How Does the Design Process Work?
Stephan Wood Products goes through an extensive collaborative design process.
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Your Approval Matters Most
Any potential client of ours can email from our contact form on our web page and call. We make it a point of calling people back to understand what they’re looking at from the start.
What are your ideas? What do you need this to do? What are you looking for from us?
Once we agree on the initial parameters, we’ll meet in person or on the phone. If you don’t see the products on our site that perfectly for your project, SWP will accept more drawings, work up a mockup of a prototype and send it to your team for approval.
We’re open to new ideas and new designs. In the pultrusion process for composites, we have five or six shapes, but we can make your material any shape that you want it to be. Our pultrusion system works great. We’re different from an extrusion process where we’re pushing metal into a dye. We’re pulling material through a resin bath with fiberglass strands and matting. SWP then adds some of filler to make the part extremely strong and durable.
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More Frequently Asked Questions
Typically, when you have an FRP (fiberglass resin product), it is a mixture of a resin, fiberglass roving, and filler. Our fiberglass composites feature more resin and fiberglass and less filler. Watch our video to learn more.
Military Spec materials help people looking out for pleasant appearances, longevity and utility. Watch our video to learn more.
Two blocks from our current location in 1944, Al Stephan (Steff-ANN), a tinkerer and inventor, satisfied the local need of wooden clothespins. Watch our video to learn more.
The military knows that if they come to Stephan Wood Products for a solution, we’re going to give them a solution. Watch our video to learn more.
When we have a customer that comes to us for a project, custom or otherwise, the first thing we want to know is if we already have the material they need in our inventory. Watch our video to learn more.
Waterparks and theme parks, particularly in southern states, all use products that don’t hold up and need constant replacement. We do. Watch our video to learn more.
Stephan Wood Products is unique in our field because we offer a lot of different products. Watch our video to learn more.
All Stephan Wood Products are made to military specification. We have a resin system that’s been in place since 1991. Watch our video to learn more.
Natural wood will twist, warp, cup, absorb moisture, and split on the ends. Plus, wood doesn’t always hold paint. Watch our video to learn more.
Jim Tenbusch is a stalwart advocate for Stephan Wood Products and our craftsmanship. Watch our video to learn more.
If it comes from our facility, it’s something that is going to work for you. Watch our video to learn more.
Electrodeposition coating, or e-coat, is the penultimate stage of our painting system. Watch our video to learn more.