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KCMA TO ATTEND KBIS 2019 IN LAS VEGAS

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association is always looking for ways to support the industry and to connect with important players within the industry. That’s why, for the second year in a row, we are back to exhibit at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). In addition, we are proud to once again support Design & Construction Week, February 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas.
KBIS is North America's largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. With the expansive show floor filled with the freshest designs from over 600 leading brands, it is a one-stop shop providing attendees and exhibitors the ultimate destination to network, exchange ideas and build their businesses.
“We look forward to another year of meeting with cabinet manufacturers, suppliers to the industry, designers and architects to discuss the top most issues facing the industry and to talk about how KCMA supports and advocates for the industry. We’re excited to once again exhibit after a …

INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE

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We hope everyone had very happy holidays and a happy New Year.We’re back with an industry update – read on to see what’s been happening in the cabinet industry.
Chinese Factories Cut Prices, Lay Off Workers in Trade War
According to a recent piece in Industry Week, 86% of companies affected by US Tariffs reported a decline in orders. While President Trump and President Xi have agreed on a 90-day truce, it is not known when a final agreement will be reached. A report from UBS Group AG predicts that Chinese export growth will slow to 4% in 2019 from 11% this year - good news for American manufacturers.
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Proposed Narrower CWA Jurisdiction
On December 11, EPA unveiled its proposal to rollback the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction to limit the laws reach of tributaries and wetlands. The new rule, developed jointly with the Army Corps of Engineers, will be much more limited and much simpler in practice than the 2015 jurisdiction rule crafted by the Obama a…