6 di;erent widths
21/2" thick x 10" or 12" deep
FOR THE ULTIMATE FINISHING TOUCH
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turn-key hood systems
variety of styles and options
single and double
its name is primarily a kitchen cabinet manufacturer. Based
in High Point, North Carolina, the company was founded in
1906 by Julius Everett Marsh Sr. and is celebrating its 110th
KCMA attendees received a thorough briefing on Marsh
Furniture’s corporate revision that began 10 years ago – on its
“Like many of you, Marsh has reinvented itself,” CEO Molly
Marsh Brugh told KCMA plant tour attendees. “Our factory
and manufacturing processes are transformed.”
The company used value stream mapping to improve the
efficiency of its operations, said Edwin Underwood, COO.
“Marsh builds one kitchen at a time,” he said, and looked
to abandon its two block-long mass assembly lines. “These
changes did not come easily,” he added.
In what the firm described as its Lean Manufacturing
Journey, and executed through several value-stream mapping
efforts and Kaizen events, Marsh Furniture’s multi-floor plant
now features automated panel processing, cellular assembly,
as well as a retooled finishing operation.
Today, Marsh Furniture produces approximately 10,000
cabinets per week at its 720,000-square-foot factory. The
company also operates Marsh Lumber, a 135,000-square-
foot dimension mill in Pamplico, South Carolina, and has 642
Marsh team members.
Marsh Furniture also operates five Marsh Kitchens retail
locations throughout North Carolina and has 700 dealers
located throughout the United States. Among its offerings
are cabinets in an assortment of trending paints, stains, and
glazes, and a broad array of door styles. Product species include maple, oak, cherry, birch, and ash in both traditional and
full overlay configurations.
Visit to Hafele America’s hardware facility
Among the suppliers on tour was Häfele America Co., which
manufactures and markets a wide variety of products including: LED lighting systems, kitchen organization, decorative
hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and
Attendees got a closeup look at Marsh Furniture’s cabinet operation.