We manufacture, supply and install wood, laminates, solid surface, metal, glass, acrylic, and booths for our customers. Our sales per square foot are 2.5 times the average cabinet shops’ sales because we use Lean techniques in our plant. With Winstore-enabled production, there is nothing limiting us from producing whatever our customers can dream up.
Lyrek’s relationship with Biesse has paid off with $6.75 million in sales last year. In addition to increasing productivity with dramatic throughput, Winstore has eliminated damage, removed sheet size limitations, added a huge safety advantage, and brought unexpected excitement to the company. “It has really given employees hope along with a tremendous sense of pride in where they work,” he said. “It’s also been instrumental in hiring. When people come to interview with us, they can see immediately how our amazing our shop looks and performs compared to others. It’s truly a defining moment in their lives that sets a new bar.”
After a total revamp of their facility to accommodate their new Winstore, Interscapes is set up to double their sales within as few as 5 years without having to add a third router. On a personal level, Lyrek, who was always a self-proclaimed workaholic, says he has a new life. “Over the last two years, I have only had to work 8 hours a day, 4 days a week because my management team can run and manage the company. People have always been key to our success. The first guy I ever hired just celebrated his 30th Anniversary with us. My main job now is to help our great team of people do their jobs better and serve our employees and customers better.”
I created an item-by-item spreadsheet comparing specs between the Biesse router and what the competitor had to offer. Biesse clearly came out on top. When my production manager toured the other company’s facilities, he was underwhelmed by what he saw. I even toured the Biesse factory in Italy and was very impressed.