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WHO IS KCMA?

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Are you curious about who KCMA is and what we do? We created this video to give you a brief and comprehensive overview about the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association and all of the wonderful programs we offer. Enjoy!




We don’t manufacture cabinets, but we do administer programs to help make them better. Founded in 1955, KCMA is the largest trade association for kitchen & bath cabinet manufacturers in the U.S.Our membership is more than 300 strong and represents 80% of the cabinet manufacturing industry. KCMA also has a large volume of Associate Members – organizations that help support the cabinet manufacturing industry, such as suppliers and vendors, and our programs and opportunities are available for them as well.
Who We Are
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association establishes and promotes standards for the kitchen cabinet industry; defends and advocates in support of the industry; and arms our members with valuable tools necessary to promote and grow their businesses…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is dedicated to keeping our members informed on the latest news in the cabinet industry. Check out what’s been happening lately:
Coalition for Accurate Product Labels
Last month KCMA officially joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels (CAPL), which is seeking federal legislation to address industry concerns with state and locally mandated warning labels and disclosure requirements, such as California’s Prop 65. The Coalition is co-chaired by the American Chemistry Council, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the National Council for Farmer Cooperatives. They currently have 73 members, roughly 1/3 of which are food and agriculture associations, 1/3 are general business associations and 1/3 are consumer specialty product associations such as KCMA.
In relation to this effort, in June Senator Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Kinzinger (R-IL) and Schrader (D-OR) introduced the Accurate Labels Act, legislation that would require st…

THE IMPACT OF WOOD PRODUCTS

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and cabinets are the most important element to any kitchen. When it comes time to purchase furniture or cabinetry for the home, there are endless options out there. Between styles, finishes, materials and more, choosing these products can take some time and research. You want products that not only look good, but are good for your home and the environment. It’s important to have all the facts when choosing the right materials and products to go into your home.



Using wood and wood-based products, including laminate and wood composite, in your home is one of the many options out there for your cabinets. There are pros and cons to any choice, and it’s important to do research and determine the products that best fit your home and family.
According to The Freedonia Report, wood and wood-based materials are still the most frequently used materials for cabinet manufacturing, accounting for 60% of the market demand. The consumption of wood-based materia…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association establishes and promotes standards for the kitchen cabinet industry; defends and advocates in support of the industry; and arms our members with valuable tools necessary to promote and grow their businesses. We need to be on top of what’s happening in the cabinet industry so we can serve and advocate for our members every day. Check out what’s been happening since our last update:
California Proposition 65 – New Regs Now in Effect
Just last week new rules for California Proposition 65 safe harbor warnings went into effect. If your company produces or sells into the state of California you must be in compliance NOW. See below for some resources on the warning requirements.
FAQ from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment(OEHHA)OEHHA Prop 65 Information PageResources for KCMA Members:WebinarProp 65 Warning Decision TreeGuide to Providing Prop 65 Warnings for Consumer Products
Two-Toned Kitchens are all the rage
The latest trend …