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DOES YOUR COMPANY NEED HELP WITH HEALTH AND SAFETY? KCMA HAS YOUR BACK

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One big concern for all organizations is the health and safety of their employees. The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is committed to providing tools and resources our members can use to help improve their businesses – both from a growth and internal processes perspective – and health and safety is part of this.
Valuable Business Data – The KCMA Safety Survey
KCMA conducts its Safety Survey each year to gather information about our members’ health and safety practices. It’s important to provide a benchmark for the industry and help our members share ideas and practices to provide the safest environment possible for their employees.
This survey provides up-to-date statistics to take back to insurance companies and highlights innovative safety practices that you can adopt for your own manufacturing operation.



Safe + Sound Campaign
KCMA recently partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor for the 2018 Safe + Sound Campaign. The campaign raises awareness and understanding of th…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is committed to providing you with updated, relevant news in the industry. Check out what's been happening recently:
Cabinet Trends
According to HGTV, 2018 is seeing some big trends for kitchen cabinets. Gray is in as the base color of choice – although white will always be around, people are leaning more towards gray for the main color of their palette.
We are also seeing innovative new designs for cabinet functionality, including unique easy-open cabinets and multi-tiered drawers as manufacturers incorporate more options into their cabinet designs.
Automation and “Smart Kitchens” are gaining in popularity. Manufacturers are taking into consideration home automation systems like Alexa and Google Home as they continue to develop new products.
Read more about the latest kitchen cabinet design trends here.



White House Launches Workforce Strategy

Last month the National Association of Manufacturers met with President Trump as he signed an execu…

HERE'S WHAT'S HOT IN THE CABINET INDUSTRY - IS YOUR COMPANY KEEPING UP?

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association regularly tracks the latest cabinetry trends to ensure we have our finger on the pulse of the industry. White shaker style cabinets seem to be a staple the last few years, but check out what else is hot in cabinets:
Cabinet color They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and people want their heart to have some style. Traditional wood tones for cabinets are out, and mixed materials are in, especially among millennial homebuyers. Sherwin Williams recently released its Kitchen Cabinet color card, here's what the company had to say: Paint v. Stain - painted finishes have overtaken stained cabinets with whites and grays continuing to be the most sought-afterThe island - as the gathering place for entertaining, a kitchen island is a great place for a pop of colorTwo-tone - tuxedo cabinets have grown in popularity in recent years as a way to add visual interestCabinet styles - shaker continues to be the leading cabinet style with hardwa…

Industry News Update

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is dedicated to keeping our members informed on what’s happening in the cabinet industry. Check out the latest update from KCMA below:
Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood Files Circumvention Determination
Earlier this month the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood filed a request that the Department of Commerce issue a circumvention determination. This was in response to practices being utilized in China to bypass anti-dumping and countervailing duties orders. The practice of altering their merchandise in minor ways to circumvent the new AD/CVD rates impacts the American trade in a negative way.



Less Than One Month Until CA Prop 65 Deadline
New rules for California Proposition 65 safe harbor warnings go into effect on August 30, 2018 - if you produce or sell into the state of California you must be ready to comply by that date. See below for some resources on the warning requirements: FAQ from the Office of Environmental He…