LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products and its parent company Universal Woods are constructing a new, $15 million greenfield manufacturing facility to help accommodate increased demand for its ResinDek engineered flooring panel and shelving products. Located in a suburb of Louisville, the plant will enable Cornerstone to increase its manufacturing output to more than double its current capacity.
“The new facility’s footprint is more than double the current footprint, enabling us to carry more inventory and manufacture products faster. That combined with a design that incorporates significantly more dock doors for shipping and receiving, will allow us to reduce lead times,” said Scott McGill, director of sales at Cornerstone.
The new facility, which the company expects will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2022, will be equipped with the latest state-of-the-art electron beam coating and curing equipment to produce ResinDek’s protective coating and finishes at higher rates and volumes, said Greg Doppler, inventor of the ResinDek flooring panel and president of Cornerstone. The new equipment also will allow for a wider array of opportunities to develop new products.
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products’ new facility, located at 264 Eiler Avenue in Louisville, will be staffed by the same production team working at the existing operation. In advance of its construction, Cornerstone added additional employees in 2021 in anticipation of the expanded production capacity.
Equipment is slated to be installed and commissioned throughout January 2022, with partial production beginning shortly thereafter. The new coating and curing machinery are scheduled for installation in the second quarter of 2022.
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