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Alberto Named to K&BDN Editorial Team
Melville, NY Susan Alberto has joined Kitchen & Bath Design
News' editorial team as managing editor, K&BDN announced.
Alberto will work out of the Melville office, in conjunction with
K&BDN editor Janice Costa and...
Positive Signs Continue On
A series of positive economic indicators continued to define the
health of the kitchen/bath and housing markets as the third quarter
of 1999 wound down, according to the latest figures released by the
Tips Given for Using 'Good, Better, Best' Method in
Baltimore, MD Additional profit can be built into a kitchen or
bath sale if designers understand the notion of how to plan for,
and sell, "good, better, best" features in a project...
Wilsonart Parent Firm OKs Merger
Deerfield, IL Premark International Inc., the $2.7-billion
manufacturer of commercial and consumer products and the parent
company of Wilsonart International and Florida Tile has entered
into a multi-billion-dollar...
BKBG Elects Slate of Officers
Toledo, OH A slate of new officers and directors has been elected
by the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group, Inc., the organization
The officers and directors were elected as part of the
'Intangible' Assets Called Critical To Kitchen and Bath
Baltimore, MD Intangible assets such as a company's "good will
value" and "going concern value" are critical yet often overlooked
factors in establishing the true worth of a kitchen...
TOTO Starts Sales Training For Dealers
Deerfield, IL TOTO USA, the major manufacturer of bathroom products
based here, has created a new sales training program aimed
exclusively at TOTO dealers, the company announced.
The new program, called...
Dealers, Designers Rate Supplier Support Generally
Kitchen/bath dealers and designers feel the overall level of
support being offered to them by product manufacturers is generally
favorable, although most say support services are no better...
'Presidential Suite' Has a Bathroom With a
by Susan Alberto
LAGUNA BEACH, CA When you're the president of one of the nation's
largest manufacturers of prison-plumbing fixtures, and you want to
remodel your home, it certainly helps to be...
Fabrication Training Center Set by ISSFA
Henderson, NV A new Training and Education Center aimed at
providing technical and general business information for solid
surface fabricators will be established by the International Solid
Blum Announces Sales Milestone
Stanley, NC Julius Blum, the manufacturer of cabinet hardware and
manufacturing equipment based here, has exceeded $100 million in
annual sales for the first time since establishing operations in
the U.S. 22 years ago...
Operating Reports Needed to Stay Organized, According to
Hackettstown, NJ Operating reports form the organizational basis
of a well-run kitchen and bath design/remodeling firm and can
either reduce or increase organizational stress and...
Crossville Expands Plant
Crossville, TN Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA, the manufacturer of
large-unit porcelain tile based here, has expanded the production
capacity at its Dickson, TN plant, the company announced.
The expanded facility, which...
New Strategic Plan, Goals Implemented by
Hackettstown, NJ The Board of Directors of the National Kitchen
& Bath Association has "charted a new course" for the
association, developing a strategic plan "that focuses on
membership development and...
Maytag Obtains Universal Kitchen
Providence, RI Maytag Corp. has signed a technology transfer
agreement to obtain exclusive worldwide rights to the "Universal
Kitchen," an integrated kitchen design concept developed by the
Rhode Island School of...
Republic Buys Legacy Cabinets
Marshall, TX H.I.G. Capital, L.L.C., a Miami-based capital group
and financial partner of Republic Industries, Inc., has added
Legacy Cabinets, L.L.C. to the Republic National Cabinet Group, the
New Survey Pinpoints Dishwasher Usage
Dishwashers are playing a growing role in today's kitchens, being
used an average of 4.5 times a week and being viewed as either
"important" or a "can't be done without" appliance by some 87...
The Comfort Zone
Today's bath combines elements of fantasy and comfort, with
designs that emphasize privacy and aesthetics, as well as luxury
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then surely the bath is
its comfort zone...
Vanities Get Personal
With an ever-increasing emphasis on personalization in the
bath, the only sure trend in vanities is that anything - and
everything - goes.
BY CLAY PATRICK
For years now, bath design has played second fiddle to the...
Choosing Your Firm's Future: .com or
.comatose by: Stephen Vlachos, CKD, CBD
It's decision time. Our industry has enjoyed some wonderful years.
Mom & Pop dealers are flush with prosperity. Sales are good,
profits are good. It's been like a perfect...
Symposium Reviews Design, Technology
San Francisco A panel of five nationally renowned kitchen and
bath speakers including K&BDN publisher Eliot Sefrin
addressed the question of whether a home can be both
technologically advanced and personally...
Policies Seen Helping With Change Orders
Baltimore, MD An intelligent policy that details procedures
governing how change orders are handled for kitchen and bath
remodeling projects can go a long way toward ensuring that a
design/ remodeling company...