Colonial Saw Will Be at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2013

By Bill Esler | Posted: 12/06/2012 10:00AM


EDISON, NJ —Colonial Saw, known for its wide range of vertical panel saws and biscuit joiners, will exhibit at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2013, along with dozens of other exhibitors who serve both custom cabinetmakers and closets and storage systems providers.

The next generation event for manufacturers, specifiers and suppliers to the allied cabinet and closet industries takes place February 27-March 1, 2013, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

Colonial Saw generated a lot of excitement at the IWF 2012 wood industry show with its new Lamello Top 21 next generation biscuit joiner. It features an electronically controlled 800-Watt smart motor and what Colonial says is the first ever side flushed base plate. A swiveling front stop and the front stop square are now designed to be flush on both sides of the machine.

 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo
Exhibitor Name/Booth

Atlantic Hardware Corp. 408

Atlantic Plywood 222

Better Vacuum Cups, Inc. 224

Cabinet Vision, Inc. 114

Canary Closets & Cabinetry 217

Capella Hardware Company 602

CCF Industries 325

Closets & Cabinetry by Closet City  118

Colonial Saw Company 322

DC Distributing 225

Doug Mockett & Company, Inc. 103

Drawer Connection, Inc. 102

EdgeCo Inc. 309

Elias Woodwork 209

Eveready Hardware 109

Excalibur Sports Industries, Inc. 313

Global Product Sourcing, LLC 219

HandiSolutions 123

JB Cutting Inc. 211

Microvellum 218

Northern Contours 119

Organizers Direct 101

Osborne Wood Products 215

Plus Closets 213

Promob Software Solutions 223

Quinko-Tek International 122

Rev-A-Shelf Inc. 115

Selby Furniture Hardware Co., Inc. 221

Senoplast Klepsch & Co. GmbH 308

Sidelines, Inc. 100

Stiles Shop Solutions/Stiles Machinery 128

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Based in Kingston, MA, Colonial Saw also recently introduced the Invis invisible connector that can be taken apart and reconnected to give a strong locking joint. A Lamello Rasto drill jig drills it into place.

The Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo will feature a pair of conferences – one dedicated to custom cabinet professionals and the other to storage professionals involved in the design, manufacture and installation of closets, garages and other home organization systems. The conference sets the stage for the expanded Cabinets & Closets Expo, a two-day exhibition of supplies, software, machinery and services.

 Given the intense rebuilding efforts going on in the Northeast following Superstorm Sandy, the opportunity to find new sources and styles of equipment and supplies for home storage and cabinetry will be critical to businesses involved in the rebuilding and restoring of home interiors.

 The Cabinets & Closets Conference kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center, the headquarters hotel for the new event.

Robert Reiss, host of the CEO Show with Robert Reiss, will deliver the opening keynote speech as part of a general session open to delegates of both the Cabinets and Closets Conferences. The general session will also feature highlights of a new Vance Research project focused on custom cabinet and closet business and design trends.

The Cabinets Conference, co-sponsored by the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) and Custom Woodworking Business, will include a full slate of presentations geared to helping custom cabinetmakers improve efficiencies and generate more sales. Each session will be presented by a CMA member; attendees will be eligible to earn CEUs toward the CMA’s Professional Certification Program. Preliminary topics include:

• Pricing/Estimating

• Moving from Residential to Commercial Projects

• Automating Manufacturing

• Working with Designers/Architects

• Sales/Marketing

The Closets Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP) and Closets magazine. The power-packed line up will include harnessing the power of digital marketing and social media to engage current and potential customers, building a winning team and growing sales.

“The digital world is the new frontier,” said Dave Skinner, ACSP president. “Our goal is to demystify it, show you how it is important to your business, give you the knowledge that you need to know and finally show you what to do next.”

Skinner added that the 2013 Closets Conference program is being developed based on feedback from a survey of ACSP members. The survey indicated that human resource issues, including recruiting, developing and retaining “great” employees, is an ongoing top priority faced by most professional storage businesses.

A third key topic of the 2013 Closets Conference is sales, which Skinner noted “is the life blood of every business. We all want to know what forms of marketing works and even more, what doesn’t.”

The Cabinets & Closets Conference will be capped by the always-popular Industry Networking Reception. The reception will also feature presentations of the 7th annual Closets Top Shelf Awards, 20th annual CWB Design Portfolio Awards and the ACSP’s Pioneer Award.

Expanded Expo, Feb. 28-March 1
The decision to integrate custom cabinets and closets into a single event, plus hold it in New Jersey, an area with a high concentration of industry professionals, has sparked a big increase in interest among industry suppliers seeking information about exhibiting. The interest level and demand has been so great, that Vance Publishing Corp., organizer of the event, recently secured additional exhibition space at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

The Cabinets & Closets Expo will feature displays by leading manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, CAD/CAM software, decorative and functional hardware, board products, components and accessories used to make and add value to closets, cabinets, garage and other storage systems.

The Cabinets & Closets Expo will also include continuous free educational presentations and demonstrations at a convention center stage.

Need More Info?
An all new website has been developed to provide secure online registration and regular event updates. For information on exhibiting, contact Matt Powell of Hall-Erickson Inc. at (866) 730-6789 or (630) 434-7779; email

For more information on attending the conference and the show, please go to  


About the Author

Bill Esler, Woodworking Network, WMS

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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