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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...
MAAX Expands Distribution
Sainte-Marie, Quebec MAAX, the manufacturer of bathroom, spa and
kitchen products based here, has opened a pair of distribution
centers in Western Canada, the company announced.
According to MAAX, the two new centers in...
Good communication can be defined as the process necessary to ensure
that everyone who needs to know does so, and has this knowledge
when they need to have it.
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...
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...
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 kitchen
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
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...