KCMA 27th Annual Management Conference, Exposition & Plant Tours

October 31-November 3, 2015, Hershey, PA

The KCMA Annual Management Conference, Exposition & Plant Tours incorporates three unique eudcational opportunities:   

(1) Full-day educational sessions -- Timely presentations by experts & panel discussions where manufacturers and suppliers tackle management, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance problems.

(2) Exposition -- Two receptions at the Management Conference provide a relaxed atmosphere designed to facilitate product viewing and discussion between suppliers and manufacturers.

(3) Plant tours -- Attendees see firsthand the operation of member companies (see information below).

Contact jtitus@kcma.org for registration information. 

Schedule of Events –

Saturday, October 31, 2015

  • 8:30 am-Noon  KCMA Board and Committee Meetings 
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    "Organizational Values:  Fundamental or Frivolous?"
    Col. Arthur Athens, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership US Naval Academy, a huge hit at the 2014 Convention, will provide an intriguing and provocative look at the subject of core values.
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm   Exhibits Open/Reception
  • Dinner on your own.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

  • 8:30 pm-5:00 pm  Education Sessions  (Partial List of Presenters)

    "Science, Safety Leadership & Accelerating Change"
    Bart Sevin, Aubrey Daniels International, wil present an overview of the science of behavior and discuss how applying the science can impact safety.

    "Stepping Stones to Workplace Safety & SHARP Certification"
    Dave Landis, Keystone Wood Specialties

    "U.S. & Global Manufacturing Economic Update"
    Dr. Chad Moutray,
    Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers, will present an update on the ecomomy.

    "Coming to America:  Emerging European Kitchen Trends"
    Daryl Nauman, Hafele Ameica Co.

    "The Modern Spec Book:  Your Online Resources Coupled with Suppliers Marketing Programs"
    Kathryn Constantine, Brown Wood, Inc., Dan Tesch, Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. & Stephen Wellborn, Wellborn Cabinet
    "Leveraging the Cloud in a Seemingly Anti-Technology Industry"
    Dan Stout, eVision Services, LLC

    "Advances in Profile Wrapping"
    Adam Midles, Contact Industries

    "Hot Melt Adhesives: Flat Panel Lamination of Paper to Board"
    Jerry Villa, American Adhesives Coatings

    "The Labor Conundrum:  How to Increase Efficiency with a Labor Force in Flux"
    David Bryant, MJB Wood Group

    "Tooling Solutions for the Cabinet Industry"
    Alain Beauchamp, Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm   Exhibits Open/Reception
  • Dinner on your own.

Exhibitors:  Akzo Nobel; American Adhesive Coatings; Art for Everyday; BauschLinnemann North America; Belwith Products; Boise Cascade Company; Brown Wood Inc.; CCI/FinishWorks; CDS Logistics; Contact Industries; eVision Services, LLC; Florida Plywood, Inc.;  Franklin Adhesives & Polymers; Gemini Industries; Genesis Products; Grass America; Hafele America Co.; Hettich America LP; Indiana Dimension; Interprint; JBL Supply; Kesseboehmer USA Inc.; Knape & Vogt Mfg.; Konig North America; Liberty Woods International; Mereen-Johnson LLC; MJB Wood Group; Mohawk Finishing Products; Murphy Company; Northwest Hardwoods; Olon Industries Inc.; Osborne Wood Products; Patrick Industries; Pro-Ply Custom Plywood Inc.; Rev-A-Shelf; Richelieu Hardware; Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools Inc.; Salice America Inc.; Sherwin-Williams; Solua Inc.; Specified Components Company; States Industries; Sugatsune America Inc.; Tenn-Tex Plastics Inc.;Timber Products Company; Timesavers; Valspar Corporation; Weinig; Western Pulp Products Company; Woodcraft Industries Inc….

Booth space is SOLD OUT!  

KCMA 2015 Pennsylvania Plant Tours

Adelphi Kitchens, Inc.
Adelphi Kitchens, Inc., was founded in 1946, manufacturing restaurant equipment and bars. In 1949 the company started manufacturing raised panel cabinet doors. The company moved into its current 160,000 square foot facility in 1984. 120,000 square feet of production space is utilized with about 105 employees.

Approximately 150 cabinets per day are produced. Adelphi manufactures a single framed line and two frameless lines of cabinetry.  Adelphi sells nationally through a network of about 250 dealers.

Premier Custom-Built, Inc.
Premier will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016! The company was born out of a passion for the making of fine cabinetry. Marlin Horst started the company in 1991 after spending most of his career in the cabinet industry in Lancaster, PA, where some of the world’s best cabinetry is built. He and a small group of experienced craftsmen believed that the company’s success depended on their commitment to live their faith by excelling in their everyday work, and by returning a measure of its fruits to their families, local community, and in some way to the larger world. Word of mouth has been the choice means of marketing; and the company has thrived as word has spread, quietly attracting an exceptional work force and solid clientele. Developing into metal and integrated lighting has added greater capability in recent years. Today’s operations have expanded to cover three buildings with approximately 85,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 66 production plus 22 office team members. Future planning is in process for an additional 60,000 square feet of manufacturing to be built on existing land. They have built a few of their own machines including a hinge morticing and box joint drawer building machine.

While the core competencies of Premier were birthed from their unyielding focus on the demands of case work for the luxury wealth market, they have also been expanding into other opportunities associated with the same market. In a purposed plan to support these markets, they developing solutions for a luxury outdoor market, luxury interior panel and millwork market, and a statically designed and managed product to provide case work solutions for the emerging urban millennial market of tomorrow.

