Closet business opportunities and storage systems supplies plentiful at IWF 2016
July 11, 2016 | 3:09 pm CDT
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ATLANTA - IWF 2016 is one of largest woodworking shows in North America and if you are in the home organization and storage business this show will be a must-attend event.

For the first time the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is sponsoring a Cabinets & Closets Storage Pavilion at IWF, which is currently sold out.

“As we continue to grow our product offerings for industry professionals the Cabinet & Closets Storage Pavilion is in sync with our other pavilions for the 2016 Fair,” commented Tom Onsrud, IWF 2016 chairman and president C.R. Onsrud Inc.

IWF will feature the Wood Flooring Pavilion, Cabinet & Closets Storage Pavilion and the Countertop Pavilion all together in Building B.

Not only will there be a large number closet and storage suppliers and vendors displaying the latest trends, the educational courses and networking opportunities will certainly make the trip to Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 23-27, well worth a visit.

IWF Closets Symposium

Business and design in today’s home storage market

Demand for organized closets, garages and other home storage areas will rise. What business opportunities does this present?

The IWF 2016 Closet Symposium, which will take place Aug. 23, will be a full-day session on how the closet has evolved from white wire frame racks to a luxury experience for consumers, and extended its reach into pantries, home offices, and the fast-growing garage segment. A panel of industry experts will share their experiences and provide tips on how to take advantage of this rapidly growing sector.

On the show floor attendees can talk to some of the top names in closet and storage franchises as well as take a peek at hardware, panels, organizing systems and finishes.

Following is a partial list 2016 exhibitors of interest for closet and storage professionals


STRUTTURATO, with state of the art hardware, imported from Spain creates innovative designs for closets, cabinets and furniture in general. It has an array of practical accessories designed for residential as well commercial applications. Strategically located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, STRUTTURATO works with the trade and delivery all around USA and Canada.

AMW International Co. Ltd.
AMW was established in year 2001 as the specialist in design and build kitchen and wardrobe storage system. For years, AMW dedicated in developing various patterns in cabinets fittings to improve space utilization and their functionality in kitchen and wardrobe range

Closets by Design Franchising
Closets By Design franchisees are provided a growth formula which has resulted into an average franchise size of over 3 million in annual revenue. Each franchisee operates its own manufacturing facility in in territories which exceed 350,000 households providing enormous markets in which to operate and grow.

H+H System, Inc.
H+H SYSTEM offers shelving organization for pharmacy stock, (movable) shelves, nursing stock, gravity feed shelves, bulk storage, and unit dose storage. Sliding dividers keep a place for everything and everything in its place. Dividers and attached label holders slide into position along with stock.
Hafele America Co.
Häfele is a leading worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components that improve the functionality of cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and other living and working environments with products such as LED lighting, decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, furniture fittings and electronic locking systems. For more information, please visit

Hardware Resources
Hardware Resources maintains 13 product groups within three distinct brands - Jeffrey Alexander, Elements and the Hardware Resources product line. Over 25,000 products featuring same day shipment from 7 North American warehouses. The company manufactures: cabinet knobs and pulls, bath hardware, vanities and mirrors, islands, drawer slides, hinges corbels, posts, onlays, legs and feet, capitals, dovetail drawer boxes, custom mitered doors and drawer fronts, cabinet organizers, moulding, fasteners and shelf supports & sinks

Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc.
Produces high density polyurethane mouldings, columns, and ornamental accents including closet and storage accessories.

Headquartered in Louisville, KY and established in 1978, its product line began as metal and polymer Lazy Susan components manufactured for the largest U.S. cabinet manufacturers and has grown into the market leading innovator of quality functional residential cabinet storage and LED Lighting and organizational products.

Tenn-Tex Plastics, Inc.
Products include specialty drawer slide brackets designed for easy installation, a patented QuikTray Rollout System, shelf clips, shelf supports, institutional shelf supports, corner braces, glue blocks, false front clips, glass door retainers, slide brackets for undermount and side mount slides, brackets for ball bearing slides, cover caps, shipping clips, spacers, inset brackets, toe kick endcaps, paint caps, furniture glides and much more.

The Kul Factory by Sympateco
The KüL Factory Line by Sympateco exists between the world of mass produced, commodity storage and expensive custom manufactured storage. KüL’s contemporary design line offers precision that is intuitively engineered and fanatically functional.

Panasphere Premium Surfaces
Panasphere Premium Surfaces are high quality thermally fused decorative finished laminate panels used for architectural elements, cabinetry, closets and furniture manufacturing. The portfolio is available in a variety of finished styles and thickness in a unique selection of alternatives to veneer, stones and fabrics each with a matching edge band.

Closet Factory
Closet and/or garage organizing systems

Plus Closets
Plus Closets focuses on wholesale closet systems, closet organizers and overall wholesale storage solutions.

Hafele America Co.
Häfele is a leading worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components that improve the functionality of cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and other living and working environments with products such as LED lighting, decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, furniture fittings and electronic locking systems.

Impekk is a very experienced company established in 2013. Its team members represent well over 150 years of expertise in the furniture hardware industry distribution providing specialty hardware, slides, hinges, and laminates.

Richelieu Hardware
Richelieu is a major importer and distributor of specialty hardware serving cabinet manufacturers, kitchen dealers, residential and commercial woodworkers. Richelieu offers 100,000 products in a variety of categories such as kitchen accessories, lighting, finishing and decorating products, functional hardware, closets, sliding doors, decorative and functional products.

RAMPA Tec Inc. is the North American subsidiary of the German hardware manufacturer Hans Brugmann GmbH & Co., who developed the industry standard insert DIN 7965. RAMPA product lines are known for their proven quality, technical excellence and are used virtually anywhere where two or more components are assembled. RAMPA Tec Inc. provides customized technical solutions with its wide range of fastening products and extensive experience in the industry.

Servetto SRL
Production of accessories for wardrobes and closets. In the product range, wardrobe lifts for maximizing the upper wardrobe/closet space and many storage solutions for organizing your clothes. Design and production made in Italy.

Custom Accents / Handisolutions
Custom Accents and HandiSolutions are division of Custom Plastics Inc. The company manufactures its own products under the Custom Accents and HandiSolutions brand names servicing the office furniture and home storage industries.

Decore-ative Specialties
Custom cabinet components since 1965.

Hettich America
Along with the stylish and ultra-modern InnoTech Atira drawer system, Hettich will be showcasing its new sleeker AvanTech drawer system with platform concept design.

States Industries LLC
States Industries, hardwood and veneered panel products and component parts, including drawer boxes via Drawer Box Specialties. FSC and No-added formaldehyde products. Makers of Appleply, ArmorCore, and nova prefinished products. C

FRITZ EGGER GmbH & Co. OG Holzwerkstoffe
EGGER manufactures a full-range of products for furniture and interior design, building products and flooring. It offer solutions to the furniture industry, retail sector, architects and specifiers.

Sierra Forest Products
Sierra and Upper Canada Forest Products are distributors of specialty products serving discerning customers in the millwork and architectural woodworking industry. It offer a comprehensive selection of hardwoods and softwoods, and a full line of panel products including TFL, textured TFL, laminate, hardwood plywood, veneer, solid surface, MDF, and particleboard.

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Michaelle Bradford | Editor

Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Woodworking Network editor. She has more than 20 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing, and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.