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cabinetry. Grass America’s campus features 190,000-square-
feet of manufacturing and warehouse space and employs 215
Part of the Würth Group, Grass worldwide is a global group
of companies with 1,900 employees at 13 locations, with distribution locations in 60 countries.
Tenn-Tex’s plastics operation
Founded in 1986 by Rich Marsh and investors, Tenn-Tex
Plastics manufactures plastic injection molded parts for the
kitchen cabinet industry. The company got its start producing
glass door retainer clips for Pulaski Furniture, and has since
expanded its product offerings to include shelf clips, glue
blocks, corner braces and distribution drawer slide brackets.
Among its most popular offerings is the Quik Tray Rollout
System offered in wood or plastic.
In 1998 Tenn-Tex built a new 40,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Colfax, North Carolina. Tenn-Tex currently
has 25 Injection molding machines that operate 24 hours per
day, five days a week.
Blum: From horseshoes to hardware
A farrier and carriage smith by trade, Julius Blum founded the
company in 1952 to produce horseshoe studs and other products.
Within a few years, the family-owned firm would expand its
range to include hinges, roller runners and other hardware items.
Blum opened its U.S. subsidiary in 1977. Now located on
a 70-acre site in Stanley, North Carolina, Blum Inc.’s 450,000
square foot building includes administration, manufacturing
and distribution facilities; a $16 million upgrade is currently being planned. Products include concealed hinges, drawer runner
systems, box systems, lift systems and organization systems.
Tandem drawer runners are also manufactured in the United
States. It has 390 employees at the location.
Blum Inc. also houses a tool and die shop, and a state-of-the-art cabinet shop. Since 1995 the company has also
offered Apprenticeship 2000, a four-year program for which
Blum selects students from local high school and provides
community college class work with real world hands-on
training. In 2012, the company’s education program was
awarded a WMIA Wooden Globe Award. ‹
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