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ACS Hires New Financial Controller

09/23/2013

In mid-September, Ramona Prochnow started working at Advanced Cabinet Systems as the financial controller for JGBowers, Inc. and affiliated companies such as ACS! Ramona will oversee all financial departments within the JGB umbrella. With her vast experience in manufacturing accounting and impressive credentials, we’re excited to have her on the team!

myShop off to a Running Start in 2013-14 School Year

08/30/2013

We’ve recently completed our first myShop day of the 2013-14 school year. The students who participated at the latest myShop were very enthusiastic, asked a lot of questions, and learned a lot from their experience. The students learned there is...

ACS Integrates New Estimating Software

08/23/2013

Our latest bit of news here at ACS is our recently purchased new estimating software, Alliance Millsoft. The guys at Alliance Millsoft developed an estimating system for casework and millwork and by implementing it here at ACS we’ll be able to automate several more of our estimating processes.

ACS Hosts Industry Best Practices Group

07/24/2013

Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, hosted an Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) Best Practices Group at their Marion, IN manufacturing facility Thursday July 18 through Friday July 19thAttendees of the quarterly sessions...

Marion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, hosted an Architectural Woodworking Institute (AWI) Best Practices Group at their Marion, IN manufacturing facility Thursday July 18 through Friday July 19thAttendees of the quarterly sessions are business owners and executives of casework and millwork facilities around the country. ACS has worked tirelessly in recent months to fulfill their mission statement of, “Keep Calm and Change the Game.” By hosting the AWI Best Practices event, ACS was able to engage other industry executives and work toward finding better ways to advance the entire woodworking industry.

The two day event covered a range of topics relating to the woodworking industry including reporting, administration, estimating, sales, manufacturing, and customer service. ACS hosted a tour of their manufacturing facility Thursday evening. Friday included an overview and introduction of ACS. Once completed, the group discussed and compared each of their company’s processes. Another activity titled, “Fix Something,” included problem solving common issues discussed in the group. “Our goal was to learn more about the industry and develop synergies between the companies for strategic growth and problem solving,” says Phil Bowers, President—ACS.  The group had an opportunity to speak about the type of businesses they run, which Bowers says is important.  Bowers went on to say that, “Having input from a group of seasoned executives with many years of experience in the industry is imperative to advancing the woodworking industry as a whole. We’re excited to partner with a great organization such as AWI.”

To learn more about Advanced Cabinet Systems or their initiatives, visit their website at www.advancedcabinetsystems.com.

Advanced Cabinet Systems is located in Marion, Indiana and has been manufacturing casework products since 1983. Their facility practices LEAN manufacturing and has received AWI Premium Certification. Their retail fixture division specializes in custom store fixtures, floor plan layout, feature and focus displays, and cashwraps. The architectural casework division specializes in Division 12 casework and Division 6 millwork and solid surface fabrication. Advanced Cabinet Systems is a proud supporter of the Grant County Economic Growth Council.  For more information on their product lines and company, visit www.advancedcabinetsystems.com or contact Marc Dunker at (765) 677-8000 or email mdunker@advancedcabinetsystems.com.

ACS Develops New Casework Line

06/28/2013

Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has developed Top30, a new casework line featuring the...

ACS Kicks off 2013 ACS Olympics

06/25/2013

arion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures,  is introducing the ACS Olympics in an effort to promote teamwork and competition within the organization. The overall goals of the competition are to have fun, and further develop the culture at ACS. The first ACS Olympics will be taking place...

ACS And JGB Encourage Employees To Give Back

05/30/2013

Marion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, and JGBowers, Inc. (JGB), their parent company, have developed a volunteer time off (VTO) program in efforts to give back to the community. The program encourages employees to...

ACS Develops Furniture Division

05/21/2013

Marion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has established Sandhill Furniture (Sandhill), a new division of ACS for the educational, commercial, and...

ACS Mentors High School Students

04/30/2013

Marion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has partnered with local schools and developed a program encouraging students to consider pursuing careers in the woodworking industry. Advanced Cabinet Systems developed the program as an extension of...

ACS Partners With NEFEC To Promote Education

04/26/2013

Marion, Indiana—Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has partnered with the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) to sponsor the 15th annual Foundation for Rural Education Excellence Golf Outing. The fundraiser benefits member school districts of the NEFEC. The NEFEC is a...