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Fetzer Architectural Woodwork / HQ: Salt Lake City / 2009 sales: $48 million / Employees: 220 / Service: Custom woodwork design and installation / Erik Fetzer, vice president, operations: “Our craftsmen create very different designs for each project we install.” WoodTaskmasters fetzer incorporates unique custom woodwork with a budget-conscious attitude. by barbara mc hatton fetzer architectural woodwork specializes in custom woodwork. Established in 1909 by Kaspar Fetzer, Fetzer Architectural Woodwork in Salt Lake City has a well-ingrained history and reputation for quality work. The company is also known for adapting to marketplace changes. Starting out as a cabinet-building shop, Fetzer moved into woodworking for churches and bar rooms. A significant addition to the company’s work portfolio came when Fetzer was commissioned to add two wings to the renowned Tabernacle organ in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Fast forward to present, the company designs and installs custom woodwork, millwork and other wood 104 SUMMER 2010 details for a wide variety of buildings. “In the early 1990s, we were almost exclusively installing retail store fixtures,” says Erik Fetzer, great-grandson of the elder Fetzer. “At that point, we decided to diversify more into architectural millwork, which allowed us to stay competitive.” In addition to retail stores, Fetzer ‘s projects include law firms, corporate buildings, performing arts centers, libraries, hospitality and entertainment facilities, and private homes. “Our craftsmen create very different designs for each project we install,” Fetzer says. “Very rarely would we repeat a design.” For instance, a courthouse project may include custom wall paneling, judge’s bench, jury walls, running trim in the hallway, reception desk and laminate cabinetry in the back offices. For the Nashville Symphony Hall, the project scope included woodwork paneling, cabinetry and a Makore wood organ case. Fetzer’s staff is not daunted by large or complex projects. One of the largest projects Fetzer completed was creating the largest woodwork organ for the LDS Conference Center. Paul Fetzer, vice president of design and Erik’s father, inspired by the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall

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Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010
Global Strategies
Continuous Improvement
Smart Pricing
Supply Chain
Business Value
Moving Forward
Westmark Products
Byrne Dairy
Ultrafryer Systems Inc.
Wil-Rich LLC & Wishek MFG LLC
American Precision Fabricators
Aqua Products Inc.
Black Diamond Equipment
Columbian Home Products
Control Devices LLC
Endustra Filter Manufacturers Inc
Heil Trailer International
Assembled Products
Order-Matic Corp.
Professional Building Systems Inc.
Smart Start Inc
Bosal International
Ausco Products Inc.
Brodart Company
Cambrex Corp.
Chapin International Inc.
Cleveland Gear Co.
Consolidated Precision Products
Control Flow Inc.
Douglas Autotech Corp.
Fetzer Architectural Products
The FNA Group
Fourslide Spring and Stamping Inc.
G.A. West & Company
Great Lakes Power Group
Grimm Brothers Plastics
Legends Furniture Inc.
National Tube Supply Co.
Optex Systems Inc.
Sunburst Electronics
V.E. Enterprises Inc
W. Soule & Company
Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing Today - Summer 2010