The March 2008 event in the Chicago area will feature seminars on business management and how to increase production shop efficiency.

The National Cabinet Conference & Woodworking Expo will feature a full complement of woodworking machinery, software, cutting tools, hardware, wood components and much more.

The Cabinet Makers Assn. has signed on as the major sponsor of the 2008 National Cabinet Conference & Woodworking Expo.

The NCC&WE brings together a dynamic educational program and woodworking trade show together at one time and place, March 18-20 at the Renaissance Shaumburg Hotel & Convention Center. The three-day event is presented by Custom Woodworking Business and Wood & Wood Products magazines.

The CMA is playing an integral role in helping develop a high-quality cabinet conference. It will feature a series of seminars and workshops geared toward owners and top managers of cabinet manufacturing facilities throughout North America. The majority of the conference’s sessions will be presented by CMA representatives, all of whom are involved in the day-to-day operations of custom cabinet shops. Topics will focus on helping managers improve their companies’ quality, productivity and profitability through lean manufacturing, finishing, cost estimating, sales and marketing, Internet marketing and more.

The Woodworking Expo, March 19-20, will include a full complement of woodworking machinery, supplies and services displayed by leading manufacturers and distributors. Targeted audiences include manufacturers of cabinets, countertops, furniture, architectural woodwork, store fixtures, mouldings and millwork, windows and doors, and other wood products.

“The CMA is excited to partner with Vance Publishing on the National Cabinet Conference. I believe it will benefit each organization, as well as CMA members and the publications’ readers,” said Adam Rose, CMA president. “One of our most important member benefits is education.”

“We worked with the CMA on several successful seminars at our conference in Dallas earlier this year,” said Rich Christianson, associate publisher of CWB and W&WP. “The CMA’s major sponsorship of the National Cabinet Conference takes our relationship to the next level for the benefit of the CMA, our publications and the industry at large.”

For more information about exhibiting, sponsorship opportunities or attendee information, contact Hall-Erickson Inc. at (630) 434-7779 or (800) 752-6312. Up-to-date information about the NCC&WE is available at www.cabinetshow.com.

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