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Wood products related industry is in the midst of an insurance "hard market"

Eastern Regional Event Halifax, NS

Dates: September 23-24, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Click here for details

Includes plant tours of:

Presentation from FSC

Fun is on the agenda!
Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour and Dinner at the Atlantic Beer Institute
CKCA partners with
Blum and Richelieu to take you to EuroCucina 2020
Dates: April 18 - 26, 2020

A great opportunity to mix business, travel and networking! Start thinking about attending as spaces are limited.
Talk to your Blum or Richelieu rep.

Program details and registration here.

See where the trends begin!
We've still got plenty of great events coming up. Be sure to check our our events listing on our website here .
CKCA launches Facebook forum discussions

Join the discussion on FaceBook .
We are putting the final touches on new groups on our Facebook page. We have created a Manufacturers group and a Members Only group in an effort to connect you to the industry. Let your colleagues know, all welcome.
Join these groups now and start the discussion!
Help your employees
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CKCA has created programs to help you offer more to your employees:

Medical Benefits Plan - Best rates

Mark's Work Warehouse - Get 10% discount cards for all your staff.

Goodlife Fitness - get 45% discount on annual member dues.


Learn about these and other programs here .

Being a CKCA member has lots of benefits!
Not a member? Join here .

Want to connect with a CKCA member?
Check out our Membership Directory now available for download!

The main member contact can access the directory
by logging into the Members' Area of CKCA.ca
New Members for July/August



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Industry News & Trends
CKCA releases position statement on employment shortage in Canada
We're here to help our industry. It's time to speak up about a pressing issue - skilled trade labour shortage. It's a BIG issue.

Check out CKCA's new Advocacy page where we'll post updates on how we are working to address the issues that matter to our industry.

CKCA believes in professionalism, quality, innovation. Join the conversation.
Marathon - New Products and Open House
Marathon Hardware has launched 3 new product lines from Eureka. See full details here.

Marathon Hardware in Mississauga invites you to a Customer Appreciation BBQ in September! Check out the details.
Hettich featured in Construction in Focus magazine
Rene Dionne, President at Hettich Canada and Tommy Burgess, President at Hettich America featured in article "Delivering Ease" in the August 2019 issue of Construction In Focus Magazine reaching more than 112,700 leaders every month in all areas of the construction industry in Canada and the US, including land developers, builders, engineers, contractors, architects, materials suppliers, trades and government agencies. 

Richelieu New Product Announcements
  • Richelieu presents the Qanto Electric Lift-up System for ergonomic cabinet storage

  • Add lighting to any mirror with Richelieu's Loop and Pulse

See the full story here!

Richelieu Trends and Innovations

Latest in European cabinet styling, or just want to find that perfect drawer organizer? Richelieu has done the research and provides some insights on the latest trends here .
Turning Plastics Junk into Wood
A great story from CBC about recycling efforts in Nova Scotia and one of the tours we've lined up for our Halifax event.


Tips & Tricks
Change is a good thing!
Amrita at Sunrise Kitchens shares with us some thoughts on Change and how we can grow both our business and workforce in a positive way.
Read her insightful article here.

Thanks Amrita!
Your phone misses you!
Candybox sheds some light on how we can better use our phones to communicate with our customers and prospective customers. It's a quick read that may make you rethink your strategies! Read now!
Expansion to the US in your plans?
The U.S. can provide exciting growth opportunities for your company, but you have to be ready to take on this challenging and complex market. This BDC article outlines essential considerations.
Succeed with e-commerce
Whether you're thinking of venturing into e-commerce or you want to improve your online sales, this  free eBook   will show you the nuts and bolts of succeeding online.

Workplace Parties
Are you considering a party for your team in the coming months? Have the rules changed? Are you concerned about risk? BakerTilly has put together some thoughts that might be helpful

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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.

We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at 613-493-5858 or info@ckca.ca