Interior design at old Parkland Hospital site, a
major project for FCS.
FCS does a lot of hardwood and veneer edgebanding. The large Polymac
Akron 855 edgebander is a heavy-duty
machine that does four-corner rounding. A premill station on the edgebander has worked well for hardwood
The large jobs done for Texas
Capital Bank and Crow Holdings
caused FCS to purchase the Akron 855
“Those two projects told us that
we’d need a high-end edgebander for
these panel jobs, which also included
custom mouldings, crown, base and
wood paneling,” Lewis says.
An Altendorf sliding table saw,
Whirlwind crosscut saw with TigerStop
John W. Davis, ASMP, DVDesign Group, Inc.
were purchased to handle specific
large jobs. FCS uses Alliance Millsoft
automated estimating and scheduling software, and plans to implement
J-MOS floor management software.
Microvellum is used for shop drawings
and cut tickets. FCS does all cutting,
assembling, edgebanding and finishing on-site, but outsources the veneer
A Selco EB108 Active panel saw has
been in use for more than a year.
“It provides speed of cutting and
accuracy,” Holden says. “It is a 14-foot-
long saw, so it can handle just about
any size of sheet and it is heavy duty.
A Komo VR512 router is used
for curves or odd shapes. A two-step
program allows it to cut and machine
in local landmarks
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