Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: October 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Hera to Build New GA Facility
Norcross, GA Hera, a leading manufacturer of cabinet and display
lighting, will construct a new corporate headquarters and
distribution center here, the company announced.
Hera said its new headquarters, which will...
Woodmark Posts Record Quarter
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. has announced record net
income of $5.1 million for the first quarter ended July 31, 2000,
up from the $4.6 million posted in the same quarter a year
Firm Acquired by HydraBaths
Santa Ana, CA HydraBaths, Inc., the Santa Ana, CA-based
manufacturer of whirlpool bath systems, has acquired Sensatron, a
developer of bath electronics, the company announced.
The acquisition, according to HydraBaths...
There's an old Zen saying, "The best leaders of all, the people
know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, 'We did it
Nowhere is this as true as in the kitchen and bath industry,
where myriad partnerships between...
Hardware's New Age
Adding the perfect touches to a client's luxury bath calls for a
good eye for detail. And since, when it comes to design, the
details really count, choosing the proper bath hardware or
accessories to brighten up a design can be...
Three online home improvement resource sites have selected Handyman Online to provide contractor referral services to homeowners looking to find professional help for remodeling projects, the company announced.
Signaling 'the next phase of expansive growth and development in the global woodworking machinery and cutting tool sector,' participants have announced the launch of "the first and only online business community developed for buyers, suppliers and...
Slowdown Not Viewed as
The kitchen and bath market began feeling the first tangible
effects of the long-expected slowdown as the third quarter of 2000
reached its midway point, although industry activity remained
Solid Surface Show Expected To Draw 4,000+
Henderson, NV The fourth annual Solid Surface International
Trade Show and Expo, set for early 2001 in Las Vegas, is expected
to attract more than 4,000 attendees from nearly 30 countries,
Stocks Rise As Economy
News that higher unemployment and lower manufacturing activity may
point to a cooling off of the economy proved consoling to stock
market investors in August, as stocks in general as well as those
Smart Appliance Protocol Goal of Task Force
Washington, DC A special task force formed by the Association of
Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has agreed to proceed with
establishing a voluntary standard protocol for the compatability
DIYonline.com, a custom home improvement site for do-it-yourselfers, has entered into a contractor referral and co-branding alliance as part of a joint marketing initiative with Homestore.com, the companies announced.
Cabinet Vision Expands Offices
Tuscaloosa, AL Cabinet Vision, Inc., the woodworking industry
computer software supplier based here, has announced plans to
expand its corporate facilities through the addition of a new
Years ago, employers felt that customers preferred buying their kitchens and baths from one individual who would be involved in every aspect of the sale. However, in today's radically different environment, dealers and distributors alike are learning...
Smart Investments Yield Big Return for Design
By Denise Vermeulen
Small kitchen and bath firms might find themselves envying the
advertising budget of a design firm giant such as Neil Kelly
Designers/ Remodelers. Those...
Pair of Firms Unite Efforts In Ohio Area
Cincinnati, OH Nisbet Lumber & Hardware, a major supplier of
building materials in the Cincinnati-Dayton, OH region, has formed
a strategic partnership with Brower Products, Inc., a leading area
2000 Industry Leadership Awards:
Some Genuine Winners
Kitchen & Bath Design News' second annual "Industry
Leadership Awards" competition once again managed to uncover some
genuine winners. Nearly two dozen of them, to be exact.
Each of those...
Furniture finishes on kitchen and bath cabinetry continue to be
popular with consumers across the U.S. Also known as "fashion" or
"specialty" finishes, they require or appear to require multiple
steps to complete. The final product appears as a...
Action Urged on Low-Flow Toilets
Upper Marlboro, MD The building industry has applauded the
energy and resource conservation goals set by the U.S. Dept. of
Energy, but says that further action is needed in developing a
standard governing the...
By Formica and KUEHN Bevel
Randolph, NJ The formation of a strategic alliance to
manufacture and distribute countertop edge treatments throughout
the U.S. has been announced by KUEHN Bevel, Inc. and Formica
The alliance, announced last...
Design Needs of Aging Boomers Target of
Washington, DC The American Society of Interior Designers, in
partnership with Sub-Zero Freezer Co., has launched a new study to
examine the impact of interior design on people as they move into
Have you ever heard of Coca-Cola, aka Coke? Of course you have
the soft drink is recognized worldwide! Can you imagine the senior
management at Coke walking in one day and saying "Hey, you know,
we've done such a great job of promoting ourselves...