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Dura Supreme Cabinetry named as ‘Best of Remodeling’ 2013

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry was chosen as “Best of Remodeling” 2013 by the more than 11 million monthly users of Houzz, an online platform for residential remodeling and design.

The Houzz “Best of Remodeling” award for 2013 is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction award winners are based on homeowner members who rated their experience working with remodeling professionals in 12 categories, ranging from architects and interior designers to contractors and other residential remodeling professionals.

“Houzz provides homeowners with an in-depth, 360-degree view of building, remodeling and design professionals through images of their work, reviews and an opportunity to interact with them directly in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Dura Supreme Cabinetry among our ‘Best Of’ professionals for exceptional customer service as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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February 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

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Kent Moore Cabinets’ former employees accused of theft

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Several former employees at Kent Moore Cabinets were recently fired after being accused of stealing materials from the Bryan, Texas, location and then using them on a different job site, according to KBTX-TV.

The thefts were first reported several weeks ago. “It was some items stolen from our premises and taken to a job site and then cabinets were being made on the job site out of our materials,” said Teresa Galliher, the company’s vice president.

Three arrest warrants have been issued for one of the former employees facing misdemeanor theft charges for stealing about $1,000 worth of items. The number of workers involved and the full amount of stolen items have not been released.

“I can only tell you that there’s a former employee involved and the employees in our company that were involved no longer work for our company, and forced us to have terminations,” said Galliher. “Our company will prosecute and to the fullest extent of the law.”

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December 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

Spencer Cabinetry honored for ecological sustainability efforts

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Spencer Cabinetry was recently honored by Seattle Business Magazine as one of the “Washington Green 50,” which recognizes 50 companies in the state for ecological sustainability efforts.

Among the company’s ecological sustainability efforts, Spencer Cabinetry produces new products made from its own manufacturing waste, such as solid wood cutting boards and trivets from the remnants of the sustainable hardwood that is used to manufacture the company’s cabinetry. In addition, the company produces a pellet stove fuel from sawdust and shavings from its milling operations.

As a result of its sustainability efforts, Spencer Cabinetry has reduced its volume of waste by 50 percent, while at the same time has grown 100 percent, resulting in a 75 percent total reduction.

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November 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

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Wellborn Cabinet rebrands Distinctive Closets line

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Wellborn Cabinet Inc. announced its newly rebranded Distinctive Storage Solutions program, formerly Distinctive Closets line.

Distinctive Storage Solutions still incorporates all the features of the former Distinctive Closets line, but can now be found in any room of the home, from laundry rooms to garages. The Distinctive Storage Solutions line includes products to create storage systems in mudrooms, lockers, media centers, craft rooms, laundries, desks, offices, bedrooms and garages, which includes the new HandiSolutions for optimal space usage. Systems are available in a variety of thermofoil, laminate, cherry and maple finishes.

Wellborn’s Distinctive Storage Solutions program allows a dealer to order one room at a time, with no excess panel inventory required. For more information on Distinctive Storage Solutions, please visit www.wellbornclosets.com.

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October 31, 2012 at 7:00 am

Cabinotch cabinet box system exceeds ANSI/KCMA test standards

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Columbia Forest Products’ Cabinotch cabinet box system recently underwent independent testing by HPVA Laboratories, which the company says demonstrated the strength and durability of the custom-sized American hardwood cabinet boxes when assembled.

Testing of Cabinotch products showed the cabinet box system exceed the levels of the ANSI/KCMA A161.1-2012 Performance and Construction Standard for Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets. HPVA Laboratories conducted structural, deflection, static load and impact tests on Cabinotch wall cabinets, base cabinets and shelves, resulting in “pass” designations in all testing categories.

According to Josh Hosen, HPVA Laboratories’ manager of certification services, the Cabinotch cabinets were first subjected to the standard ANSI/KCMA static loading test, which stipulates 15 pounds per square foot to be applied to the shelves and cabinet bottoms for a one-week time period. “Once the cabinets passed that standard, we doubled the loading to 30 pounds for two weeks of tests, which they passed as well,” he said.

Additional static loading tests were performed to simulate wall cabinets’ ability to withstand the weight of items inside and still hang on the wall. HPVA Laboratories increased the amount of weight specified in the ANSI/KCMA standard by 25 percent, equating to more than 750 pounds of force being applied to the wall cabinet face frame. Finally, drop impact tests were performed on the cabinets’ shelves and bottoms. Where the KCMA/ANSI test calls for a 3-pound ball to be dropped from 6 inches, the Cabinotch products were tested and passed with a 14-pound ball from 12 inches.

Through a Web portal on www.cabinotch.com, customers can register, then specify face frame and interior face species, adjust sizes and order cabinet box parts, which are then shipped directly to their shop. Instructional videos can also be found online.

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September 12, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hettich launches smartphone app for cabinetmakers

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Hettich launched a new application to gives cabinetmakers, interior fitters, the fittings retail trade, furniture designers, members of the furniture industry and DIYers that is compatible with tablet PCs and smartphones.

The Hettich app provides catalogs, magazines, instructions and videos that can be viewed online and stored in the bookshelf. Users can find a contact for their project or need and contact the person via email or telephone.

The Hettich app is available with German and English user interfaces for iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S, and for iPad 1, 2 and 3.

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September 4, 2012 at 7:00 am

U.S. Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center to host conference

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The U.S. Forest Service Wood Education and Resource Center will host a conference on Thursday, Aug. 2, at its facility in Princeton, W. Va.

The conference will present the latest thinking on how to increase the use of U.S. hardwoods for value added wood products like cabinets, furniture and millwork, as well as marketing wood for local use of energy. The conference for promoting locally made U.S. wood products is designed for private industry, public forestry organizations and industry support associations. Topics that will be covered at the conference include: branding programs, clustering of manufacturers, local and regional marketing, joint marketing efforts by multiple manufacturers, and the role of supporting economic development groups. Course attendees will receive 5.5 hours of educational credits.

With questions, contact Harry Watt via email to harry_watt@ncsu.edu or at 704.880.5034, or Phil Mitchell  via email to phil_mitchell@ncsu.edu or at 919.515.5581. Registration is $35. Additional information can be found at www.cnr.ncsu.edu/woodworkshops.

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July 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

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