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CKCA Vision

Through advocacy, certification and collaboration, CKCA will inspire progress and innovation in the Canadian Kitchen Manufacturing industry, by promoting excellence, continuous improvement and the adoption of manufacturing certification and standards.
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CKCA brings valuable business insights through BDC
Hettich's partnership with Vanico-Maronyx continues
in 2019
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Industry 4.0 - Mistakes can cost you.
On behalf of the CKCA Board of Directors we would like to wish you and yours peace and good health this holiday season.

Read this message from CKCA President, Mike Slobodian.

See you in 2019 at one of these upcoming events:

  • Ligna & Interzum - May 23-31, 2019 - REGISTRATION OPENS SOON! - 8 days in Europe - touring......it's an amazing deal and a fantastic program hosted by Hettich and Venjakob.

  • New Date - Ontario Regional (Chatham, ON) - June 10/11, 2019 - Visit Windmill Cabinet Shop and much more.

  • Fall regional (East) - Dates Announced! - September 23 and 24, 2018 - Nova Scotia

CKCA Grows Again! - Welcome new CKCA members:

  • Watch for the CKCA Membership Directory available early 2019 - build your network.

Are you getting the most from your CKCA membership? This CKCA member thinks so...

  • "We've been a member of the CKCA for about 2 years. We had been encouraged to join years before and invited to a couple different events over the years which were all great. However, it wasn't until we joined that we realized the full benefit of the the membership. The opportunity to rub shoulders with other manufacturers at the national events has been invaluable. The openness and willing to help from almost every member was mind boggling. In each 3 day event we were given many invitations to see other members operations and have developed some strong relationships. 

  • We have benefited from seeing different shop layouts and procedures; seeing new technologies that are shaping our future; talking with others about subjects like payment schedules, profit expectations, and management coaching; and so much more. We are aspiring to be better and our CKCA membership is helping us get there." - Jamie Birrell, Oakridge Woodworking

  • REMINDER! UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing offers CKCA members a 10% discount on course rates for upcoming Industrial Wood Finishing Certificate - the only course in North America. Read more here

CKCA News & Trends:

  • BDC and CKCA connect!- We've reached out to BDC to bring you news, programs and insights to help your business. Check out BDC's economic outlook for 2019. Watch for more advice in future CKCA newsletters and meet BDC specialists at upcoming CKCA events.

  • Hettich and Vanico-Maronyx: A Long-Standing Partnership Continues in 2019 - Read more here

  • Superior Cabinets Launches Next Chapter of Fusion Finishes - click here

  • Upper Canada Vancouver Office Renovates Using Elegant and Modern TFL Collections - Take a look here.

CKCA industry report
  • What makes an industry thrive? CKCA final article for its 50th anniversary year - read full article in this months edition of Woodworking Canada (see page 44).

CKCA Surveys-National Perspective:
  • We need 7 mins of your time! Please complete our annual member survey - click here.

  • Could your industry questions be the next CKCA survey? Call us - we're here to support you.

CKCA Tips & Tools:
  • Making any new years resolutions? Clean up the shop - Get rid of the dust that puts you at risk of fire. Donate product to Habitat for Humanity - CKCA's partnership with Habitat makes it even easier to donate - just one phone call and you're on your way! - Call Rumee Shrestha, National ReStore Donation Manager, Habitat for Humanity (416) 644-0988 x 359 or shrestha@habitat.ca

  • Purchasing Control - More insight from CKCA member, Peter DeGelder of The COGS Approach - Read more here.

  • Does your website need a jumpstart? Expert advice from CKCA's virtual showroom partner - Candybox Marketing - read article here.

  • Plan the time to Plan Business Developments and Honour it! More great advice from CKCA presenter, Lynne Jacob, Business Performance Coach, MLJ International - Read more here.

  • Industry 4.0 - Do you know how much a mistake costs? CKCA member, Web-Cab offers some insights. Click here.

  • Another labour shortage strategy - use this video tool from JobTalks and check out WMC's women mentorship program here.

  • Increase your chances of hiring the right person. Use the FREE CKCA Careers Section (available to members only) - Post positions here