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USA Millwork Announces Acquisition Of Mission Bell
January 17, 2020

Manassas, Virginia-based USA Millwork, founded in 2017 with the purchase of four regional leaders in millwork and case goods, has announced the acquisition of Mission Bell, an architectural millwork manufacturer in Northern California, to offer contractors and engineers more capacity, capabilities, and industry-leading practices across its expanding national platform. The acquisition brings the number of USA Millwork locations to five, Cabinets by Design (Georgia), Freelance Millwork (Colorado), IBS Millwork (Virginia), Mission Bell (California) and O’Keefe Millwork (Wisconsin), with a combined manufacturing footprint of nearly 400,000 square feet.

Founded in 1959, Mission Bell specializes in high-profile designs of quality architectural woodwork, millwork and custom casework for tech companies, hospitals and universities. Their work extends from the most intricate one-of-a kind quality woodwork fixtures to standard production cabinets.

“It is an honor to add Mission Bell to the USA Millwork portfolio,” said Patrick Dickinson, CEO of USA Millwork. “For more than 60 years, the Scianna family has built one of the elite millwork businesses in the country and we will continue that tradition of excellence.”

Glenn Ripley, Mission Bell’s CEO, who will be joining USA Millwork as president, said, “USA Millwork’s vision for building a best-in-class millwork company with a national footprint dovetailed beautifully with our vision of growing Mission Bell both within and beyond the Bay Area. With the USA Millwork platform, we can leverage Mission Bell’s technology, manufacturing capabilities, installation services and a nationwide supply chain to design and build custom millwork and case goods across a range of building projects.”

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USA Millwork Announces Acquisition Of Mission Bell
January 17, 2020

Acquisition extends USA Millwork locations from coast-to-coast.

NAE Announces Award Of 2020 Draper Prize for Engineering
January 17, 2020

$500,000 biennial award given to engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society.

Research Reveals Standards Are Needed For Greenhouse Lighting
January 16, 2020

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and…

Removing Medicines From Wastewater Studied
January 16, 2020

A study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States reveals a mixed record when it comes to…

FIRST® Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier In January 2020
January 15, 2020

FIRST Tech Challenge Orange Qualifier is scheduled for January 18, 2020.

Exploring The Use Of Rice Terraces
January 15, 2020

Sticky or unsticky rice? Interestingly, soil can be sticky or unsticky, too.

Frequency Doubling In Amorphous Dielectric Material Created
January 14, 2020

Researchers have demonstrated a new all-optical technique for creating robust second-order nonlinear effects in materials…

Trunk-Support Trainer Invented To Assist Those With Spinal Cord Injuries
January 14, 2020

A Columbia Engineering team has invented a robotic device—the Trunk-Support Trainer (TruST)—that can be used to assist and train people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) to sit more stably…

Study Looks At Future Of River Ice On Global Scale
January 13, 2020

A new study from researchers in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Geological Sciences found that annual river ice cover will decline by about six days for…

Nanoscale Sensors Created To Better See How High Pressure Affects Materials
January 13, 2020

Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials…

Firm Announces $75 Million Investment To Expand Facility
January 10, 2020

Firm to modernize and expand its manufacturing and technology facility.

Foundation Awards Over $85 Thousand In Scholarships
January 10, 2020

Since 2003, Rees has awarded more than $930,000 in scholarships to aspiring HVACR technicians.

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