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Hettich upgrades its Quadro 4D
This runner for wooden draws uses special steel ball bearings.
Congratulations Corey Laurysen, Laurysen Kitchens for the 40 under 40 by Wood Industry 3rd generation making their mark!

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We love seeing members promote Canadian!

Check this great video from Uniboard Canada.

" When the Quebec Government launched it's "find local products" website, we questioned ourselves. How could we participate? Then the idea became bigger, and we just launched the campaign a few weeks ago. Companies are showing a lot of creativity to get their business back on track and its motivating to see that."
Ariane Bouchard, Marketing Manager
Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigation initiated by the Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association. Click here.
CWMDA Event October 22-24 - GTA - Canadian Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association invites you to attend their in-person event. Overview of the latest technology available from top manufacturers worldwide, with the possibility to attend several live demos.
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Venjakob develops spray painting machine for small businesses
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Get these three credible sources together and you've got excellent mental health tools for you,
your staff, your company.
Mental Health Commission of Canada - Conference Board of Canada
Workplace Health & Safety
  • Understand the triggers
  • Learn and implement coping strategies
  • Repeat.

Tool #1 Impact on Mental Health and how Employees are Coping. Click here.
Tool #2 Managing and supporting teams during the pandemic. Click here.
Working from home - The pros and cons
Simon Sinek Inc. with over 1.6 million followers always gives us something to think about.

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What the industry is saying...
Manufacturers talked Business Resilience!

Heidi Boudreault, Denca Cabinets and Selene Yuen, Selenium Interiors shared their experiences and insights July 9 during a CKCA National Discussion.

If you missed it but want to learn more, CKCA will email (free to members) the link to this recorded session and the handouts.

A big thank you to our sponsors for their support of this presentation!
View Grass Canada catalogue  here .

Watch Weinig Holzher video  here .
Home Builders Magazine wrote this article about increased trends towards more home design space.

We published this article in our last newsletter about Group Lacasse offering more designs in response to Covid.

Selene Yuen, Selenium Interiors spoke about her new enterprise preparing for an increase in demand for home space. See image example below right.

Heidi Boudreault, Denca Cabinets said "T here are opportunities, find new revenue streams." See slide below:
CKCA Survey results Manufacturers told us

  • 46% increase in kitchen reno requests

  • 26% increase in work from home/cabinetry requests

  • 28% no sales increase

(Note: This is based on a small response from our recent survey)
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Selenium Interiors thinks about what's next for this Edmonton-based company.
Wood industry recovers from pandemic

Woodworking Network posted this data on June 24 about wood industry's recovery from the pandemic.
Welcome new CKCA Members!
Talon Millwork
Smithville, ON
Netley Millwork
Petersfield, MB
Medical Benefits costs on the increase?
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Get a quote from CKCA's medical benefits program and see if we can get you better coverage and save you some money.
Our comprehensive program is with Desjardins Insurance.
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Our Vision
The Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CKCA) will inspire progress and innovation in the Canadian kitchen manufacturing industry, by promoting excellence, facilitating continuous improvement and working to ensure high standards for design and manufacturing are upheld by members. We will also build strong relationships and enduring trust between CKCA members and the consumers, builders and industry partners whose support ensures the
success of our members.