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Karen Koenig
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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]

November cabinet sales up 8.3%

RESTON, Va. - Cabinet sales rose 8.3% in November 2020 compared to the previous year's figures, marking another month of year-over-year growth for the industry. According to participating members in the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's monthly Trend of Business Survey, custom sales were up 3.8%, semi-custom rose 6.3% and stock sales increased 10.6% compared to the same period in 2019.

Countertop national standard available for review

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. - The Architectural Woodwork Institute announced that the draft of Proposed American National Standard AWI 1236 – Countertops is available for public review through Feb. 15.   According to AWI, Proposed American National Standard AWI 1236 – Countertops will provide standards and tolerances for the quality and fit of countertops and establish minimum aesthetic and performance requirements intended to provide a well-defined degree of control over a project’s quality of materials and workmanship.