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IWF (International Woodworking Fair)

August 24-27, 2016

Georgia World Congress Center

Stop by our booth #1507 to say “Hello!”

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) 2016 is a biennial tradeshow where woodworking, design, material processing and related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find the products they didn’t know existed, but will help their company succeed. more...

You will find all of the products and solutions from the beginning of your supply chain to its end. From raw materials, to material processing machinery to hardware, software, supplies and finishing accessories, you will find it all at IWF. This year's Fair will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.
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AWFS Fair

July 22-25, 2015

Las Vegas Convention Center

KCD Software: Booth #4449

Want to work more efficiently, more productively and more profitably? Then come to AWFS® Fair, the year’s largest woodworking show in North America—it brings together all of the best new developments and advances on the market that’ll help you work smarter and give you the competitive edge you need. more...

With over 500 suppliers and manufacturers and many exhibitors having expanded their booths since the last show, that means more action, more equipment and products, and more opportunities. Take advantage of everything the show floor has to offer and be sure to visit us at our booth #4449.
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How To Add Value Using Embellishments with Denise Butchko, Jackie Hall and Christian Smedberg

July 15, 2014
12pm – 1pm EDT

Take your closet designs from average to AWESOME! If you're looking for ways to make more sales with more profit and more
value to customers, this is the session for you!

Embellishment Expert Christian Smedberg from Osborne Wood Products, Design Diva Denise Butchko from Butchko and Company, and Techno Talent Jackie Hall from KCD Software are teaming up to teach you how to add embellishments to your designs.

This session will demonstrate two closet designs from "Closet Company Average." Then show you how to turn them in to designs from "Closet Company Awesome" (that would be you!) by adding embellishments.

You will be amazed at how these details will add to the value of your projects. You will leave this session with the confidence to add embellishments to your projects that your clients will not only love, but be eager to buy.

Register now for this free webinar!

How To Use Technology To Drive More Sales & Improve Design with Denise Butchko and Jackie Hall

May 28, 2014
12pm – 1pm EDT

How To Use Technology To Drive More Sales & Improve Design
Join award-winning, storage design professional Denise Butchko and Technology expert Jackie Hall for an enlightening live session about how you can use technology to improve both your designs and your sales. Today's customer's are not only more tech savvy than ever before, they are statistically within arm's reach of their electronic devices for an average of 16 hours per day (with 4% actually sleeping with them in their beds). That means they expect more from the people they work with. If you're not incorporating tech into your process, you're losing business.

This session, compliments of KCD Software, will highlight:

  • How you can improve customer satisfaction by leveraging technology
  • How you can close more business
  • Ways to improve communication using technology
  • Ways to involve the customer
  • How you can actually save time and make more money

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Closet Savvy in a Cabinet Marketplace
with Denise Butchko and Mike Carson

December 5, 2013
11am – 12pm EST

Closet Savvy in a Cabinet Marketplace
Join Award winning Closet Designer, Denise Butchko and Industry Leader, Mike Carson for an insightful Webinar session that will highlight:

  • Design differences between Cabinets and Closets
  • Top questions to ask during a client consultation
  • Understanding space planning for closet design
  • Whether to manufacture or buy closet components
  • Case study

Join us for this informative lively LIVE session with two industry experts and an opportunity to ask questions at the end. Come away with a better understanding of the ins and outs of the closet industry and some effective ways to communicate, design and create great closet solutions for your customers.

 

How to Create Award Winning Designs
with Janet Stevenson and Denise Butchko

October 25, 2013
12pm – 1pm EST

See Webinar Video

Creating Award-Winning Closet and Storage Solutions
Join us on October 25 as Janet Stevenson, Award Winning Registered Storage Designer and Denise Butchko, Award Winning Registered Storage Designer and Judge of the Top Shelf Design Awards reveal the creativity, attention to detail and solution-based criteria that goes into award-winning organizational design. more...

You'll also learn where to find design competitions for storage professionals and how to enter them.

In this fun and insightful FREE session, these two design experts will show you not only what thought processes they go through, to create innovative solutions, but how they leverage software and visuals to bring designs to life and help their clients visualize the end results.

