The Vitap Point K2 Top (middle photo) from Atlantic Machinery will offer Closet
Creations more versatility in fabricating specialized parts.
company also supplies components
to about 25 small, independent closet
companies in the Tri-State Area, as well
as vertical panels for a customer in Boston. Along with fabricating components
for its own needs, its growing list of
clients has allowed the company to stay
Giampaolo credits his hardworking
staff of 19 employees including three designers, a receptionist and an operations
manager - for the company’s success.
After Giampaolo’s initial purchase of
used equipment, he has made additional
investments over the years including a
Weeke CNC, a beam saw, Holz-Her
edgebander and Vitap Point K2 TOP
and Eclipse contour edgebander from
Atlantic Machinery. He says the Point
K2 Top has become a backup to his
Weeke CNC machine.
“If the Weeke goes down, we have a
fully operational CNC that can do our
parts, just not as fast. Also, it is good for
specialized stuff, and that’s what we’re
now developing it for,” he says. “Like
drawer cubbies, small parts, because it
has clamps, and hold downs and it’s easy
to load, fairly easy to program, so we’re
going to start using it for doing dowel
drawer boxes, wine cubes, specialized
type stuff, special shaped vertical panels,
that have to go to a contour edgebander.
We’re going to use that so that the Weeke
will blast through regular closet panels.
It’s got dual heads with 25 bits in each
head. That thing is a beast, but it’s huge.
You see the size of it, but it runs through
stuff. In under a minute it can do a full
14 by 84 panel, but sometimes we’ll get
a custom drill where it’s a certain shape
and somebody will want to stop the
Weeke from blasting through panels and
According to Giampaolo, the addition
of the Vitap machinery allows the ;rm
more versatility. closetcreationsinc.com.