For Those Seeking the Finest in Automated Material Handling and Processing Equipment for the Wood and Related Industries...

Welcome to Creative Automation!

FOUR DECADES STRONG

Bringing innovation and enduring automated material handling and processing equipment solutions to the wood processing environment is always challenging. And doing it for over 45 years is a testament to the depth of our resourcefulness. We've been around. And we're going to be around.

PARTNERS IN STRATEGY

Manufacturers can often benefit from outside input on production efficiencies, and Creative Automation is one of the premier strategic engineering and manufacturing partners for the wood and related industries. Our reputation for "wish I had thought of that!" simplicity in complex environments is one of the reasons our customers continue to come back.

MASTERS OF THE CHALLENGE

Needing both short- and long-term solutions for difficult wood product manufacturing challenges? Invite Creative Automation to apply our Creative Genius to your production dilemma. We've been making processes run smoothly for over 45 years!

We Solve Production Challenges with Made-to-Order Precision

At Creative Automation, there is no such thing as "off-the-shelf." No equipment that is mass produced. In fact, no two processing components are alike because no two production environments are alike.

And that is the reason Creative Automation equipment works so well, so early, and for so long. We don't try to cram one-size-fits-all equipment down your throat. Instead, we build automated processing and material handling equipment in response to a particular, unique production challenge. Your challenge.

And we solve it every time.

Competitive Advantages: 12 Reasons Why Creative Automation Should be Considered for Your Next Processing Project

Creative Minds. Creative Solutions. Creative Automation. Here are 12 ways we serve:

1. YOUR EXACT NEEDS MET, NOT "KIND OF MET"

We custom build to your specifications instead of expecting you to adapt to equipment we've already built. And you work directly with our design engineers during project development, not a salesman. 


 

2. IN-HOUSE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZES QUALITY CONTROL

Every aspect of your project is handled with in-house professionals (mechanical & electrical engineering, manufacturing, programming, testing, installation, tech support). Because we do not outsource, we maintain full on-site control of your project at each stage of the process.


 

3. EXPERIENCE IN YOUR INDUSTRY

We have 45+ years of experience building automated machinery for the woodworking and related industries. Our breadth of experience from the wide array of projects we have tackled is unmatched in the industry.


 

4. REPLACEMENT PARTS AND OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

Besides our commitment to immediately producing custom parts when needed, standard parts are either stocked in-house or readily available in warehouses throughout the U.S. and usually ship the same day.



"These 12 Advantages are What Separate a Good Partner from a Great Partner."


 

5. EVERY CUSTOM PART IS STAMP CODED FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION

Every custom manufactured part has its own part number stamped on it for easy identification in case a replacement is needed. Further, all custom parts are produced in-house and move immediately to the top of our priority list. No one produces replacement parts faster than Creative Automation. 


 

6. A VESTED INTEREST IN YOUR SUCCESS

Because we are a specialty manufacturer in a specialty industry, each project we design and build is important to our future as well as yours. Like you, we have worked hard to earn our reputation and we work hard to maintain it.


7. BUILT FOR CONTINUOUS OPERATION & FOREVER REBUILDABLE

All our machines are built for continuous, 3-shift operation, featuring framework built with welded structural steel, not bent sheet metal. Mating parts are machined for accuracy and ease of adjustment and all equipment is designed to be rebuildable, indefinitely.


 

8. EXPERT SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Because of our reputation for system integration we are often asked to take responsibility to integrate the entire line—including other manufacturers’ equipment—ensuring optimal line throughput. We are known for and proud of our System Integration services.


 


"45 Years and 1000's of Projects Later, Creative Automation Continues to Set the Standard."


 

9. SMOOTH STARTUPS

Our installations are quick and efficient, reducing startup costs. No one does more thorough pre- and post-installation testing. Our installation technicians are trained in mechanical, electrical and PLC programming. You do not have to wait for the appropriate technician to arrive. Potential problems that arise are solved right away.


10. THE MOST COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION IN THE INDUSTRY

Thorough documentation makes it easier for your own maintenance personnel to diagnose issues. All electrical diagrams, programs, and manuals are exactly as the machine is installed, unlike many other companies who only provide generic documents that do not precisely represent the equipment you received.


 

11. ONGOING SUPPORT WITH OUR "STARTING LINEUP"

In the event support is needed, we provide the actual engineers of your equipment for technical support, and as a company policy, we immediately drop what we are doing to help you.


 

12. CONVENIENCE— WE’RE EASY TO DO BUSINESS WITH

We speak your language and you can talk to us during your normal working hours (no seven hour time zone difference).

And yes, we work year round.