|APICS Bluegrass Chapter|
Plant Tour: THE FREEMAN CORPORATION
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
415 Magnolia Street, Winchester, KY 40392 (859) 744-4311 (2nd Exit if driving from Lexington)
The Freeman Corporation is a growing, multi-faceted wood veneer manufacturer and importer. The main production facility is situated adjacent to Interstate 64 in Winchester, Kentucky. In addition to its own production, The Freeman Corporation purchases from around the planet some of the world’s most exotic and valuable veneers. It is recognized as the world leader in producing, sourcing, and marketing veneers manufactured from sustainable, well managed forests.
Major customers include furniture manufacturers, furniture components manufacturers, veneer splicing plants, plywood factories, architectural millwork companies, veneer resellers, and flooring manufacturers in over 20 countries. Currently it produces about eight hundred thousand square feet per day of sliced and rotary veneers with 250 employees. A remarkable stained glass window in the shape of a tree, and incorporating the office's front door as the tree's trunk, highlights the two story stone building constructed of hand split Kentucky limestone.
This tour prohibits: cell phones, cameras, open toe shoes.
This tour requires: safety glasses with shields and steel toe shoes.
(Provided if you do not bring your own)
Space is limited Reservation Deadline: 4pm, Friday, March 7th
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