CNCs, a Stefani air edgebander with
grooving capabilities, as well as Neder-man vacuum systems and an array of
conveyors and packaging systems.
“In the three-to-;ve year range is when
it will go to another level. After ;ve years
it will be a must see,” he added.
The company currently has six employees. Shelton said they anticipate
hiring ;ve more this year, and another
nine next year.
“Our team is much happier now that
they can ;ll the orders as they come into
the system. Production has improved
through its simplicity alone.”
The Bella IMC frameless cabinetry can
be ordered online in customized sizes
to 1/16 inch, assembled or ready-to-assemble. Currently there are three drawer
front styles and eight door styles available, with glass inserts available soon.
“We are always adding new cabinets to
the ordering site,” Shelton said.
The three, ;ve and seven-piece doors
are available in textured TFL materials,
including Stevens’ Artika Collection and
the Ta;sa Viva Collection, with offerings
from Arauco, Uniboard, Northern Contours and Cleaf soon to be added.
Bella IMC sells wholesale to kitchen
cabinet dealers, home improvement
professionals, builders and cabinet and
closet shops looking to outsource. In
addition to the faster assembly times,
bene;ts of sourcing Bella cabinetry
include 60 percent less in upfront costs
and as much as 70 percent lower rates
from ;at pack shipping. Most orders can
be ;lled in two to four weeks, Shelton
said, with some variance for large orders
for multi-family housing projects.
Customers can order the cabinet box
only, individual door and drawer fronts,
or a complete cabinet through the All-
moxy driven ordering page. “All orders
work through our Allmoxy driven or-
dering site that talks directly to Cabinet
Vision software,” he said. “Allmoxy has
set up a great system that can be used in
To make things even easier for custom-
ers, the Bella website, BellaIMC.com,
will soon have available videos showing
how to assemble the cabinets and draw-
ers. “There will be tips on how to get
started and preparing for assembly and
what to be aware of,” Shelton said. “The
videos will always be updated as we
learn from those assembling in the ;eld.
They are intended to make the process
as easy as possible and relate with the
He added, “This is a whole home product and can be used in all markets. It’s
just boxes and doors! People always ;nd
a way to use them because they have a
“We are going to put this in as many
markets as we can, one way or another.
Finding good quali;ed partners is the
Open house and tech
By Michaelle Bradford
Bella IMC held an open house May 18
and 19 offering builders, cabinet makers and other industry professionals a
;rst-hand look at its process of manufacturing cabinets using the Lockdowel
EClips system in conjunction with
Allmoxy and Cabinet Vision.
The free tech tour kicked off with a
presentation from Lockdowel representatives — CEO Stephen Macdonald
and Darin Johnson showing just how
easy and quick it is to assemble a cabinet or drawer using the technology.
Next, Bella IMC President Chad
Shelton discussed how reading the
book “Good to Great” got his wood-
working company to focus solely on
making what it was good at building
— cabinet boxes. That decision led
him to connect with Macdonald and
to implement a manufacturing process
that integrates the Lockdowel EClips
system with Allmoxy and Cabinet
Brady Lewis from Allmoxy gave
open house attendees a brief review of
the industrial revolution and how the
internet has impacted manufacturing
capabilities by offering tools to help
Dan Bigelow from Cabinet Vision
gave the last presentation of the day on
how the software program is integrated
in the entire manufacturing process.
Next, attendees saw a live demonstration of the streamlined process as
panels were routed on the Morbidelli
CNC router, edged banded on the
SCM Olimpic K600, bored and ;tted
with the Lockdowel EClip ;ttings and
then quickly assembled.
Besides the OMAL boring machine,
additional machines capable of using
the Lockdowel EClips system include
Pillar Machines and Laguna Tools.