LANCASTER, PA -- The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) will host a regional event on October 17 in Lancaster, prior to the October 18-19 Wood Pro Expo.  Although dubbed "regional", these types of events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada.  The one-day event will tour manufacturing facilities in the Lancaster area. The day will start with a networking breakfast before the bus departs for Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry. The next stop will be Keystone Wood Specialties for a tour and lunch. The day will conclude with a visit to the Cabinetmaking and Wood Technology Program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
The CMA has been hosting high-value events like 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 agenda, the regional events also encourage networking by providing an opportunity to talk shop and share issues, solutions, and even projects.  Registration 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 group transportation, breakfast and lunch. Contact the CMA for more information.
Also make plans to also attend the Wood Pro Expo, which will be held October 18-19 in the Lancaster area. For details and registration click HERE.

About the Cabinet Makers Association
Celebrating 20 years, the Cabinet Makers Association was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers 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 www.cabinetmakers.org.

About Wood Pro Expo
Wood Pro Expo is the regional show series that brings education, equipment, and supplies close to cabinetmakers and custom woodworking businesses around the country. It will include a strong educational program on best practices for shop production, and as well as an expo oriented to equipment and supplies geared to the small and medium size shops, including CNC basics, employee recruitment, finishing, lean manufacturing, business management, software, and shop safety.
 
Launched in 2014 in Baltimore, Wood Pro Expo was first held in Lancaster in October, 2017.  It returns to Lancaster October 18-19, 2018 and Charlotte March 16-18, 2019.

 

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