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BSH Realigned Into CA-Based Corporation
Huntington Beach, CA BSH Home Appliances in the U.S. has
restructured its legal format into a corporation, and will now be
known as BSH Home Appliances Corp., representing three brands
Bosch, Thermador and...
St. Thomas Buys Altmans
National City, CA St. Thomas Creations, the manufacturer of
sinks, faucets and bath fixtures headquartered here, has purchased
Altmans, the well-known Los Angeles-based distributor of faucets
Whirlpool Corp. Partners With Housing
Benton Harbor, MI Whirlpool Corp. has donated $5 million in
appliances to Habitat for Humanity International, in a plan aimed
at providing a new refrigerator and range for each Habitat for
Spend Most of Marketing Resources On Past Clients, NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ When considering how to spend a business' annual
marketing dollars, kitchen and bath dealers should map out a
strategic plan that focuses squarely on spending the largest...
Remodeling Competition Calls for Entries
Upper Marlboro, MD Residential remodelers, including kitchen and
bath specialists, can submit outstanding remodeling projects for
consideration in the 2001 National Remodeling Quality Award,
Stocks Falter As Rates Rise
Stocks of publicly traded companies with ties to the kitchen and
bath industry affected, like the rest of Wall Street, by interest
rate and inflation uncertainties faltered in January, after closing
Some Valuable Lessons From the Profit
By Stephen Vlachos, CKD, CBD
Not so long ago, I woke up with a start in the middle of the
night. Standing at the foot of my bed was a shadowy figure. He was
wearing long robes and had a certain Father...
Family Firm: Selling Kitchens Isn't Rocket
By Susan Harper
Men wearing pocket protectors with slide rulers, using technical
jargon composed of polysyllabic words, selling cabinets and
countertops. . . .wait! Cabinets and...
We've recently enjoyed several years of unprecedented economic growth and, for most of us, it has spilled over into our
Make Most of Co-Op, Dealers Told
While some kitchen and bath dealers may not use the co-op
advertising funds that are available to them, those who do utilize
the money find that the programs can be helpful in dramatically
stretching their advertising...
Demonstration, when done properly, will use customer' five senses to heighten their awareness of products and services.
An Eye on Design
Today's bath combines elements of tradition and trendiness
to achieve a space that offers the ultimate in luxury, comfort and
In years past, most consumers were attracted to simple bathroom
designs that offered...
The solid surface industry, swept along by product innovations,
cutting-edge designs and high demand, seems on very solid footing
indeed these days, as it undergoes a dramatic transformation from a
fledgling offshoot of the countertop market into a...
Learning to pick out the bad customer is a skill you develop
Market Reports Remain Positive
While some signs of weakness are being reported for new housing,
other key statistical indices with relevance to the kitchen and
bath market continue to remain positive just as they were
There are three things that great business leaders do that
average business people do not
New Research Pinpoints Consumer Wine Needs
Kitchen designers could go a long way toward assisting clients with
wine-storage needs while enhancing their reputation as high-end
design consultants if they understood the requirements for...
Sloan Valve Sets Up Call Center
Franklin Park, IL Sloan Valve Company, the manufacturer of
plumbing products based here, has established an Installation
Engineering Call Center specially designed to offer information
about Sloan's line of plumbing...
Solid Surface Show Termed Another Success
Las Vegas Solid Surface 2000, the trade show aimed at
fabricators and related industry professionals in the solid surface
industry, attracted some 4,000 attendees and more than 120
exhibitors, and was termed by...
KCMA Confab Scheduled For May in Georgia
Reston, VA The 45th Annual Convention of the Kitchen Cabinet
Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has been scheduled for four days
in May at a resort in Georgia, the trade association announced.
Remodeling Show Slated For Las Vegas
Las Vegas RemodelAmerica, the trade show formerly owned by the
National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and now under the
auspices of the National Association of Home Builders, will make
its debut in an...
Benton Harbor, MI The January issue of Kitchen & Bath Design
News carried a story (Page 16) about the new Western regional
manufacturing and distribution facility established by Norcraft
The facility is 190,000 sq. ft. in...
Special Area Projects Advocated As Way to Lend a Helping
Dallas Residential remodeling professionals, including kitchen
and bath specialists, can prove to be an invaluable resource to any
number of ongoing community service projects and should...
Atlanta, L.A. Added to K&BDN Seminar
Hackensack, NJ Dates and specific locations for Atlanta and Los
Angeles have been added to the schedule for the five-part series of
"Managing for Profit" business management seminars being sponsored
Walker Zanger Opens S.F. Space
San Francisco Walker Zanger, the Sun Valley, CA-based supplier
of stone and ceramic tile, has opened a new showroom in San
Francisco as part of "an aggressive" expansion phase for the
company, corporate officials...