Educational programs specifically developed to help professional cabinetmakers position themselves for the economic recovery will be featured in the all-new 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, sister publication to Wood & Wood Products. Executives of CMA-member companies will share their real-world knowledge for improving the efficiencies of their companies, from drumming up new business and cost estimating, through design and manufacturing.

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

“The Custom Cabinet Conference gives cabinet manufacturing 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.

Attendee Discounts
Discounted registration for the Custom Cabinet Conference is now available at In addition, attendees of the Custom Cabinet Conference will qualify for discounts to attend the Closets Conference.

The Closets Conference kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Long Beach Hilton Hotel, with a full day of educational sessions capped off by the presentation of the Top Shelf Design Awards and a networking reception. Brice Cooper, former lead designer and host of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” will deliver the opening keynote address.

 Attendees will have an opportunity to view a variety of displays by hundreds of exhibitors.
Custom Cabinet
Conference Schedule*
Location: Long Beach
Convention Center

Thursday, February 11

10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closets Expo Open

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“The Art of Pricing Profitably”
Speaker: Sean Benetin,
President, Millwork & More

Friday, February 12
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
“Manufacturing & Marketing Cabinetry –
including Green Cabinets”
Speaker: Dave Grulke,
Executive Director, CMA

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closets Expo Open

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Plant Tour - TBA

*Subject to change without notice.

Attendee & exhibitor info
To register to attend, and for more details, including the full Closets and Cabinet event schedule, visit

For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, phone the Closets Show Management Office at (866) 730-6789 or  (630) 434-7779 or e-mail [email protected].

To reserve a hotel room at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel, phone (562) 983-3400. Be sure to mention Closets Expo to qualify for the group rate.

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