CMA to tout membership benefits at Wood Pro Expo Florida
December 28, 2020 | 6:07 pm CST

Tours of woodworking plants are a popular component of CMA meetings.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) will have a busy agenda at the 2021 Wood Pro Expo Florida, a regional marketplace for professional woodworkers.

For openers, the CMA is partnering with Woodworking Network to organize the Wood Pro Expo conference program and plant tours scheduled for Tuesday, June 8. The full-day conference will deliver timely information to help woodworkers capitalize on business opportunities and improve their processes. The tours will include stops at Doormark, a manufacturer of cabinet doors; The Closet Company, a manufacturer of closet and home storage products; and Ultrapan, a manufacturer of ultra-modern polymer panels.

During the expo, June 9 and 10, representatives of the CMA will be on hand to discuss the many benefits of association membership at booth #551. Among the benefits CMA members enjoy include networking opportunities at national and regional events, as well as the opportunity to tap into the community knowledge base via the CMA’s members’ only online forum. In addition, the CMA hosts its Wood Diamond Awards, publishes Profiles magazine, issues an email newsletter, provides website design assistance and conducts an annual benchmark study of business trends.

In addition to its annual dues program, the CMA is offering a monthly membership of $35/month for woodworking companies to discover the benefits and learn how the CMA can help them build their business.

The CMA was incorporated in 1998 by a group of custom cabinetmakers to provide a forum for small- to medium-sized shops to network and share best practices to grow their businesses. Today, CMA membership includes hundreds of cabinet, millwork and furniture shop throughout the United States and Canada, plus manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machines and supplies.

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About the Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo Florida
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo Filorida (WPE), a regional marketplace for the woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-billing event is scheduled for June 8-10, 2021, at the Palm Beach Convention Center in Palm Beach, Fla.

The Closets Expo and WPE both lead off with a separate full-day conference on June 8, followed by the two-day expo, June 9-10, featuring woodworking machinery and supplies. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key components of the event.

For information about exhibiting, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For inquiries about WPE, contact Harry Urban, publisher of Woodworking Network. 

Additonal Woodworking Network events
Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, Oct.14-15, 2021, Warehouse at the Nook, Lancaster County, Pa. -- Annual woodworking trade show and conference

Executive Briefing Conference (EBC) Sept. 8-10, 2021, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Annual forecast of economic, technology and design trends for the North American woodworking industry.

Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS), Nov. 4-6, 2021, International Centre, MIssissauga, Ontario -- Canada's national woodworking show.





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Rich Christianson | President/Owner/C-Level

Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.