American Atelier, inc. Factory presentation 2018

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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

New York, NY

Allentown, PA Philadelphia, PA

Washington D.C.

Atlanta, GA Dallas, TX

Orlando, FL

o 4th Generation / Family owned for over 90 years o Domestic manufacturer o Non-union factory o Fully integrated

o Privately owned

o Quote 5- 10 Days o P.O. Deposit starts everything o Approved shop drawings 5 – 10 days

o Red lines o Lead times

o CAD to floor o What you draw is what you get! o Non-union factory o Yield analysis ďƒź Goal of 93% utilization of raw materials

o Wood

(2 weeks)

o Finishing material (2 weeks)

o Hardware

(2-12 weeks)

o Stone

(4-12 weeks)

o Glass

(4-12 weeks)

o Metal

(4-10 weeks)

o Kiln dried domestic hardwood insures moisture content

o Hardwood is used for the frame, legs (weight support) and edges

o Pre veneered MDF and plywood is used for most flat surfaces o Solid wood panels are subject to warping and are not recommended for unsupported construction such as large drawers

o Elimination of harmful formaldehyde content in the past 5 years

o Modern edge banding machinery insures a strong bond

o Material used for edges include HPL, wood veneer, vinyl and solids o Internal hardwood edge banding eliminates delamination resulting from moisture

o Glue o Heat o Pressure o High Frequency

o Eliminates veneer of HPL lifting from moisture o No exposed seam

o Approved shop drawing instruct the CNC machines to cut wood panels

o Programming insures a 93% yield from raw material

o New CNC machines insure accuracy and allow for unusual carvings

o Miter fold panels insure veneer pattern alignment

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

o Vanity and slab sided furniture are made from

- Moisture resistant plywood or - Moisture resistant MDF

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

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

o Hydraulic case good clamps provide uniform pressure when gluing case goods together

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

o Proper preparation of custom furniture BEFORE finishing must include hand sanding

o All drawers have heavy duty ball bearing extendable drawer glides

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

o New low VOC formaldehyde free finishes are EPA approved o New drying agents reduce opportunity for wet furniture quality issues

o Blanket Wrapped o Eliminates waste on job site o Assists in LEED certification

o Cartons o Double wall cartons

o Our upholstery department produces hand crafted items to your specifications

o Our state of the art highly automated, fully integrated 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility in combination

with our new 350,000 square foot logistics allows AAI to provide short lead times, low logistics costs and free storage while we ship from pre produced inventory.

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With a Product MADE AT HOME

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.

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