Dura Supreme Cabinetry celebrates 31st Annual Kids Switch Day
Dura Supreme Kids Day

A Dura Supreme employee with her relatives, ready for a day of learning about the factory.

HOWARD LAKE, MN. – Dura Supreme Cabinetry celebrated its 31st annual Kid’s Switch Day with a record-sized class of 30 students. Each year, 5th graders who are children or grandchildren of a Dura Supreme employee have the opportunity to participate in the event.

The day is filled with games, a tour of the Dura Supreme factory, discussions on what it means to be a valuable employee, manufacturing and cabinet making tutorials, and more. The day wraps up with a hands-on activity where all the children get to build their own cabinets to remember their day at Dura Supreme.

Employees and their families share the memories of this day for many years. "My kids are in their 30's and they still have the sweet little cabinet they built a 'few' years ago," shared Maria Dupont, professional Expediter for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Another employee from the Dura Supreme Marketing Team, Mary Beth Decker said, "It's a very cool thing for the kids to be able to come and see first-hand what their parents and grandparents do every day at work."

Tom Christensen, Environmental Health Safety Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, leads a Factory Tour for the Kids Switch Day students

Decker shared, "Over 20 plus years that I've been with Dura Supreme, I've enjoyed volunteering for the event and had 17 of my own grand babies attend." A retired Dura Supreme craftsman, Dennis Berglund reminisced, "I remember my grandkids doing this many years ago!"

Karen Wistrom, VP of Marketing for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, said of the 2023 class, "The kids appeared to thoroughly enjoy the day while learning about Dura Supreme and getting to see where their parents and grandparents work. This is a great event supporting community outreach and it represents the overall culture at Dura Supreme."

A member of the 2023 Dura Supreme Kids Switch class participating in the "Build Your Own Cabinet" activity 

Dura Supreme Cabinetry is a privately-owned employer in Minnesota and recently opened an additional manufacturing facility in Statesville, NC. The company has been producing American-made cabinetry products for 70 years. 

Dura Supreme Kids Switch Class of 2023 show off the cabinets they built.

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