CMA hosts regional cabinet event in North Boston

NORTH BOSTON, Mass. - The Cabinet Makers Association will hold a regional event June 13-14 in North Boston, consisting of shop tours, educational seminars, and networking opportunities.

The CMA said it 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 event host is CMA board member Ken Kumph from Premier Builders. Each day will begin and end at his Georgetown, Massachusetts, shop with educational presentations from industry experts on topics such as cyber security, ways to reduce your shop’s energy bill, as well as lean principles and implementation strategies. The group will also visit the Furniture Institute in Beverly, Massachusetts, and tour several local shops. including Curtis Cabinetry in Georgetown, Massachusetts, and Jackson Millwork & Lumber in Raymond, New Hampshire.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Plywood, Colonial Saw, Federated Insurance, Hoffmann Machine Co., KCD Software, and REHAU.

Registration fee per person is $75 for current CMA members and $125 for non-members. Registration includes lunch and dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday. Transportation is also provided for those interested in riding with the group. For out of town attendees, the CMA has secured a limited number of rooms at the DoubleTree hotel in Danvers, Massachusetts.

For more information and to register, visit

The CMA was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinet makers who thought the small to medium-size shops needed to network and help each other grow profitably. Currently, CMA membership is made up of businesses with primarily of 20 or fewer employees, with the vast majority of those being 1-5 person shops. For more information, visit


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