DALLAS -- A trio of full-day educational workshops kicks off the national Cabinet Conference March 7-9, 2007.

Each of the workshops is led by an industry expert, including:

* Tom Dossenbach, wood products consultant and columnist of <I>Wood & Wood Products.<I> He will present a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing . The workshop will include a case study of the lean manufacturing and continuous improvement program performed by Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets of Neosho, MO.

* Tony Noel, wood products consultant and columnist of <I>Custom Woodworking Business.<I> He will lead a wide-ranging discussion on managing a custom cabinet shop, including hiring and training, sales and marketing, project analysis and time management.

* Anthony Perno, managing partner of Casework Technologies Ltd. of Albuquerque, NM. He will conduct the popular cost estimating workshop, presented in special cooperation with the Architectural Woodwork Institute.

Days two and three of the Cabinet Conference will feature concurrent 1-hour sessions covering a variety of topics. They include nested-based manufacturing, computer integration and managing for growth. The educational sessions will be held at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to Dallas Market Hall, where the seventh biennial Texas Woodworking Show takes place March 8-9.

The three-day conference, geared for cabinet manufacturing executives and production supervisors, has the backing of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Assn., the AWI, the Cabinet Makers Assn., the Wood Component Manufacturers Assn. and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals.

For information on attending the conference or exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.texaswoodworkingshow.com.


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