2016 NKBA Professional of the Year finalist visits Rev-A-Shelf
Alena Capra (right), 2016 NKBA Professional of the Year finalist, and Maria Hernandez, visited Rev-A-Shelf's factory and headquarters in early September.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rev-A-Shelf, a manufacturer of functional cabinet storage, lighting and organizational products, welcomed Alena Capra, owner of Alena Capra Designs and a finalist for the 2016 NKBA “Professional of the Year,” to its factory in early September. Rev-A-Shelf is a sponsor of the NKBA competition.

Capra and her guest Maria Hernandez were given a tour of Rev-A-Shelf’s 315,000-square-foot facility and an in-depth look at how storage accessories and LED lighting are made. From the manipulation of raw polypropylene molding into waste containers to aluminum extrusions being cut to create LED Infinex fixtures, they were shown the ins and outs of Rev-A-Shelf's manufacturing and global distribution center.

“Our support for the NKBA community is very important to us, and it was great pleasure to be a sponsor of the “Professional Of The Year” and welcome Alena and Maria to Louisville. We hope that they enjoyed their factory tour and insight into our products and community,” said David Noe, general manager, Rev-A-Shelf.

The Louisville, Kentucky visit also included a two-night stay at the 21C Hotel and Museum. While in Louisville Capra and Hernandez were treated to a world wind excursion including tours of the world famous Churchill Downs, and Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distilleries. They enjoyed traditional Kentucky specialties at the English Grill located in the historic Brown Hotel, Pat’s Steakhouse which has a tradition as a Coach Inn and travelers' rest stop that dates back more than 150 years and many more activities.

The winner of the 2016 NKBA Professional of the Year awards was Danielle Burger, AKBD, Kitchen Vitality Design, Clarendon Hills, Illinois. The two additional runner-ups are Patricia Davis Brown, CKD, CBD, Patricia Davis Brown Designs,Vero Beach, Florida and Matthew Plaskoff, One Week Bath, Van Nuys, California.

Burger received an all-expenses-paid trip for two from Premium sponsor Kohler Co. to tour its global headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Kohler, Wisconsin and a $500 gift card. Each of the remaining finalists, Capra, Brown, and Plaskoff received one all-expenses-paid trip to visit the headquarters and manufacturing facilities of one of the contest’s Gold Sponsors, Franke, Rev-A-Shelf and DuPont.


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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.