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Mobile, manufactured, and modular homes are all types of prefabricated homes. These "prefab" homes are built in a fac...
Bob tours a Georgia-Pacific lumber mill with Randi Bonanni, who outlines the harvesting and mill processes.
Bob travels to British Columbia and tours the Waldun Forest Products Company shingle manufacturing plant.
Bob asks about the benefits of water purification and tours the Kinetico plant just outside of Cleveland to find out how the quality of the water is improved.
Bob tours the Simplex Industries manufacturing facility where workers are precutting the plywood as they construct the interior and exterior walls.
Bob and crew travel to Wareham, MA, to visit the Tremont Nail Mill. Tremont Nail, manufacturer of cut nails.
Evan Zgonis of Olympia Marble and Granite gives Bob a tour of the facility where the kitchen countertops being used in the modern Colonial house are manufactured.
Bob visits with Brian Stowell at the Crown Point Cabinet factory in Claremont, NH.
Bob tours the Premier Building Systems plant with general manager Steve Thompson.
Bob visits the Simpson Plywood plant in Shelton, WA, where Jim Langenberg shows Bob how plywood, especially MDO, is made.
Bob visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how they company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices.
Bob visits Two Harbors, MN and tours the plant where Louisiana Pacific manufactures a line of exterior trim products.
Bob visits McCleary, WA, where Jim Fielder (from Simpson Door) takes him on a tour of the company's manufacturing plant.
Bob visits the Perstop Flooring Factory to see how Pergo, wood laminate flooring, is made.
Realtor Lynn Zekis leads Bob on a tour of her own loft conversion in the Boston Leather District.
Bob visits a stainless steel fabrication shop to see how the kitchen counters for the loft project unit are made.
Bob visits the Lightolier manufacturing plant, which covers 6 acres, and receives a tour from the director of design, Bob Wetikin.
Bob tours the Buderus factory in Wetzlar, Germany with Herr Schulte, vice president of research and development.
Bob takes a tour of the Boston Sand and Gravel concrete plant, located on the Charles River in Boston.
Bob visits the Georgia Pacific pressure-treated lumber plant in Sterling, GA to discover how pressure treated lumber is made to resist weather and rot.
Bob tours the Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing plant in Winter Haven, FL to see how paint is made.
Bob meets with restoration contractor Richard Marks to review the reproduction shutters that will be placed on the project house. They also visit the Withers Indu...
Bob tours the Indiana Limestone factory with Dave Kern, who explains the fabrication process for the limestone columns being used in the greenhouse.
Bob meets Lee Shield of Weather Shield Windows in Medford, WI to find out how the company makes its special custom windows.
Bob tours the Ralph A. Esty & Sons Lumber Corporation in Groveland, MA. Operations Manager Ken Monaco explains the process of aquiring and milling the lumber. The...
Bob visits the Willamette Industries glued laminated timber facilities in Eugene, OR to learn first-hand how glulams are manufactured.
Bob travels to Canada for a tour of the Ainsworth oriented strand board (OSB) mill, one of the most modern OSB factories in the world.
Bob tours the American Plywood Association testing facilities with Tom Williamson, the Executive Vice President of Engineered Wood Systems. Tom explains the diffe...
Bob tours the Vermont Castings factory in Randolph, VT in order to learn about the manufacturing process for the type of wood-burning stove being used in the Mart...
Bob visits a wallpaper factory, where the design, paper-milling, and printing aspects of the wallpaper fabrication process all take place.
Bob takes a tour of the Georgia Pacific plywood plant near Savannah, GA to see how birch veneer plywood is made.
Bob tours the factory where the project house's custom crown molding is cut to custom specifications, while, back at the site, carpenter Bob Ryley struggles to in...
As tiling begins on the bathroom floor and in the shower, Bob takes a field trip to the factory where the tiles being used in the project house were made.
Bob visits Shepley Wood Products to discuss what to look for when ordering lumber.
Bob takes us on a tour of the IKO roofing shingle plant in Wilmington, DE.
Bob visits the Wes-Pine wooden window factory in Hanover, MA.
Bob joins David Parker at Macmillan-Bloedel’s Parallam plant in Vancouver, BC to see how the special engineered beams are manufactured.
Bob visits the Pella Window Factory in Pella, IO to see how they reproduce the special circle-head window in the basement to create a custom piece.
Bob tours the Georgia-Pacific drywall plant in Marcus Hook, PA with Monty Palmowski.
Bob tours the Congoleum plant in Marcus Hook, PA with Jim Kogut.
Bob visits Dave Parker in Vancouver, BC to see how Parallam beams are manufactured.
Bob visits the IKO roofing shingle plant in Wilmington, DE, where he becomes familiar with different types of shingles.
Bob tours the Republic Window Factory in Chicago. Ron Spielman, vice president, explains how the windows are manufactured.