Buffelen Woodworking Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Door Manufacturing !!!

Balance of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology is key to company's longevity

TACOMA, Wash., May 1, 2013 – Buffelen Woodworking, a leading manufacturer of precision, hand-finished doors, proudly announces the company's centennial year. Operating on the same site in Tacoma, Washington since 1913, Buffelen has grown from modest beginnings to become one of the industry's most technologically advanced manufacturers, supplying doors to distributors and builders throughout the US, Canada and Japan.

Since it's founding by Dutch immigrant John Buffelen, the company has maintained its focus on high quality standards and skilled craftsmanship. Even today, every door is assembled, sanded and finished by hand. Complementing this attention to detail, Buffelen has kept up with the demands of a fast-paced economy with custom-designed, state-of-the-art machinery to efficiently produce precision joinery and profiles of any shape or style.

“We have worked tirelessly over the years to provide our customers with a door that is built to last, made-to-order and delivered quickly,” said Joe Guizzetti, CEO & General Manager of Buffelen. “Our adherence to rigorous quality standards, endless custom options, and fast turn around has enabled the company to create the 100 year-old legacy that we enjoy today - a legacy that we look forward to continuing long into the future.”

No one understands and appreciates the Buffelen legacy better than Mr. Guizzetti, who has been with the company for nearly 40 years, working his way from summer intern to CEO.

“The forest products industry has been faced with many challenges over the years, including the recent global economic downturn,” continued Mr. Guizzetti. “In order to weather the storms, Buffelen has carefully stayed true to our roots of traditional craftsmanship, while embracing the efficiency and precision that modern technology can provide.”

Buffelen offers a full range of exterior and interior wood doors, MDF doors, impact-rated doors and fire-rated doors. Virtually any design can be accommodated to create one custom door or an entire custom home package, including exteriors, interiors, bi-folds, louvers, sidelights and transoms. From custom design to final production, doors can be delivered in weeks, not months.

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We are pleased to announce that Buffelen has added “Operable” louver doors to our louver door product line. For years we have offered Louver Doors in six various styles with two slat options, both plantation slats and chevron slats, manufactured here in the USA in our manufacturing facility in Tacoma, Washington. Our plantation louver doors feature slats that are fully mortised into the door stiles, providing strength and security with the look and ventilation louvers are known for. Now you also have the option of ordering “Operable” Louvers, louvers that open and shut. Matching jamb components and detailed CAD drawings are available, as well as special sizes and louvered bi-folds. Call our Customer Service Department for additional information.