HOWARD LAKE, MN: Dura Supreme Cabinetry recently celebrated its 31st annual Kid’s Switch Day with a record-sized class of 30 students. What started out as a Cub Scout project in the early 1990s, in November of 1992, is now a highly anticipated company event every year. Each year 5th graders who are children or grandchildren of a Dura Supreme employee have the opportunity to participate in the event.

The day is filled with fun educational games, a factory tour of the Dura Supreme factory where they learn first-hand what their parents and grandparents do each day, discuss what it means to be a good employee, learn about manufacturing & cabinet making, movie time, and more. The day wraps up with a hands-on activity where each child gets to build their own cabinet to take home as a keepsake to remember their day at Dura Supreme.

Employees and their families share the memories of this day for many years. “This is an awesome experience for the children!” shared Maria Dupont, professional Expediter for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, “My kids are in their 30’s and they still have the sweet little cabinet they built a ‘few’ years ago.” Another employee from the Dura Supreme Marketing Team, Mary Beth Decker comments, “It’s a very cool thing for the kids to be able to come and see first-hand what their parents and grandparents do every day at work.” Decker shares, “Over the past 20+ years that I’ve been with Dura Supreme, I’ve enjoyed volunteering for the event and had the honor of having 17 of my own grand babies attend.” A retired Dura Supreme craftsman, Dennis Berglund reminisces, “I remember my grandkids doing this many years ago!”

Karen Wistrom, VP of Marketing for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, said, “The kids appeared to thoroughly enjoy the day while learning about Dura Supreme and getting to see where their parents and grandparents work. It was evident many of the children had a sense of pride that their parent or grandparent worked here. This is a great event supporting community outreach and it represents the overall culture at Dura Supreme.”

Dura Supreme Cabinetry is Wright County, MN’s largest privately-owned employer and recently opened an additional manufacturing facility in Statesville, NC. The company has been producing American-made cabinetry products for 70 years. “For anyone looking to be part of a company that has a strong history and a well-established culture based on a legacy of quality, family values, and craftsmanship, Dura Supreme is a great place to be!” shared Wistrom. “Our Dura Supreme community has been continuously growing throughout the years. Right now we are recruiting new team members in several departments in all areas at our Minnesota and North Carolina locations.”

Dura Supreme Kids Switch Day 2023

Dura Supreme Kids Switch Class of 2023

Bring your child to work day at Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Father teaching daughter how to build a cabinet.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry Kid’s Switch Class of 2023 – Build Your Own Cabinet Activity

A manufacturing safety manager giving a tour to kids to teach them about cabinet making and the wood working industry.

Tom Christensen, Environmental Health Safety Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry leading a Factory Tour for the Kids Switch Day students.

A cabinet maker teaching students about cabinet manufacturing during a factory tour for 5th graders.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry Kid’s Switch Class of 2022 – Factory Tour

A collection of photos from the event can be found on their latest Instagram Reels Video and posted to the company’s Facebook Page.

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