NEWMANSTOWN, Pa. – On September 26 and 27, dealers from across the nation came to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Kountry Kraft, a custom cabinet manufacturer located in Newmanstown.

Kountry Kraft was founded in 1959 by Elvin Hurst, Sr. and Helen Hurst, after Helen gave him the gift of a Sears Craftsman table saw for Christmas in 1958. Sixty years and three generations later, the company celebrated its diamond anniversary.

The conference consisted of two days of activities. The designers took a tour of the 96,000 square foot factory and were able to see where and how their cabinet designs come to life. They also made some of the products themselves, including a metal fusion finish, banding a door front, dovetailing a drawer box and paint colors.

Two special guest speakers presented at the event: Richard T. Anuszkiewicz and Matthew Ferrarini, leaders of the kitchen and bath design industry.

Other kitchen and bath design leaders participated in a forum and discussed major topics of the industry, including how to successfully brand a company and how to qualify leads.

While Elvin Hurst built his hobby into a successful, nationwide business, Kountry Kraft has remained firmly rooted in his early days of hard work. The office and manufacturing facility remain on the Hurst family farm in the beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Collectively, Kountry Kraft craftsman have over 1,500 years of experience building quality cabinetry. The third generation of Hurst family members are being groomed to manage the company in the future. Learn more at

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