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Live at AWFS:

Open Forum: Design and CAD/CAM Software

Featuring Ken Frye, Technical representative and KCD trainer

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
11:00am - 12:30pm

WE30 Room N101
Las Vegas Convention Center

Industry experts panel:

Ken Frye, KCD Software
Shawn Maberry, Microvellum
Hector Henry, SCM Group
Don Bigelow, CabinetVision
Perry Boyett, AlphaCAM
Moderator: Tim Rose, SCM Group

You asked for it and here it is, the opportunity to dialog with industry experts on design and CAD/CAM software and implications for your specific business needs. more... Ask questions regarding the parameters of various software -- what works and what doesn’t for what you are trying to achieve. Starter topics might include how to replicate core components; add custom changes; maximize the efficiency of your design software; as well as determine whether it should be as a sales tool only or a complete manufacturing tool. Can you grow your business through the use of CAD technology? Is the software production-focused or highly customizable—or both? Are the applications best for small or larger shops or either, and are some better as “beginning” software while others more advanced? Which to buy first, the software or the machines and what about upgrades, costs and technical support? To amplify the dialog, practitioners of various software will lend their hands-on, practical experience to the discussion. This is your opportunity to query this industry-savvy group to increase your knowledge and confidence about software capabilities. Come prepared!
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AWFS Fair

July 24-27, 2013

Las Vegas Convention Center

KCD Software: Booth #4247

Every two years, thousands of serious woodworking professionals gather at AWFS®Fair to keep their businesses productive, competitive and on the cutting edge. They look to their industry’s most innovative and exciting event for products, equipment, tools and ideas that will help them work smarter, faster and better—and they find the answers they need for the challenges they face in four concentrated days at AWFS®Fair. more... You can too. Don’t miss your next opportunity to join them. Be in Las Vegas, July 24 – 27, 2013, and open up your future to all the business-building solutions available to you.
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Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo

February 28 - March 1, 2013
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center

Booth #700

Free registration code: KCD

Please come as our guest!
Free admission to the Expo compliments of KCD Software. Just follow the instructions below.

This “Total Storage Solutions” event will draw from the inherent similarities and synergies of the dynamic closet and custom cabinet markets, while also paying homage to the distinctive differences that make each of these utilitarian products unique. more... The event will also capitalize on custom cabinet companies that are crossing over to win closet business and vice versa.

The Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo builds on the strong foundation of past Closets & Home Organization Conferences & Expos. Recent editions of the Closets Conference & Expo have featured the Custom Cabinet Conference. The new event takes the integration of these two kindred product categories to a higher level.

For free admission to the Expo...
1. Click on the Registration link below.
2. During Step 3 of the registration process, enter “KCD" where it asks for a customer code
3. After entering the code, click “verify.” If the code has been entered correctly, a note will appear that the code has been accepted.
4. Complete the registration process and print out confirmation. You now have free entry to the show!
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IWF (International Woodworking Fair)

August 22-25
Georgia World Congress Center

Stop by our booth #2854 to say “Hello!”

The International Woodworking Fair (IWF) 2012 is a biennial tradeshow where woodworking, design, material processing and related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find the products they didn’t know existed, but will help their company succeed. more...

You will find all of the products and solutions from the beginning of your supply chain to its end. From raw materials, to material processing machinery to hardware, software, supplies and finishing accessories, you will find it at IWF. This year's Fair will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. less

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Closets & Home Organization
Conference & Expo

February 15-17
Austin Convention Center

Stop by our booth #618 to say “Hello!”

The 8th annual Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo will hit the stage February 15-17 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the World." more...

Fresh off the heels of a highly successful event in Charlotte, NC, the 2012 Closets Conference & Expo will again feature the Custom Cabinet Conference, sponsored by the Cabinet Makers Association and Custom Woodworking Business, plus an all-new-and-improved Wood Tech Summit. The fast-paced event features two days of product displays and three days of education and networking at the Austin Convention Center. less

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AWFS Fair

July 20-23, 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center
KCD Software: Booth #1113

In July 2011, 19,000 woodworking professionals from across the country and around the world will gather in Las Vegas for their industry's most innovative, most exciting event. Join them, and benefit from four high-value days of networking, learning and building your business, including these exclusive features and events. more...

Innovation Showcases

What's new at the show—and what's next for the industry—is on display in two easy-to-access areas, The New Product Showcase and The First-Time Exhibitor Showcase. Click here for more information.

