Installation Story: Union Stables

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Project: Union Stables | Seattle, Washington Union Stables was built in 1909 for the livery business of Benjamin & Maddocks and housed 300 horses who pulled street cars and fire engines, and hauled goods to and from Pike Place Market. In the fall of 2014 - 130,000 board feet of fir was removed from old ceilings and horse stall floors and delivered to Windfall Lumber. We re-milled the material to produce 10,000 sfq.ft. of flooring, bathroom vanities for five floors, countertops, desks and benches, which were installed in the renovated building. Architects and designers on the project included Weinstein A+U and Miller...

Exciting times for production and operations at Windfall Lumber!

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By Martin Bills, Production Manager With success comes recognition of limitations. In our case, we have needed to substantially upgrade our plant & facilities to allow for increased production capacity.  For the past couple of years we've been making the best use of our resources & machinery.  Now we are on the verge of knocking down walls and reconfiguring our production flow. Phase 1: We’re improving our work environments with increased dust collection capacity including sophisticated spark detection & air return systems.  We’ve outgrown our old system, so for us this is really cool! We are very excited about what...

Production with a melody...♪♫♫♪

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From my desk, I can see much of our production activity. The shipping department is the nearest. I like to look over the railing to see what is lined up for departure, both to admire our latest work and to make sure I get a chance to snap a picture to add to our photo gallery. Another reason I like to notice shipping department goings-on is to see the latest wrapping effort taking place.  Heriberto Barboza (he goes by Eddie) builds a custom palette and package for each product before it is ready to leave of our plant. There is...

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