MELVILLE, N.Y. -- The Cabinet Makers Association has announced they will hold a regional event on October 5-6, 2017 on Long Island, New York.

The two-day event starts on Thursday, October 5, touring local CMA member shops on Long Island. Attendees will see Premium Woodworking, Roberts Plywood, and Ciuffo Cabinetry. On Friday, the group will head into New York City to visit the transFORM showroom and also attend Hafele's Oktoberfest at their new showroom location.

The CMA has been hosting events such as this since 1998 as a means of connecting similar-sized shops around North America with the purpose of sharing best practices and business acumen, while learning how other businesses do what they do. The regional events typically involve plant tours, educational seminars, networking, and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects.

Although they are dubbed "regional", these events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada. CMA was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinet makers who thought the small to mid-size shop needed to network and help each other grow profitably. Currently, CMA membership is made up primarily of 20 or fewer employee operations, with the vast majority of those being 1-5 person shops. For more information, visit http://www.cabinetmakers.org.