November 16, 2020
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IMPACT OF PANDEMIC DOWN FOR WOODWORKING INDUSTRY

According to a recent survey from Woodworking Network, it appears the perceived impact of covid-19 on the woodworking industry is decreasing. When the survey was first conducted back in March, 36.5% of respondents predicted it would have a major impact on their business. Now, that number has dropped to just 21.3%.

November 10, 2020
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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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One of the most amazing aspects of the kitchen design field is that, like leaves and snowflakes, no two kitchens are ever identical.  While the core components, layout, and functionality of a kitchen are necessary to accomplish the preparation, cooking, and clean-up of food, there is an emotional energy associated with these efforts that must be considered that makes the design of a kitchen so powerfully personal. 

November 03, 2020
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COVID CAUSES CHANGES IN HOMEOWNER BEHAVIOR

A recent survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association revealed that 22% of homeowners want to renovate to feel more comfortable in their homes during covid-19.  Nearly half of US households still have an adult working from home so it appears that we are on the cusp of a permanent shift in how people work and live in their homes. Respondents top changes of habit related to their homes included: Cooking/eating more at home” (55%), “Disinfect spaces more frequently” (46%), “Spend more time in the kitchen” (45%), and “Buying/storing more supplies in bulk” (30%). As a result, respondents noted that the kitchen and bathroom were the top two spaces they would like to renovate.

October 27, 2020
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Today U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joe Manchin III (D-WV), U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN-02) sent a  bipartisan letter signed by 35 Members of Congress to Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce and Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection on behalf of the U.S. kitchen cabinet industry and its over 250,000 workers to express concerns about alleged fraud on kitchen cabinet imports from China.

October 20, 2020
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USTR LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO VIETNEMESE TIMBER IMPORTS

The Office of the US Trade Representative is initiating an investigation addressing two significant issues with respect to Vietnam. USTR will investigate Vietnam’s acts, policies, and practices related to the import and use of timber that is illegally harvested or traded, and will investigate Vietnam’s acts, policies, and practices that may contribute to the undervaluation of its currency and the resultant harm caused to U.S. commerce.

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October 06, 2020
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KITCHEN REMODELS CONTINUE UPWARD PACE

According to recent research from the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence, during the third quarter of 2020, more than one in four homeowners surveyed have improved their kitchens in the last 12 months. Among those doing kitchen projects, more are now undertaking full remodels (changing almost everything in their kitchen); leading to a 64% increase in spending.

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September 30, 2020
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Check out KCMA's recent column in the September/October issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News.

What’s Ahead for the Cabinet Industry (and the Organization That Supports it)

The start of this new decade looked a lot different than many people anticipated.  The challenges facing our membership and this industry may look different, but the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) is as dedicated as ever to serving the domestic cabinet industry. This year we have actively worked with our member companies to gain insights on what is important to them to ensure the association’s programs serve the needs of the membership no matter what is happening in the world. Read on below for how KCMA adapted to an unprecedented year and what we expects to see in the future.

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September 22, 2020
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SBA WARNS OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS SCAM

Small businesses should be aware of potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the Small Business Administration in response to COVID-19. 

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September 15, 2020
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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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As with most things, cabinets are available in good, better, and best qualities. Generally, good cabinets are thought of as being stock cabinets, better as semi-custom cabinets, and best as full custom cabinets. It probably goes without saying, but there are cost differences depending on the quality of the cabinet; good quality as being the least amount of money and custom oftentimes being the most.

September 08, 2020
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LOW BRAND LOYALTY FOR CABINETS AND HARDWARE

Recent research from the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence (RICKI) shows that homeowners are not asking their design pros for products by name. 94% of homeowners were completely undecided about their brands (at the first consultation) for cabinet hardware and 82% for cabinetry. This certainly presents an opportunity for manufacturers to stand out from the competition.

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