They have also spent dedicated and intentional energy for the future leadership of the company. To guide this commitment to future generations, a family ownership plan has been developed and put in place. Marlin’s son, Sheldon willingly accepted the role of president in 2012 working under the guidance of a structured board of directors and an active family council. The Horst family shares a mutual goal to lead the company in the future generations.

Keystone Wood Specialties
Keystone Wood Specialties was founded in 1972 as a local cabinet shop. Now, in its Lancaster facility covering 60,000 square feet and 53 employees, Keystone has become a wholesale manufacturer of custom wood components for the cabinet, furniture and remodeling industries, shipping products across the United States. Products include cabinet doors, drawer frons, cabinet face frames, dovetailed drawer boxes, moulding, and much more. As a strictly custom manufacturer, special attention is given to producing high quality, high-end products conforming to their customer’s exact specifications. This includes both the manufacturing and finishing of wood components.

While the company offers well over a hundred door styles or their own – with matching or complimenting drawer fronts – they pride themselves on being able to provide custom solutions to their customers’ requests. That, combined with the mixing of options, makes the list of possibilities virtually endless. And since there are no minimum order requirements, one-of-a-kind custom orders are not unusual.

Keystone also offers a large selection of standard moulding designs and can make moulding to specifications for a customer’s unique style or to match an existing one.

Keystone products can be ordered finished or unfinished, offering a list of over thirty colors and combinations including stains, solid colors and glazes. Additionally, they offer professional custom color matching and well as special effects such as distressing, speckling and sand-thru.

Signature Custom Cabinetry
The history of Signature Custom Cabinetry is a story of vision, growth and service. It started with a vision from Kent Martin whose grandfather inspired him in the time-honored art of woodworking in his Lancaster County wood shop. Additional inspiration came from Norman Hahn of Conestoga Wood Specialties where Kent worked for 7 years prior to founding Signature. The vision was birthed with humble beginnings in Kent’s over-sized, two-car garage, where we began to manufacture quality custom-built cabinetry with a single employee.

Over the years we have met the increased demand for our cabinetry by growing at a controlled, steady growth rate up until the great recession in 2009. Currently Signature employees approximately 115 associates and occupies nearly 55,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Signature strives to be forward thinking and progressive as we pursue our vision of being a Great Company by Honoring God and Serving People. Kent has been recognized by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a Small Business Person of the Year award, and by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year. Signature was also named one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Pennsylvania five consecutive years and as one of the “Best Places To Work in Pennsylvania” for three consecutive years.

Signature has approximately 130 dealers nationwide. We produce both framed and frameless cabinetry all of which is 100% custom built to order. We have developed strong relationship with component suppliers many who provide daily deliveries to our campus in support of our “just in time” manufacturing system.
Wood-Mode, Inc.
Wood-Mode, Inc., founded in 1942, was originally called Wood-Metal Industries to reflect the materials used to manufacture the cabinetry. Although the company has marketed its cabinetry under the Wood-Mode name since 1956, it did not officially change its corporate name to Wood-Mode, Incorporated until 1990. In 1998, brothers R.L. Gronlund and T.B. Gronlund acquired the company by the purchase of other ownership interests. Further consolidation took place in 2001 when the R.L. Gronlund family became sole owner.

Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry offers an extensive selection of more than 190 standard wood finish colors, three standard finish sheen levels and 25 standard laminates and is available in both framed and frameless construction. Brookhaven Cabinetry, its companion semi-custom line, offers the same two construction choices in styles ranging from traditional to transitional to contemporary. The company markets its cabinetry through a network of more than 700 dealers across the country.

Wood-Mode’s manufacturing complex of 1.3 million square feet employs more than 1,100 people, many of them second and third generation employees with their own family tradition of crafting Wood-Mode Cabinetry.

Of special interest to attendees is Wood-Mode’s highly integrated lumber processing facility where on-site kilns perform an intensive lumber drying process that achieves the optimum moisture content required for the necessary stability of the cabinetry. The lumber is then processed through an integrated, automated Rough Mill that is a rip first operation.

Conestoga Wood Specialties
From humble beginnings over five decades ago Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded in a small garage in 1964 by Norman & Samuel Hahn. Today, Conestoga has grown to our current position as a leader within the Kitchen & Bath Industry with a nationwide manufacturing presence in East Earl, PA; Kenly, NC; Beavertown, PA; Beaver Springs, PA and Kent, WA, employing over 1,100 dedicated people.

Conestoga offers 25 standard species & grade combinations. Cabinet doors, drawer fronts, mouldings, front frames, ready-to-assemble cabinetry and a wide variety of complementary components are offered in varying programs ranging from a single door to truckload orders, as well as expedited delivery options.

Conestoga’s Beavertown facility was established in 2000, having outgrown their previous location in Kreamer, PA. When opened, Beavertown constructed doors for our OEM customers and provided dimension stock and framing strips for our eastern assembly facilities. Currently, Beavertown’s nearly one-quarter million square foot facility is designated strictly as a dimension mill providing both wood and MDF components to Beaver Springs, East Earl and Kenly assembly mills. The Beavertown facility currently employs over 190 trained professionals, processing 5 to 6 truckloads of kiln dried lumber per day and a truckload of MDF and plywood per day.|

With a non-wavering commitment to its core beliefs, Conestoga delivers exceptional doors and components to our customers, complete and on time. We attribute much of our success to the dedication of our employees, the loyalty of our customers and support of the communities in which we operate. As market trends continue to evolve, Conestoga remains committed to developing new products that will keep their offerings relevant and on-trend.




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.