Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC, Manufacturer of Resindek® Panels, Received 2016 Most Valuable Supplier Award
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award for 2016. The MVS Award is granted by the industry's trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees and their community.
To qualify for the MVS Award, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products was required to demonstrate their commitment to business excellence and their dedication to ongoing safety. In addition to maintaining businesses best practices they also had to provide documentation on their overall commitment to Continuing Education, Industry Advocacy, Distributor Advocacy and Business Networking.
"MHEDA members represent the best of our industry; companies that take the initiative and make the investments to be not just good, but great at what they do" said 2015 MHEDA President Mark Milovich of Lift Atlanta, Inc. "Recognition as a MHEDA MVS further demonstrates the member's desire to shine above the brightest stars in all areas of running their business- both internally and externally. MHEDA's MVS member companies are simply the 'Best of the Best'!"
"We are honored to receive the MVS award from MHEDA," said Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products President Greg Doppler. "Our company's foundation is built on our values, which guide our actions. We conduct our business with integrity and in an ethical and socially responsible manner. Our entire team is dedicated to creating the best elevated flooring product available on the market by focusing upon the demands and needs of the material handling industry."
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products manufactures the leading elevated flooring solution, ResinDek® panels, designed and engineered specifically for mezzanines, industrial work platforms and pick modules. ResinDek® panels offer superior design and engineering processes which enhance the functionality, durability and life of the floor. ResinDek® panels have proven structural integrity and support live and dead pallet jack loads from 2,500 – 8,000 lbs. Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products offers onsite installation assistance, detailed CAD drawings and an unprecedented 10-year product warranty.
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor. MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business. Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices. For more information, visit http://www.mheda.org.
Posted on January 15, 2016
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products Hosted the MHEDA Regional Networking Summit!
On October 20, Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC™ hosted and sponsored the MHEDA Regional Networking Summit at Universal Woods in Louisville, Ky. The summit was not only a chance to network with fellow members and tour the facility that manufactures the ResinDek® panels, but it was also a great learning experience. There was a panel of experts that discussed relevant topics such as embracing new technologies, the impact of the Omni Channel Fulfillment, preparing for the next downturn, corporate consciousness and blending the multi-generation workforce.
The MHEDA members who attended also participated in industry specific roundtable discussions. At my particular table we discussed such topics as whether or not we had a succession plan in place and if so how it was setup. We also talked about the correlation between company culture and attracting millennials. After the event we received great feedback. The MHEDA members raved about the summit saying things like: "The event was well planned and full of useful information;" "Good opportunity for networking;" and "Good mix of listening and talking".
If you are interested in networking with MHEDA members and hearing from informative speakers visit the MHEDA website, http://www.mheda.org to learn about new and exciting events that they are working on. For more information on ResinDek® panels for mezzanines, pick modules and industrial platforms please call us at 888.755.3048 or contact us.
Posted on November 2, 2015
Making a Difference and Teaching Kids about Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing
It's not often that you find an employer that encourages their employees to spend time during normal business hours serving the community, but Greg Doppler, President at Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products does. Today, nine of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products' employees dressed up as Superheroes and went to an inner-city school to teach fifty 2nd grade students about Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing. I was fortunate to be one of the nine that had the opportunity to go.
Our goal was not just to have fun, but incorporate learning into our visit. So we made a lesson plan that included estimations, measurements, mathematics and design. We took in pumpkins, a couple of scales and oodles of decorations. The teacher had the students gather in small groups at tables or on an area rug in front of the pumpkins. The students anxiously awaited for the activities to begin.
We started out by asking the students what they thought the pumpkin weighed and the circumference of the pumpkin. After we weighed and measured the pumpkin, we counted the lines on the pumpkin. Then we asked each student how many seeds they thought were in each pumpkin. One little girl said 40 another said 1,000. It wasn't long before they were up to their elbows digging out the pumpkin seeds and counting them one by one. After they counted the seeds we explained to them the Engineering process and how Engineers use measurements and counting every day at their jobs. We explained that Engineers design things and that they were going to design the way the pumpkin looked. Their eyes widened with anticipation.
Next we told them we were going to start the Manufacturing process by cleaning the pumpkins and then decorating the pumpkins the way the "Engineers" suggested. We used pipe cleaners, markers, stickers, yarn, and pom poms. After they were decorated, some with multiple faces on each side of the pumpkin, we decided it was time to "Market" the pumpkin. So we strategically placed all of the beautifully decorated pumpkins side by side and took pictures so everyone could see our handiwork.
At the end of the day we got lots of hugs, but the best was when a little girl went up to "Wonder Woman" and exclaimed with excitement that someday she was going to be an Engineer because she likes to measure and design things.
At Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products we don't just manufacture the leading elevated flooring solution, ResinDek® panels, we help children discover the opportunities that await them through learning and developing skills they'll need for their future. We are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life.
Posted on November 3, 2015