CMA to hold Colorado regional event at MiLL
October 9, 2018 | 8:33 am CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Cabinet Makers Association will host a regional event on November 9, 2018 in Colorado Springs. This one-day event will be held at the MiLL National Training Center and will include a tour of Concepts in Millwork.

“Many of our members learned about the MiLL and their partnership with Concepts in Millwork during our 20th Anniversary Conference in March,” said Amanda Conger, the executive director for the CMA. “The November event provides the opportunity to experience the program for themselves.”

The day will begin at The MiLL to learn more about their program and see the training center during a school day. Then a panel discussion with representatives from Concepts in Millwork will explain what it takes to have a successful internship program; a former student and current employee of Concepts will also share his story.

The group will tour Concepts in Millwork to see their production facility and other former MiLL students at work.

“The panel discussion with Concepts in Millwork is for anyone who wants to learn about how to attract and retain workers,” stated Dean Mattson, founder of the MiLL. “Concepts is doing it right and have had 100 percent success with the program.”

In addition to the agenda, the regional events also encourage networking by providing an opportunity to talk shop and share issues, solutions, and even projects. Although dubbed "regional", the association expects this event to draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada.

The registration fee for the event is $55 for current CMA members and $75 for non-members. Student/Instructor members are free, while non-member students/instructors are $25. Registration includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit:

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