CHICAGO – The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) recently announced a new membership program for distributors at the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) annual convention, held November 1-3 in Chicago. With a new membership rate of $425 annually and connection to NBMDA members, the CMA hopes for growth.
“Currently, our membership is made up primarily of 20 or fewer employee operations, with the vast majority of those being 1-5 person shops,” explained Amanda Conger, executive director for the CMA, at the NBMDA member meeting. “I believe that our members are either already customers of yours, or if they aren’t – then they should be.”
Conger says the CMA has seen an 11 percent increase in membership this year.
“With the help of the NBMDA, we can grow even more,” she added. The CMA’s new membership rate for distributors is $425 annually and connects NBMDA members to the CMA’s growing network of professionals. “We believe that collaboration, not competition, is the best way to improve each individual company as well as the industry as a whole,” Conger explained.
“NBMDA is excited to partner with the CMA and help them grow their distributor membership roster,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive VP of NBMDA. “Strengthening small cabinet shops is in the best interest of the distributor community who serve them and thus NBMDA is committed to supporting the CMA.”
About the Cabinet Makers Association
The CMA is a trade organization where professional cabinetmakers and woodworkers from both the residential and commercial markets get together and share their hard earned knowledge and experience to help one another. For more information, visit www.cabinetmakers.org.
NBMDA is a trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes and related products. Membership is comprised of distributors and manufacturers that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. For more information, visit www.nbmda.org.