Kohler named associate of the year by surface fabricators

KOHLER, Wis. – March 16, 2009 – Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath design and technology, recently received the Associate of the Year Award, presented by the International Surface Fabricators Association for its support of the kitchen countertop industry.

“Kohler is proud to receive this award, and honored to be recognized by ISFA,” said Mally Henne, channel manager for kitchen products, Kohler Co. “Kohler has worked diligently to support and grow the business of surface fabricators by providing its members with sales tools, interactive demonstrations and a well-recognized, quality product – namely kitchen sinks.”

The annual ISFA Awards recognize individuals and companies for extraordinary accomplishment and contribution to the industry during each preceding year. The awards, which are presented at the association’s annual meeting are given in five categories: Fabricator of the Year, the Envision Award, the Innovator Award, Associate of the Year and the ISFA Hall of Fame.

The 2009 ISFA Associate of the Year award was presented to Kohler Co. for its strong support of the decorative surfacing industry, as well as proactive efforts to promote the interests of ISFA fabricators. During 2008, Kohler took a leading role in helping unify and promote the decorative surfacing industry through lending its expertise and resources to such important activities as education, accreditation and team building across all segments of the industry.

“This award underscores the power of the KOHLER brand to differentiate the kitchen space, and improve the level of gracious living for those who enjoy our products,” added Henne. Kohler offers a collection of kitchen sinks, prep sinks, faucets and accessories for any lifestyle. These KOHLER kitchen products demonstrate new approaches to kitchen design in order to help homeowners get the optimal use and enjoyment out of their kitchen based on their lifestyle needs.

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to helping its members become more profitable through education, fostering professionalism and promoting the countertop industry. Established in 1997, ISFA has grown from a trade association focused on a single product category (solid surface), to embracing all types of decorative surfacing including, but not limited to, natural stone, concrete, laminate, glass, sustainable composites, solid surface and recycled glass.