Representing Minnesota Manufacturing

Last week we hosted Steve Grove, the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner, to discuss our industry, challenges in manufacturing and Minnesota Business.  The commissioner is rolling out an ambitious plan for 2020 with big goals.  We have some ambitious plans too, our plans for growth mirror the goals of the DEED commission. [...]

2019-10-25T07:44:56+00:00September 10th, 2019|Lonsdale, Made in the USA, Minnesota Industry, Minnesota Millwork, MN|

We can build anything. And we do.

There's a laundry list of things we take pride in, but we can sum it up simply:  We can build anything; we build it well. In fact our capabilities for building exceed the ideas that one team of designers can dream up- and if only we had time to explore all the creative ideas that [...]

New products, new possibilities

I met last week with our Stinson rep to catch up on new products and patterns.  No one knows quality performance fabrics, vinyls, non-PVCs, and now silicone options more than Clayton.  As always, it was educational.  I've met with Clayton and other fabric reps enough to know how quality is measured on these fabrics, in double [...]

Finished Project- The Melting Pot

Everything is better dipped in cheese.  Or chocolate.  Here's a restaurant that celebrates fondue, great concept right?!  And we haven't even gotten to the interior yet! The seating for this restaurant has been fun for the entire shop, the upholstery department very much enjoyed the new materials in the metal frames, and the [...]

It’s official!

One year ago, Randall Rivers purchased R&L Woodcraft from Randy and Lori Stangler.  It's been a great year!  Business is good, we're enjoying our work, we're growing and placing an emphasis on building our team. It's time for our rebrand. Effective July 1, 2017, R and L Woodcraft is changing our name to Minnesota [...]

2019-10-25T07:45:00+00:00June 30th, 2017|Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

Happy Birthday Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures!

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the sale of R&L Woodcraft from Randy and Lori Stangler to Randall and Cindy Rivers.  While we've been planning the name change all year, it is also the day that we've selected to make our transition complete from R&L Woodcraft to the more descriptive Minnesota Millwork and [...]

2019-10-25T07:45:00+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

Project Complete: Apres Rental

When I first met Andrea & Kimi from Apres Rental they "warned" me that they get attached to people, so I'd better follow through and call them back.  I knew right then we'd hit it off. Apres Rental is an amazing full service rental shop that just relocated to 5801 Clearwater Drive, Minnetonka.  Their new showroom is several [...]

2019-10-25T07:45:00+00:00June 7th, 2017|Completed Jobs, display fixtures, Made in the USA|

Project Complete: Tampa Hard Rock

We love unique projects.  No customer is as bold with their look as The Hard Rock Cafe is. The Tampa airport Hard Rock Cafe was one of the most creative jobs that we've ever executed.  Taking the conceptual plans from the design team and applying them to reality with value engineering to keep [...]

Custom Display Fixtures

Our favorite rock memorabilia collectors always come up with fantastic ways to show off the goods- we love the specs they come up with!  The fabric, the colors, the wallpaper, the frames... these custom display cases are no exception. We are always looking for the newest and latest finishes, and if anyone is ever going [...]

2019-10-25T07:45:03+00:00April 19th, 2017|display fixtures, point of sale, Restaurant Fixtures, woodworking|