Wood products have been manufactured in the Bourne Industries building for over 100 years. From the early 1900’s to the early 1920’s wood components for “medium grade beds” were the major products. During the 1920’s and early 1930’s the principal products were wood components for automotive frames and interiors.
In the 1930’s and 1940’s manufacturing shifted to the production of finely crafted wood cabinets for radios which were being installed in homes across the United States.
With the introduction of television in the late 1940’s the focus turned to the production of wood enclosures for TV’s and combinations of televisions, radios and record players.
At the same time, with the dramatic expansion in office and commercial buildings during the late 1940’s and 1950’s there was a very large increase in demand for commercial doors, so production shifted to the manufacturing of these doors. Doors continued to be produced in the plant through the early part of the 1980’s.
In the 1980’s the focus changed again, this time to cold press and hot press laminating of composite wood panels with decorative high pressure laminate and thermofused overlays. These panels were sold in very large quantities to manufacturers in the expanding mobile home and recreational vehicle markets, and to distributors who saw increasing demand from local cabinet makers for prelaminated panels.
Today, Bourne Industries continues to offer laminated panels, but these products have become a small part of our production. Our principal focus today is the manufacture of wood components, assemblies and completed furniture. We are contract manufacturers involved in a very wide array of products and in a diverse set of markets.