July 07, 2020
KCMA

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STD:  SAFE & SOUND WEEK 2020
Save the date for OSHA's Safe & Sound Week - a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. The event takes place August 10-16, 2020.  Check out the resources they have to offer to see how your company can get involved.

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June 23, 2020
NARI

Today’s guest blog post comes from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). To learn more about them, please visit their website at www.nari.org.

NARI

With the start of a new decade, you may be ready for a kitchen makeover. Whether that means an entire remodel or simple updates, it’s time to dream about what your ideal kitchen would look like. To help, here are some of the coolest kitchen trends for 2020.

Color Trends

June 17, 2020
KCMA

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 STABILIZES

According to the weekly NKBA Pulse that gauges the overall impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the kitchen and bath industry, the impact has remained flat after six weeks trending downward.

The weekly member survey measures sentiments about the effects of the crisis on design, manufacturing, building & construction, and retail & sales businesses. For the first time, there was no movement regarding impact among any of these four business categories. Overall, more than 800 respondents again rated the lockdown’s impact at an average of 6.9 on a scale of 1 (no impact) to 10 (significant impact).

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June 10, 2020
KCMA

The United States has been experiencing an unprecedented state of turmoil since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses across the country are shut down and laying off/furloughing workers.  In this time of crisis, how can an Association best serve its members?

KCMA is dedicated to providing value to our members through new services and reinforcing the benefits we already provide.  During these uncertain times it is imperative that as an Association, we remind our members that we are always here to assist them.  Not only do we want to ensure the protection of our members, but the cabinetry industry as a whole.

June 02, 2020
KCMA

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SURVEY: MORE SPACE AND UPGRADED KITCHENS ARE TOP DESIRES OF HOMEOWNERS SHELTERING-IN-PLACE

With homeowners across the United States confined to their homes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many are shifting their preferences for their current living conditions. A survey conducted by Realtor.com indicates many homeowners and renters pine for more space, updated kitchens, and home gyms in their current home. The survey also indicated that 32% of consumers have taken on some home improvement project while sheltering in place.

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May 22, 2020
KCMA
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There are a lot of changes going on in an uncertain world, but those changes can’t keep a good event down! Many woodworking industry events have been cancelled or postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.  We’re sharing an update on where these events stand:

The Hardwood Manufacturers Association postponed its National Conference and Expo until August 19-21, 2020 in Nashville, TN.

Originally postponed until June, the High Point Market Authority recently announced that its spring High Point Market has been cancelled. Their Fall Market is set to take place October 17-21, 2020.

May 19, 2020
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Pennsylvania commonwealth releases guidance for businesses in construction industry to operate during covid-19

May 12, 2020
KCMA

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy and thrown manufacturing businesses off-kilter. Some are even struggling to stay afloat while maintaining recommended precautions. At KCMA, we understand how difficult and uncertain these times are. Our commitment remains strong to the industry and supporting your business, and we want to share some best practices for maintaining your business during a time of social distancing.

May 05, 2020
KCMA

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Housing market shows first signs of trouble from pandemic

KCMA

March started out as a strong month for the U.S. housing market, but by the second half of the month, the first indications that the coronavirus pandemic would impact home selling activity began to emerge. In the weeks ending March 21 and March 28, the number of newly-listed properties fell by 13.1% and 34% respectively when compared with the same period a year ago. This is an indication that home sellers may be holding off on listing their properties right now.

April 21, 2020
KCMA

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COMPANY PIVOTS TO MAKING FACE SHIELDS FOR LOCAL HOSPITALS
New Orleans-based Furniture maker GoodWood NOLA LLC began manufacturing face shields for hospitals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals across the country are beginning to run out of personal protection equipment (PPE) due to the high number of coronavirus patients. The company’s core business is designing and building mixed-media furniture. They were approached by a local hospital group to help produce prototypes and iterations of PPE products, and chose face masks as it fit well with their existing business.