On behalf of the Kitchen Cabinet Manufac- turers Association, it is my pleasure to introduce this valuable source of information for cabinet manufacturers and suppliers to the
Founded in 1955, the KCMA is a non-profit organization representing companies who manufacture
kitchen, bath, or other residential cabinets, and
the key industry suppliers. With a membership of
more than 300 companies located throughout North
America, KCMA works to advance the industry
through advocacy, setting standards, sponsoring
research, and providing management tools and educational programs. Information
on the ANSI/KCMA performance and construction standard and Environmental
Stewardship Program (ESP) certification, as well as upcoming networking opportunities, can be found on the following pages in this special section and at KCMA.org.
The future of KCMA is bright. We have new leadership and a new staff that is eager
to make a positive mark on our industry and take our association to the next level. By
embracing the evolving digital age, our association looks to expand our reach beyond
our traditional audience and gain exposure in areas where we have little to no presence.
Our new leadership will also work to build new bridges and open new lines of communication with other trade associations and business organizations, as well as repair and
mend those that have been broken in the past. Building upon existing relationships and
establishing new ones will also help strengthen KCMA’s position among our peers, and
provide more leverage in addressing concerning issues as they arise.
Cheers to continued success for our industry.
John Gahm, Kitchen Kompact
BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD
FOR NORTH AMERICAN
WITH NEW LEADERSHIP ON BOARD, KCMA MOVES FORWARD TO MEET THE
CHANGING NEEDS OF TODAY’S CABINET INDUSTRY.
4 KCMA: A platform
for cabinet quality,
6 The strength
14 ESP: A benchmark
21 Industry issues:
News & info
28 5 Reasons
to join KCMA
33 Website offers
34 Plant tours
39 Cabinet industry
John Gahm, KCMA president
• By embracing the evolving digital age,
our association looks to expand its reach
beyond our traditional audience and gain
exposure in new areas.