The exhibit hall for the Closets & Home Organization Expo opened this morning with a steady stream of visitors eager to view the latest closet systems and accessories, as well as related products for manufacturing including machinery, finishes and hardware, offered by the 80-plus industry suppliers in attendance.

Attendees also had the opportunity for up-close demonstrations during the three Exhibitor Forums held today: “High-End Closet Project,” sponsored by CedarSafe Closets by Giles & Kendall; “Maximizing Under-Used Storage Space,” also sponsored by CedarSafe; and “Opening the Door to a New Business Opportunity,” presented by Federico Schwarz, project director for Armadi Doors.

“Despite their current struggles, builders and remodelers have recognized that adding organization systems to their projects is a distinguishing factor and increases value in a home,” said Laurel Didier, Publisher of CLOSETS magazine, which sponsors the annual Closets Expo. “Likewise, designers are being consulted about such projects by more of their customers who want to ensure that their closet styling is consistent with the rest of the home. As the only dedicated venue in the country for seeing a complete array of products, the annual Closets Expo offers a great opportunity for trade professionals to gather information and generate ideas.”

The Closets Expo continues through tomorrow, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. Visit for more information.

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