The Cabinet Makers Association assists residential and commercial cabinetmakers and woodworkers to share hard-won knowledge and experience. The CMA members believe sharing knowledge will improve business for individual members, and advance the industry as a whole.
The Cabinet Makers Association was founded in 1988 by a group of custom cabinet makers who thought that small- to mid-sized shops should network to help each other grow profitably. Since then CMA has expanded to include hundreds of small- and mediumsized cabinet shops, millworkers, furniture makers and their suppliers throughout the United States and Canada, and even a few members throughout the world.
While the public views cabinet and woodworking as a blue collar job, each of the CMA members is a professional craftsman. The CMA strives to give members the tools to compete on a professional level. Through shared experience, the CMA members educate ourselves and our clients — to help make us all more successful and profitable.
These efforts by the CMA help ensure there will be profitable work for all of us, now and into the future.
Cabinet Industry Benchmark Study:
In 2012, the CMA issued its first industry benchmark study, profiling business structures, shop sizes, technology employed, and geographic range of business.
Survey participants were predominantly from smaller shops. Most (84%) founded their businesses; 56% of shops have 5,000 square feet or less; 57% reported $500,000 or less in revenue (28 percent were above $1 million, including 14% over $2.5 million). The CMA members operate in a fairly large radius of their primary facility: 42% handle projects 50 miles or more from their shops.
The CMA Member Benefits
The wealth of Cabinet Maker Association benefits far outweigh membership fees:
• CMA Shop Finder - consumers drop in their zipcode to find the closest location
• Professional Certification – verifies to clients you are a trustworthy woodworker
• Award Program – Wood Diamond Awards celebrate the best in cabinetmaking
• Discussion Forums – exclusive live chat and peer to peer networking online
• Discount registration – at all trade shows, AWFS, IWF, NCC, CMA regional events, and national conferences.
• PROFILES – quarterly magazine with member profiles, news, technique features.
• Members list – access to members lists and restricted site areas
• CMA Represents You – at wood industry committees and policy gatherings
The annual membership fee for regular members is $249.Sustaining CMA Century Club members, recognized online and in print, voluntarily contribute added support for special projects to create an enhanced membership experience for all members.
Any firm, association, partnership or individual whose primary business is the manufacture of wood or composite cabinets and related wood or composite products for government, industrial, commercial or residential applications is eligible for Active Membership. After approval of the application by the Membership Committee, the applicant may become an Active Member upon subscribing to the Bylaws and the payment of all fees and dues.» Find out about the Cabinet Makers Association at cabinetmakers.org, or scan this code with your smartphone.
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