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INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with time with friends and family. Read on below to check out what’s been happening in the cabinet industry:
EPA to Seek New Limits on Commercial Truck Pollution
EPA announced earlier this month that the Administration will seek new limits on pollution from commercial trucks. Officials at the agency say pollution rules for commercial vehicles are long overdue for an update after nearly 20 years.

“It’s definitely about time. The world has changed in a lot of ways over those 20 years. One thing we know is that these vehicles can be made cleaner, lower emitting," explained Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required to access link.)

Deloitte Study Shows Worsening of Workforce Crisis
A report released earlier this month from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that the widening manufacturing skills gap is expected to grow from…

A LOT OF KITCHEN CABINETS LOOK ALIKE - HOW DO YOU PICK ONE YOU CAN TRUST?

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association developed this infographic as a quick and easy way to explain how the KCMA Quality Certification Seal can show consumers why they should pick KCMA-certified cabinets. Visit our website to learn more about the ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification program.

2019 Predictions - Kitchen Design Trends

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Here at the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, we’re always on the look out for up and coming trends.The next few weeks we’ll be posting a series of blog posts on various 2019 trend predictions.Today we’re taking a look into kitchen and bath design trends for next year.
Cabinet Storage
More and more homeowners are looking for innovative storage solutions for their kitchens – especially millennial homeowners who use their kitchens for more than just cooking.Minimalism is all the rage and homeowners want to declutter their countertops.2020spaces identified a few storage trends in a recent blog post: Wide & deep drawersPull out drawers and roll out trays for more hidden storageHidden appliancesMydomaine.com believes the days of wraparound counters are gone and the new kitchens of 2019 will feature “one wall of lower cabinets and countertops, a larger island, and floor to ceiling storage in the rest of the space.”These storage walls are the modern equivalent of a classic butler…

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association strives to keep our members and beyond updated on what’s going on in the cabinet industry. Check out what’s been happening:
OSHA Proposes More Workable Injury and Illness Rules
According to Bloomberg Government, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed to drop its mandate that work sites send the agency reports on every injury and illness. The Coalition for Workplace Safety believes "OSHA should stop collecting all the forms [as they] put employers at risk for improper disclosure and release of sensitive employer information."The Coalition also worries that "unions and affiliated groups could obtain court orders under the Freedom of Information Act to force OSHA to release company data.”

NGBS Approves Incorporation of KCMA A161.1 Certification
The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) recently voted to incorporate KCMA A161.1 certification for earning points towards NGBS certification. The compl…