April 07, 2020
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DEVELOPING INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS (IRAPs)

Work-based learning, specifically apprenticeship programs, help address the skills gap and skilled trade worker shortage. However, employers face the challenges of developing industry-specific standards and certifying those authorized to create the standards. The U.S. Department of Labor seeks to help expand and ensure high-quality apprenticeships in the U.S. Under this new system, third-party entities called Standards Recognized Entities (SREs) can develop IRAPs which allow workers to get workplace training and skills to earn an industry-recognized credential - all while being paid. Those eligible to become SREs include trade groups, companies, educational institutions, non-profits, etc.

March 31, 2020
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It’s 2020! A brand new year, a brand new decade. Kitchen trends and styles have changed a lot over the past decade, so in preparation and anticipation of what this new decade will bring, we decided to take a look at some of the most popular kitchen cabinet trends from the past decade.
March 24, 2020
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The KCMA Quality Certification Seal means a lot to you – and even more to your customers. The Seal gives them confidence that the cabinets they are purchasing are well-made, durable and long-lasting.
March 17, 2020
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March 10, 2020
Nari blog post

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.

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It’s difficult in the remodeling and building world to keep track of all the changing trends and demands of homeowners and consumers. While there are some things that survive the changing seasons (white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, etc.) others don’t have a very long life-span, and cabinet trends seem to be the most challenging of all trends to track in remodels.

March 03, 2020
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The decision to remodel a kitchen is a big one. Aside from the financial aspect, it is a disruption in a homeowners daily life, and depending on the extent of the remodel, can last weeks or even months. That’s why, when discussing a kitchen remodel, it is important that homeowners are aware of all of the elements involved. But not just what they’re putting into their remodel – what they’re gaining from it. Kitchen remodels have the potential to drastically increase a home’s resale value, and give the homeowner a great return on their investment.
February 25, 2020
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February 18, 2020
adding esp can increase sales

Consumers and homeowners today are on the lookout for healthy homes, green products, and want to work with companies that care about the environment as much as they do.

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What is ESP Certification?

February 12, 2020
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February 04, 2020
KCMA ESP Certified Kitchen
Homeowners today work hard to make their homes places they can be proud of. This means filling it with love, laughter, light and products that don't negatively impact the environment. When homeowners look to buy, build or remodel, they try to make sure that all of the furniture and installations in their houses are as environmentally responsible as possible, and that includes their kitchen cabinets. That's why homeowners have started looking for the KCMA ESP Seal.