Kinston, NC – MasterBrand Cabinets, the exclusive supplier of cabinetry for the Martha Stewart Living™ kitchens line at The Home Depot, today welcomed Martha Stewart to its cabinet-making facility in Kinston, NC.

MasterBrand Cabinets has hired 250 cabinet-makers to produce the Martha Stewart Living™ cabinetry line, which launched at The Home Depot in September, 2010. The success to date of Martha Stewart Living cabinetry has exceeded all expectations. To meet strong demand, which stretches to all 50 states and Canada, the cabinet-makers at MasterBrand Cabinets have been working overtime to meet consumer demand for the stylish, value-based offering. The company expects to increase employment by more than 100 additional jobs as demand for the Martha Stewart Living line continues to grow.

During her visit, Martha Stewart met dozens of the cabinet-makers who craft the cabinets that bear her name. “I 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,” said Martha Stewart. “Our designs are inspired by the kitchens in my homes and in those of my friends and colleagues at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. It is exciting to see them brought to life here in Kinston with such attention to quality and detail.”

“Our entire team truly enjoyed Martha’s visit,” said Greg Stoner, president of MasterBrand Cabinets. “The excitement level continues to build at the Kinston facility since the first order was received on September 1, 2010. 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 features 11 different door styles available in a variety of wood finishes and PureStyle™ colors. Martha Stewart Living cabinetry is available in all 2,140 Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada.

About MasterBrand Cabinets

MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security LLC and is the leading cabinet manufacturer in North America. The company’s cabinetry brands include Aristokraft, Decorá, Diamond, Omega, Kitchen Craft, HomeCrest, Schrock, Kemper and Kitchen Classics. Fortune Brands Home & Security also includes Moen faucets, Therma-Tru door systems, Simonton windows, Master Lock security products and Waterloo storage and organization products. Fortune Brands Home & Security is an operating unit of Fortune Brands, the consumer brands company headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. Fortune Brands is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FO and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index

About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses the company’s print and digital businesses and is comprised of four magazines, including MSLO’s flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues, books, websites, digital apps, blogs, and more. The Broadcasting segment produces the Emmy-winning, daily television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and other original programming on Hallmark Channel, including “Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn” and “Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer.” Broadcasting also encompasses Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS channel 112 and XM channel 157 as part of “The Best of SIRIUS.” In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, the Martha Stewart Living line of home-improvement products at The Home Depot, Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric, and independent retailers, the Martha Stewart Pets line at PetSmart. In 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and website and his licensed kitchen and food products.

SOURCE: MasterBrand Cabinets

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