By Glacial Wood / July 14, 2016

The Glacial Blueprint: What to Expect

Partnering with an “actual” manufacturer might be something you’re considering. But, why is this a benefit for you – why not just order from a catalogue? Partnering with a manufacturer gives you the in-side scoop on the process your product will go through, while still having a say in it. 

At Glacial Wood, we let every customer know what our process looks like and fill them in on our little secret:when it comes to the product you want manufactured…there’s no limit with Glacial Wood. You truly have endless options at your finger tips. With our years of experience, custom process, and lean manufacturing procedure – we craft whatever you want, and manufacture it efficiently. Read on to learn more about what you should expect when you partner with Glacial Wood. 

EXPECT TALENT

We have to toot our own horn for just a minute. Because, with over 80 years of combined wood crafting and fabrication experience, we think it’s important that you know about it. Our team’s many years of experience has helped us build reliable products and long-term partnerships with our customers. Glacial Wood is not your average woodworking company or your average manufacturer – it’s better. 

Looking for proof? download this free case study on one of our collaborations

When you place your trust and expectation in Glacial Wood, what you see is what you get. Our team uses a unique process that will bring your ideas to life, while keeping costs low for you or your client. We work hard, and we bring our A-game to every meeting, project, and final product. You should know that what we sell, what we provide, and what we promise will be crafted/manufactured from our facility with quality, every time. That is our promise to you. 

EXPECT CUSTOM 

We eat, breathe, and live custom projects. Glacial Wood doesn’t sell from a catalog or inventory; we produce one-of-a-kind quality products, 100 percent of the time. Through our custom process, we find out what custom really means to you and how we can work with you to craft a product that “fits” with your ideas. Bring in a drawing, picture, or actual part and we will manufacture your unique and custom wood product. 

Why does custom matter? Whether you’re buying for yourself or for your client, custom products are different from catalog products. If it looks and feels like a catalogue product – it is one, and people can tell. The importance of design and quality are two things that set Glacial Wood’s custom process apart from other manufacturers. At Glacial Wood, our team has no limit – bring in any unique style or crazy idea, and we will work with you to create it.

Meet John Wuollet. He is our production leader at Glacial Wood and has been bringing ideas and solutions to our table for 22 years! He works with more than 30 craftsmen on the production floor to ensure top-of-the-line products are being manufactured. 

EXPECT LEAN 

We are a lean manufacturer. When we work, we also eliminate seven different types of waste that tend to slow other manufacturers down. From overproduction to inappropriate processing and excess stock of inventory, Glacial Wood’s team uses lean manufacturing to eliminate elements that cause higher cost and production time. How does this benefit you? You won’t spend time waiting on operators and machines, or see defects in quality – you’ll see a company with a streamlined process that produces quality products you’ll want more of. 

What’s the best part about lean manufacturing? It never stops. A company that uses lean manufacturing continuously finds ways to improve their manufacturing process and become even more lean. Companies like Porsche, Toyota, and Boeing have also used lean manufacturing to bring stability and benefits to their company and manufacturing processes. Trust us when we say it works. It’s a repeatable process that we use at Glacial Wood, and we’ll continue to use as long as it benefits the customer and their manufacturing needs. 

Working with Glacial Wood gives you access to knowing how your product is manufactured and having a say in it. You get to be a part of a partnership that you don’t get when you order from a catalog. Our process is different – and we’re proud of that. Contact us if you have any questions, want to learn more about us, or are curious about the opportunities we could provide for you and your business. 

We can help you find the best pricing options for your custom project.