a lot of high-end work with features.”
Among those features are acrylic shelving, as well as cabinet rollouts, trash
can pullouts, and spice racks.
To manufacture the custom products, Yousif acquired the Cabinet
Vision Screen-to-Machine software
2009. Though he didn’t purchase his
first piece of CNC machinery — a
Selco beam saw — until 2012, he used
Cabinet Vision to bid on, design, and
“Prior to Cabinet Vision, we would
manually write all the parts lists and
we had limited software with low-
quality renderings,” he said. “When we
started doing commercial casework,
we needed higher-quality submittals.
Initially, materials and cutlists were my
entire justification for getting the soft-
ware. Now, I couldn’t live without it.”
Yousif said the software also helps
to significantly reduce error on the
shop floor. “When we first got Cabinet
Vision, we saw an immense return and
it freed up my time from figuring it all
out with a calculator and a notepad,”
he added. “If I had a kitchen, [before]
it would take me a full day to generate
a cutlist. Now I can do it in minutes.”
Along with the investments in software, Yousif has invested almost a
quarter of a million dollars in CNC
machinery over the past two years. The
combined technology has enabled the
company to steadily expand its capacity, without adding employees.
“Quite honestly, without Cabinet
Kitchens like this with a clean, modern look are a specialty of Lincoln, Nebraska-based Ramco
Ramco also does a lot of commercial work like this reception area and relies on Cabinet
Vision software to have more professional submittals.
“It’s not uncommon that we start cutting a job Monday for a Wednesday delivery,” said
Ramsey Yousif, who uses just-in-time inventory.