Check out the latest news and insights from the cabinet industry from the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association.
7 EXCITING NEW TRENDS IN KITCHEN DESIGN
From islands to sinks, more and more homeowners are opting for modern twists on classic kitchen staples with plenty of visual interest coupled with increased functionality. The National Association of Homebuilders spoke with a kitchen designer recently and reviewed the top design trends we’ll see in the coming year:
- Cabinetry – less is more. The no upper cabinet trend has been gaining steam this year as the modern minimalist style takes shape
- Mixing colors and different metallic finishes
- Oversized islands are replacing breakfast nooks and other traditional dining arrangements
TRADE COURT UPHOLDS HARDWOOD PLYWOOD DECISION
The U.S. Court of International Trade has sustained the USITC affirmative injury determination in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of hardwood plywood from China. These imports depressed prices, substituted for domestic products, and injured the U.S. industry.
The Composite Panel Association will review the proposed regulation and provide an analysis in preparation for developing comments. We will keep you apprised as this regulation develops.
HIRING EX OFFENDERS
Check out this piece from IndustryWeek for tips on how to evaluate ex-offenders as potential employees.