Wednesday, June 10, 2015
A wholesaler manufacturer and major supplier high-end cabinet components, Cal Door credits its success to a combination of old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology. The company has also shown resiliency in the face of economic adversity.
A lot has changed since the company’s founding in 1988 by Edward Rossi. Originally called The Cabinet Door Co. , the name was changed to California Door Corp. by Rossi, son of the original owners, and by the early 1990s it became known simply as Cal Door. With annual sales of approximately $40 million, Cal Door produces a wide range of solid wood and RTF Kitchen Cabinet Door and Drawer Front from its headquarters/manufacturing facility in Morgan Hill and a 150,000-square-foot state-of-the art plant in nearby Salinas.
“We weathered a serious slump with the mortgage crisis and after-effects to housing and remodeling but have recovered and now employ 350 in our two facilities,” says Operations Manager Mark Souza.
Chief among the workhorses at the shops are TigerStop automatic stops and pushers, used with industrial pop up saws. The TigerStop equipment enables Cal Door to achieve precise settings of the stop requirements positioning of the wood and cutting – all in one sequence.
“TigerStop has been a valued part of our operation for many years, beginning with the introduction of TigerStop equipment in the early 1990s to our Morgan Hill facility,” says Souza. ”TigerStop is part of our company’s success story and history, and we have 28 industrial pop up saws between the two Cal Door locations.” He further added.
The TigerStops are used for cutting cope and stick frame doors, and frame and panel stock, miter and applied moulding doors, as well as V-grooving panels.