Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: August 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Shipments of Hi-MACS Halted To Distributor
Tampa, FL LG Decorative Surfaces, the Tampa-based company that
had been serving as exclusive U.S. distributor of the Hi-MACS solid
surface products line, has been notified by its Korean-based
PA Factory To Produce Thomasville Line
Taylor, MI A new cabinet manufacturing facility opened by Masco
Corp. in Sayre PA will produce the new private-label cabinet line
earmarked for Home Depot stores, Masco officials announced.
BSH Hosts Conference On E-Business
Huntington Beach, CA BSH Home Appliances, the corporate parent of
the Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau appliance brands, hosted its
distributors for a recent conference on the "challenges and
opportunities" of the...
Amazon.com Sponsors Internet Home Building
Seattle, WA Leading online retailer Amazon.com will be a title
sponsor for the first Internet-driven home building project,
iShow.com and JLC LIVE Construction Training Shows announced
Referral Service Supply Source Link
Beaverton, OR Handyman Online.com, an online referral service
linking homeowners with home improvement contractors, has
formed a partnership with CornerHardware.com, a leading online
retailer of home...
Whirlpool Aids Housing Effort With
Benton Harbor, MI Whirlpool Corp. will be donating $25 million
worth of appliances over the next five years to assist a major
North American homebuilding effort planned by Habitat for...
Floor to Ceiling Aiming Efforts at Kitchen
Burnsville, MN Floor to Ceiling, a franchising organization
specializing in floor coverings, kitchen and bath, and related
products, is adding between 20 to 25 new stores this year in its
Money Store Halts Home Repair Lending
West Sacramento, CA The Money Store, which had been highly
visible throughout the kitchen/ bath and remodeling markets for the
past several years with a home improvement financing program, is
Woodmark Posts Mixed Results In 4th Quarter
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. reported that net sales
for the fourth quarter ended April 30, 2000 rose 9% over the prior
year, to a record $102.1 million, although net income for the
K&BDN Parent Acquired by Media Firm
Melville, NY Cygnus Business Media, the parent company of
Kitchen & Bath Design News and its four sister magazines, has
been acquired by CommerceConnect Media, a Westport, CT-based media
DreamMaker to Offer Branded Cabinet Line
Waco, TX DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide, the
remodeling franchise firm based here, has formed an alliance with
Harrisburg, SD manufacturer Showplace Wood Products to offer a
branded cabinet line...
Edge Treatments Feature Innovative Designs
By John Filippelli
ALBUQUERQUE, NM Aesthetically stunning, active and natural describe
the recent offerings in edge treatments that won top honors in
Avonite's Sixth Annual Edge Treatment Contest...
Kindred Cites Top Sales Reps
Midland, Ontario Kindred Industries, the Franke-owned kitchen
sink manufacturer based here, recently honored five of its top
sales representatives for their performance during 1999, the
U-Line Expands Alliance With Purcell Murray
Milwaukee, WI U-Line Corp., the manufacturer of built-in
undercounter refrigeration products headquartered here, is
consolidating its southern California marketing and distribution
efforts under the...
Upscale Design Leads to Unique Market Niche
By Daina Darzin
ST LOUIS, MO Her kitchen and bath design business was taking off
rapidly, but Danean Mitchell noticed a major limitation in her St.
Louis market a dearth of sources for upscale...
Canyon Creek Adds Support to Seminar Series
Hackensack, NJ Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, the Monroe,
WA-based custom cabinet manufacturer, has become the third
corporate sponsor for the "Managing for Profit" business management
seminar series being...
Have you ever driven through a neighborhood of new homes and been
struck by how large they are?
Architect Sarah Susanka has written a bestseller for anyone in the
residential design world entitled The Not So Big House, and those
of us in the...
As I write this column at my office, my home bathroom is being
remodeled. By the time you read this, it will be done. It's going
to be beautiful, and I will call all of my friends and neighbors
over to see it. I am excited. I am thrilled. But, it...
Atypical Window Design Defines Unique
By Anita Pearl
LONG ISLAND, NY The key to any design success is collaboration. The
perfect case in point is an innovative Long Island remodel that
transformed a dated 1970s kitchen into a stylish...
Is your company easy or hard to do business with?
Does your organization have a destructive habit of chasing
business away without really meaning to, or even realizing it as if
it had a case of corporate body odor or bad breath? Are...
Developing New Sales Techniques
There are three major things you need to think about when
running your shop:
1. Sales. 2. Sales. 3. Sales.
No sales means no work . . . and, unless you're independently
wealthy, no work means no shop. So, it's a...
Cal Door Expands Plant
Gilroy, CA Cal Door, a major manufacturer of high-end cabinet
components, has purchased a new 180,000-sq.-ft. factory in Salinas,
CA, the company announced.
Cal Door, whose headquarters are located here, said that the...