Remodelers and designers name top 5 kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturers
Masco's KaftMaid cabinets was among the top five cabinetry suppliers in Kitchen & Bath Business magazine's four annual readers' poll.

Kitchen & Bath Business magazine readers named the top five preferred makers of cabinets, vanities, and hardware, among other remodeling sources. More than 11,000 votes were cast, yielding the "usual suspects," in most cases, but some new names, too, in the fourth annual edition of the program. 

MasterBrand Cabinets made the top-five for kitchen cabinetry, along with competitors Wellborn Cabinets, Cabico Custom Cabinetry, Masco's Kraftmaid, and Merillat (another Masco brand), plus Germany's Poggenpohl. Criteria is craftsmanship, door styles and finishes, ability to customize and modify, and construction quality.

Hardware Resources, which despite its name also sells wood bathroom cabinetry, was cited among the top five in three categories: Bath Cabinets/Vanities, Hardware, Decorative and Hardware, Functional. Cabico, Fairmont, Kraftmaid, Ronbow, and Kohler - a growing presence n bath cabinetry - were also in the top five vanities list.

Kitchen Accessories,- a category for drawer organization and cabinetry add-ons, included Blum, Hafele, Rev-A-Shelf and Richelieu in the top four. For Decorative Hardware the top five are Amerock, Atlas Homewares, Richelieu, and Top Knobs, along with Hardware Resources. For functional hardware KBB magazine readers again voted for Blum, Hafele, Rev-A-Shelf, Richelieu, along with Hardware Resources.

Read the entire list of 2016 winners at KBB magazine: 

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Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.