- MasterBrand Cabinets plant which makes Martha Stewart Living cabinetry line had a star visitor today: Martha Stewart.

Stewart spent two hours visiting with dozens of cabinetmakers who produce her cabinetry line for Home Depot.

Stewart said she "visited MasterBrand Cabinets to see for myself that the products are of the high quality our customers expect from us and I am happy with what I saw. I was glad to have the opportunity to thank the skilled men and women at MasterBrand Cabinets who make these beautiful, innovative and practical cabinets.”  According to Stewart the cabinetry is inspired by cabinets in her own home. "It is exciting to see them brought to life here in Kinston with such attention to quality and detail,” she said.

MasterBrand Cabinets president Greg Stoner said, "We’re pleased we’ve been able to increase our workforce to fulfill the promise of the Martha Stewart brand, and we’re looking forward to future hiring as the demand continues.” The Martha Stewart Living cabinetry line, featuring 11 different door styles in a variety of wood finishes and PureStyle colors, is available in all 2,140 Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada.

In April last year, MasterBraft announced it would hire personnel to expand cabinetry operations in Kinston, though not referencing the deal with Martha Stewart.

At the time, CEO Bruce Carbonari simply stated that MasterCraft Cabinets had simplified its supply
chain, so cabinet components are shipped from the factory to assembly
plants closer to retailers like The Home Depot. By September, MasterBrand Cabinets told local media it would hire 250 more workers to produce the Martha Stewart cabinetry line, which retails at The Home Depot.

MasterBand Cabinets, along with Simonton Windows and Therma-Tru Doors, is among woodworking properties that will be divested by Fortune Brands when it completes and a previously announced split into three companies.

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