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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 was...
Business Management Seminar Series Set for
Five "Managing for Profit" business management seminars, the
all-day program that was so enthusiastically received in 1999, have
been announced for 2000, according to the program's co-sponsors,
Record Set By Cersaie
Bologna, Italy Cersaie 1999, the largest ceramic tile trade show
in the world, broke records this past October for both attendance
and exhibitors, sponsors reported.
According to Cersaie organizers, the number of visitors at...
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, according...
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 that...
It only took a moment of carelessness and a fraction of a second
for the carbide to tear my flesh. The router bit grazed the top
surface of my left forefinger, tore off the fingernail and split
the finger to the first knuckle. As I jerked my finger...
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 the...
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...
Tile, Stone Show Slated For May
Orlando, FL Michael Graves, an internationally acclaimed
architect, will deliver the keynote address at Coverings 2000, a
major ceramic tile and natural stone exposition scheduled for
Orlando in May, sponsors...
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
Woodmark to Produce Thomasville Line of Cabinetry For
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. will be a key participant
in the development, manufacturing and launch of a new line of
cabinetry, to be sold exclusively in Home Depot stores under...
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...
Outwater Opens New Showroom
Wood-Ridge, NJ Architectural Products by Outwater, L.L.C., a
supplier of building and remodeling products, has opened a new
showroom here, the company said.
The new showroom, located at Outwater's 300,000-sq.-ft.
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 providing...
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.
Twenty to 30...
'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...
NBMDA Elects Officers, Board
Chicago A new Board of Directors and slate of officers have been
elected for 2000 by the North American Building Material
The Chicago-based association, whose membership segments...