Co-Founders Randy Agate and Patrick Stone opened AB&D’s door almost 30 years ago. As an O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufacturer), they manufactured wood and laminate products for thee residential and healthcare fields. Since then, AB&D has expanded its business beyond custom residential and healthcare systems. AB&D’s work can be found in various libraries, colleges and universities, corporate, and hospitality settings.
From what started as a 2-man shop and 2,000 sq. ft., AB&D has seen its factory evolve into a 20-man shop and over 40,000 sq. ft. with 4,000 sq. ft. serving as its finishing room. AB&D has the ability to accommodate small and large runs projects. Housing machinery that range from hand routers to Computer Numerical Controlled machinery, to its own Black Brothers Laminating line (all laminate products are laid-up in house) with highly trained cabinet makers assembling custom products. Lead times as short as 4 weeks.
AB&D uses a fully integrated CAD/CAM (computer aided design and machining) system to help drive all aspect of production. From design engineering to manufacturing, AB&D take’s the client’s napkin sketch and uses its CAD system to develop an interactive 3d model. At AB&D, we understand not all companies have CAD capabilities, but through Adobe we are able to convert our 3d models into interactive 3d pdf’s. With the 3d pdf, the client has the ability to manipulate the model to view construction, hardware, and material types. We have found that using this method, along with our detailed shop drawings, helps to drastically reduce lead times.
Materials are purchased only of the highest grade. We use only CARB 2 (California Air Resource Board phase 2) compliant panels reducing formaldehyde emissions. From Wilsonart laminates, to A-1 veneers and solid wood; Maple, Red Oak, Cherry, Walnut, White Oak, etc. In wood grains, we offer plain sliced, rift cut, & quarter sawn cuts. For laminate, we not only use Wilsonart, but Pionite, Nevmar and Formica as well. We also offer Linoleums laid-up products.
AB&D provides a finish that is unmatched to any other. We are ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 tested and approved for no V.O.C.’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Our finish is a waterborne catalyzed lacquer, resulting in an odorless finish. No caustic solvents are used in AB&D’s finish making its finish environmentally friendly. The finish is a 2-part finish, consisting of a top coat and a catalyst. This 2-part finish results in a much durable finish product. All finishes are sprayed, allowing a smoother look and help reduce manufacturing time. AB&D offers standard finishes as well as stain to match any existing finish.