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Accurate Millworks



Accurate Millworks

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Project Type:
Existing
Location: Mercer County
Accurate Millworks, founded in January 2006, is leasing the Wood Education and Resource Wood Working facility in Princeton, West Virginia. The company has experienced skyrocketing growth. The number of employees has reached 25, and sales are expected to exceed $1 million in 2008, after only 32 months in business.

The company continues to meet the promise to primarily purchase from West Virginia sawmills in order to produce its custom hardwood moldings. Of the more than one million board feet of kiln-dried hardwood lumber it has purchased, over 90 percent was grown in West Virginia’s sustainable forests, and sawn and kiln-dried by West Virginia companies.

Accurate Millworks specializes in milling both basswood and poplar timber into decorative trim and window-covering components. The production/machining and priming/staining divisions are capable of milling up to one million lineal feet and finishing up to 300,000 lineal feet of beautifully coated patterns per month.

With the help of WorkForce West Virginia, Accurate Millworks hired a core of committed employees. Previously, most of the forest resource in West Virginia were milled into a final product out-of-state, so there were few West Virginia residents trained in manufacturing wood products. The company embraced the WorkKeys Testing Program, and using this valuable information placed unskilled individuals into positions of success.

Funds from the GGWFP were used to train the employees in both Lean Manufacturing and Value Stream Mapping. Also, specialized trainers were brought in to work directly with employees, teaching them the necessary skills to be competent operators of their company’s complex milling equipment.

The company strives to grow into an international distributor of high-quality wood components with sales of $5 million by 2011. This will require employing people who care about challenging work and creating products that will become beautiful, sustainable decoration for homes throughout the world. As President and Owner Robert Kinkaid said, “Partnering with WorkForce West Virginia gives us the resources needed to find and place quality employees to meet our highest aspirations.”
“Partnering with WorkForce West Virginia gives us the resources needed to find and place quality employees to meet our highest aspirations.”

Robert Kincaid, President and Owner