Material Demand

We are excited to see schools reopening, but we are now navigating through unprecedented times of material shortages and allocation limits.

Diversified Woodcrafts has routinely stocked higher inventory levels of our most popular products and materials to build those products to keep up with summer demand. As seen industry-wide, we are all now navigating through unprecedented material cost increases and are now faced with a new challenge—raw material to build the products. This material now has dramatically extended lead times and is limited on the amounts of materials we are able to buy. A few examples of our suppliers typical and current lead times are:

Plywood: Typically, 4-6 weeks-now 12-14 weeks with limitations on quantities
Hardware: Typically, 2-3 weeks-now 4-6 weeks
Epoxy Work Surfaces: Typically, 4 weeks-now 13 weeks
Steel Products: Typically, 4 weeks-now 6-7 weeks
Plastic Products: Typically, 3-4 weeks-now 8 weeks

We ask for your understanding as we work with our suppliers to procure our necessary materials as quickly as we can. Our typical summer lead times are 5-6 weeks, we will do our best to maintain the shortest lead times possible, but you can expect lead times to stretch out during the busy months. We understand that the material shortages mean some schools will not have their product when school starts. We are doing our best to get materials in. Please contact us with any questions.

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EdMarket’s Honor Awarded

Julie Ryno Presented With EdMarket’s Highest Honor—David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award

Milwaukee, WI, November 2019 – Julie Ryno was presented with the prestigious David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award at the EdSpaces Show on October 23, 2019, for her outstanding commitment to the Educational Industry. Julie is the National Sales Director for Diversified Woodcrafts, Inc. (Suring, WI), where she has worked for over 21 years.

“Julie has been a tireless volunteer in her time in the industry she loves for close to 40 years!” - EdMarket

The David McCurrach Distinguished Service Award originated in 1974 and awards individuals who have tirelessly provided their time and insight in making a difference in today’s education marketplace. It is awarded by the Education Market Association (EDmarket)—a leading trade organization for the educational products marketplace. 

“I was fortunate early in my career to have amazing female role models in the education market. Those women mentored younger women and showed us how important it was to be involved in our association. It is a great honor to be recognized by the industry that I love. I stand on the shoulders of giants in our industry.” - Julie Ryno

“Congratulations to Julie Ryno on the recognition for her contributions to EDmarket community with being awarded the Dave McCurrach Distinguished Service Award at EdSpaces 2019. Julie clearly has a passion for the education community—especially the children in our schools. Our brands (Diversified Woodcrafts, Sheldon Labs, Diversified Casework, and OC River) share that passion for excellence in the products we provide for these learning communities.” - Eddie Adkins, DWI President