virtual-reality-room-design-kiosk-iwf
Closet Outlet to Launch New Storage Solutions at IWF Lockdowel … http://www.furnituretoday.com/…/556068-closet-outlet-launch-new-storage-solutions-iwf-lo…
Lockdowel Invents Simple, Fast Chair Assembly — See it at Lockdowel … http://www.furnituretoday.com/…/555414-lockdowel-invents-simple-fast-chair-assembly-se…
Chair Assembled in a Minute with Lockdowel System https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/furniture/video-chair-assembled-one-minute-lockdowel-system
Bryan Koelling and Lockdowel http://www.woodandpanel.us/flipbook/2018/may_june18/html5/index.html?&locale=ENG&pn=1
Now you see it, now you don’t hidden fasteners all the rage in the cabinet making industry https://www.woodshopnews.com/features/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont
Lockdowel introduces double headed pin connector https://woodtech-woodshopnews-com.clients.501pm.com/news-desk/lockdowel-introduces-double-headed-pin-connector/?utm_source=woodtech-enewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=enewsletter
Lockdowel Simple Solutions for 1/2 inch and thinner boards https://www.cabinetmakers.org/news/lockdowel-simple-solution-for-12-inch-boards-and-thinner
Chris Corrales of CNC Factory to Speak at Cabinet Makers Association Event in Springfield, Missouri http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/554735-chris-corrales-cnc-factory-speak-cabinet-makers-association-event-springfield-missouri-friday-june-22/
LOCKDOWEL SIMPLE SOLUTION: NEW Double Headed Pin for Attaching to Flat Surfaces http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/554635-lockdowel-simple-solution-new-double-headed-pin-attaching-flat-surfaces/
Discover Lockdowel Fastening at Two San Francisco Bay Area Open Houses – Lockdowel May 23 and Vision Machinery May 24 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lockdowel-inc-open-house-may-23-tickets-45486133249?aff=ehomesaved
Lazy Lee USA Wins WMIA Wooden Globe Innovator Award with Lockdowel Fastening —WMIA Wooden Globe winners announced at WIC 2018 https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/wmia-wooden-globe-winners-announced-wic-2018
Lockdowel Offers New Evaluation Kit http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/552972-lockdowel-offers-new-evaluation-kit/
Biesse : Lockdowel to Demonstrate “Assembly Made Simple” at Inside Biesse North Carolina April 19 and 20 http://www.4-traders.com/BIESSE-SPA-93574/news/Biesse-Lockdowel-to-Demonstrate-Assembly-Made-Simple-at-Inside-Biesse-North-Carolina-April-19-an-26315220/
Increasing your cabinet shop’s capacity: When, why and how to do it by Jeff Finney https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets/increasing-your-cabinet-shops-capacity-when-why-and-how-do-it
Lockdowel President Bryan Koelling to Present at Cabinets & Closets Pasadena Educational Sessions https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets-closets-conference-expo/cabinets-closets-conference-expo-
Lockdowel Offers Closet Demo Kits https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets-closets-conference-expo/cabinets-closets-conference-expo-news/lockdowel-offers-closets-demo
Superior Cabinets by Vivladi Uses Snap-In Lockdowel Fastening to Complete Imaging Ctr http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/551595-superior-cabinets-vivaldi-uses-snap-lockdowel-fastening-
5 ways to increase cabinetry sales — Part 2 By Jeff Finney https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets/5-ways-increase-cabinetry-sales-part-2
New Shelf Tightner From Lockdowel https://www.woodshopnews.com/tools-machines/new-shelf-tightener-from-lockdowel