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Inside large metal boxes with viewing windows, automated high-pressure
water jets cut the curved edges of the profiles; precision saw blades cut the
straight lines. Cambria provides 19 standard mitered edges, as well as custom
edges. Cut profiles are then dried with an air hose and inspected; if adjustments need to be made, the part is rerun. When completed, the various parts
for a job—which could include, for instance, profiles of several kitchen islands
and countertops—are set up on an A-frame for finishing.
In one section of the finishing area, workers cut custom edges using hand
chisels for a rough-stone look. Nearby, workers use clamps with vacuum pads
to dry fit every job’s profile together to simulate the installation of a job and verify color, tone, pattern movement, and seaming. Then, the job’s pieces are set up
on tables at the back of the facility where they’re inspected for defects during
fabrication, polish, and size per the installer’s specifications in the job packet.
Cardboard faces are cut to cover and protect the profiles; each piece is taped up,
labeled, and readied for pickup.
When it comes to Cambria’s manufacturing and fabrication processes, it’s all
in the details. “We’re a lifestyle brand,” says Summer Kath, director of business
development. “We want to encourage interior designers, take good care of them,
and show them what Cambria can do to creatively anticipate and uniquely fulfill
their clients’ needs.”
Camille LeFevre is a freelance writer and a former editor of Architecture Minnesota.
She is the author of Charles R. Stinson: Compositions in Nature, and she’s also written
for Architect, Metropolis, and Architectural Record. She contributes frequently to
Midwest Home and writes for that magazine’s Home Dish blog.
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