by Improveit306 and MarketSharp.
Another big draw March 23 will be the Awards Reception
at 4:00 p.m. on the Expo Stage, with Best in Wood custom
woodworking awards and the Top Shelf Closet Design Awards
winners announced. A surge in Top Shelf entries to 70 – 10
percent higher than last year - is another sign of the growth of
the home renovation market, as home organization businesses
picked up many new projects over the past year.
The Young Wood Pro award winner will be feted during the
event, and CCI Media will celebrate the relaunch of Closets
magazine with a special presentation during the awards. CCI
Media acquired Woodworking Network and Cabinets & Closets Expo in December 2015.
New investment tax incentives
Cabinets & Closets Expo is also the first big show with running wood manufacturing machinery and controlling software
to take place since Congress made permanent the investment
tax incentives known as Section 179. Congress voted in December 2015 to make permanent 100 percent deductions for
capital investment, up to $500,000. (It is retroactive through
2015, according to www.Section179.org.) Investments above
that level up to $2 million are deductible at a lower rate.
In addition, a 50 percent Bonus Depreciation is part of the
law, and it will be extended through 2019. Businesses of all
sizes will be able to depreciate 50 percent of the cost of equipment acquired and put in service during 2015, 2016 and 2017.
(In years past, these write-offs were enacted in the waning
weeks of the year, too late to plan investments.) More information will be available from Quail Leasing (Booth 430) as well
as equipment and software exhibitors.
Opening the week before spring break, Cabinets and Closets
2016 is shaping up to be a business event with opportunities
for learning, networking, and run and relaxation.
Located in one of Southern California’s most appealing
vacation spots, the show is close to attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and beautiful California beaches and
The 12th annual event has grown in scale and mission, from
its roots as a Closets design and home storage solutions conference with a small expo, to the much larger event that has
sold out its space at the Pasadena Convention Center.
In 2012 the show – and its accompanying conference - was
renamed Cabinets & Closets Expo, to reflect the increasing
crossover between custom cabinet shops and closets and
home organization firms. The synergy between both markets
continues providing an opportunity for business owners and
designers to learn best practices tips and design strategy from
a broad spectrum of industry peers.
Cabinets & Closets Conference Schedule
Time Closets Track Finishing Track Cabinets Track
Tuesday, March 22
Conference Keynote: John McDonald,
SemiHandMade, Going Toe-to-Toe with IKEA
High End Closets
on a Budget
Sanding Art of Pricing
Art of Pricing
Stiles Machinery Plant Tour: K&Z Cabinet Company, Ontario, Calif. (Conference registrants only.)
7:00-8: 30 Cabinets & Closets Expo Preshow Reception
Free Education Opportunituties for Expo Floor for Attendees!
Wednesday, March 23
Keynote: Lisa Adams — Closet Designer to the
Social Media Marketing
Woodworking Collectives Meet Up
4: 30 Best in Wood and Top Shelf Awards Program
Thursday, March 24
Keynote: Lindsay Thudin — Doing Business on