Our thanks to Scott Freyberger, General Manager of Mouser Cabinetry in Elizabethtown, for presenting at this month’s Facility Managers Meeting. For this month’s meeting, attendees were invited to Mouser Cabinetry’s auditorium for lunch, followed by a tour of the facility led by Freyberger and Mark McDonald, Vice President of Manufacturing for Mouser.
Originally founded in New Haven, Kentucky in 1955, Mouser Cabinetry has experienced substantial growth over the years, starting with its relocation to Elizabethtown in 1964. Located on North Dixie Avenue, Mouser products are now marketed throughout the eastern two-thirds of the United States through an expanding network of authorized dealers.
Mouser has approximately 300 associates and has completed hundreds of thousands of projects. The Elizabethtown facility is 225,000 square feet, housing corporate offices, manufacturing operations, a raw materials warehouse, training facilities, an auditorium, and a special finish/color laboratory. All cabinets manufactured at the facility are custom-crafted from select woods and are finished and protected with oven-cured catalyzed sealers and topcoats.
Mixing state-of-the-art production machinery with artisanal craftsmanship, Mouser produces a variety of home fixtures, from kitchen cabinets to bathroom vanities to metal range hoods. Customers have a variety of options when ordering from Mouser, with the ability to customize door styles, wood types and finishes, paint and laminate colors, and more. Mouser also ships its products to dealers in-house.
Before taking attendees on the tour, Freyberger explained that the auditorium is sometimes referred to as the “flag room” because in the auditorium, flags of all 50 states in the U.S. hang from the ceiling. In the center were the flags of states where Mouser does not do business and on the perimeter were the flags of states where Mouser’s products are sold. Mouser products are currently sold in 30 states.
“Our goal is to get all of these middle flags moved to the outside,” Freyberger said.
During the tour of the facility, Freyberger and McDonald walked attendees through each production department in the facility. After being provided with safety goggles, attendees were given the opportunity to learn about the production process while witnessing associates perform tasks ranging from woodcutting to sanding to painting to inspection.
During next month’s meeting, which is set for October 20 and will be the last of the year, a roundtable discussion will be held in which attendees can discuss issues pertaining to the local industrial sector.
For more information, or if interested in attending the next facility managers meeting, please contact the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation at 270-737-0300.