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Norcraft Opens AZ Facility
Eagan, MN Norcraft Companies, L.L.C., the major cabinet
manufacturer based here, has established a western regional
manufacturing and distribution facility in Yucca, AZ, the company
Norcraft said the facility...
Balazs Named CEO of NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ Cecilia Balazs, who has been serving as the
chief staff officer of the National Kitchen & Bath Association
for more than a year, has been named as CEO of the trade
association, the NKBA announced.
A Reason To Believe
Higher interest rates should cool off the housing market in
2000, but the continued push toward kitchen and bath remodeling
should kick the new millennium off on a positive note.
by Daina Darzin
It's the time of the year...
Housing Expected Off, But Remodeling Seen as Remaining
WASHINGTON, DC The moderate slowdown that economists have been
forecasting for the past two years is finally at hand, and that
will result in a cooling off of the housing market...
Big government, trying to devise a new weapon in its fight
against on-the-job injuries, may, instead, have shot itself in the
foot and shot American factory workers, and their employers,
squarely through the heart.
That's the only conclusion...
As I travel the country doing consulting and business management
seminars, I'm disappointed and concerned at the lack of goal
setting exhibited by many kitchen and bath dealers. They may have
broad goals: sell more, work less, have more fun, make...
'99 Finishing With a Flourish
Even in the face of an imminent modest slowdown in 2000, the
kitchen/bath, housing and remodeling markets seemed to be finishing
1999 with the same positive momentum they exhibited throughout the
year, according to...
ASID Honors Business Owner
Houston Julie Koch, the owner and CEO of Elegant Additions, a
leading upscale decorative plumbing and hardware showroom here, has
been honored for her business activities by the American Society of
Mepla-Alfit Relocates Operations
Lexington, NC Mepla-Alfit, one of the cabinet industry's' leading
hardware manufacturers, has moved its operations to a new facility
in Lexington, NC, the company said.
According to Mepla-Alfit, the new location...
Antibacterial Product Firms Join Forces
Huntersville, NC Microban Products Company, the leading provider
of branded antibacterial product protection for selected bathroom
products in North America, has merged with Microban International,
KCMA Criticizes OSHA Proposal On Ergonomics
Reston, VA The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association has
criticized a proposed new ergonomics regulation published by the
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), charging
Two Associations Join Forces
Reno, NV Two industry-related trade associations the
International Hardware Distributors Association (IHDA) and the
North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA)
have consolidated into one...
Food Donated By EmployeesOf KraftMaid
Middlefield, OH Employees at KraftMaid Cabinetry donated some
24,000 pounds of food to local churches and food banks during
Thanksgiving, the company said.
The food drive assisted seven area churches in...
19th Century Classic Receives Design
by Susan Alberto
NEW YORK, NY If you believe in the adage that, "You can't teach
an old dog new tricks," you've either never been inspired enough,
or you've never met someone with enough...
Florida Plant Being Built By Merillat
Merillat executives posed for a photo at the
ground breaking for the company's new $20-million manufacturing
facility in Ocala, FL. Left to right, are Tom Royce, Jon Reddell,
Keith Allman, Merillat president...
If you sell cabinetry, somewhere in your showroom you probably
have a wet bar display. If not, and if you have ample kitchen and
bath displays, adding this arrangement can provide even more
merchandising opportunities for your business.
'Kitchen Concept 2010' Provides a Look
ALPHARETTA, GA With the new millennium fully underway, the future
may be now for many kitchen space planners but at least one major
manufacturer is looking 10 years ahead and discovering many
High-End Kitchen and Bath Dealers Feeling High About
High-end kitchen and bath dealers, for the most part, had a good
year in 1999, and are expressing feelings of optimism about 2000,
according to telephone surveys conducted by Kitchen...