TO BEAT CHINA ON COSTS, MANUFACTURER TURNS TO TECH
By Beth Fitzgerald/NJBIZ
January 7, 2013
When Andrew Campbell, a carpenter by trade, founded Eastern Millwork in 1992, he realized he had to go high-tech to compete with woodwork imported from low-wage places like China.
“I think manufacturing needs an image makeover,” he said. “When young people think about careers in wood manufacturing, they think of a dusty shop with simple machines and a lot of hand labor. We want to change peoples’ minds, so we can get the best and the brightest to come to us.”