The Wood Shop at Arizona Correctional Industries takes pride in creating employment opportunities for inmates upon their release. Logging more than 150,000 hours each year, roughly 70 inmates are provided valuable hands-on experience on a wide assortment of tools and modern shop equipment, such as edgebanders, CNC, dovetail and boring machines. They also gain experience in specific manufacturing procedures, teamwork, and software such as CAD and cabinet software. The highly sought-after experience they gain while working at the Wood Shop opens doors for inmates upon their return to society.
Our commitment to inmates also extends to our customers. The Woods Shop strives to manufacture furniture and cabinetry that not only looks good but are also designed to last. We take every effort to ensure our customers’ complete satisfaction.
ACI’s Wood Shop has been building quality furniture and millwork for over a decade. The majority of our products are laminate and hardwood office furniture and cabinetry. We offer a complete line of standard products and, if needed, offer custom manufacturing. Our public-sector clients include schools, fire departments, government offices, and airports. Private-sector clients include banks, universities, and retail stores. We also build cabinets for local cabinet builders.
Not all furniture and millwork are built alike. Although two products might look good on the outside, the real sign of quality is what’s found inside. Whereas other manufacturers choose materials to bolster their bottom line, ACI selects materials based on what provides the customer the best product for their money. We communicate regularly with our suppliers to review options for a given application in order to provide the best durability and consistent finish. If you want proof, just compare the construction of our cabinets to others.
Our pricing is competitive even when compared to big box stores and online retailers. Our sales representatives and design engineers work closely with customers to carefully illustrate each installation. The Wood Shop then works closely with its material providers to select the best raw materials for the customer’s job.
ACI offers curb-side delivery anywhere in Arizona. We also provide installation for an additional fee.
Lastly, ACI warranties all of its products against all defects or damage incurred during transportation or installation.
Not all office furniture is built alike. Many box stores and online retailers select only the cheapest materials and assembly methods in order to compete on price alone. Their cabinets may look good on the outside but before long slides may tear from their side panels, drawer faces pull away from their drawer boxes, and bottoms sag and break. The once attractive and inexpensive furniture soon becomes unsightly and costly to repair or replace. At ACI, we intentionally build our furniture above industry standards of quality. This commitment means our furniture will withstands years of constant use.
All of our cabinet panels and stretchers are constructed using .75″ thermally bonded melamine. The entire cabinet is assembled with dowels for extra strength.
Drawer slides are the most common place for manufacturer to skimp on quality. ACI’s Wood Shop goes the extra mile to give you the best quality. Standard on all drawers are heavy-duty, 100 pound capacity, full extension, ball bearing slides that permit easy adjustments to drawer faces once they are installed and leveled.
The most common failures are drawers and at the base where the cabinet meets the floor Even with normal use, screws loosen and drawer faces pull away from their boxes and slides pull out from their panels. Water from mops and impacts from vacuums damage bases. And this all stems from substandard box material.
Our drawers use 9-ply birch-core plywood so faces and slides remain firmly anchored. Our drawers are assembled using tongue-and-groove joints so our drawers have the strength to last many years of heavy use. And most furniture has hardwood bases to protect from water and breakouts when furniture is moved.