Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: July 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Electrolux Group Acquires Brand Name for
Columbus, OH The Electrolux Group, the world's largest
manufacturer of appliances, cleaning and outdoor-use products, has
signed an agreement to acquire the trademark and company name
KCMA Elects New Officers And Directors
Sea Island, GA New officers and members of the board of
directors have been elected for 2000-2001 by the Kitchen Cabinet
Manufacturers Association (KCMA).
The officers and directors were elected at the...
Kitchen Firm Cited for Work
Toledo, OH Superior Kitchens, a major kitchen design firm in the
Ohio region, has been honored for its kitchen design skills and as
"Sub-Contractor of the Year" by the Sales & Marketing Council
of the Home Builders...
Recent NKBA Survey Details Use Of Computers,
Hackettstown, NJ Kitchen and bath design firms will spend an
average of $6,700 for computer hardware and an average of nearly
$4,500 for computer software over the next two years alone,
Guarantee on Contractors
Chicago iCastle, a home improvement Web site based here, is now
offering an "unconditional guarantee" on the services performed by
its professional contractor network, the company announced.
The company said it is the...
Product Selection Service to Aid In Choosing of Building
Lincolnshire, IL Solutions On-Site, a new product selections
service specifically aimed at the new construction, remodeling and
interior design industries, is expected to begin...
Two Internet Firms Form New Alliance
Seattle Hardware.com and ServiceMagic.com, a pair of
Internet-related service providers, have formed a strategic
alliance aimed at enhancing the services of each company, the two
While we may not want to acknowledge it, the day will come when
we'll leave our kitchen and bath firm, and the business will have
to deal with our departure
Tile Executive Cited for Service
Glen Ellyn, IL Svend Hovmand, president and general manager of
Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA, has been honored by the Ceramic
Tile Distributors Association for his service to the ceramic tile
Management Seminar Series Fully Underway
Mahwah, NJ The second in the five-part "Managing for Profit"
business management seminar series being conducted in 2000 was
"another major success," according to program organizers Kitchen
& Bath Design...
Viking Purchases WA Distributor
Atlanta The attention of the cabinet manufacturing, countertop
fabricating and woodworking industries will turn to Atlanta next
month as the International Woodworking Fair (IWF 2000) returns to
this city with a wide...
ISSFA Show Set for Vegas
Henderson, NV Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will be the venue for
Solid Surface 2001, the fast-growing trade show serving the solid
surface industry, sponsors announced.
According to the Henderson, NV-based International...
Cabnetware Acquired by ICADS USA
Lexington, KY ICADS USA, Inc., the major computer software
supplier with rapidly expanding American interests, has acquired
the trading assets and intellectual property rights of Cabnetware,
Inc., the Sacramento...
Marvel Honors Top Distributors
Richmond, IN Marvel Industries, the Richmond, IN-based
manufacturer of premium undercounter refrigeration products,
honored six distributors at the com-pany's recent national sales
Marvel presented its...
She hurries into your dealership, barely on the walk side of
running, looking as harried as any '90s woman on the go, as she
explains that she only has an hour to spare before she has to be
home for dinner with the family. Then she asks, "Do you...
New Committees Formed by NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association has
formed four new ad hoc committees to examine several aspects of the
The committees, formed at a recent board of directors meeting...
Solatube Moves To New Facility
Vista, CA Solatube International Inc., a manufacturer of tubular
skylights, has relocated to a new 55,000-sq.-ft. facility here from
its former location in Carlsbad, CA.
Solatube attributed the move to "phenomenal...
The Changing Face of Today's Kitchen
Kitchen dealers are finding new opportunities as the
marketplace experiences the beginning of a trend in which the less
traditional consumer joins the customer mix, a new K&BDN survey
New Company To Market Tile
Clarksville, TN A new company, Florim USA, has been formed to
manufacture and market ceramic and porcelain tile in the U.S.,
company officials announced.
Florim USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Florim...
As I travel the country doing private consulting for kitchen and
bath dealers, I'm astounded at the lack of action on the part of
the owners/managers in terms of firing unproductive and/or weak
employees. It appears that this lack of action is...