The World Millwork Alliance (WMA) hosted plant tours in Houston this week to give its members a behind-the-scenes look at what’s driving the success of three very different millwork operations, and the Building Materials and Construction Services (BMC) facility might have been the most unique. It wasn’t the biggest, but it was certainly the busiest.

BMC's showroom
BMC’s 9,000-square-foot showroom.

The custom millwork manufacturing and distribution plant is fronted by the 9,000-square-foot BMC Design Center, a modern showroom that displays every kind of building product – doors, windows, moulding, millwork, hardware and much more.

The busy BMC Houston manufacturing facility uses high-tech machinery and computer software to make many products for the residential construction market. One of its biggest lines is doors, which are assembled with a Kval 990F4 system that includes CNC insert cut-out capability.

The company, which operates in 10 states and has about 5,200 employees, also makes millwork in Houston, and it supplies lumber and building materials to the entire South Texas region.

BMC’s Houston facility isn’t just a large manufacturing plant; it also has a BMC Design Center. That’s a multi-level, consumer-oriented showroom where design specialists assist customers in purchasing decisions for everything from doors and windows to moulding, millwork and hardware.

BMC also ships and delivers, and it relies on the Demountable Concepts van body delivery system, which lets distributors deliver products with one truck body while another is being loaded. That saves time and money.

BMC’s 60 locations mostly serve the western U.S., but the company is in the process of moving its offices to Atlanta to boost its East Coast presence.

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