EDISON, NJ — Major cabinet and closet industry players - Osborne Wood Products, EdgeCo, Drawer Connection and JB Cutting - have signed on as sponsors for Cabinets & Closets Expo 2013. The trade show and conference for the custom cabinet and home storage solutions industry runs Feb. 27-Mar. 1, at the New Jersey Convention Center.

Osborne Wood Products, a Gold sponsor and a show exhibitor, is well known as a furniture components source, supplying table legs, corbels, onlays, furniture feet, moulding and for custom items as well. www.osbornewoodproducts.com

EdgeCo Inc., a Silver level sponsor, will exhibit  its range of edgebanding offerings, including its latest PVC matches, which include many of its new Alto and Medinia finishes. EdgeCo offers over 1,700 PVC matches and 40 wood species for same-day shipping. In-house services include custom slitting to width, and applying pressure-sensitive adhesive and hotmelt glue. www.edgecoinc.com

 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo

(as of Jan. 16, 2013)

Exhibitor Name/Booth

Advanced Storage Distribution 123

AdvancedDimensions.com 300

Arclin Surfaces 304

Atlantic Hardware Corp. 408

Atlantic Plywood 222

Better Vacuum Cups, Inc. 224

BHK of America 318

C.R. Onsrud 320

Cabinet Vision, Inc. 114

Canary Closets & Cabinetry 217

Capella Hardware Company 602

Castle, Inc. 228

CCF Industries 325

Closets & Cabinetry by Closet City 118

Colonial Saw Company 322

DC Distributing 225

Diaz Manufacturing 319

Door Mark Inc. 302

Doug Mockett & Company, Inc. 103

Drawer Box Specialties 203

Drawer Connection, Inc. 102

EdgeCo Inc. 309

Elias Woodwork 209

Eveready Hardware 109

Excalibur Sports Industries, Inc. 400

Felder Group USA 303

Gingrich Woodworking 306

Global Product Sourcing, LLC 219

Hafele America Co 708

HandiSolutions 123

Holz-Her US, Inc 411

JB Cutting Inc. 211

K.P. Walsh 326

Keystone Wood Specialties Inc. 226

Kitchen Magic Inc. 227

Kremlin Rexson/Grapek Action 312

Microvellum 218

Nora Lighting, Inc. 313

Northern Contours 119

Oliver Machinery/Brother Membrane Press 327

Omnitech Systems Inc. 405

Organizers Direct 101

Osborne Wood Products 215

Panolam Industries International, Inc. 409

Plastix USA, LLC. 315

Plus Closets 213

Promob Software Solutions 223

Quinko-Tek International 122

Rev-A-Shelf Inc. 115

Richelieu Hardware 200

Selby Furniture Hardware Co., Inc. 221

Senoplast Klepsch & Co. GmbH 308

Sidelines, Inc. 100

Stevens Ind. 100

Stiles Shop Solutions/Stiles Machinery 128

StorageMotion, Inc. 712

Timesavers 326

Valley Custom Door 122

WalzCraft Industries, Inc. 301

Weinig USA 411

Woodworking Machiniery Industry Association (WMA) 504

Woodworking Network 500 

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Wood drawer supplier Drawer Connection, has been manufacturing custom dovetail and dowel drawer boxes for the cabinet and closet industries since 1997. The company prides itself  in innovative technology and unsurpassed customer service. An online ordering system better serves customers nationally customers, allowing them to manage quotes and orders instantly 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Drawer Connection will sponsor the tote bags at Cabients & Closets Conference & Expo. www.dcdrawers.com

JB Cutting is a full service 3D laminate component manufacturer servicing the closet and kitchen cabinet industries. The company's specialty is 3DL components and five-piece profile wrapped doors. JB Cutting offers a wide range of profiles, colors and accessory options.

For manufacturers, specifiers and suppliers to the allied cabinet and closet industries, the next generation event  takes place February 27-March 1, 2013, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

The Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo will feature a pair of conferences – one dedicated to custom cabinet professionals and the other to storage professionals involved in the design, manufacture and installation of closets, garages and other home organization systems. The conference sets the stage for the expanded Cabinets & Closets Expo, a two-day exhibition of supplies, software, machinery and services.

 Given the intense rebuilding efforts going on in the Northeast following Superstorm Sandy, the opportunity to find new sources and styles of equipment and supplies for home storage and cabinetry will be critical to businesses involved in the rebuilding and restoring of home interiors.

 The Cabinets & Closets Conference kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center, the headquarters hotel for the new event.

Robert Reiss, host of the CEO Show with Robert Reiss, will deliver the opening keynote speech as part of a general session open to delegates of both the Cabinets and Closets Conferences. The general session will also feature highlights of a new Vance Research project focused on custom cabinet and closet business and design trends.

The Cabinets Conference, co-sponsored by the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) and Custom Woodworking Business magazine, will include a full slate of presentations geared to helping custom cabinetmakers improve efficiencies and generate more sales. Each session will be presented by a CMA member; attendees will be eligible to earn CEUs toward the CMA’s Professional Certification Program. Preliminary topics include:

• Pricing/Estimating

• Moving from Residential to Commercial Projects

• Automating Manufacturing

• Working with Designers/Architects

• Sales/Marketing

The Closets Conference is co-sponsored by the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP) and Closets magazine. The power-packed line up will include harnessing the power of digital marketing and social media to engage current and potential customers, building a winning team and growing sales.

“The digital world is the new frontier,” said Dave Skinner, ACSP president. “Our goal is to demystify it, show you how it is important to your business, give you the knowledge that you need to know and finally show you what to do next.”

Skinner added that the 2013 Closets Conference program is being developed based on feedback from a survey of ACSP members. The survey indicated that human resource issues, including recruiting, developing and retaining “great” employees, is an ongoing top priority faced by most professional storage businesses.

A third key topic of the 2013 Closets Conference is sales, which Skinner noted “is the life blood of every business. We all want to know what forms of marketing works and even more, what doesn’t.”

The Cabinets & Closets Conference will be capped by the always-popular Industry Networking Reception. The reception will also feature presentations of the 7th annual Closets Top Shelf Awards, 20th annual CWB Design Portfolio Awards and the ACSP’s Pioneer Award.

Expanded Expo, Feb. 28-March 1
The decision to integrate custom cabinets and closets into a single event, plus hold it in New Jersey, an area with a high concentration of industry professionals, has sparked a big increase in interest among industry suppliers seeking information about exhibiting. The interest level and demand has been so great, that Vance Publishing Corp., organizer of the event, recently secured additional exhibition space at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

The Cabinets & Closets Expo will feature displays by leading manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery, CAD/CAM software, decorative and functional hardware, board products, components and accessories used to make and add value to closets, cabinets, garage and other storage systems.

The Cabinets & Closets Expo will also include continuous free educational presentations and demonstrations at a convention center stage.

Need More Info?
An all new CabinetsandClosetsExpo.com website has been developed to provide secure online registration and regular event updates. For information on exhibiting, contact Matt Powell of Hall-Erickson Inc. at (866) 730-6789 or (630) 434-7779; email [email protected].

For more information on attending the conference and the show, please go to www.cabinetsandclosetsexpo.com  

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