Continental Woodcraft, an affiliate of BlueHive Exhibits, has been providing clients with the finest quality architectural millwork since 1981. From humble beginnings, we’ve grown to become one of New England’s largest manufacturers of artisanal quality architectural millwork, helping to outfit private and public spaces in healthcare, education, government, municipality, reception and lobby, restaurant, and retail. Using some of today’s most advanced equipment combined with tried-and-true methods of woodworking craftsmanship, we bring incredible and complex millwork creations to life.
A true entrepreneur, I recognized that a synergy existed between high-end architectural millwork and exhibits and events, with both utilizing skilled woodworkers to manufacture quality products. Continental has succeeded on its own right without any reliance on the exhibits and events side of the business. And with a shop populated by the latest high-tech equipment, it has gone on to produce beautiful craftsmanship for satisfied clients across the country.
Paul Hanlon, CEO
Continental Woodcraft is a QCP-licensed member of the Architectural Wood Institute (AWI), one of the interior architectural woodworking industry’s leading regulatory bodies, and is certified by SCS Global Services to FSC® certification standards (SCS Trademark License Code: FSC-C168827, SCS Certificate Code: SCS-COC-008567).
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is one of the most rigorous international standards for responsible forestry. FSC certified forests conserve biological diversity, water resources and crucial ecosystems. The FSC standard also upholds worker rights and supports economic prosperity in surrounding communities. Moreover, the FSC Chain of Custody certification ensures that certified wood products are tracked from forest to final product (and if applicable, that qualified recycled materials are used), adding legitimacy to the FSC claim throughout the supply chain.
As an FSC certified organization, Continental Woodcraft can work with architects and organizations such as hospitals, schools and libraries that require FSC certified products.
Our Culture: A Cut Above
We recognize that it’s not the machinery or technology we have that makes us so successful. Our employees are our greatest asset. And to foster their wellbeing, we have an entirely employee-led cultural committee as part of our affiliation with BlueHive, affectionately titled The Buzz Squad. The Buzz Squad organizes various company outings, parties, gatherings, and activities designed to bring co-workers closer together. More than that, they strive to collect feedback from employees which can be used to make improvements within our workplace.
What’s more, our commitment to excellence extends beyond our work and into our workforce for professional support. We encourage continued education for our employees, and often will pay for a class or course of interest to an employee if it’s directly related to their career and will help improve their performance or knowledge of their craft while working with us. This helps raise the bar of our company’s performance and increases productivity, and also allows our staff to shine and be celebrated for their accomplishments. In fact, two of our leadership team members have been named to the coveted “40 Under 40 Woodworking List” for 2019, which recognizes rising industry leaders across the United States.
But we don’t just initiate efforts to impact performance within our company. Through the AWI membership, Continental is an active participant in the AWI community forum that provides opportunity for connection with other millworks to problem solve and collaborate across the industry. We are also involved in educational support for the trade industries, consulting with local trade schools and creating partnerships to offer co-op/apprenticeship training and to advise on current trends and needs for curriculum updates.
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