Award Program Recognizes Excellence in Industry
The Cabinet Makers Association (CMA) is pleased to announce the winners of their 2016 Wood Diamond Awards Contest.
The CMA award program, dubbed the Wood Diamond Awards, was first offered in 2010 as a means for members to be recognized by their peers. Immediately the program became yet another benefit from the CMA to help their members market themselves. In the past six years, shops of all different sizes and types have entered and won. All judging is done by non-participating members of the CMA, assuring that the results are scrutinized by professionals.
“The CMA was founded on the principles of sharing one’s experiences and ideas with other members in an effort to promote success and professionalism in the woodworking business,” explains Amanda Conger, CMA’s Executive Director. “This award program allows yet another outlet for that purpose to be fulfilled.”
The 2016 award winners were announced on Thursday, August 25, during the association’s annual member appreciation banquet at the IWF trade show in Atlanta. All winning entries receive a certificate recognizing their achievements, while first place winners are awarded a customized plaque declaring their excellence in their respective category.
The winners represent 38 selected categories, for a total of 57 entries submitted by 18 companies in the United States and Canada. This year the CMA added a third classification to further narrow down the submissions by dollar amount. The options are now: Under $25,000, $25,000 - $50,000, and Over $50,000.
A listing of the award winners follows. Project details and photos for each entry can be viewed on the CMA website:
Bar – Commercial: Best Overall (Over $50,000)
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