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Olhausen Billiards

"we needed other options and integrated
games to supplement
sales. we started manufacturing
shuffleboard, air hockey and
foosball tables. we
also distribute home
theater seating."
	 The	 company	 employs	 130	 people	 on	
its	 manufacturing	 floor.	 Every	 employee	 is	 cross-trained	 to	 ensure	 they	 have	
a	 thorough	 understanding	 of	 the	 entire	
manufacturing	 process	 and	 how	 their	
work	 will	 impact	 the	 next	 person.	 "Olhausen	 craftsmen	 are	 specially	 trained	
to	operate	computer-controlled	and	pre-

cision	 machinery,"	 it	 says.	 "This	 highspeed	 machine,	 which	 was	 designed	 by	
Olhausen	 engineers,	 ensures	 a	 perfect	
pocket	fit	on	every	rail."

Increasing Interest
Moving	 forward,	 Olhausen	 Billiards	
will	 continue	 to	 train	 its	 dealer	 network	 in	 order	 to	 grow	 sales.	 "We	 will	
talk	 about	 all	 the	 different	 options	
with	our	dealer	network	on	how	to	sell	
our	 tables,"	 he	 adds.	 "We	 host	 sales	
training	 events	 twice	 a	 year	 at	 our	 facility,	as	well	as	the	annual	BCA	trade	
show	 where	 we	 educate	 our	 dealers	
about	our	product."
	 The	 company	 also	 hosts	 a	 dealer	 forum	where	it	invites	20	of	its	top	dealers	
to	spend	a	few	days	at	Olhausen	Billiards.	
"Our	dealers	are	our	friends,"	Olhausen	

South

says.	 "Communication	 is	 the	 way	 we	
keep	 the	 relationship	 alive.	 About	 80	
percent	of	our	dealers	have	my	dad's	cell	
phone	 number	 and	 mine.	 They	 can	 call	
us	on	the	weekends;	we	are	friends	with	
a	good	bit	of	them."	mt
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