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September 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drawer Box Specialties Hosts Manufacturing Day Event for Students

Orange, CA—On Friday, October 4, 2019, Drawer Box Specialties (DBS) will host 120 high school and college students at its factory in support of national Manufacturing (MFG) Day 2019. The day’s activities include a factory tour, lunch and the opportunity for students to experience first-hand what its like to work in a manufacturing career.

“We are thrilled to host this event for local area students,” said Jim Irving, national sales manager for DBS. “We fully support the Manufacturing Day mission of encouraging young people to explore the diverse career opportunities that exist in today’s modern manufacturing and wood products industries.”

The event runs from 11 am to 2 pm at the DBS factory at 1482 N Batavia Street in Orange, CA. A number of different companies have been invited to set up tables and provide information about job opportunities in their industries. In addition, representatives from local governmental offices will be attendance.

ABOUT DRAWER BOX SPECIALTIES

DBS has been a leader in the drawer box industry for more than 25 years and offers these state-of-the-art products as standard in their wide line of pre-finished material options. DBS's parent company, States Industries LLC, is a premier manufacturer of hardwood plywood and specialty panel products, operating from a combined manufacturing base of 200,000 square feet, including a pre-finish line and custom color lab on-site. For more information please visit www.dbsdrawers.com

ABOUT MANUFACTURING DAY

Manufacturing Day is organized by the National Association of Manufacturers and is held annually on the first Friday in October. It allows manufacturers to showcase the diverse career opportunities available in manufacturing and related industries. Last year 275,000 people participated in 3,000 events across North America.

Contact information: 
David Bell
Marketing Director  
States Industries
800-626-1981 ext 1237
dbell@statesind.com

Jim Irving
National Sales Manager
Drawer Box Specialties
800-422-9881
jim.irving@dbsdrawers.com

December 2, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drawer Box Specialties expands its custom component offering

(Orange, CA) Drawer Box Specialties is pleased to announce the newest expansion of its overall product offering with the launch of a stocking inventory program of pre-cut component parts for a variety of end use applications.

Among the items now stocked in the DBS warehouse are various pre-finished veneer and melamine- faced cores in common shelving dimensions, uprights for closet or pantry installations, cabinet components for lower and upper cabinets, drawer side blanks, and some wainscoting items to assist in providing a finishing touch to an installation.

Jim Irving, DBS Sales Manager, commented "We are excited to bring this added option to the market. We are always looking for ways to provide solutions to our customers and having stock of these components on our floor, available for immediate shipment, is an option that we think can help our customers manage some of the workflow coming through their shops." Mike Taylor, President of DBS and States Industries added, "We are not looking to build cabinets, just assist our customers by providing value added components to assist them in increasing their profits."

DBS has been a leader in the drawer box industry for more than twenty-five years and offers these state of the art products as standard in their wide line of pre-finished material options.

DBS's parent company, States Industries LLC is a premier manufacturer of hardwood plywood and specialty panel products, operating from a combined manufacturing base of 200,000 square feet, including a pre-finish line and custom color lab on site.

For more information please visit www.dbsdrawers.com

Contact information: 
David Bell
Marketing Director  
States Industries

Jim Irving
National Sales Manager
Drawer Box Specialties

December 4, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

States Industries, LLC, a major manufacturer of hardwood plywood and specialty panel products has announced the acquisition of California based Drawer Box Specialties.

Eugene, Oregon - DBS began operations in 1987 and is the industry leader in manufacturing drawer boxes, drawer storage systems, shelving units and specialty accessories. The company currently employs about 60 employees at its Orange, CA headquarters.

States' President, Mike Taylor called the addition of DBS a strategic extension of our existing value-added components business. "We are focused on continued growth by integrating toward the end user with an innovative mix of products and solutions. DBS has a great brand franchise that we think will be a perfect complement to our business moving forward. DBS will maintain most of its Management and its existing Sales team in Southern California. DBS President, Cathy Blankenship will continue to manage the business unit for States Industries.

"We are very pleased with the team that is in place and their knowledge of the business", said Taylor. "By recapitalizing the company and providing better access to the entire North American market through our network of distributors, we see significant upside."

About States Industries

States Industries, LLC, founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1966, is a premier manufacturer of hardwood plywood and specialty panel products, operating from a combined manufacturing base of 200,000 square feet, including a pre-finish line and custom color lab all on site.