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peeling and cracking. Further, it gave
T.C. Millwork the ability to create its
own composite materials and launch
a line of highly decorative wall protection called Ven4ma. Today, it sells that
product in the healthcare industry
through its Spectrim Building Products sister company.
T.C. Millwork now has three PUR
lines, one dedicated to just making
the Ven4ma, one line for subassembly operations and one for general
flat lamination.
Those advancements eventually led
to T.C. Millwork's latest innovation:
the Smartwall V5, a lightweight, revolutionary wireless alternative to traditional retail shelving fixtures. The
Smartwall has light fixtures embedded
directly in its shelving and other display components. Smartwall comes
from the plant completely wired for
a true plug-and-play experience, thus
eliminating the cost for electricians
and hard wiring. The system uses proprietary lighting that was exclusively
designed as integrated components.
Smartwall has the highest LED lighting standards in the industry with museum quality type lighting, and makes
all photometric information available
for review.
The system needs only one duplex
outlet to power 56 lineal feet of wall. In
addition, the system is wireless to the
end user: There are no wires to plug
in or take out, simply move the display components anywhere along the
wall, vertically or horizontally, with
no wires. Another bonus to the system
is that if any of the lights ever fail, they
are replaceable at store level without
having to replace the shelving or other
display components.
The wide range of available finishes
and ease of installation - a 56-footlong Smartwall can be erected in less
than 8 hours - has garnered attention

from retailers, museums and exhibitors. "More and more people are incorporating it when they see the cost
savings on construction," Dennis
Kubach says.
That savings does not only come
from the speed of installation, but
also the simplicity. The complicated
electrical wiring required by traditional display walls can become expensive, especially when union contracts are involved. By daisy chaining
shelving lights into one plug, Smartwall dramatically reduces the amount
of electrical work - and associated labor costs.
"We embrace technology, we embrace the engineering and the innovation side of the business," Dennis
Kubach states. "We're not just a 'metoo' shop. We go out of our way to
give our customers other ways to skin
that cat."

Family Culture
The Kubach brothers started out in
the mid-1980s running a small custom
cabinet shop in New Jersey. The shop
was eventually sold to a larger business
and in 1993 the brothers founded T.C.

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Millwork in Bensalem, Pa., with a focus
on manufacturing retail displays.
As the new business grew, the
Kubachs realized they had to expand
T.C. Millwork's services to deliver
more value to their customers. In
1996, they created a sister company,
Tricon Construction, to handle the
installation of TCM product along
with customers of their own, such as
Dollar Tree, Planet Fitness and Macy's. Three years later, another sister
company, Spectrum Building Products, was launched to focus on PVC
film products such as wall protection,
moldings and head boards for the
healthcare and hospitality industries.
With the addition of Tricon, T.C.
Millwork is able to design, manufacturer and install displays, making it a
one-stop complete service solution
for retailers. "A lot of our customers
are looking for turnkey solutions,"
Dennis Kubach says.
As T.C. Millwork marks its 25th anniversary, Kubach credits its success
to its family culture and dedicated
employees, many of which whom have
been with the business since its inception. "We treat them like family," he

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