I have been attending the AWFS Trade Show for years, and I’m old enough to remember when AWFS was in Anaheim California. This show, as well as the IWF Trade Show in Atlanta have always provided me with multiple benefits (I’m so old, I remember when IWF was in Louisville Kentucky).

First and foremost, it was a time of refreshing and regeneration of my passion for cabinetmaking (sometimes the daily grind can just wear you down, and we all need a break and a little perspective). There is no better way to get the creative juices flowing again than to spend time with other men and women that do what you do (walk in your shoes) every day, but are not your direct competitor.

As iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17

It’s also a time to learn new things, and I don’t recall ever attending a trade show and thinking afterwords that I did not learn anything new that I could use in my own plant (sometimes you learn what NOT to do, and that my friend is one of the most valuable lessons you will ever learn).

Well, AWFS-2017 is just around the corner, and you still have time to book your travel arrangements, and get yourself to Las Vegas for a great show that will include a cabinotch® booth, an awesome booth if I do say so myself. We will be in booth #9074, and if you are an existing cabinotch® client, or will take a few minutes to sign up on our website (our entire West Coast Sales Team will be in our booth to assist you with that process), we would be honored to present you with a small token of our appreciation for being a customer, or for being willing to give us the opportunity to show you how being a cabinotch® customer could empower you and your company to make more money now and in the future.

We will have a plentiful supply of these beautiful tape measures we had FastCap customize for us with our logo. These bi-sexual (Metric/Standard) tape measures are well built, and very practical;

  • Did you know they have a built-in pencil sharpener?
  • Did you know they have a built-in hook guard so they don’t bend the first time you drop them on the floor?

We will have a plentiful supply of cabinotch® experts on hand ready to show you either or both of our cabinotch® cabinet making systems (Face Frame and/or our brand new Full Access line). We have multiple fully functional vignettes of both cabinet types for you to examine, touch, abuse and fall in love with.

We would also be honored to provide you with a 1 hour block of time with one of our very capable software developers to show you how we have integrated the cabinotch® system into KCD® design software. You can sign up for one of these one-on-one sessions by visiting our website at www.cabinotch.info, then scroll down just a little and schedule an appointment with one of our three software developers. We relish the opportunity to show you what we have been working on, and how you can design your project in KCD®, get a quote on the cabinet components right then and there, place your order for cabinotch® components, and we can even provide you with your custom dovetailed drawer boxes and Blum under-mount drawer guides as well.

If you are feeling pressured, stressed, overworked and underpaid, then you need a break. Come to Las Vegas and recharge those batteries (Las Vegas is one of the cheapest places in the world to visit). Be there or be square (just do it).

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