Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: September 2000
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
DuPont Corian Raises $22,000 For Charity
Wilmington, DE DuPont Corian has raised $22,000 for the
Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to
terminally ill children, the company announced.
DuPont, based here, said the money was...
Event Honors Jeff Louis
Tustin, CA Jeff Louis, founder and president of Louis and
Company, a major cabinet industry distribution firm based in Brea
CA, was honored by cabinet hardware executives at a recent surprise
Stocks Rise in Face of Tailspin
Fears that corporate earnings may be hurt by continued interest
rate hikes sent Wall Street into a tailspin in July, although
stocks associated with the kitchen and bath market managed to edge
Seminar Series Set Again in '01
Hackensack, NJ The well-received "Managing for Profit" business
management seminar series sponsored for the past two years by
Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National Kitchen & Bath
Association will be offered in...
To keep a stable and dedicated staff, our firm has to be flexible
in our approach to work hours.
New Web Site Assists With Tool Selection
Hauppauge, NY A new Web site aimed at providing construction
trade professionals with better pricing on new and used power
tools, as well as a wide range of other related supplies, has been
Online Firms Form Alliance
Beaverton, OR Handyman Online, a leading on-line contractor
referral service, has formed a partnership with domania.com, a
leading education and information destination for home buyers,
sellers and owners, the company...
Sam Warwick, Bryan Zolfo, Glenn Brody, Jeff Cannata, Tom
Trzcinski and Jeani Lee all share a similar good news-bad news
dichotomy that's, sadly, far too familiar to many businesses in the
kitchen and bath industry these days.
All of them either...
Fabricators Share Optimism, Concerns in
Today's solid surface fabricators, while generally optimistic
about the future of their industry, are concerned about losing
market share to competitive products, rising material prices and
NKBA Launches Program for Sponsorships
Hackettstown, NJ Members of the National Kitchen & Bath
Association can now sponsor any one of more than 25 programs and
events offered throughout the year as part of the association's
KCMA Sets Conference
Reston, VA The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association's 13th
Annual Management Conference, Exposition and Plant Tours will take
place Nov. 11-14 in Birmingham, AL, the KCMA announced.
The event, said the KCMA, is aimed at...
Internet Is a Source for Getting Ideas, Rather Than
Hackettstown, NJ A growing number of homeowners are using the
Internet to gather remodeling and decorating ideas, but they remain
split on where to actually purchase the home products and...
Salice Acquires Stake in ADAR
Charlotte, NC Giorgio e Luciano Salice S.a.p.a., the holding
company to which the cabinet and furniture hardware supplier Salice
America Inc. belongs, has signed an agreement for the acquisition
of a majority stake in...
ServiceMagic Raises $29M In Financing
Golden, CO ServiceMagic.com, a leading on-line "marketplace"
connecting consumers with local home service professionals, has
raised an additional $29 million in financing through strategic
Study Projects Major Changes in U.S.
CAMBRIDGE, MA The changing composition of American households over
the next decade should continue to redefine both new home buyers
and residential remodeling consumers, while pushing the value...
Walker Zanger Moves Offices
Sylmar, CA Walker Zanger, the supplier of stone and ceramic tile,
has moved its Sun Valley, CA headquarters to a new location here,
the company announced.
The company's new 32,000-sq.-ft. office space will house...
Huntington Tile Acquired by PA Company
Philadelphia, PA Huntington Tile Co., the Fort Worth, TX-based
manufacturer of ceramic floor and decorative wall tiles, has been
acquired by Acorn USA Holdings, an affiliate of PGM Products, the
Ornate Mouldings Give Kitchen Intricate
By John Filippelli
LEXINGTON, KY Most "industry folks" have strong ideas about what
they want and don't want in a kitchen, and this was certainly the
case when a local develop/builder and his wife...
Florim USA Begins Porcelain Production
Clarksville, TN Florim USA,a leading tile manufacturer based
here, has begun the production of porcelain at its manufacturing
facilities in Clarksville, becoming only the second manufacturer to
Habitat for Humanity Home First to Employ Universal
Raleigh, NC The first Habitat for Humanity home that incorporates
universal design principles has been built by Habitat for Humanity
officials working in conjunction with the...
Web Site Offers Symbols Library For Kitchen and Bath
Chicago A new Web site offering the first manufacturer-specific,
downloadable CAD symbols library for kitchen, bath and
home-building professionals has been launched here, according...