Colleges of Woodworking knowledge Education Program (CWWK®)

Arm yourself with knowledge, know-how, and new ideas. Our professional education program is the best in the business, power-packed with learning opportunities. Choose from classroom lectures, skill workshops and technical seminars. Click here for details.

The Furniture Society

The Furniture Society will hold their 2011 annual conference in conjunction with the AWFS Fair. Participants will have a marvelous opportunity to combine the benefits of the Society's conference—Society events and networking—with the vast array of vendors in the Fair. In addition, the AWFS College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) will offer valuable seminars that educate participants on topics ranging from emerging technology to marketing and everything in between. Don't miss this opportunity to network with the furniture community, learn about new trends and pick up a few new techniques for your craft!

Founded in 1996, The Furniture Society is an international nonprofit organization with more than 1000 members, including artists, educators, designers, architects, collectors, writers, curators, and students. Its mission is to advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence, and fostering understanding of studio furniture. The Society offers many avenues to allow its members to connect, network, improve, market and exhibit. A welcoming community, the Society reflects the diversity and breadth of furniture making today. For information and membership, visit http://www.furnituresociety.org/.

Green Desk

Got "green" questions? The Green Desk is a free feature offered by AWFS. Attendees can stop by the desk anytime throughout the days of the show to ask about their concerns related to environmental practices and products, green building and product certifications, as well as federal and state regulations affecting the industry. The Green Desk is hosted by experts from a multitude of sustainability-driven organizations so take advantage of the wealth of expertise and information that will be available. Look for the Green Desk just inside the North Hall entrance, Booth 2003. Click here to view the full Green Desk schedule.

The SmartSHOP

The smartSHOP is a fully operational cabinet shop on the exhibit floor that will showcase "Simplicity in Automation for the Small Shop." If you've ever been intimidated by the vast field of woodworking machinery visible on a trade show floor, the smartSHOP brings automation down to scale for the modest size shops. This is a great opportunity for you to see how it takes less time to do more, and do it with ease and sophistication.

It will be hosted by industry expert, Gero Sassenberg and other professionals who will be on hand to answer questions as a fully automated shop demonstrates the machinery and processes of cabinet construction from data input software to cabinet assembly. The experts will interact with attendees while demonstrating the automation process—from start to finish. The smartSHOP will produce product for a local charity, and free, "mini-start demos" will be sprinkled throughout the day for attendees dropping by.

Woodwork Career Alliance

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America will debut the Woodwork Passport Credentialing program by offering live operational evaluations using the Woodwork Manufacturing Skill Standards. The Woodwork Passport – a portable, personal, permanent record of a woodworker's level of competency in tool and machine operations – a "passport" to career success For more information or to enroll in the program visit www.woodworkcareer.org. A few woodwork professionals and a few woodwork educators will be selected to be part of the demonstration assessments. To add your name to the pool of candidates to be evaluated on the show floor email gheuer@woodworkcareer.org

What's your problem? Networking Event

Cabinet Makers Association presents, the "What's Your Problem?" event. An informal networking and problem-solving get-together with peers. Thursday, July 21, Room N115. A no-host bar opens the event at 3:00 p.m. with program to follow from 3:30 -5:00 p.m. Open to all AWFS Fair attendees but registration is required. Click here to register.

Free Presentations

Presentations by OSHA, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), offered daily on the show floor. Click here for more information.

Competitions

Sequuoia New Product Award

Experience innovation at its best—on display at AWFS®Vegas.

2011 FRESH WOOD COMPETITION

Glimpse the future of the industry in this exciting student contest. View entries and cast your vote for the People's Choice Award.

Belt Sander Races - Full Throttle Fun!

You'll get a kick out of this popular race, as AWFS®Fair, Accuride and the Belt Sander Racing Association bring you BSRA's National Championship. The fun is free, but seating is limited, so plan to come early. less

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CMA (Cabinet Makers Association) Midwest Regional Event

May 6, 2011
Superior Wood Products, LLC
23500 195th St.
Leavenworth KS 66048

KCD Discount Registration Code: KCD0506
Click here to Register
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2011
Spaces are limited

One of the most popular CMA sessions is on tap for the day. You'll take home the tools you need to strengthen your estimating and profit planning efforts, regardless of where you are from beginner to advanced levels. Open to: Professional cabinetmakers, millworkers and woodworkers. more...

