Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: December 1999
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Elkay Executive Wins Award
Oak Brook, IL John Heilstedt, executive v.p. of sales and marketing
for Elkay Mfg. Co., has been honored with the "Golden Eagle" Award
from the Association of Independent Manufacturers Representatives
(AIM/R), an Elkay...
The economy is fantastic! Inflation is at a minimum, and
unemployment is at its lowest in decades. Yet finding (and keeping)
good people is still one of the toughest parts of our jobs as
kitchen and bath owners/managers. So when you do make that...
Dacor Links With TV Show
Pasadena, CA Dacor, the specialty cooking appliance manufacturer
headquarted here, has developed a national partnership with
"Cooking With Caprial," one of the highest-rated cooking shows on
national public television, the...
Brandom Mfg. Co. Ceases Operations
Keene, TX Brandom Mfg. Co., the producer of the Brandom Collection
of kitchen and bath cabinetry, has abruptly ceased operations,
effective immediately, company officials announced.
According to Brandom...
Growth Continues As '99 Winds Down
A strong underlying foundation of positive economic factors
continued to account for kitchen and bath industry growth as 1999
wound to a close, even though rising mortgage rates may finally be
starting to throw a...
Fortune Brands Acquires R-T-A Cabinet
Old Greenwich, CT Fortune Brands, Inc., the consumer products giant
and parent company of Aristokraft, Schrock and Decora, has acquired
NHB Group Ltd., a major manufacturer of ready-to-assemble...
DuPont Corian Congratulates 5,000th Grad
Kennett Square, PA DuPont Corian marked the graduation of its
5,000th fabricator from the Corian Training and Development Center
here by presenting Emanuel Sacro of New Jersey with a Corian
K&BDN Parent Corporation Changes Name
Melville, NY Cygnus Publishing, the fast-growing parent company of
Kitchen & Bath Design News and several related trade magazines,
has changed its name to Cygnus Business Media, the company
Canyon Creek Plant to Boost
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Co., the rapidly growing cabinet
manufacturing company headquartered here, has built a new,
196,000-sq.-ft. factory aimed at increasing the company's
production capacity and...
Cantu Opens New Showroom
Vancouver, BC, Canada Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd. will open
its new showroom The Waterworks@ Cantu here this month in a
historic 1912 building, the company announced.
"The name says it all," says Art von Unrau...
Palmer's Pitches Aid Needy Kids
Cedar Rapids, IA Longtime Kitchen & Bath Design News columnist
Ralph Palmer has a sign in his office with a motto he tries to
"If you believe you can or you can't, you're right," the motto
The decade of the '90s, which opened on such a sour note for the
kitchen and bath industry, is going out on such a resounding high
this month that it's almost a shame to see it end.
Business is that good right now; most everyone you talk
10 "most-asked" questions from kitchen bath
dealers and designers
The design of cabinetry or furniture to house home entertainment
equipment has been an ever-expanding opportunity for kitchen and
bath designers. Whether it's a furniture piece to attractively
house the television or a dedicated home theater...
Mansfield Gives Donations to Habitat
Columbus, OH The Greater Columbus Habitat for Humanity organization
recently received a large donation of plumbing items from Mansfield
Plumbing Products, headquartered here, or two major programs...
New Cabinet Firm Formed By Corsi in WV
Indianapolis, IN Greenfield Cabinetry, L.L.C., a new company aimed
at producing a line of all-wood, semi-custom cabinetry, has been
formed by Corsi Cabinet Company, Inc., the cabinet manufacturer
Kitchen Design Provides All the 'Wright'
by Susan Alberto
AKRON, OH You've heard of this "horror story" time and again: a
couple decides to have children, or they already have young
children, but are buying their first home. They...
Seven years ago, I visited the original Home Depot EXPO showroom in
San Diego. I came away impressed that a home center was actually
courting the high-end clientele for kitchens and baths. Just last
week, I drove to Fairfax, VA, where EXPO opened a...