Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: March 2000
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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
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...
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,
We've recently enjoyed several years of unprecedented economic growth and, for most of us, it has spilled over into our
Demonstration, when done properly, will use customer' five senses to heighten their awareness of products and services.
Creating a workplace that's fun means more than just blowing up
balloons and serving birthday cake for special occasions. Today's
employees want to feel respected, and they want to feel that they
matter to the company.
They also want to be kept...
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
Hansa Relocates To Georgia Site
Norcross, GA Hansa America, Inc., the sister company of KWC
Faucets, Inc., has relocated from its former headquarters in
Chicago to offices in Norcross, where KWC is based, as part of a
consolidation strategy, the...
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...
ImproveNet Opens FL Office
Redwood City, CA ImproveNet, the fast-growing online home
improvement service provider, has opened an East Coast customer
support center, and has assigned a team of "Personal Project
Advisors" to help homeowners through...
Kountry Kraft Marks 40th Year With Contest
Newmanstown, PA Kountry Kraft Kitchens, Inc., the Newmans-town,
PA-based custom cabinet manufacturer, celebrated its 40th year in
business by closing 1999 with the announcement of the winners of
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...
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.
Sub-Zero Buys Wolf Trademark
Madison, WI S-Z Capital, LLC, a business affiliate of Sub-Zero
Freezer Company, Inc., has purchased the Wolf Gourmet trademark and
specific assets of the residential cooking appliance line from The
Wolf Range Company...
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
There are three things that great business leaders do that
average business people do not
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
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...
Learning to pick out the bad customer is a skill you develop