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April 2020

Discover the Lockdowel Quality Assurance User Manual – Everything you Need to know for Lockdowel Success

https://lockdowel.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026571813-Factory-Quality-Standards
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:
-Sturdy
-Easily and Quickly Assembled, and
-Cost Effective

Avoid frustration and enjoy manufacturing the smartest, most labor-saving method of constructing wood products today. It’s free, it’s here and it’s correct. In PDF form for all to enjoy, feel free to pass this email on to your coworkers and industry friends.

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In today’s environment we are working with fewer employees, margins are getting tighter, competition is getting fiercer and robotics is expensive. Lockdowel is the quick way to dramatically increase profits for a very small investment.

Lockdowel has been helping companies achieve higher productivity, with reduced headcount, for over four years. Now is the time to increase your Lockdowel product offerings. ANSI/BIFMA certified, Lockdowel’s construction:

1) Allows at least 60% faster assembly. Many companies assemble in a small fraction of the time required for screws and glue.

2) Eliminates post laminating.

3) Gives furniture a smooth and modern look without any visible hardware.

4) Enables flat-pack shipping, and easy furniture and cabinet assembly at the job-site, or by the consumer.

5) Offers large and small fasteners for over-sized panels, very small shelving, and products of all sizes. (1/2″ to 3/4″ material and greater)

Get ahead of the competition by implementing Lockdowel NOW, and be ready when our economy bounces back in waves. Since Lockdowel has been integrated into most woodworking software, converting products is easier than ever.

We truly appreciate each of our Lockdowel customers. If there is anything we can do to help through this trying time, please let us know. Together, we can do more with less!

Email us at:

info@lockdowel.com

See our new Quality Standards Manual here: https://lockdowel.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026571813-Factory-Quality-Standards

March 2020

 

Woodworking Network

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

January 2020

November 2019

Cabinet Makers Turn to Lockdowel Assembly Instead of Paying More for RTA Components from China

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.”

October 2019

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):   

Bella IMC, Huntertown, IN;
Cut 2 Size Parts, Prescott, AZ; 
Global Cabinet Supply, Hayward, CA; and 
Ultimate Cabinet Components, Collinsville, OK. 
To see the complete listings and descriptions of Lockdowel Component Providers go to: www.lockdowel.com/component-providers/

September 2019

Architectural Products

How architectural woodworker, Lifetime Design, offsets tariff hikes

August 2019

Deer Park, NY– Lifetime Design Corp announces they have fully adopted Lockdowel pre-inserted fastener technology for cabinetry and panels. To offset the tariff hikes on building materials, the Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) QCP Licensed,commercial millwork company is using Lockdowel pre-inserted, slide-to-lock fasteners to reduce headcount for specialized labor.

July 2019

Woodworking Network

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)

June 2019

Woodworking Network

Alaska’s Dreamworks Cabinetry uses flat-packing to serve remote schools

sponsored image 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.

Dreamworks Cabinetry LLC, Fairbanks, AK  – 907.459.0311- dreamworksalaska@alaska.netDreamworksAlaska.com

 

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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.

May 2019

Woodworking Network
Four years ago Lockdowel engineers invented the EClips slide-to-lock fastener design that cuts assembly time for cabinets, furniture and fixtures by 60%.

Four years ago Lockdowel engineers invented the EClips slide-to-lock fastener design that cuts assembly time for cabinets, furniture and fixtures by 60%.

April 2019

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Lockdowel Fasteners Test Their Mettle with New AWI Standards

FREMONT, CA — Lockdowel is testing their fasteners to pass eight new AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute) standards for commercial and …

Furniture Today

Go Green with Lockdowel
Lockdowel Tool-less, Glue-less Fasteners Make Furniture, Cabinet and Store Fixture
Manufacturing Greener and Leaner
Lockdowel Inc., makers of slide-to-lock fastening for wood products, is inspiring manufacturers to produce goods in an innovative, more environmentally friendly way. Products assembled with Lockdowel fasteners can be reused in that they can be disassembled, stored and used again.
https://www.furnituretoday.com/ft-bulletin-board/go-green-with-lockdowel/

March 2019

Woodezine News

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

February 2019

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Australia’s HSA Heritage tabs Lockdowel for RTA Furniture   PERTH, Australia – HSA Heritage announced it is incorporating Lockdowel fastening for their ready-to-assemble furniture designs. In addition …

HSA Heritage Chooses Lockdowel for RTA Furniture http://www.furnituretoday.com/article/562119-hsa-heritage-chooses-lockdowel-rta-furniture/

January 2019

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December 2018

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November 2018

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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

October 2018

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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

September 2018

Lockdowel Names Stephen P. Anderson CEO http://surfaceandpanel.com/News/News/lockdowel-names-stephen-p-anderson-ceo#sthash.3D7Y0DGT.dpbs

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

August 2018

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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

July 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

 

June 2018

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

Panel Fastener http://www.woodezine.com/news_2018_06.html

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/

May 2018

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 

April 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

March 2018

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

February 2018

New Shelf Tightner From Lockdowel  https://www.woodshopnews.com/tools-machines/new-shelf-tightener-from-lockdowel

May 2017

Lockdowel EClips fasteners allow Bella IMC to streamline cabinet manufacturing

Bella cabinets held open house and tech tour demonstration

Pro Cabinet Solutions Chooses Lockdowel Assembly to Increase Revenues without Increasing Manpower

VTM Debuts Stema Lockdowel CNC Insertion Machine at AWFS in Las Vegas July 19-22

Vision Machinery Manufacturing Solutions Showroom Grand Opening in Sacramento May 17—Demos from Lockdowel, Biesse, Cabinet Vision and More

Regency Furniture Launches Niche Cubo Featuring Lockdowel-easy-assembly Online at Staples, Walmart and Amazon

April 2017

Bella IMC to demo Omal Lockdowel insertion machine at May 18-19 open house

Pillar Machine Builds New Lockdowel HPLD-Eclips Drill and Insertion Machine to Unveil at Hermance Expo May 10 and 11

Bella IMC Unveils the Omal Lockdowel Insertion Machine for Cabinetry at Their Tech Tour May 18 and 19

The Original ScrapBoxTM Cuts Build Time by 70% with Lockdowel Fastening

March 2017

Lockdowel Fast Cabinet and Furniture Assembly Workshop and Open House

Murphy Door uses new fasteners for bookshelf doors

Murphy Door Chooses Lockdowel Fastening for Ease of Assembly