Cabinet Makers plan three plant tours for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster in October
Cabinetry detail on work in progress at Lancaster Cabinet Company, one of three plants that will be toured October 18 as past of the Wood Pro Expo program.

Photo By Lancaster Cabinet Company

LANCASTER, Pa. - The CMA is hosting a regional event on October 18 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with plant tours of CMA member shops - Lancaster Cabinet Company, Keystone Wood Specialties, and Kitchenview Custom Cabinets.

Held the day before the Wood Pro Expo, registration also includes access to the Wood Pro Expo show.

Shop activites at Keystone Wood Products

The event begins at 8:30 am with a networking breakfast at the Lancaster Host, then departs on a bus for the following plant tours.

  • Lancaster Cabinet Company
  • Keystone Wood Specialties
  • Kitchenview Custom Cabinets

Lancaster Cabinet Company says it owners and employees alike maintain a high priority on the goal of 100 percent customer satisfaction throughout the entire process. "We embrace lean principles in our operations and management to give our clients the best value we can and place in high regard the value of each person we encounter," the company says. Kitchen cabinetry has been a mainstay, followed by Bathrooms, home offices and libraries. plus award-winning home theaters and even custom furniture pieces for hard to fit situations. In-house designers to skilled and experienced crafstmen to AWFI trained finishers, we offer expertise and connections to every segment of the cabinet industry. 

Keystone Wood Specialties is also exhibiting at Wood Pro Expo in Booth 101, where visitors will be able to see its many innovative wood componet products, such as Lock Mitre Construction (LMC) -  a solid, locked glue joint that can be specified in any angle from 90 to 140 degrees, for either inside or outside corners. Available in any wood species, finished or unfinished, Lock Mitre Construction opens possibilities for geometric creativity, and creates, strong dependable glue joints. For more than four decades, Keystone Wood Specialties has earned a reputation as a wholesale manufacturer for supplying the custom cabinet, furniture and remodeling industries with the highest quality in cabinetry components. With skilled craftsmanship and CNC and other computerized technologies, it offers a full line of high-end products ranging from doors and drawer fronts to dovetailed drawer boxes, face frames, solid wood moulding, wainscoting and much more.

The group will return to the hotel by 4:30 pm. Wood Pro Expo begins the next morning with an 8:00 a.m. keynote by Will Sampson and the show floor opens at 9:00 a.m. Register now for $45 early bird pricing  ($55 after September 29).  Registration includes access to the Wood Pro Expo. This one-day educational event features plant tours of local woodworking shops and manufacturing facilities. ​CMA members can book a room at a preferred rate at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) Lancaster, PA 17602. Call (800) 233-0121 and ask for the CMA room rate ($119/night).

The Wood Pro Expo will be held October 19-20 at the Lancaster Host Resort & Convention Center.
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. The regional events typically involve plant tours, educational seminars, networking, and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects.  Although they are dubbed "regional," these events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada.


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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

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