Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: November 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Moen Announces Expansion Plan Of NC
Sanford, NC Moen Inc., has recently announced a $32 million
expansion of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, based
here. The move is expected to add 150 new jobs and upgrade the
MN Designers Cited for Work on Three
Minneapolis A pair of kitchen and bath specialists from a
Minneapolis-based design firm have received awards in a statewide
competition for a trio of kitchens they designed.
Tim Aden, CKD, CBD, and...
Company Opens GA Showroom
Atlanta, GA Westchester Marble & Granite, a leading supplier
of handcrafted stone and lapidary, has opened a new showroom and
regional office in Atlanta.
According to the Walker Zanger subsidiary, the new stone and
Fisher & Paykel Boosts Capacity
Irvine, CA Post-K/BIS "designer reaction and strong early sales"
of Fisher & Paykel Appliances' GC36 gas cooktop, have resulted
in the company expanding its factory capacity, corporate officials
Hafele Awards 1st Scholarship
Archdale, NC Hafele America Co., the manufacturer of cabinet
hardware and related products, has named Lauren Feretti as the
first recipient of the Wolfgang Hafele Memorial Scholarship, the
To Show or Not to Show
The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show should it take place every
year or every other year?
Nearly everyone in the industry has an opinion, and it's frequently
a strongly held, insistent one. Advocates of the current...
Over the years, the scope and cost of benefits that most kitchen
and bath firms provide to their employees have risen dramatically.
Dealer Cited for Business Skills
Skokie, IL Rick Glickman, a Skokie, IL-based kitchen and bath
specialist who was cited as one of K&BDN's 1999 Industry
Leadership Awards winners, has been selected as a State Winner of
the Blue Chip Enterprise Award...
Multi-Purpose Kitchen Blends Tradition,
By John Filippelli
SEATTLE, WACreating a unique kitchen which captures the
personalities of its owners can be a challenge for any designer,
especially when the clients want a multi-purpose room...
Polycon 2001 Set for February
Atlanta Polycon 2001, the annual trade show and educational
conference sponsored by the Inter-national Cast Polymer
Association, will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 3 here, the ICPA
The event, to be conducted at...
QR, NARI Ink Plan to Offer Courses Online
Fort Atkinson, WI Kitchen & Bath Design News' sister trade
magazine, Qualified Remodeler, has been selected by the National
Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as the exclusive and
While the new millennium sees consumers returning
increasingly to the comforts of a familiar, traditional-style bath,
the latest, spa-like extras remain in hot demand, and splashes of
color in unexpected places are...
Student Designers Showcase 'Faucets of the
NEW YORK CITY Sleek, sophisticated and high tech describe the
"faucets of the future," as seen in the creations of three student
designers who won top honors in Price Pfister's Faucet of...
Kohler Acquires Bathroom Fixture
Kohler, WI Kohler Co. has acquired Englefield Bathroomware, New
Zealand's largest, and Australia's second largest, manufacturer of
acrylic bathroom fixtures, the company announced.
Terms of the...
Merit Kitchens Acquired by SieMatic Group
Bensalem, PA Merit Kitchens Ltd., the Canada-based manufac-turer
of semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinetry, has been acquired by The
SieMatic Group, the companies announced.
Terms of the transaction were...
REHAU Opens Kansas Office
Leesburg, VA REHAU Inc., the supplier of radiant floor heating/
plumbing products, cabinet components and other products, has
opened a sales office in Lenexa, KS, near Kansas City, the company
"Vendor Of The Year" Winner Announced
Brea, CA Louis and Co., a distributor of woodworking products based
here, recently honored its 1999 'Vendor of the Year' Winners. After
surveying sales personnel in each region, the company determined
Designer Uses Holistic Approach to 'Build
by Daina Darzin
WASHINGTON, D.C. Mary Douglas Drysdale was born to design. "My hero
at age nine was Frank Lloyd Wright," she declares. "I started
building forts and treehouses with roofs that...
Scheduling is one of the hardest
things we have to do, and it's something we have to deal with on a
constant basis daily and sometimes hourly.