Some importers are getting around Chinese duties by transshipping cabinets through Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, according to MasterBrand.
The company's cabinet sales increased 11 percent over the last quarter and 6 percent over last year.
A group of labor and community organizations has accused Omega Cabinetry of having an unsafe COVID workplace.
MasterBrand Cabinets, North America's largest cabinetmaker, will open a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Jackson, Georgia. The 840,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 400 jobs.
Omega Cabinetry is temporarily closing its Iowa manufacturing plant due to COVID-19. Nearly 800 workers will be laid off.
MasterBrand Cabinets reopened its manufacturing plant in Talledega, Alabama April 23. The facility was closed for two weeks after three of its employees there tested positive for COVID-19.
StarMark Cabinetry, a subsidiary of cabinet giant MasterBrand, has eliminated 42 jobs at its Sioux Falls plant through consolidation and layoffs.
Results flattened for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which includes MasterBrand and other kitchen cabinet operations, as Canada sales and home center special-orders fell.
By Bill Esler
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Cabinet, door, and security products giant Fortune Brands Home & Security announced its third quarter 2018 results.
Hurricane Florence stopped shipments at Fortune Brands for eight days. Cabinet sales declined 2 percent versus the prior year. Excluding strategic exits from targeted U.S. home center and Canadian business, cabinet sales increased 1 percent.