change it, what we can do to change it, and we’ll also discuss
what steps to take to ensure all people become integrated and
engaged in our organizations and our industry,” said Pyle.
Three education tracks are planned for March 27: Clos-ets-- Profitability Through Innovation; Cabinets -- Upgrade
Your Business Now; and Lean -- Total Lean Immersion!
The Closets track will feature presentations by top design-
ers and industry professionals and cover topics ranging from
the art and business of design to lighting to the pros and cons
of outsourcing. One of the highlights of the Closets track is
the New Product Innovation session during which a panel of
entrepreneurs will discuss how to expand business opportuni-
ties and develop ideas for new products. Panelists include Jack
Z. DeLorean, AttiClosets, DeLorean, LLC; Lee Goldsticker,
Lazy Lee; and Michaelle Bradford, Editor, Closets & Orga-
nized Storage magazine
The Cabinets track kicks off with the FDMC Pricing
Survey, “What to Charge,” by editor Will Sampson. His
presentation is followed by sessions that will address cabinet
design trends, expanding into commercial markets and how
automation can help solve the skills gap. The Cabinets track
concludes with the Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s
“What’s your problem” panel.
Lean guru, Brad Cairns, returns to CCCE 2018 with an
all-day track devoted to lean, titled “Total Lean Immersion.”
Cairns delivered his presentation, “Kick-Ass Lean: What the
heck is this LEAN thing everyone is talking about?” at CCCE
2017 in front of a packed audience in Schaumburg, IL.
The three-day event also features free morning keynotes
and other complimentary education sessions.
“This year’s CCCE offers something for everyone,” said
Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage mag-
azine, part of the Woodworking Network which also produces
the Cabinets & Closets Expo and Conference. “Attendees will
come away with new ideas and inspiration. Our schedule will
allow plenty of time for networking and Pasadena is a great
place to get together.”
“One of the highlights of the event will be our tour of
Semihandmade. Tour attendees will get a chance to see this
rising star in action and hear from company founder, John
McDonald.” McDonald was the keynote speaker at CCCE
Just 15 minutes
from the Pasadena
sq. ft. manufacturing
and assembly facility in
Duarte is a testimony
to the company’s rapid
growth. The company
has made the Inc 500
list of fasting-growing
privately owned U.S.
companies. Launched in
2011 by Founder, John
McDonald, Semihandmade has developed a
unique niche in offering
for IKEA kitchens,
bathrooms, closets and
The CCCE 2018 tour
will stop at Semihandmade’s Duarte facility
first, followed zby a stop at its future 25,000 sq. ft. headquarters in
nearby Monrovia, which will still be under construction.
The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP)
will once again offer designer certification during the conference allowing designers a chance to see the latest home storage
products on the market and get certified in the same day.
The Top Shelf Design Awards will also be celebrated at an
awards reception the evening of March 28.
CCCE 2018 is owned and managed by the Woodworking
Network whose assets include FDMC, Closets & Organized
Storage, RED BOOK, WoodworkingNetwork.com, the Daily
Brief, Wood Pro Expo and WMS, the national event for
Canada’s wood products industry.
The 2018 Cabinets & Closets Conference is produced in
partnership with the Association of Closets and Storage Professionals (ACSP) and the Cabinet Makers Association (CMA).
To register and for more information go to:
CABINETS & CLOSETS EXPO