Submitted by lfisher on Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:00
INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE NOVEMBER 6, 2019

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association strives to bring you the latest news and updates from the industry. Check out what's been happening in the cabinet industry in the last month:

SHERWIN WILLIAMS COLOR OF THE YEAR

Sherwin Williams recently announced its color of the year for 2020 - Naval - "a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence."

According to the company, it is a top priority for designers to create spaces that people feel good about living and working, and Naval makes their job that much easier. It pairs perfectly with the ongoing trend of colored cabinets in a kitchen, or mismatched cabinets with a statement island done in blue.

Click here to read more.

Sherwin Williams Color of the Year
Photo Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

DOC PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION ON CHINESE CABINETS

Earlier this month the Department of Commerce announced its preliminary antidumping determination issued in the tariff case against Chinese imports of wooden cabinets and vanities. Preliminary duties range from 4.49% to 262.18%, with most Chinese producers facing antidumping duties of 39.25%.

This is a positive outcome in the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance's (AKCA) fight to level the playing field for American manufacturers. 

Click here to read the full AKCA press release.

KCMA MEMBERS HOST MFG DAY EVENTS

Stiles Machinery: On Friday, October 4, Stiles Machinery welcomed students from three local high schools for a behind the scenes look at modern manufacturing. Stiles’ staff demonstrated how to program and operate CNC machines to produce hundreds of wooden cell phone holders. Once the machines had processed the parts, each student had the chance to sand and stain their own cell phone holder which they were able to take home as a memento.

Bishop Cabinets: On October 9, Bishop Cabinets hosted an information session and plant tour for 30 students from MPACT (Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies). During the Q&A session discussed summer jobs for high school students and Jeff Gullledge, Bishop Cabinets President, reported that after the plant tour, one student interested in woodwork asked for a job application. She is graduating next spring and interested in cabinet manufacturing.

Stiles Machinery
Photo courtesy of Stiles Machinery

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