Kuiken Brothers is proud to announce that our complete KB Classical Moulding collection is “Made in the USA”. The collection includes designs found in American homes from over 200 years ago which have been brought back and are now milled from poplar, grown right here in local forests. From design, to forest, to manufacturing, to the installation in American homes, from start to finish, everything about the KB Classical Moulding Collection is 100% USA.
According to a 2011 study by The Harrison Group and American Express, 65% of high-end shoppers prefer to buy products made in the United States.
“Our moulding products began with designs used more than two centuries ago in early America. They tell the story of American architectural, interior millwork,” said Douglas R. Kuiken, president of Kuiken Brothers Company. “What continues to differentiate the KB Classical Moulding Collection is the mouldings are made from raw material from the United States and manufactured by American craftsmen. Our KB Classical Mouldings are true to their origins in design and true to ‘Made in the USA’ in materials and labor.”
Kuiken Brothers’ research for the collection began with the Library of Congress’ Historic American Building Survey. Company researchers viewed and measured drawings, artifacts and photographs of local interior and architectural millwork.
We then engaged Brent Hull, a nationally-recognized historic moulding and millwork expert, to collaborate and ensure authenticity. Hull spent several days with our management team viewing local architecture and reviewing current moulding applications. Hull then sketched a number of different profiles from designs that were used in many early American homes.
The KB Classical Moulding collection is milled using wood from U.S. forests, specifically yellow poplar, a hardwood found predominantly in Eastern North America. Poplar was chosen because it is a non-resinous (non-bleeding) wood and mills to an extremely smooth surface.
Because of its characteristics, poplar provides for sharp lines and crisp edges, which are essential for the elegant designs chosen for the KB Classical Moulding collection. Another key benefit to the collection is that the entire collection is in stock at two of our locations (Succasunna, NJ and Fair Lawn, NJ). Kuiken Brothers made a long-term commitment to this product line, with a significant inventory commitment to ensure product availability for our customers.
The KB Classical Moulding collection is a full circle story — from the original designs of more than 200 years ago, to the growth of poplar, to U.S. manufacturing, to the installation in today’s homes. From start to finish, everything about the KB Classical Moulding Collection is 100% USA.
“Offering quality products that are made in the USA is extremely important to us,” said Kuiken. “My family came to the United States as European immigrants more than a century ago. This country has provided us with jobs, a quality way of life and a way to show our loyalty and patriotism. We are proud to offer products made in America.”
About the KB Classical Moulding catalog
The products in the KB Classical Moulding Collection are categorized by architectural style in a free, 68-page catalog. Styles include Early American, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, and Traditional Revival. The catalog shows which crown, casing and base mouldings go together based on these architectural styles.
Architects and designers can also download CAD files by individual profile, or complete collection in order to incorporate these details into their plans.
If you would like more information in regards to the KB Classical Moulding Catalog, please give us a call or fill out the Contact Us Form and we will follow up with you right away. You may also request a complimentary Moulding & Millwork Catalog which we will mail to you within a few short days!