KCMA 25th Annual Management Conference, Exposition, & Plant Tours

September 28-October 1, 2013, Sioux Falls, SD  

Schedule of Events –

Friday, September 27, 2013 

  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    ESP Committee Meeting

Saturday, September 28, 2013 

  • 8:30 am-12:00 noon
    KCMA Committee Meetings
  • 12:00 am-1:00 pm
    KCMA Board & Committee Lunch
  • 12:00 am-1:00 pm
    KCMA Associates Committee Lunch 
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    KCMA Board of Directors Meeting
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    KCMA Education Program
    "Charting the Housing Recovery"
    After solid performance in 2012 and first quarter of this year, the housing recovery has slowed. What will it take to produce another strong upturn for homebuilding and remodeling, and what are the prospects for the kitchen cabinet market. Kermit Baker, Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Exhibits Open/Reception
  • Dinner on your own.

Sunday, September 29, 2013 

  • 8:30 pm-5:00 pm
    Education Sessions
    "The Customers of the Future -- Will Tomorrow's Customers Be Yours?" - Christine Corelli,
    noted expert and author on emerging management and manufacturing issues in the U.S., with a timely discussion of key trends.

    "America's Population: Workforce & Demographic Trends" Sidney Goss, Ph.D.,
    emertius professor, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, will examine changes in America's population trends and what it means for today's workforce.

    "The Affordable Care Act - Preparing for 2014 & Beyond," Ben Graves, Director Research & Compliance, Hayes Companies, will provide a summary of health care reform and what to prepare for in 2014.  He will cover the delayed employer mandate for 2015 and why employers will need to begin preparing for 2015 as early as this fall.

    Learn about wellness programs at Blum, Inc. and Showplace Wood Products 
    The latest on color trends for cabinets.    

    Other possible topics include formaldehyde and composite wood.   
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Exhibits Open/Reception
  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Entrepreneurs Dinner Meeting

Exhibitors as of 9/13/13: Akzo Nobel Wood Coatings; American Adhesive Coatings LLC; American Manufacturers Supply (AMS); BauschLinnemann North America; Blum Inc.; Bioformix, Inc.; Boise Cascade Company; Brown Wood, Inc.; CCI/FinishWorks; CDS Logistics; Ceramic Industrial Coatings; Franklin Adhesives & Polymers; Gemini Coatings Inc.; Glacial Wood Products; Grass America Inc.; Hafele America; Hettich America L.P., Hoffco; Indiana Dimension, Inc.; Kesseboehmer USA Inc.; Knape & Vogt; Konig North America LLC; Mereen-Johnson LLC; MJB Wood Group; Mohawk Finishing Products; Multi-Wall Packaging; Murphy Company; Northern Contours; Osborne Wood Products; Patrick Industries Inc.; Peter Meier, Inc.; Rev-A-Shelf; Salice America Inc.; Sherwin-Williams Co.; States Industries, LLC; Inc.; Stiles Machinery; Superfici America Inc.; Tenn-Tex Plastics Inc.; Timber Products Company;  Timesavers, Inc.; Valspar Corporation; Vauth-Sagel USA LP; West Wood Products, Inc.; Western Pulp Products Co.; Woodcraft Industries.  

Booth space is still available.  Click here for more information. 

KCMA 2013 South Dakota Plant Tours

September 30 & October 1, 2013 

Showplace Wood Products 

Showplace Wood Products was founded in 1999 and began producing cabinets in February, 2000 following construction of a 70,000 square foot plant in Harrisburg, SD. The original nine founding employee-owners boast a combined 275 years of cabinet industry experience today. Although this experience is still being put to good use, in 2006 these founding partners, along with other outside investors, sold all of their shares back to the company and Showplace transitioned into a 100% employee-owned company. Showplace continues to operate under this structure, where every employee is an owner through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

The company grew quickly with its first expansion occurring in February, 2001 when the company purchased and opened a 20,000-square-foot custom door manufacturing plant in Beresford, SD. Since its inception, the Harrisburg plant has been expanded three times, bringing its total size to over 215,000 square feet. The Beresford plant was also expanded to its present day size of 30,000 square feet. Showplace also operates five company-owned retail showrooms in Harrisburg and Sioux Falls, SD; Fargo, ND; Baxter, MN; Urbandale, IA; and Parker, CO.

Showplace markets its products in all 50 states and parts of Canada. The company sells through 600+ approved dealers and 40 independent sales representatives. The company's 434 employee-owners build semi-custom cabinets for single and multi-family dwellings. It also builds specialized cabinets for other rooms of the home and provides a full-line cabinet refacing offering.

Of special interest to attendees is a Biesse Rover CNC Router purchased in 2013. The Biesse CNC is brand new to Showplace and will have only been in production for two months at KCMA tour. Also, a Thomas Dado Xpress processing line – purchased in 2013. The PLC controlled automated panel processing line will be installed in September. Sure to be a sight-seeing favorite, but will have limited production experience at tour time.

Starmark Cabinetry 

StarMark Cabinetry was created in 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. StarMark Cabinetry has more than 600 employees. They build over 800 cabinets a day in ten different wood species. The manufacturing plant is 236,000 square feet, housing the machines, tools, people and passion needed to create overlay and inset cabinetry. The standard palette contains more than 500,000 combinations of door styles, species and finishes, and the creation of custom colors too.

Along with building quality cabinetry, the company is dedicated to building community and is involved in many charitable causes; here are just a few.

• StarMark Cabinetry sponsors the YMCA/Golf Classic, an annual event that raises money for the YMCA Middle School After School Program. Since 2004, they have raised more than $1 million.
• Support Feeding South Dakota with free trucking services. Feeding South Dakota provides groceries to over 100,000 low-income men, women and children across South Dakota.
• Proud to supply all the cabinets that Habitat for Humanity of South Dakota needs.

Woodland Cabinetry Inc. 

Woodland Cabinetry Inc. was established in 1994 in Sisseton, SD, manufacturing custom kitchen and bath cabinets that are distributed nationwide. They offer eight wood species and over 30,000 wood/door style/finish combinations. Customer service and the finish quality have always been their strong points.
The plant covers 100,000 square feet. One hundred eighty-five production personnel manufacture 260-290 cabinets per day/71,000 cabinets per year. Woodland distributes through 550 dealers across all 50 states.

Attendees will see the following equipment at Woodland: Weinig Raimann ProfiRip KR310 gang rip saw; Weinig Powermat 1000-1200 RPM Molder; Weinig Dimter Opticut S90 Optimizing Chop Saw; SCM Gabbiani Rear Load Beam Saw; Holzma Front Load Beam Saw, 2 Progressive Systems P5 Single End Tenoners, 2-Time Saver 4 Head Sanders; Superfici Magnum Flatline Finishing System; Weeke Venture 3 CNC Router, Weeke BHX 500 CNC Router, 2-SCM Profisander Finish Polishers.

Interested in learning some secrets of the trade?

KCMA’s education program is like no other. For registration and hotel information contact jtitus@kcma.org
or call (703) 264-1690.