In the manufacturing process of veneer Adams goes through different steps. These steps include inventory, selecting, jointing, splicing, and packaging. All these steps are important to Adams in the manufacturing process. The following is a picture and a small description of these steps.
Our inventory is picked from some of the finest woods known. We select woods that we know follow our guidelines of quality and the veneer available. We then stock these fine woods so our customers have the veneer available to them and the quality that they are expecting from us. Adams Face Veneer Company maintains a larger inventory than its competitors so we can maintain the level of service that we are well known for.
Adams Face Veneer Company's sample room is 20' x 24', well lighted with 2 banks of 12' fluorescent lighting. This ensures picking of quality veneer for our customers. Adams processes approximately 60% American Black Walnut. Walnut veneer is selected for its medium gray-brown color to provide uniform color to its customers. Sample veneer is also checked at this point for uniform thickness, also to check for consistency in meeting current domestic thickness (1/42").
Adams Face Veneer Company operates 5 jointers which range in size from 40" to 120". These machines consist of 40" Seybold, 70" John, 44" Seybold, 120" Guillotine and a 75" hydraulic Sheridan. Veneer is cut on these jointers to exacting customer requirements per piece specifications and face grade. Management covers all customer specifications with the jointing operations to insure the material is cut to customer grade and specifications.
Splicing the veneer together is done on 4 Diehl Splicers. These splicers are kept in adjustment to uniformly glue the edges of the veneer to avoid over-lapping of the edges. The material is fed thru the machine by the operator in the necessary configuration (bookmatch, slipmatch, mis-match, etc.) to meet customer requirements. As the veneer travels through the machine, the veneer is pulled together on the edges and the glue activated with 250ºF of heat applied from top to bottom. Care is also taken to align the ends of the veneer and adjust speed to assure good joints produced by the machine.
Packaging of the finished product is done to specific customer specifications. Adams builds custom crates for individual sizes for certain customers. Normally the crate is built to overlap 4" in length and width and the contact boards fit on the veneer cross grain. Scrap veneer is used as dunnage to protect the finished custom veneer.
Also specific customers specify that individual items be paper-wrapped. Adams wraps this finished veneer in 60 pound Kraft paper which is ordered to length to fit most customer sizes.
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