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Our Facility

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Our Business  4th Generation / Family owned for over 90 years  Domestic manufacturer  Non-union factory  Fully integrated  Privately owned 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Our Location WE ARE LOCATED 90 55 186 313 728 792 1,038 1,459

miles from New York, NY miles from Philadelphia, PA miles from Washington D.C. miles from Boston, MA miles from Chicago, IL miles from Atlanta, GA miles from Orlando, FL miles from Dallas, TX

Boston, MA

Chicago, IL

Allentown, PA New York, NY Philadelphia, PA Washington D.C.

Atlanta, GA Dallas, TX

Orlando, FL

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Order Process  Quote 5-10 days  P.O. / Deposit starts everything

 Approved shop drawings 5-10 days  Red lines  Lead times

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Programming  CAD to floor  What you draw is what you get!

 Yield analysis - Goal of 93% utilization of raw materials

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Material Order  Wood

(2 weeks)

 Finishing material

(2 weeks)

 Hardware

(2-12 weeks)

 Stone

(4-12 weeks)

 Glass

(4-12 weeks)

 Metal

(4-10 weeks)

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Milling Department

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


CNC Department

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Assembly Department

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Finishing Line

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Staging / Shipping Department

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Kiln dried domestic hardwood insures proper moisture content Hardwood is used for the frame, legs (weight support) and edges

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


ď ś Pre veneered MDF and plywood is used for most flat surfaces ď ś Solid wood panels are subject to warping and are not recommended for unsupported construction such as large drawers 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Recent Trend

Elimination of harmful formaldehyde content in the past 5 years

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Edge Banding

 Glue  Heat

 Pressure  High Frequency

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Edge Banding  Modern edge banding machinery insures a strong bond  Material used for edges include HPL, wood veneer, vinyl and solids  Internal hardwood edge banding eliminates delamination resulting from moisture 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


New Trend Eliminates veneer or HPL lifting from moisture

No exposed seam

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


CAD Machine

Approved shop drawing instruct the CNC machines to cut wood panels Programming insures a 93% yield from raw material 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


CNC Machine

New CNC machines insure accuracy and allow for unusual carvings 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


CNC Machines with Bevel Cutting Capacity

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Miter fold panels insure veneer pattern alignment

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


High Frequency Press

High frequency press creates strong bond Large panels consisting of multiple pieces of wood become one piece

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


New Trend

Vanity and slab sided furniture are made from - Moisture resistant plywood or - Moisture resistant MDF 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Old Trend

Corner blocking is still the best Note the 4 screws and 1 bolt

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Old Trend

Multiple dowels insures rigidity that chairs need Multiple dowels in addition to blocking

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


New Trend Hydraulic case good clamps provide uniform pressure when gluing case goods together

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Dove Tail Drawer Assembly

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Dove Tail Drawer Assembly

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


ď ś Four sided dove tail drawer with a birch drawer bottom are still the strongest ď ś Butt joints do not have the same longevity

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Proper preparation of custom furniture BEFORE finishing must include hand sanding

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


All drawers have a heavy duty ball bearing extendable drawer glide 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


 Most glides allow for ¾ or full extension and most meet or exceed 120 lb. test  Self closing glides have a high failure rate

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Finishing

ď ś New low VOC formaldehyde free finishes are EPA approved ď ś New drying agents reduce opportunity for wet furniture quality issues 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


New Trend Cartons

- Double wall cartons

Blanket Wrapped

- Eliminates waste on job site - Assists in LEED certification

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Upholstery

ď ś Our upholstery department produces hand crafted items to you specifications 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Warehouse

ď ś Last year AAI acquired and renovated a 250,000 sq. ft. .warehouse adjacent to our factory in Allentown, PA 2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.


Made in the U.S.A.

When you choose AAI as your furniture manufacturer, you are supporting job creation for American workers. We are proud to make American products utilizing American resources in support of our economy.

2132 Downyflake Lane Allentown, PA 18103 www.aaihospitality.com

Manufacturers of Fine Hospitality Furniture

Made in U.S.A.

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