The EPA has submitted their formaldehyde emission standards rule on composite wood to the OMB. This rule will set national formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) announced 48 months of consecutive growth for the cabinet industry. Sales for 2015 totaled $6.5 billion, an 8.5 percent increase over 2014 sales, according to KCMA's monthly Trend of Business survey.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s (KCMA) nationally recognized Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) has adopted the EPA SmartWay Freight Transport Sustainability Program as an additional option for participants to receive credit.
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) President Mark Trexler, Master WoodCraft Cabinetry, Marshall, Texas, has announced that Betsy Natz, an experienced association executive and Washington operative, will succeed Dick Titus as the association’s chief staff executive and CEO beginning January 4, 2016.
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) yearly show, is forming a new cooperative marketing alliance with the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), the leading non-profit organization for companies who manufacture kitchen, bath or other residential cabinets. This strategic alliance reinforces KBIS’ dedication to the cabinet industry while solidifying KCMA’s commitment to KBIS in 2012 and beyond.
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) announced that on January 27, 2012, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved revisions to the U.S. performance standard for kitchen cabinets and bath vanities, ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2012.
As part of its continuing effort to develop accurate information and data to assist member companies manage their operations efficiently, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) on October 9, 2011, released the results of a comprehensive market sizing project recently conducted by the association. The basis of the study was a combination of existing KCMA member companies’ information and incorporation of several third party sources (trade magazine reports, government data, industry association data, and leading research studies).
On April 8, 2011, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its much-anticipated review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2010 draft IRIS risk assessment on formaldehyde, which listed formaldehyde as a “known” human carcinogen. EPA’s draft assessment attempts to identify the level at which formaldehyde presents a potential risk for adverse effects on human health.
At its November meeting, the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Board of Directors approved measures to strengthen and clarify requirements for companies to attain certification under the association’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). The new KCMA ESP 04-11 criteria will become effective January 1, 2011. Currently over 140 companies/brands are ESP certified.
As a part of its alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) announces a new Table Saw Safety Training Program. The Table Saw Safety Training program developed by Kelly Moore Consulting and KCMA through the OSHA and KCMA Alliance as a tool for cabinet manufacturers to use in training their employees on the safe operation of a table saw.