Wilmington, NC, March 18, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Anchor Wood Products Chief Executive Lou Purin announced today, that the locally owned and operated woodworking company, was selected by Friends of Fort Fisher, Inc. to provided custom built exhibit cases to house the historic site’s collection of dioramas.
According to Friends of Fort Fisher executive director Paul Laird, Anchor Wood Products was awarded the contract after an extensive RFQ process to provide 5 display cases for Fort Fisher’s dioramas. According to Laird, the dioramas are of exceptional craftsmanship and were originally made for the Blockade Runner Museum in the 1960’s. When the museum closed the entire collection was purchased by New Hanover County for the Cape Fear Museum on Market Street. A lack of exhibit space precluded the dioramas being available to the public and have remained in storage until acquired recently by Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach.
The ability to work closely with the Friends of Fort Fisher and be on-site for quality control has made creating the exhibit cases go smoothly from the start. Lou Purin emphasized, “We are able to utilize local suppliers and source all our materials from the Wilmington area. Along with our commitment to young local talent, we will provide Fort Fisher with savings in the cost of labor and shipping, without sacrificing quality craftsmanship.” Laird echoed that sentiment saying, “We always prefer to use local craftsmen and merchants because we’re a part of the community and we raise funds locally for these projects so we like to keep the dollars local. We were impressed with the quality of Anchor Wood Products work and professionalism. They have been extremely responsive to our exacting requirements for museum quality work.”
Anchor Wood Products pools it labor from local craftsmen. Many of the craftsmen are young men with life controlling issues who are either seeking a different direction in life or are trying to take their woodworking craft to the next level. The company actively seeks to uplift and mentor these young men. Lou Purin says of the company, “Our business is founded on Christian values, principles and work ethic. These qualities allow us to provide customers superior quality at a consistently fair price. They also allow us to have a purpose beyond just our business mission. We actively mentor and teach young craftsmen.” Anchor Wood Products is:
• Locally owned and operated
• Able to be on-site to ensure quite control
• Source all materials locally
• Work with a locally provided workforce
• mentors talented craftsmen with life controlling issues
About Anchor Wood Products:
After retiring from construction management, Lou Purin and his family moved to the Leland, North Carolina area, where he started Anchor Wood Products in 2013. Now able to focus totally on woodworking, something he had enjoyed doing for many years, Lou and the team at Anchor Wood Products fill a need for quality built custom wood products at an affordable price and provides opportunities for those skilled and talented in the area of woodworking or men wanting to start a new career in the field.
Due to a cooperative agreement between Jack Maultsby, Leland, NC and Anchor Wood Products we are now able to operate out of two facilities offering a combined work experience in excess of 75 years.
About Friends of Fort Fisher, Inc.:
Friends of Fort Fisher, Inc. is the official tax-exempt non-profit member based organization that supports the preservation, enhancement and interpretation of Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC. Fort Fisher is a part of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The site received over 800,000 visitors last year. For information visit the Friends on the web at www.friendsoffortfisher.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchor Wood Products
9866 Wayne Street
Leland, North Carolina 28541