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Congratulations to Premier Hardwood Products: Innovator of the Year Award

On the behalf of Doucet Machineries, we would like to congratulate Premier Harwood Products Inc. for receiving the Wooden Globe - Innovator of the Year Award given by the WMIA during the Woodworking Industry Conference 2012.

This Award is given to a company currently produces a unique and innovative wood based product or utilize an innovative process to produce a wood based product using high technology machinery supplied by one or more WMIA member companies.

     Innovator of the year


     Mr. Pascal Doucet, of Doucet Machineries,

     presented the Wooden Globe

    " Innovator of the Year Award" to

     Mr. Jeff Booher, of Premier Hardwood Products, Inc.




Premier Hardwood is located near Syracuse, New York and offers hardwood flooring with distinctive color and quality. Premier Hardwood, in conjunction with their sister company B&B Lumber, starts the manufacturing process from the forest. Using professional loggers to harvest timber, they turn the lumber into hardwood flooring strips to install into your living room or into a gymnasium for your kid's school. After four generations of business experience and manufacturing in the lumber industry Premier Hardwood was ready for the next challenge.

In 2010, Premier Hardwood decided to face the challenge to completely change expectations in flooring manufacturing with a major investment through Doucet Machineries, EBI Electric, PHL Industries and Hermance Machine Co.

Premier's vision was to offer the highest levels of quality in a high volume production facility, with minimum operation costs and maximizing automation into the manufacturing process. Their primary goals were to:

  • Increase raw material yield by 6%
  • Raise production capacity by 20%
  • Reduce labor costs by 70%

Their vision has been realized and the challenge met. To read more about this project, visit our website to see our Automated Hardwood Flooring Line.

This award will surely bring recognition to Premier Hardwood Products Inc. through the industry as being a leader among flooring manufacturers by changing the way flooring will be made in America in the future.

At Doucet, we are proud to count Premier Hardwood as one of our client. Congratulations again to Premier's dedicated team to work on that innovative project.

Should you need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 1-866-673-8876 or by email


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