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IWF Education: Quality Testing and Green Standards Mean Business for Your Business

1. June 2020 09:26
       

By: Chuck Arnold, Director of Certification, Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association

Quality Testing and Green Standards Mean Business for Your Business

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) doesn’t manufacture cabinets, but we do administer programs that test and validate the quality and safety of cabinets. We provide a community where cabinet manufacturers can join together to network, share best practices, learn from each other and work together to protect and grow the cabinet manufacturing industry.

KCMA provides access to certification programs designed to help distinguish cabinet manufacturers in today’s competitive marketplace, including our Quality Certification Program and our Environmental Stewardship Program. Recent research by Hanley-Wood shows that certifications performed by third party testers are among the top reasons consumers choose cabinets.

Quality Testing – Third party testing of cabinets can give consumers an assurance of quality manufacturing that will survive everyday life in a kitchen. This testing makes it easy for designers, builders, architects and other specifiers to know right off the bat the cabinets meet performance and durability requirements – requirements that consumers care about, but don’t know how to ask about.

Environmental Stewardship – Consumers want a safe home for their families. This program ensures that cabinet companies are doing their part to help the planet (companies participating in KCMA’s ESP recycled more than 16.4 million pounds of paper and cardboard in 2017) and is a tangible way to show customers that the cabinets they are about to purchase were produced in an environmentally sound manner, by an company that cares about the environment as much as they do.

Learn more in our session “Quality Testing and Green Standards Mean Business for Your Business” at IWF 2020.

 

Learn about finishing technology and techniques at all-day symposium August 23

31. May 2016 15:00

What is new in wood sanding and finishing? A special full-day session August 23, the day before IWF 2016, will explore a variety of new technologies and best methods that you can use in your business.

 

The full-day seminar will include a number of presentations and an opportunity to talk to suppliers and finishing experts face-to-face with your questions.

An opening session from the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing will provide an overview of where wood finishing is in 2016, including a discussion of some of the newest methods and technology. Find out more about trends that may affect your business.

Phil Stevenson of AWFI, a leading finishing consultant, will discuss a new method of training in which the goal is to create a system for finishing within the company rather than training a person that could leave that same company.

Other speakers include two cabinet manufacturers and three finishing suppliers. A question-and-answer session will be included for attendees to ask about their finishing problems. The event will be the day before IWF opens.

Go to https://iwfatlanta.com/Education/FIN2016 for more information and to register.