October 26-28, 2016 Regional Event
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte Airport
2600 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28208
We have secured a block of rooms for this event at a rate of $145 per night.
The group name is Cabinet Makers Association and the group code is CMA.
To secure your reservation, please visit our group web page.
All reservations must be received no later than September 25, 2016.
The hotel offers an airport shuttle, and is within walking distance to Biesse's Charlotte Campus.
Wednesday, October 26
Biesse Group Charlotte Campus
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Seminar on Cabinets and Counter Tops
Biesse and Intermac will present our exciting Cabinets and Counter Tops seminar, combining manufacturing techniques for cabinet nesting and granite counter top fabrication with classroom presentations and machinery demonstrations. We will start the seminar with a thorough review of the latest industry trends for manufacturing wood cabinets, covering alternative software applications, tooling recommendations and spoil board technology. We will then cover the fabrication of Natural and Engineered Granite counter tops, including edgeworks profile, faucet drills, sink cuts out, seams and draining grooves. Combining the expertise of our wood division with our stone division, Biesse and Intermac will deliver a comprehensive look into the manufacturing challenges faced by both industry segments.
The day will conclude with a group dinner at the hotel.
Thursday, October 27
The second day of the event will be spent tour local woodworking facilities:
- Riddley Retail Fixtures (Kings Mountain, NC)
- Decore-ative Specialties (Monroe, NC)
Friday, October 28
On Friday morning, we will visit the Blum manufacturing facility in Stanley, NC. We will depart from the hotel at 8:30 am and return by noon.
The CMA has been hosting high-value events such as this since 1998 as a means of connecting similar-sized shops around North America with the purpose of sharing best practices and business acumen, while learning how other businesses do what they do. The regional events typically involve plant tours, educational seminars, networking, and simply a chance to talk shop and share issues, solutions and even projects. Although they are dubbed "regional", these events typically draw attendees from across the country as well as Canada.