capabilities, what also sets Montbleau
& Associates apart from its competitors is the furniture quality finish on
products. Along with four Biesse
Viet sanders and a Robatech sander,
the company utilizes a Makor spray
system and Cefla Smartcoater EVO
roll coating system for environmentally
friendly, UV finishing.
“The finish is the difference between
an ugly piece of wood and a beautiful
piece of wood,” McDade said. “If you
have a really good finish department you
can take some pretty simple materials
and make them outstanding – and we’re
really good at that.”
Additional equipment includes
Homag case clamps and a Hocker dust
Investments have also been made
in the recently expanded manufacturing operations in San Diego, including
Hocker dust collection and briquetting
systems for wood waste management.
Like the south facility, the northern
operation is also highly automated.
Using software from Ardis, the Biesse
Winstore material inventory system can
be programmed to efficiently select
and transport the correct panels to the
Biesse Selco WNT panel saw. Once cut
to size, the parts are machined on one
of two Biesse Rover CNC machining
centers with 5-axis capabilities, and
banded on a Biesse Stream single-sided
“I’ve always found that machine
technology and handcraftsmanship
are synchronous – they blend together
very well, they play off of each other.
The machinery just makes producing
high-quality components very simple
The lush millwork creates a beautiful conference setting at the Pelican Hill Resort in California.
Continued... A furniture-quality finish is standard on all of Montbleau & Associates’ products.