Embracing change shows strength and flexibility

From Paul’s Desk 

By Paul Sova, president Showplace Cabinetry

Change is one of the constants of modern life—nothing stays the same. While change can be daunting, the ability to embrace change shows strength and flexibility, in individuals and in companies. In fact, failure to change, grow and adapt may lead to stagnation or decline.

            Here at Showplace Cabinetry, our entire company history is about flexibility, growth and change. Thanks to the craftsmanship of our employee-owners, the support of our dealer network and the enthusiasm of the American consumer, growth at Showplace has been a constant since the first cabinets were built nearly 20 years ago. That growth has required adaptation, construction, new designs and the ability to be agile in a changing marketplace.

            First our manufacturing plant expanded, then doubled in size. Our team added new people, our people added skills and our relationships with dealers across North America expanded with our capacity to build great cabinetry. New door styles, fashion-forward colors, innovative design, a growing palette of wood species—all the things that make Showplace unique and keep us in the forefront of the U.S. cabinet industry—require our company and our employee-owners to roll with the changes.

            Being nimble and willing to adapt is the core strategy at Showplace as we strive to meet the needs of our customers and the North American cabinet consumer. That flexibility will be underscored in the months ahead, as we are always looking for ways to improve, as team members and as an American cabinet company. Since the pace of change only accelerates, so must our readiness to transform our systems and products to meet that change.            

           Our industry—all American industry—has been built on innovation and growth through new ideas and the productivity and talent of U.S. workers like our Showplace employee-owners. That tradition will keep us adapting to the future and embracing change as a way to stay strong and growing.

Being nimble and willing to adapt is the core strategy at Showplace as we strive to meet the needs of our customers and the North American cabinet consumer.

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