Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: August 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Hafele Debuts New Showroom
New York Hafele America Co., the Archdale, N.C.-based
manufacturer of cabinet and design hardware and North American
subsidiary of German-based hardware manufacturer Hafele, has opened
its newest Design Center showroom...
Two Inducted Into NKBA 'Hall of Fame'
Hackettstown, NJ A pair of kitchen and bath industry innovators
are the latest inductees in the National Kitchen & Bath
Association's "Hall of Fame," the trade association announced.
Honored for their...
Housing Resilient In Face of Downturn
The housing and kitchen/bath markets, while perhaps flattening
modestly, apparently remain remarkably resilient in the face of the
overall slowdown affecting many sectors of the U.S. economy,
Woodmark Posts Record Results In 4th
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp. posted record sales and
income in the company's fiscal fourth quarter ended April 30, 2001,
the company announced.
The publicly traded kitchen and bath cabinet...
Offices Moved By Dornbracht
Duluth, GA Dornbracht USA, the manufacturer of bath and kitchen
fittings and accessories, has tripled the space at its North
American corporate offices and warehouse location in this Atlanta
suburb, the company...
Many kitchen and bath salespeople today don't consider
themselves salespeople at all. Rather, they think of themselves as
being consultants, advisors, designers and technical people. And, I
guess, that's more-or-less true. At the most recent K/BIS...
Planit Holdings Merges Units
Woodland, CA Planit Holdings, the parent company of Cabnetware
Inc. and Planit-Autograph Inc., has merged the two suppliers
computer-aided cabinet design and manufacturing software.
The merger, termed "a strategic...
Hastings to Import Vola Line
Freeport, NY Hastings Tile and Il Bagno Collection, a leading
importer and distributor of high-end European tiles and bathroom
furnishings, has become the exclusive U.S. importer for Vola, the
Danish manufacturer of...
Wilsonart Int'l. Cleared of Price Fixing
Temple, TX The U.S. Dept. of Justice has notified Wilsonart
International that no indictments are being brought against
Wilsonart or several other high-pressure laminate (HPL)
manufacturers by a...
Design Contest Open to Trade
Red Lion, PA Yorktowne Cabinets is sponsoring its Third Annual
Design Competition, with three categories open to kitchen and bath
space planners, the cabinet manufacturer announced.
Categories for the annual design...
Canyon Creek Honored for Pollution Efforts
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Company has been honored for the
third year in a row for its efforts at preventing air pollution at
its cabinet manufacturing plant, the company announced.
Amana Bought By Maytag
Newton, IA Maytag, the Newton, IA-based appliance manufacturer
that also serves as the parent company of Jenn-Air, has acquired
the major appliance and commercial microwave oven businesses of
Amana Appliances, the company...
K&BDN Seminar Set for Atlanta
Atlanta Atlanta will be the site next month for the fourth in a
series of "Managing for Profit" conference programs being sponsored
throughout 2001 by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the National
Kitchen & Bath...
Advice Given for Building Stronger Teams, Achieving
If you've ever seen the movie The Untouchables, you may recall
the scene in which Robert DeNiro expounds upon the virtues of
teamwork, and then uses a baseball bat to give an...
Award-Winning Design Gets 'One Tile Fits All'
Some designs work because of an overall blending of different
materials and design elements. Others, however, take their appeal
from using one particular piece
or design element to tie...
Bosch Announces $200-Million Expansion in
Huntington Beach, CA -- BSH will invest an unprecedented $200
million in the expansion of its North American operation, announced
Hans-Peters Haase, president and CEO of BSH Home Appliances...
When it comes to creating spectacular showrooms that dazzle
the senses and make sales sizzle, it's all about
by Janice Anne Costa
What makes a showroom truly spectacular? Certainly all the usual
Mornings have never been my greatest strength; anything short of
a 50-piece marching band tends to pass by unnoticed in the early
pre-caffeineated hours before the clock hits...whatever time is not
So, it came as something of a shock to...
Victorian Kitchen Design Offers Historic
By John Filippelli
HIGHLAND PARK, ILIf you believe the old adage, "Everything old is
new again," then you can appreciate the reinvention of this
Victorian-style kitchen. From an historic, yet...
The Live/Work 2001 project, covered in the April issue of KBDN,
is a unique approach to urban redevelopment that was showcased at
the International Builders Show in Atlanta in February. In January
of 2000, our design group was invited to join the...