There are plenty of people selling machinery or tooling but how many would buy it and use it themselves? Better yet, how many have? Catalyst represents the best products to address each unique situation. How do we know? We’ve used them. 


Do you see a process in your system and think “There has to be a better way”? We have too! Consulting is supposed to be done by experts and you don’t become an expert by doing something once or twice. We’ve done countless implementations for processes, software, and machinery. Seriously, we lost count.


We’ve been in over 1,000 production facilities in the U.S. If you’re struggling with something, chances are someone else did too. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. Let us share it with you.


Whether it’s software, machinery, or a process, it’s way easier to deal with once it’s operational. We can help you prepare and get the project off the ground. As we put the pieces in place, we’ll help your team adapt and train them.


No matter how much you plan, change makes things unpredictable. We know difficulties don’t only occur between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM. If you need help, call us.

Dan Sanderson at Catalyst Consulting has been instrumental in the growth and development of our shop capabilities at Wood Specialties. His knowledge of the industry and experience from seeing wood shops all around the world is incredibly valuable. In the last few years Dan has helped us buy a new CNC machine as well as a new Edge Banding machine and has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Dan takes the time to learn the specific needs of your company and helps find machinery and technology that meet those needs. He is honest and fair with his pricing and will work hard to get you the best deal possible from the manufacturer. He has a great vision for how things should work in a production facility and will help with everything from machine placement and production flow to power requirements and dust collection. He makes sure your shop is set up the way it should be and that the process of integrating new machinery and software is as seamless as possible with minimal downtime and loss of production. After working with Dan for years he is now the only salesman I will work with and he is more than capable to take care of anything I ask of him. If you are looking to make changes to your software, hardware, machinery, or just improving the overall efficiency and productivity of your company, I highly recommend reaching out to Dan at Catalyst.”

Cameron Y

Wood Specialties

” Dan came alongside our team at a critical point when we needed to elevate our systems with our programming software, equipment and people in order to grow our business.  He helped us dramatically improve our flow from estimate to work order and sheet to casework on the truck.  Since we have done this we have managed to grow our business and production by a minimum of 20% each year for the last three without expanding our footprint.”

Tyler C

Strata Design

I first reached out to Dan soon after I purchased the company four years ago.  Dan was able to help DRAS in many areas of the business, but I felt he was instrumental in implementing our estimating and job management software.  Dan was also critical in improving our plant efficiency by implementing dowel construction for our cabinets, including several new pieces of equipment and a new build line.  I found Dan to be a wealth of knowledge in the millwork industry, and I highly recommend using him for all of your millwork needs.”

Tim K

Dras Cases

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