Eighteen months after the purchase of Armstrong Cabinets, cabinetry manufacturer acpi created Echelon Cabinetry and Advanta Cabinets.
Delivering a 35 percent increase in production capacity and offering a better kitchen cabinet customer specification and buying experience have been acpi’s top priorities, the company said. Over $7 million has been invested into operational enhancements and process improvements, focused on improving overall service levels to customers.
Acpi will meet an increasing demand in a market currently challenged by supply and service issues, through the creation of their two new cabinetry lines: Echelon Cabinetry for home builders, dealers and remodelers and Advanta Cabinets for multifamily clients and architects.
“For more than 18 months we’ve quietly, very aggressively reinvented the company from top to bottom to prepare us for more business and to serve our customers better,” said Nick Billig, CEO of acpi. “For home builders, dealers and remodeling professionals and their customers, Echelon offers a better overall cabinet experience. For multifamily professionals, Advanta means you have a cabinet partner 100 percent dedicated to your style, performance, delivery and service needs. We’re heavily invested into making Echelon and Advanta the trusted sources for kitchen cabinets, delivered on-time and 100% complete” said Billig.
“We also brought in an experienced and dynamic executive team, with a good combination of industry experience and successful track-records in and out of the cabinetry industry,” continued Billig. “Acpi has also engaged end-users, in extensive qualitative and quantitative research. This led us to new insights which we have been applying in unique ways to improve our customers overall cabinetry experience.”
In 2012 the Armstrong Cabinets division was acquired by American Industrial Partners (AIP) and taken private. Now known as acpi, headquarters are based in The Colony, Texas with primary production facilities in Thompsontown, Pennsylvania.