The co-located exhibition and education program take place March 8-9 and March 7-9, respectively, in Dallas.

Discount online registration is now open for the 7th Annual Texas Woodworking Show & Cabinet Conference: Manufacturing Strategies for the 21st Century at

The co-located events are organized by Custom Woodworking Business and Wood & Wood Products and sponsored by Louis and Co.

The Texas Woodworking Show, March 8-9 at Market Hall of the Dallas Market Center, will feature dozens of live woodworking machinery and software demonstrations, plus a large complement of supplies ranging from wood components and decorative laminates to hardware, finishing materials and more.

Free online registration for attending the exhibition is being offered until Jan. 1.

Cabinet Conference Highlights

Participating Associations

The Cabinet Conference has the support of the following five vital industry trade associations:

The inaugural national Cabinet Conference: Manufacturing Strategies for the 21st Century, has the active involvement of five major trade associations, including the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn., Architectural Woodwork Institute, Cabinet Makers Assn., Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals.

The three-day Cabinet Conference, March 7-9 at the Renaissance Hotel – located adjacent to Dallas Market Hall – will include a comprehensive seminar program covering manufacturing, marketing and design topics of interest to executives and production management of cabinet shops of all sizes.

A trio of full-day educational workshops kicks off the Cabinet Conference. Each of the workshops is led by an industry expert, including:

• Tom Dossenbach, wood products consultant and columnist of W&WP. He will present a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing. The workshop will include a case study of the lean manufacturing and continuous improvement program performed by Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets of Neosho, MO.

• Tony Noel, wood products consultant and columnist of CWB. Noel will lead a wide-ranging discussion on managing a custom cabinet shop, including hiring and training, sales and marketing, project analysis and time management.

• Anthony Perno, managing partner of Casework Technologies Ltd. of Albuquerque, NM. Perno will conduct the popular cost estimating workshop, presented in special cooperation with the AWI.

Hotel Reservations

The Dallas Renaissance Hotel, located adjacent to the Dallas Market Center, at 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, is the headquarters for the Texas Woodworking Show & Cabinet Conference. Rooms are available at the discounted rate of $124 for single, double, triple or quad occupancy if reserved by Feb. 11 by phoning (214) 631-2222. Reservations can also be made through the Texas Woodworking Show Web site.

More Info

For more information about attending, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities for the 7th Annual Texas Woodworking Show and Cabinet Conference, phone Hall-Erickson Inc. at (800) 752.6312 or (630) 434.7779 or visit

Texas Woodworking Show Exhibitors

As of  Dec. 29, 2006, the show had attracted the following exhibitors:

20-20 Technologies, Adwood Corp., Baillie Lumber, Banks Hardwoods,Becker Pumps, BlueLinx Corp., Blum Inc., Burkle North America, Cabinet Makers Assn., CabParts, M.L. Campbell, Central Edgebanding, CLOSETS, Custom Woodworking Business, Decore-ative Specialties, Drawer Connection, Eagle Bay Wood Products, Epilog Laser, Festool, Freeborn Tool, GRK Fasteners, Gemini Coatings, Hardwoods Specialty Products, Horseshoe Wood, JLT Clamps, Kaeser Compressors, Knape & Vogt, Laurey, Div. of Strategic Brands Leitz Tooling Systems, Lobo Machinery, Louis and Company, McKillican American, Microvellum Mini Max, MultiCam, Murphy-Rogers, National Kitchen & Bath Assn., OMNOVA Solutions, C.R. Onsrud, Outwater Plastics, Packsize Corp., Patrick Industries, Planit Solutions, Plywood Co. of Ft. Worth, Pollmeier, Rev-A-Shelf, Rhodes Systems, RouterCAD, Safranek Ent./Her-Saf, Sherwin-Williams Co., Smith Wood Products, Southeast Tool, Southwest Air Equipment, SuperMax Tools, Texas Doors, Thermwood Corp., Tractivity, TradeSoft, Howard S. Twichell Co., Universal Laser Systems, Voorwood, Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods, White River Hardwoods, Wood & Wood Products, Wood Component Mfrs. Assn., Woodtools of Texas Wristwriter



9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement: Presented by Tom Dossenbach, Managing Director of Dossenbach Associates LLC and representatives of Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets

The Custom Cabinetmakers Business Guild: Presented by Tony Noel, Principal of Noel Consulting

Cost Estimating & Bidding to Maximize Profits: Presented by Anthony Perno, Managing Partner of Caseworks Technology Ltd.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE: Open to all attendees and exhibitors

Environmental Stewardship: An Expanding Role for Cabinetmakers:

Presented by Bill Weaver, President and CEO of Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. and Dick Titus, Executive Vice President of the KCMA

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Repeated 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)


How to Write Simple but Effective Contracts: Presented by Tony Noel, Principal of Noel Consulting

Managing a Multicultural Workforce: Presented by Dick Terry, President of Terry Manufacturing Co.

Cabinet Finishing 101: Presented by Tim Woolery, Vice President of Gemini Coatings Inc.

Making More than Just Boxes: How to Add Value in the Design &

Manufacturing Stages: Presented by Shawn Maberry, President and CEO of Roger Shaw & Associates

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Repeated 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)


Job Costing: Are You Really Making Money?: Presented by Pete Fisher, President of Fisher Cabinet Works

Planning for Automation: Presented by Dave Strickland, Regional Sales Director, Planit Solutions

Customer Service: Providing a Stellar Experience to Win Repeat Business & Referrals: Presented by Mike Carson, CEO of Closet Works Inc.

Mass Customization: Key to Success for Cabinet Manufacturers:

Presented by Michael Grohs of Virtual Systems International Inc.


8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. KEYNOTE: Open to all attendees and exhibitors

State of the Cabinet Industry: What the Future Holds: Presented by Bill Weaver, President and CEO of Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. and Dick Titus, Executive Vice President of the KCMA

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Repeated 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.)


Do You Earn What You’re Worth?: Presented by Ed Pell, Manager of Marketing Research for the National Kitchen & Bath Assn.

Increasing Profitability via Outsourcing: Presented by Steve Lawser, Executive Director of the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn.

How to Take Nested-Based Manufacturing to a Higher Level: Presented by Kris Hanchette, Vice President of MultiCam LP

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN

Louis and Company Backs Texas Event

Louis and Company has thrown its support behind the 7th Annual Texas Woodworking Show & Cabinet Conference. The Brea, CA-based distributor of hardware, decorative laminates and other products, is the major sponsor of the three-day event scheduled for March 7-9, 2007, at Market Hall of the Dallas Market Center and the adjacent Renaissance Hotel.

“Because of our commitment to our customers and the greater cabinet and woodworking industry, we are delighted to sponsor the Texas Woodworking Show & Cabinet Conference,” said Greg Rewers, vice president of marketing for Louis and Company. “We see this as an invaluable opportunity to support our customers by providing them with information on new products as well as industry training that can help make a difference in their business.”

“Louis and Company has been a solid supporter of the Texas Woodworking Show since the show’s inception in 1995,” said Laurel Didier, group publisher of Wood & Wood Products, CWB and CLOSETS. “We could not be more pleased that the company has come on board as the major sponsor of the Texas Woodworking Show and new Cabinet Conference.”

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