Customer Case Studies

Customer Case Studies

For over 50 years, WDI has been satisfying our business clients with high quality wood products. Here are some customer case studies of the ways we’ve helped them accomplish their goals:

THE CLIENT – Main Street Builders
THE PROJECT – Lake Elmo Millwork

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THE RESULT – Mark and Tom – Main Street Builders
It was nice to see you at the completion of our project in Lake Elmo.  Tom and I have relied on your millwork, advice and friendship for many projects through the years.  The  Then Residence is a feather in all our caps – we could not have done it without you.

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THE CLIENT – The Ken Sei Kai Academy of Martial Artssake3
THE PROJECT – Commemorative Sake Set

THE CLIENT – TheTom Bellazzi, Project Director:

I just received the sample box and it is frisking awesome……thank you…..thank you……thank you.

I wanted a wow factor and you did it!

GREAT JOB

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THE CLIENT – DVL Seigenthaler – A Finn Partners Companyjackdaniels150-2jackdaniels150-1
THE PROJECT – Jack Daniels Distillery – 150th Anniversary Press Kit

THE RESULT – Says Jennifer A. Rundberg, Senior Art Director: Hope everything is well with you. I am finally sending you the tops as well as a fully completed 150th Anniversary kit—which includes the promised bottle of Jack for Dan. The client is extremely happy with the final pieces—and we have mailed out the 25 celebrity kits as well as the remaining 125 Media kits. We plan on taking photos of a kit sometime next week—in hopes that we can enter the kit in our local advertising awards. I will let you know if we win anything.

This was a big project for our agency—and I cannot tell you all how much I appreciated the calming voice of Dan’s on the other side of the phone when I was overwhelmed by time, client, account service and money constraints. Finding you and your company was a godsend—and I am so fortunate that I was able to find you all in my search.

Thank you again—and I truly hope that we can work together again on another project. If I am ever up near your offices—I very much would like to meet you in person and thank you.
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THE CLIENT – Davtron, Inc.Davtron_2

THE RESULT – Says Brock Torresdal: Our largest dealer just got one of our units to review and they are very impressed. The wood box is a really big hit, they are very impressed with the wood box packaging.  Can’t wait till we hit production by end of the summer!

 

 

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THE CLIENT – Heirloom Gift Pens.

THE RESULT – Says Marc P. Dowdell: Had a great trip back. Spent the next day buzzing with ideas after the visit and tour. Very impressed. I picked up some wood from The Harriet Tubman Home. Started to apply your labels to some of the boxes and continued to be impressed with your workmanship.

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THE CLIENT – Blood Oath Bourbon with packaging design by David Cole Creative.

THE RESULT – Says David Cole: Working with WDI on this custom packaging kit was just what I needed. They were able to interpret my creative vision and translate that into exactly what I needed. I was very happy to learn that they also provide additional processes and elements – besides the beautiful cherry-wood box itself – such as the custom flocked foam insert and fitted, corrugated shippers. In the end, the craftsmanship and finish of the final product were perfect.

 

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March 7, 2013 041THE CLIENT – HBO wanted to create excitement to launch the new season of their “Game of Thrones” series. Peter Green Design of Glendale, CA. was retained to use their innovative design approach to create a unique and fresh launch vehicle that would make people sit up and take notice.

THE CHALLENGE – A keepsake gift box showcasing the first two seasons on Blue Ray discs, sent to Celebrities, high profile friends and bloggers of HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones.”  Peter Green Design came to WDI with a pretty good idea of what they wanted to create, but had some design challenges to be worked out, such as the finish on the box as well as a release button mechanism for the slide out drawer and custom inserts to display all the merchandise pieces.

THE RESULT – Dan Kammerer from WDI worked with Peter Green Design to solve the design challenges and create a beautiful keepsake wooden gift box. WDI also personalized each box with custom artwork and custom inserts. Says Dawn Green, “WDI was outstanding to work with! Even before we started the job, we had some confidence about WDI from looking at their website. But after working with them on design enhancements and seeing a sample of what we were ordering, we were totally blown away by the product with each one looking like a beautiful piece of art.  Every single person at WDI had a great attitude – we never got excuses or an undesirable attitude from any of their people.  I can’t wait to work with WDI on another wood box project and I whole heartedly recommend them to others!”

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March 7, 2013 058THE CLIENT – For 22 years, Outdoor Edge Cutlery, based in Colorado, has well earned a reputation for producing some of the best edge holding hunting knives and sharpest edged knives right out of the box. They serve big-game hunters as well as seasonal weekend hunters.

THE CHALLENGE – When they came to WDI, all they knew is that they wanted an oak box to use as keepsake product packaging to display the 25th anniversary Outdoor Edge knife for the US and European markets. Dan Kammerer guided them through decisions on the shape, color, flocking, laser engraving and other features to come up with the design that met their needs.

THE RESULT – Dan Kammerer from WDI worked with Outdoor Edge to create a beautiful wooden product packaging box. Says Vjera Adkins, “When I started this project, I did an internet search and contacted 5 possible suppliers. I was impressed with the response I got from WDI and realized that they were the best supplier. Overall it was a great experience. We got everything we asked for in a very timely manner and we will definitely contact WDI the next time we want wood packaging for our products.”

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THE CLIENT – Albert Uster Imports (AUI) imports, packages and distributes over 1,300 gourmet food products from around the world to hotels, restaurants, casinos and cruise lines. They specialize in innovative, high quality products and provide solutions to the most demanding culinary challenges, setting exceptionally high standards of culinary excellence.

THE CHALLENGE – Product packaging for an imported specialty line of chocolates – AUI’s prior box supplier had gone out of business, plus the previous box had some design challenges that needed to be improved – rough edges, glue seams showing, exposed hinges, etc.

THE RESULT – Dan Kammerer from WDI worked with AUI to modify the box design, hiding the hinges and refining the overall look. They chose a beautiful fir species to give it class and style, featuring a highly visible grain.  Says AUI: “WDI provided prompt, professional service and advice. Now we have a beautiful custom package for our specialty chocolates and our client is thrilled! We will definitely use WDI for our future wooden packaging needs.”