CMA hosts plant tours prior to the Wood Pro Expo in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE -- The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) announced they will host a regional event on February 13, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although dubbed "regional", these types of events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada. This one-day educational event features tours of two local manufacturers, West Rock and Ivar's Display as well as a demonstration and educational seminars hosted by Biesse America at the company's headquarters in Charlotte. Registration is $55, which also includes access to the Wood Pro Expo (WPE) on February 15-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center. There is an additional fee for the WPE conference program on February 14. The event is graciously sponsored by Knapp Connectors, Knapp Connectors designs and manufactures connecting systems that are non-visible, self-tightening, and easily snapped together backed by 30 years of industry expertise and high-quality German engineering.

The CMA has been hosting high-value events such as this since 1998 as a means of connecting similar-sized shops around North America with the purpose of sharing best practices and business acumen while learning how other businesses do what they do. In addition to the plant tours and educational seminars, the regional events also encourage networking and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects.
You do not have to be a CMA member to participate in this event. For more information, please visit:
About the Cabinet Makers Association
The Cabinet Makers Association was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinet makers who thought the small to mid-size shop needed to network and help each other grow profitably. Currently, CMA membership is made up primarily of 20 or fewer employee operations, with the vast majority of those being 1-5 person shops. For more information, visit

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Harry Urban is the retired publisher of the Woodworking Network. Urban spent more than 30 years working in business-to-business publishing, trade shows, and conferences. He has travelled extensively throughout North America and overseas visiting and reporting on major manufacturing facilities and trade shows. In retirement, he's still following the woodworking industry, but he plans to do a lot more fishing.