Advanced Cabinet Systems Moves Forward With Back

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ACS moves forward in upgrading their standard cabinet to a 3/4" doweled back.

ACS Cabinet Back
The 3/4" thick back, which is doweled into all four sides of the cabinet, makes for a stronger, sturdier cabinet.

Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS), a manufacturer of Division 12 Plastic Laminate Casework and Retail Store Fixtures, has moved forward with upgrading its standard cabinet back. ACS started to manufacture cabinets with the new full 3/4" thick back within the last month, a first in casework manufacturing. “This change in cabinet construction is not only a ‘win’ for our clients and end users,” says Jay Higgins, Director of Casework Sales at ACS, “it also is a win for ACS, too.”

“The 3/4" thick back, which is doweled into all four sides of the cabinet, makes for a stronger, sturdier cabinet. But that is not the only advantage,” says Higgins. ACS made the change in their cabinet construction method to produce a better product and reduce the time it takes to manufacture a cabinet. Higgins continues, “Because we practice LEAN manufacturing at ACS, the process of changing to the 3/4" back eliminates some steps in the engineering, purchasing and manufacturing processes. The elimination of these steps resulted in quicker production and lead times.”

The 3/4" thick, doweled back also is accepted by AWI Premium Grade standards without any further processes to make it acceptable. “When we produced casework with a 1/2", captured back, AWI dictated that we staple the perimeter of that back every 4" to make it Premium Grade acceptable. This process was timely and somewhat risky. If a staple doesn’t quite go in the right way, it could damage the interior of the cabinet. We have eliminated this costly, time consuming step now, and are producing a better product in the process,” adds Higgins.

The 3/4" back has been added to the specification section of their casework catalog. The revised specification can be downloaded from the ACS website or contact Jay Higgins at jhiggins(at)jgbowers(dot)com for a copy.

Advanced Cabinet Systems is located in Marion, Indiana and has been manufacturing casework products since 1983. Their facility practices LEAN manufacturing and has received AWI Premium Certification. Their retail fixture division specializes in custom store fixtures, floor plan layout, feature and focus displays, and cashwraps. The architectural casework division specializes in Division 12 casework and Division 6 millwork and solid surface fabrication. Advanced Cabinet Systems is a proud supporter of the Grant County Economic Growth Council. For more information on their product lines and company, visit or contact Marc Dunker at (765) 677-8000 or email mdunker(at)jgbowers(dot)com.

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