Catch Free Presentations on Cabinets & Closets Expo Demo StageSOMERSET, NJ - Attendees of the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Expo, April 10-11 at the Garden State Exhibit Center, will be treated to a variety of free presentations on the Expo Demo Stage right on the show floor at the Garden State Exhibit Center.

Presentation topics range from sales force automation and soft close hinges through repairing laminate damage and profiting from reclaimed woods.

Plus, Friday's attendees will want to be sure to check out Woodworking Network Editorial Director Bill Esler's presentation on how wood products companies have benefited from crowdfunding. Esler's presentation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. that day.

Catch Free Presentations on Cabinets & Closets Expo Demo StageFollowing is the full Cabinets & Closets Expo Demo Stage schedule.

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Thursday, April 10
Title: Business Growth Consultant
Presenter: Mike Sparks, Vertical Account Executive, improveit! 360
Description: The best way to grow your home improvement business – or your bottom line – is to have systems in place that make you follow profitable, repeatable processes. improveit! 360 delivers quantifiable returns with a closed-loop lead management process – which means our web-based selling system requires your team to follow best practices. improveit! 360 is a complete business management platform built to  control chaos, automate marketing, lower costs and increase profit. With improveit! 360, home pros generate and close more deals by automatically nurturing leads until ready to buy, track every customer interaction, and manage everything from one centralized location.

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM, Thursday, April 10
Title: Adding Soft Close Action to Existing Cabinet Designs
Presenter: Mike Zary, Regional Sales Manager, Titus Group
Description: Titus now offers components that allow you to add soft close to any existing door or drawer design. We will demonstrate how to install these components on sample doors and drawers without any pre-machining or engineering required. In addition, we will demonstrate the performance updates for our System 6 line of connectors that is commonly used in closet systems.

Time: 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Thursday, April 10
Title: Kampel Laminate Repair
Presenters: Peggy Shultz of DC Distributing, and Christopher Kampel of Kampel
Description: DC Distributing, distributor of Kampel products, will present this informative session demonstrating how to use Kampel SeamFil to repair nicks, fill seams and make gouges disappear. The presentation will how how SeamFil is applied and how it bonds mechanically to the substrate of laminate and dries hard, becoming a permanent part of the laminate surface. Attendees will have a chance to get answers to their questions.

Osborne+Wood+Products+Reclaimed+Wood+ComponentsTime: 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Thursday, April 10
Title: Use of Reclaimed and Rough Sawn Lumber
Presenter: Christian Smedberg, Director of Marketing, Osborne Wood Products
Description: With reclaimed timber taking the industry by storm, what can cabinetry and storage solution professionals learn from this sustainable movement? Whether reclaimed boards or rough sawn lumber, Osborne Wood Products offers a valuable case study on the unique usage and custom potential of reclaimed wood. Learn about this fast growing effort to repurpose and reclaim beams, lumber, and boards for use in kitchen cabinetry and home application. Then, delve in to the unique world of the Osborne custom design department as the company presents the process of delivering both historic and reclaimed products.

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, April 11
Title: Kickstarting a Woodworking Business: How They Did It
Presenter: Bill Esler, Editor, Custom Woodworking Business (CWB)
Description: Woodworking businesses are turning to crowdfunding - finding money online to bring new wood products or even machines and tools to the market. Half marketing gambit, half bank loan, Bill Esler will recount stories of companies that did it and tell you how you can try it yourself.

Cabinet Maker Associations

Time: 11:30 AM - Noon Friday, April 11
Title: How Does Your Shop Stack Up to the Competition?
Presenter: Dave Grulke, Executive Director, Cabinet Makers Association (CMA)
Description:Are you curious to learn how your woodworking business compares to your competition in terms of shop automation, software use, employee wages, owner’s earnings and more? Then join Dave Grulke as he reveals highlights of the CMA’s newly release 2014 Benchmark Study.

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM, Friday, April 11
Title: Adding Soft Close Action to Existing Cabinet Designs
Presenter: Mike Zary, Regional Sales Manager, Titus Group
Description: Titus now offers components that allow you to add soft close to any existing door or drawer design. We will demonstrate how to install these components on sample doors and drawers without any pre-machining or engineering required. In addition, we will demonstrate the performance updates for our System 6 line of connectors that is commonly used in closet systems.

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