interesting tour! Mike spoke with passion about
the company and made it evident that K&Z’s
reputation for excellence is well-deserved.
Wednesday the 23rd brought the anticipation of
hearing Lisa Adams, owner of LA Closet Design,
give the Expo Keynote address sponsored by
JB Cutting (JBC). Even though she had lost her
voice, the address given by her assistant was very
informative and highlighted her tools for success.
The expo was full of energy and we met quite a
few new contacts, along with reconnecting with
current customers. JBC was promoting our 5
Piece Craftsman Series and our new TFL Artisan
Series. Much interest was generated in our 90
degree TFL shaker door, especially in the Stevens
Industries color Aliso. Around 4pm, everyone
headed over to a separate part of the show ;oor
where the Best in Wood and Top Shelf awards
were held. A big congrats to all the winners! See
a detailed list on page 20. After a long day of
meeting and greeting, we gathered with a group
of attendees and exhibitors at the hotel and continued to network late into the night.
Thursday morning we headed over to the expo
bright and early to get set for a full day of making
contacts and displaying our new products. The
day seemed to ;y by. After an action-packed few
days, it was time to quickly break down our booth
and head to the airport to make our ;ight back
to Detroit. Here’s JBC President Debra Behring’s
take on the event:
“Traveling to the West Coast for the Cabinet
and Closets Expo 2016 was a roll of the dice. I
really had no idea what to expect for excitement
and attendance. I was pleasantly surprised! The
hype for me was seeing so many TFL manufacturers showcasing the beautifully embossed
panels that are hitting the market at a rapid pace.
Currently, facts state that more than 50% of closet sales are white, but as more and more of these
designs get into the hands of consumers that will
change. I’m glad we participated and, as always,
it’s good to see old friends and meet some new
ones. Until Schaumburg…have a great year!”
Hopefully, this gives you a little taste of what the
Cabinets & Closets Expo is like from a vendor
standpoint. Don’t forget to mark your calendars
for April 12-13th, 2017. See you there!
The Stiles tour of K&Z Cabinet and the keynote by John McDonald were
highlights on March 22. The full-energy Expo opened on March 23.