On October 25, WTC members had the opportunity to tour the manufacturing facility and showroom of Oakworks Inc, Since 1977 Oakworks Inc. has been committed to providing safe, durable, comfortable and ergonomic equipment to industries supporting the health and well being of people all over the globe. Oakworks produces tables for medical, massage, and spa uses and currently sells their products in all 50 States and to distributors in 35 countries worldwide. Oakworks recently received notoriety for their international success as recipients of the "Excellence in International Trade" award at Mantec's 2013 Awards Breakfast.
Thirty one individuals attended the event from seventeen different companies. The event included an introduction of Oakworks' staff, a detailed story of the origins of the company from Oakworks President Jeff Riach, and a brief description of how the company handles business internationally from a financial and marketing standpoint.
The main portion of the event centered around a detailed tour of the 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility that showed all in attendance the finer details of the creation of their state of the art tables. Members of the tour were granted access to the upholstery, metal working, research and development, marketing, and assembly stations of the manufacturing facility in order to fully grasp the amount of detail and care that goes into the creation of each and every table that leaves Oakworks' facility.
The event concluded with a short tour of Oakworks' showroom that allowed tour members to examine the finished products of the tables they saw being assembled on the manufacturing floor as well as an opportunity to ask their tour guide any questions they might have had.
Overall, the tour was a great success and enjoyed by all those who attended. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Oakworks for their willingness to host this event and for all their time and effort involved in doing so.
If you missed our tour, you can still enjoy a
virtual tour of Oakworks on the company website!