SOMERSET, NJ – Paul Downs, owner of Paul Downs Cabinetmakers in Bridgeport, PA, and a bloggist for the New York Times, will deliver the opening keynote speech at the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference, April 9 at the Hotel Somerset-Bridgewater.

The conference precedes the Cabinets & Closets Expo, April 10-11 at the nearby Garden State Convention Center in Somerset.

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Meet Paul Downs at Cabinets & Closets Expo 2014

Downs started Paul Downs Cabinetmakers in 1986 and has expanded his custom woodworking business four times since, now occupying a 33,000-square-foot space. Last year, the 18-man shop generated $2.3 million in sales.

As Downs' company has grown, it also has evolved. The preponderance of his company’s work is now corporate conference tables. His clients range from individuals and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, all branches of the military and foreign governments.

Downs has been a regular contributor to the New York Times since 2010.  He writes for the “You’re The Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business” blog that appears in the online edition of the paper.  He has published more than 140 posts during that span, most recently writing a series of blogs detailing his company's experience of adapting to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

For more information about the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo (CCCE 2014), contact Rich Christianson, Conference Director, at

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