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Flooring Group To Co-Sponsor Trade Show
North Palm Beach, FL The National Association of Floor Covering
Distributors, the leading wholesale distribution trade association
in the flooring industry, has become an official co-sponsor of
The Link Between Indoors and Outdoors is Forecast to
The boundary between indoor and outdoor living spaces, already
becoming increasingly blurred, will be "non-existent" by 2020 a
trend that promises to have major implications for...
Companies Join As Partners in Franchise
Fort Wayne, IN Do it Best Corp., a member-owned buying
cooperative involving hardware, lumber and other building products,
has joined forces with MRM Inc., the company that developed the
"Floor to Ceiling...
First Scholarship Winners to Be Announced
Orlando, FL A trio of students enrolled in kitchen and bath
curriculums at NKBA-endorsed colleges have been named as winners in
a new scholarship program launched this year by Kitchen & Bath
Homeowners are Time-Starved and Heavily Stressed,
The single most important trend that will drive consumers over
the next several years is the lack of time a fact of life that
spells important news for kitchen and bath retailers...
U.S. Distribution Set for Brassart
New York A line of solid brass door fittings, bathroom hardware
and other decorative accessories from British manufacturer Brassart
Ltd. will be available in the U.S. market as the result of a
One of my earliest childhood memories was turning off my
parents' television set with a book. There was nothing wrong with
the "off" knob, but I'd overheard my parents mention that the TV
was on its last leg, and that, in conjunction with all the...
Where has the day gone? It's just a few minutes after noon, and
you're ready for lunch. You get up from the desk, stretch, tighten
the belt on your bathrobe and make your way into the kitchen for
something to eat. Ahhthe joys of being a dotcom...
Survey: Contractors Must Battle Consumer Perceptions of
Park Ridge, IL Remodeling contractors, among those businesses
being affected by the current economic slowdown, must be very
careful not to cause themselves additional damage by...
Woodmark Posts Third Qtr. Gains
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. has reported an increase
in both sales and net income for the company's third fiscal
quarter, ended Jan. 31, 2001.
The publicly traded cabinet manufacturer, headquartered...
Kessler Honored For Contributions
Wood-Ridge, NJ Moe Kessler, the president of Outwater Plastics
Industries, Inc., has been named the recipient of the first annual
TSI Plastics Innovator Award, for the "outstanding contributions"
he has made to the...
Proper Phone Etiquette Still Viewed as Critical Business
In this age of e-mail and Web sites, it's easy for kitchen and
bath specialists to forget about the humble telephone. But, the
fact remains that the phone is, and will continue to be, the...
KCMA Applauds Rescinding of Ergonomics Rule
Reston, VA The action by Congress to rescind a government
regulation affecting the handling of workplace-related injuries is
being applauded by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association,
KCMA Confab Scheduled for Next Month
Reston, VA The 46th Annual Convention of the Kitchen Cabinet
Manufacturers Association will take place next month at a San Diego
resort, KCMA officials announced.
The annual convention, featuring three days of...
ORLANDO - The city of Orlando traditionally offers visitors a wide
array of choices: golfing or suntanning, visiting Walt Disney World
or Sea World. But, for kitchen and bath professionals attending
K/BIS 2001, their choices will revolve around the...
Retain Employees by Paying for What Matters Most,
Only about one-third of U.S. workers say they see any connection
between their performance on the job and the pay increases they
get. This means that most companies are getting no value...
NKBA Unveils 'University' Plan
Hackettstown, NJ In an effort to "meet the increasing need for
qualified design professionals" in the kitchen and bath industry,
the National Kitchen & Bath Association has unveiled plans for
an "NKBA University" that...
Establishing gross margin on sales as the criteria for sales compensation: Good or Bad?
Tips Offered for Halting the Negativity Factor in the
U.S. businesses lose about $3 billion a year to the effects of
workplace "negativity," which can infect a company like a
fast-spreading virus, affecting productivity, profitability,
Surprising Internet Customer Profile Means More
If you think that most Internet users are nerds and geeks,
you're way behind the times. According to the latest available
statistics, in fact, 56% of America (about 154 million...
Designer Couple Creates 'Homespun' Showroom
By Denise Vermeulen
Grandville, MI All across America, the trend toward working at home
continues to gain steam. Here in downtown Grandville, Cheri and
Paul Antozak have taken the idea to a new level...
Study Points to Opportunities for Insulation
Denver A research study on sound control in the residential
construction industry has revealed that builders and remodelers
could sell more sound control upgrades to homeowners and buyers
Past and Present Merge in Designer
By John Filippelli
CHICAGOFor interior designer Anthony Michael of Chicago, IL-based
Michael & Associates, Inc., renovating a dated kitchen in this
historic Buena Park neighborhood required him to meet...
Live/Work Idea Explored by Landmark
ATLANTA Home-based businesses are growing at a rapid pace, despite
the fact that few homes today have the layout, product mix and
technical capacity to accommodate the increasing number of
Several Guideline Suggested for Effective Steambath
With the increasing focus on health combined with the busy
lifestyle of most Americans, people are opting to spend more time
and money on their home.
Whether they're remodeling or...