4: Performance & environmental
KCMA has established benchmarks for
cabinet performance and environmental
stewardship through its voluntary certification programs.
The association administers the ANSI/
KCMA A161.1-2017 Performance & Construction Standard for Kitchen and Vanity
Cabinets. Products bearing the ANSI/
KCMA Certified seal have met rigorous requirements, including testing for weight,
slide, swing and stain. (See page 6.)
Developed by KCMA, the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) is the
only environmental certification program
that specifically focuses on kitchen and
bath cabinets. A benchmark in green
cabinet standards, ESP is also referenced
in the NAHB ANSI/ ICC 700 National
Green Standard. (See page 14.)
5: Visibility on KCMA.org
KCMA’s website provides a hub for indus-
try professionals, including designers and
architects, as well as consumers. Along
with providing news and information, the
website offers easy access to members
and their products. (See page 33.)
Members are encouraged to take an
active role in KCMA, including its five
standing committees; a sixth, Emerging
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There are numerous bene;ts to
joining KCMA, including conventions with speakers, the plant tours,
and just networking with other
companies and suppliers – it’s all
very bene;cial. Especially for new
members, I would recommend that
you join committees and participate.
It opens your eyes to the rest of the
marketplace out there – and the
more you can ;nd out, the better.
- Ola R. Yoder,
Kountry Wood Products
In addition to setting standards,
KCMA keeps members, and the
industry, up-to-date on regulatory
issues and best practices in manufacturing. I also strongly recommend getting involved and attending
the meetings. In order to be heard,
you’ve got to have a seat at the table.
- Stephen Wellborn,
Wellborn Cabinet Inc.