St. Louis-based idX Corp. purchased Lancaster Industries in Cuero, Texas, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.
Both privately-held companies declined to disclose acquisition price and revenue. Herb Lancaster, founder and chief executive of Lancaster Industries, will continue with the combined company as vice president of manufacturing at Lancaster's San Antonio, Texas 59,000-square-foot facility, according to the report.
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A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Q: I have just received some glued-up oak panels that we will be using for tabletops. One of our people noticed that the ends of the panels have developed some cracks and more cracks are showing up every 10 minutes it seems. Most of the cracks are at the glue joint at the end of the panels. The supplier says that our shop is too dry (25 percent to 30 percent RH is what we measure now during the wintertime). My people just checked the MC of many panels, including some that have yet to be unstacked and unwrapped; they are getting some readings as high as 10 percent MC (after correcting for temperature), with a lot over 8 percent MC too. We need an outside person to give us an accurate evaluation.
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