“2008: Paint booth, drying
chamber, air makeup units,
heat reclaim, Biesse
machining center. 2009:
From two to five shipping
docks plus 3,000 square
feet added shipping,
offices, dust collection” hoppers (grinder hog).
“We added a new product
platform in 2008 requiring specialized equipment not previously available
on our plant floor. Housing downturn has
required we become more flexible in existing product offerings and add more n”ew products, finishes and customization.
“Tranquility in the marketplace due to
the downturn in the economy demands
a cautious approach in 2009 and we are
looking at minimum”capital expenditures for the coming year.
“Adding more automated machinery
to improve production flow combining
with software”programs and automated conveyor line.
“Expenditures of both equipment and
plant renovation will be kept to a minimum because most of our equipment is
only three years old, and work lo”ad is too small to justify spending money.
Mostly equipment to im”prove our c “apacity and productivity.
UV finish equipment; packing eq”uip- m “ent; panel processing equipment.
“We will be looking for
some new technology and
equipment for ’09.
Will ”start research at IWF.
“Added automatic drill-
ing and dowel insertion
machine; case clamp. We
will double up/duplicate t”his line in late 2008/early 2009.
of facilities and
“Reduced capital spending – economic
driven with n”ew construction portion of the business. ●
Editor’s note: Susan Casson did the mail
survey and tabulated the results for this article.
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Looking only at the 21 companies that
responded to the survey both this year and
last, one can see that actual spending on both
equipment and plant was lower than planned,
with plant spending down sharply.
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