The Art of Pricing Profitably (2.0 CMA CEU credits)
Keynote Speaker: Brian Dirks, Cabinet Designs, LLC.

Understanding your expenses and how to price your work is the most critical part of any business; yet it is one of the most misunderstood aspects of almost every company in our industry. This in-depth seminar will teach you every single thing you will need to know to understand how much your company costs to run, how to price your work and how to make a profit on EVERY SINGLE project you bid from now on.

Learn how to...
• Find hidden labor and overhead expenses
• Consider depreciation of assets into your hourly rate
• Calculate Owner/Operator Value
• Find your "true" hourly rate
• Develop a pricing program that makes you profitable.

Turning the Recession to your Advantage
Speaker: John Murphy, KCD Software

"If you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards." Join us as KCD Software founder, programmer and former cabinet maker John Murphy explains the efficiencies of software design, pricing and manufacturing. Learn how moving to cost-effective software solutions for your shop will support increased profit margins and growth in this highly competitive marketplace.

• Save ten hours and hundreds of dollars on every job
• Sell more, build more and make more money
• Acheive18th-Century quality in a 2st-Century shop
• Why better quality equals bigger profits
• Maximum shop efficiency and how to achieve it

Product Demo
Speaker: Kevin Tullberg, Wilsonart International

• Installation of acrylic under mount sinks into HPL
• New laminate-clad, rounded profile custom-edge options for countertops
• Sneak preview of laminate patterns scheduled for release this summer

The CMA is the professional trade association for cabinet makers & custom woodworkers from both the residential and commercial markets.

Its non-competitive atmosphere facilitates frank discussion and problem-solving. Holding the meetings on-site in different member’s shops, allows for great demos and discussion.

Schedule
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM-Continental breakfast
9:00 AM - Welcome and beginning of presentations
12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch break.
1:00-3:00 PM - Afternoon presentations

Refreshments on site: Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.

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Turning the Recession to your Advantage

Speaker: John Murphy, KCD Software

CMA Midwest Regional Event
May 6, 2011
Superior Wood Products, LLC
23500 195th St.
Leavenworth KS 66048

KCD Discount Registration Code: KCD0506
Click here to Register
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2011
Spaces are limited

"If you're not moving forward, you're moving backwards." Join us as KCD Software founder, programmer and former cabinet maker John Murphy explains the efficiencies of software design, pricing and manufacturing. Learn how moving to cost-effective software solutions for your shop will support increased profit margins and growth in this highly competitive marketplace. more...

Learn how to...
• Save ten hours and hundreds of dollars on every job
• Sell more, build more and make more money
• 18th-Century quality in a 21st-Century Shop
• Better quality = bigger profits
• Efficiency, efficiency, efficiency, and how to achieve it

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Closets & Home Organization
Conference & Expo

February 23-25
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

Stop by KCD Software’s booth #119 to say “Hello!”

This unique event, cosponsored by Closets Magazine and the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals is the 7th Annual Closets Conference & Expo and will be bolstered by the 2nd Annual Custom Cabinet Conference, cosponsored by the Cabinet Makers Association and Custom Woodworking Business Magazine. more...

KCD Software is teaming-up with award-winning closet designer, Denise Butchko, for an inspirational design session at The Closet Expo in Charlotte (see below) – we hope you can attend! less

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Design Insight and Solutions for Creating Award-Winning Closets

with Denise Butchko

Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo™
Thursday, February 24, 1:00-1:45
at the Demo Area of the Installation Clinic

Stop by KCD Software booth #119 to pick up your complimentary Presentation Package before this interactive workshop.

As the closet industry continues to evolve – effective space design continues to grow in importance and value. The most successful companies utilize this as a competitive advantage. Here's an opportunity to learn how you can do that too. more...

Whether you're an experienced closet designer or just starting out, Denise's expertise will leave you with essential information for creating your own award-winning designs.

You'll learn...
• Steps to take and questions to ask before you even reach for your tape measure
• How to balance client desires with actual space parameters to achieve maximum space efficiency
• Real-life examples of effective closet design ...and much more

Denise Butchko has been designing high-end custom projects for over a decade in the Chicago market. She's been a contributor to Closets Magazine/blog for over seven years and is a judge for the industry competition Top Shelf Design Awards at the show. Denise also works with manufacturers to educate and train their sales teams.

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