Who knew that a new lumber stacking machine could be so exciting? Aacer recently added a new line for stacking lumber. Before this upgrade, the process was very labor intensive. The work was done in our lumber yard (sometimes in inclement weather) and required our employees to lift and handle each board individually. Now the bulk of that heavy work is done by machine - making the work environment safer and less strenuous for our employees.
In addition to better working conditions and safety, this machine also increases our efficiency. We can now output twice as much lumber in ten minutes compared to what it took one person to do in 1 hr.
Watch this short video showing the process.
Now that this upgrade is complete, we are moving on to the addition of our prefinished line. Work on the project should commence within the next 2 weeks. Check back here for updates on that project.
With summer comes a rise in humidity and for wood floors it’s a time of expansion. As the humidity rises, the artificial expansion rows in a floor will close and even the spaces along the edges of the floors may shrink. In some cases, slight cupping may occur. However, none of this will affect the playability of the floor because each condition is only temporary and will disappear as the humidity returns to normal or the flooring acclimates to the conditions.
The best way to ensure that your floor does not experience any major issues is to make sure the HVAC is continually maintaining the environment. If you don’t have a HVAC system that is able to condition the air, create some kind of constant air movement to keep major issues from arising.
If you have any further questions or concerns, contact your Aacer Certified Installer or Regional Manager.
(June 8, 2015, Peshtigo, WI) Aacer Flooring, a manufacturer of true northern solid hardwood flooring, is pleased to announce expansion plans to add a prefinished line to their Peshtigo, WI facility. This addition will increase their manufacturing footprint from 300,000 sq ft to 315,000 sq ft. Groundbreaking is scheduled to start July 2015 with full production reached January 2016.
For several years, Aacer Flooring has partnered with an outside vendor for their prefinishing work. “Bringing a Prefinished Line on-site has been a long-term goal of Aacer. It just makes sense. The timing is right – we have owners who recognize the importance of investing in the company along with a dedicated and supportive customer base. We view this capital investment as a win-win for all – our customers, community and the company.”, says General Manager, Ray Webb.
Having the prefinished line housed in Peshtigo will give Aacer greater control over quality, color and lead-times. The collection of these features will give Aacer a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Aacer Flooring is a privately owned family business headquartered in Peshtigo, WI. Aacer Flooring is a leading manufacturer of northern hardwood flooring for the sport & recreation, residential and commercial markets. With a 300,000 square foot, environmentally controlled manufacturing facility and 14 kilns, all material is kiln-dried, milled and graded to precision on-site. Aacer also supplies sub-floor systems and synthetic flooring to the sports & recreational market. Aacer products can be found installed throughout the world. To learn more about Aacer Flooring, visit www.aacerflooring.com or call 715-582-1181.
We are extremely excited to announce our expansion plans of bringing a prefinished line in-house. This addition will increase our manufacturing footprint from 300,000 sq ft to 315,000 sq ft. Groundbreaking is scheduled to start July 2015 with full production reached January 2016.
For several years, we've partnered with an outside vendor for our prefinishing work. Bringing a Prefinished Line on-site has been a long-term goal of Aacer. It just makes sense. The timing is right – we have owners who recognize the importance of investing in the company along with a dedicated and supportive customer base. We view this capital investment as a win-win for all – our customers, community and the company.
Having the prefinished line housed in Peshtigo will give us greater control over quality, color and lead-times. The collection of these features will give us a competitive edge in the marketplace.
Aacer Flooring loves to hear where our Aacer Certified Dealers are installing floors and the stories behind them. The Sports Flooring Group (Monroe, NC) was chosen to rebrand the Stratford Richardson YMCA gym floor in Charlotte from Bobcats to Hornets. (An Aacer Flooring ScissorLoc system had previously been installed).
The YMCA is named after two men who led and gave unselfishly to this community, Mr. Stratford and Mr. Richardson. When the Charlotte NBA franchise decided to return their name to the Hornets, they and the YMCA looked to Sports Flooring Group to do the work. To see how Sports Flooring Group gets it done, watch this video. Nice job!
Intermountain Wood hosted their annual "Flooring Days" May 20th at their Boise location. Aacer Flooring was happy to be invited to participate. IMW had a great turnout! Could this mean the economy is bouncing back?
NWFA 2015 – St. Louis was excellent! The show was full of electricity and excitement at a level we hadn’t felt since Ft. Lauderdale (2008). We had great conversations with familiar faces and new – all seemed to be optimistic about the coming year. Prefinished was the topic of many of these conversations.
NWFA did an excellent job organizing and commemorating their 30th anniversary. The exhibit hall, training classes, speakers and the baseball game were phenomenal.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Charlotte in 2016!
Please join us in welcoming Kate Wagner to Aacer Flooring as our Customer Service Representative. Kate’s outgoing personality, attention to detail and ability and gets tasks done quickly made her the ideal candidate for this position (plus she knows a thing or two about Harley’s). She will be managing the Distribution accounts and assisting with Sports. Call or email Kate to introduce yourself. She can be reached at katew@aacerflooring or 715-582-1231.
Jeff Williams, Aacer's Director of Sports, will be giving our AIA presentation, Sports Flooring Design, at the AIA Convention in Atlanta. Catch his session on Thursday, May 14th at 3:45. Can't make it? Stop by our booth (#1371) for an Expo Chat.
For more information on AIA or to register, click here: http://convention.aia.org/event/
Hope to see y'all in Atlanta!