KCMA 26th Annual Management Conference, Exposition, & Plant Tours

October 25-28, 2014, Richardson (Dallas), TX

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.

Contact jtitus@kcma.org for registration information.

Schedule of Events –

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • KCMA Board and Committee Meetings
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    "Emerging Issues in Homebuilding & Remodeling"  Kermit Baker, Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, will overview key developments in the recovering residential construction & home improvement industries, and report on findings from a recent study of the housing needs of aging baby boomers.
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Exhibits Open/Reception
  • Dinner on your own.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

  • 8:30 pm-5:00 pm  Education Sessions

    "How Your Company Can Save Thousands in Taxes & Become Invincible to Lawsuits"  Larry Oxenham, American Soceity for Asset Protection, will discuss strategies to structure your buisnesses for lawsuit protection; reduce liabiliyt insurance costs; minimize taxes & create successful business succession plan.

    "Hardwood Lumber in Global Economy"  Mark Barford, National Hardwood Lumber Association, will discuss    market chagnes and how the world now influences future supplies of haradwood lumber.

     Other topics include:

     Important advances in finishes to respond to indoor air quality concerns and satisfy building code & various environmental standards.

    Learn why the kitchen & bath are the best ventilated rooms in residential housing which further reduces risk from cabinetry in the indoor environment. 

  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Exhibits Open/Reception
  • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Entrepreneurs Dinner Meeting

Exhibitors as of 9/30/14: Akzo Nobel Wood Coatings; American Adhesive Coatings, LLC; Art for Everyday, Inc.; BauschLinnemann North America; Berenson; Blum Inc.; Brown Wood, Inc.; CCI/Finishworks; CDS Logistics; Concannon Lumber Co.; Doellken-Woodtape; Franklin Adhesives & Polymers; Garnica Plywood; Gemini Coatings Inc.; Grass America Inc.; Hafele America; Hettich America L.P., Indiana Dimension, Inc.;  Interprint, Inc.; Kessebohmer USA Inc.; Knape & Vogt; Konig North America LLC; Liberty Woods International; Mereen-Johnson LLC; Middleton's Mouldings; MJB Wood Group; Mohawk Finishing Products; Murphy Company; Northern Contours; Northwest Hardwoods; Olon Industries Inc.; Osborne Wood Products; Patrick Industries; Peter Meier, Inc.; Pollmeier, Inc.; Rev-A-Shelf; Richelieu Hardware Ltd.; Salice America Inc.; Sherwin-Williams Co.; Specified Components Co.; States Industries, LLC; Inc.; Sugatsune America Inc.;  Tenn-Tex Plastics Inc.; Timber Products Company; Timesavers LLC; 2020; Valspar Corporation; Weinig/Holz Her; West Wood Products; Western Pulp Products Co.; Woodcraft Industries.  ....

Booth space is SOLD OUT!  


KCMA 2014 Texas Plant Tours

October 27 & 28, 2014

 Master WoodCraft Cabinetry
Master WoodCraft Cabinetry was founded in 2005 in Marshall, Texas, and began production in January of 2008. The Marshall facility sits on 100+ acres with 300,000+ square feet of manufacturing area, broken up into numerous plants. With over 280 employees the Marshall operation produces a frame particleboard product for the multi-family market. A vertically integrated company, the facility features an automated Rough Mill (including two Raimann rip saws, and four OptiCut chop saws) numerous CNC controlled machines (six panel saws, eight point to points, two routers, etc.), three UV water based flat lines, two board lamination lines, two door and one frame machining/assembly plants and countertop blank fabrication.

The Jefferson plant was opened in May of 2013. It employs over 65 people and has over 70,000 square feet of manufacturing area. Jefferson produces frameless and all wood lines. It also has three CNC machines, one UV water based flat line finishing system, roll coat finishing line for plywood, three panel saws, frameless panel processing equipment, and a particleboard lamination line. Jefferson also produces cabinets for the multi-family market.

Due to their four water based finishing lines, Master WoodCraft Cabinetry is very environmentally friendly.

Master WoodCraft operates a retail outlet store at the Marshall facility.

Woodmont Cabinetry
Woodmont Cabinetry was founded as Western Cabinets in 1953 in Grand Prairie, Texas. In those early years, the company supplied stock cabinetry to the Dallas/ Fort Worth homebuilder market. From its very beginnings, the company held two core beliefs: treat people right and offer a quality product at a good value.
In 1992, Stanley Tidwell, President and Owner of Texas Doors, purchased and incorporated Western Cabinets. In 1995, to service the demands of its growing market, the company increased its manufacturing capacity with a modern, 100,000 square foot facility in Cedar Hill, Texas. Woodmont Cabinetry continued to expand its markets and products lines. In 2005, the company opened a state-of-the-art, fully automated, 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.
The company employs 180 production personnel manufacturing 850 cabinets per day/200,000 per year. They offer two product lines: Westridge (Builder Grade) and Woodmont (Showroom). Of special interest are a handing paint line and two assembly lines (progressive and individual assembly).

Today, Woodmont Cabinetry has recognized the demand in the industry for a quality, well-crafted product that meets the industry’s environmental standards. Our cabinetry—crafted from environmentally sustainable components—holds the KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) seal. This is a coveted recognition of our commitment to environmental sustainability. It also demonstrates our commitment to offering high quality cabinets that meet today’s environmental standards.

MJB Wood Group
MJB Wood Group is a technology driven forest products company with distribution and manufacturing locations in the U.S., Mexico and China. They specialize in supply chain solutions to large OEM’s in the kitchen cabinet, door, millwork, furniture and fixture industries.

They utilize people, products and technology to give suppliers and customers the most cost effective supply chains available. Their experienced salespeople are experts in the industries they serve and use this market intelligence to develop innovative supply based solutions for their customers. Their product offerings include panel products; cabinet, fixture and furniture components; door and window components; millwork and specialty products.

Cabinet components produced in Cedar Hill include hang rail, drawer sides, end panels, shelving, rip to width and cut to size stock, and a wide array of frameless kitchen cabinet components. The facility covers 180,000 square feet and employs 70 production workers. Attendees will see two moulding lines (Jamb line & Prime Line); four CNC routers; three CNC panel saws, an edgebander and a CNC drill in operation.

Stiles Machinery Showroom
Stiles has been helping manufacturers achieve high performance with quality machines and service since 1965. Today, a wide range of industries partner with Stiles. Stiles brings innovative concepts, new technologies and outstanding service to aerospace, transportation, alternative energy, architecture and structural elements, furniture, retail fixtures and other industries.

Offering expertise in manufacturing within a range of materials, including wood, plastics, composites, carbon fiber, glass, stone and nonferrous metals, Stiles can help test and implement new techniques that will revolutionize your business and your industry.

For large production manufacturers or small shops, our Total Production Solutions approach to manufacturing covers consulting and equipment integration, education, service, parts and so much more. We are your single source for the tools and the knowledge you need to stay ahead of your competition.

The Stiles facility located at Coppell, TX (minutes away from the Dallas/Ft.Worth airport) holds the Sales and Service Support Team as well as a large showroom. The showroom is equipped with a full range of some of the latest technology in panel and solid wood processing equipment. Over 25 machines are under power and ready for demonstration.

 


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