LONG BEACH, CA -

Educational programs specifically developed to help professional custom cabinetmakers position themselves for the economic recovery will be featured at the Custom Cabinet Conference, Feb. 11-12 in Long Beach, CA.

The Custom Cabinet Conference brings together the collective talents and experiences of the Cabinet Makers Assn. and Custom Woodworking Business magazine. Executives of CMA-member companies will share their real-world knowledge for improving the efficiencies of their operations, from drumming up new business and cost estimating through design and manufacturing.

The Custom Cabinet Conference will run alongside the 6th annual Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo™ at the Long Beach Convention Center. The Closets Expo features many hardware, wood component and machinery companies familiar to cabinetmakers and custom woodworkers. It will include a new Cabinet Products Pavilion anchored by the CMA’s booth. The Extreme Garage Pavilion should also be of keen interest to cabinet manufacturers.

“The Custom Cabinet Conference gives cabinet professionals a great added reason to attend the Closets Conference & Expo,” said Rich Christianson, conference director. “There is a close affinity between closet systems and kitchen cabinetry in terms of construction and fabrication. But there are also considerable differences in these products and how they are marketed and installed. This event will help shed light on those similarities and differences.”

Discounts for conference attendees
Discount registration for the Custom Cabinet Conference and the Closets Conference is now available at CustomCabinetConference.com. The Closets Conference kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel with a full day of educational sessions capped off by the presentations of the Top Shelf Design Awards and Industry Networking Reception. Brice Cooper, former lead designer and host of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” will deliver the opening keynote address.

The event swings over to the nearby Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12 with the opening of the Closets Expo. The Closets Conference features break out educational sessions, roundtable discussions and a closing general session on Friday.

The Custom Cabinet Conference opens Thursday afternoon with a 2-1/2 session on product pricing and concludes on Friday morning with a 2-1/2 session on designing and manufacturing green cabinetry.

Visit customcabinetconference.com to register and learn more.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, phone (800) 752-6312 or e-mail closets@heiexpo.com.

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