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News Update - February 2019
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National Forum
April 25 - 27, 2019 * Calgary, Alberta

The National Forum provides a unique and unparalleled opportunity to join fellow members of our Canadian industry in the exchange of knowledge and ideas through: networking, education sessions and incredible in-depth tours!

Join us as we tour: Multi-wood , Denca , Schenk , DIRTT and the Merit Kitchens showroom.
Calgary skyline
Registration opens
this week!
Ontario Regional Event
June 10 - 11
London/Chatham, Ontario

Eastern Region Event
September 23 & 24
Nova Scotia

More details to come!
Stop by and say 'Hi' to the CKCA team at
New Members
The warmest of welcomes go out to the newest members of CKCA!
Pitt Meadows, BC

From their humble beginnings, Euro-Rite has grown into the largest RTA cabinet manufacturing plant in Western Canada.
Arnprior, ON

Bosa's mandate is to provide quality, Canadian-made cabinetry at excellent prices for the consumer.
Pitt Meadows, BC

Creating leaders in the market by focusing on the seven major areas that require attention as a business owner: Leadership & Planning, Operations, Finance, Staffing, Sales and Marketing. 
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This Month's Featured Benefits
Can't get the products to the customers without fuel - so why pay more than you have to for it?! Save 2.4 ¢ per litre on regular or diesel. The SuperPass Program also offers business owners easy to use fleet fuel management that's worth its weight in diesel.
Let CKCA help you find the right person for that job opening! Take advantage of our CKCA Careers Section to post your vacancies. Only members are able to post - postings are available to view by the public.
What members have to say about their CKCA membership:

"I was skeptical about joining at first. However, the value of the networking at the CKCA meetings is unsurpassed. For instance, we found a new insurance provider that saved us a significant amount of money.” - Frank W. Siekmann, Merit Kitchens
Industry News & Trends
  • Manitoba's Decor Cabinets announces new ownership. Stan and Connie Pauls have purchased the company after having been involved with it for over two decades. Stan Pauls has assumed the role of CEO as of February 8. We wish them all the best!

  • Chris Walker from Planit Canada had the opportunity to attend the UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing's annual open house last month...and represented CKCA at the event! This state-of-the-art facility hosted one awesome event (wooden cutlery, anyone?!) Read about all the details

Where are the woodworking jobs in Canada?
And how do your hourly rates compare?

Woodworking Network has the answers
Tips & Tricks
Creating an effective Employee Business Strategy is one way Amrita Bhogal (Sunrise Kitchens) offers up in the latest article from her new CKCA series on utilizing the Kaizen mindset.

We all know how hard it is to find good people. But how much thought have any of us really put into keeping those good people once we find them?
Is HR keeping you up at night? Think Kaizen.
CKCA's Executive Director, Sandra Wood, interviews Amrita Bhogal in Woodworking Canada Magazine's latest edition.
How can your website stand out in
all that traffic?

There are now 1.8 billion published websites floating around
the World Wide Web.

Don't Fear Debt
Those are words we don't
hear very often!

Business Performance Coach, M. Lynne Jacobs is back to teach readers how to use debt as a tool.
Do you have videos on
your website?
If not, you probably should... least that's what the experts are saying. The BDC offers 10 tips for creating an online video strategy to take your website to the next level.
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The 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.