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NBMDA Elects 2001
Chicago The North American Building Material Distribution
Association (NBMDA) has elected its Board of Directors for 2001,
the trade association announced.
Elected were Dave Bennett Jr., Bennett Supply, president...
Major Industry Stocks Still Traveling South
Stocks associated with the kitchen and bath industry traveled
South in November 2000, along with the rest of Wall Street, as
fourth-quarter earnings warnings dictated the mindset of...
Shipments Slow, As Market Softens
A softening economy that is already impacting U.S. housing starts
and home sales is apparently beginning to have a similar impact on
shipments or at least on industry forecasts of key kitchen and bath
K&BDN-NKBA Seminar Series Expanded for
Melville, NY The "Managing for Profit" seminar series, the
unique all-day educational program co-sponsored by Kitchen &
Bath Design News and the National Kitchen & Bath Association,
has been expanded to...
Broan Expands Headquarters,
Hartford, WI Broan Mfg. Inc., North America's largest manufacturer
of home ventilation products, has unveiled a new corporate name
Broan-NuTone LLC and has broken ground on an expansion and
Re-Bath Holds Annual
Mesa, AZ Re-Bath Corp., the major franchisor of acrylic bathtub
liners and wall surround systems, conducted its annual National
Dealer Conference here recently, with more than 150 dealers and
corporate executives taking...
At the end of January and the beginning of February, the
International Solid Surface Fabricators Association (ISSFA) hosts
Solid Surface 2001 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. In just
four years, ISSFA has emerged as the collective and effective...
Business may be somewhat harder for kitchen/bath design firms to
stake out in 2001 compared to the past few years, if forecasts are
to be believed about the market softening a bit.
But business in the new year will no doubt continue to boom...
My last three consulting jobs have been with businesses that are
experiencing tremendous growth. While, for the most part, this type
of growth is a good thing, making the change from a two- or
three-person business to a 10(+/-) employee business is a...
Can Fraud Happen in Your
Many of us have started our businesses from "scratch," beginning
with only a few people. In cases like this, you, as the owner, most
often made every decision, ordered all of the materials, looked at
every document and...
Designers Customize Kitchen’s Exotic
By John Filippelli
ST. CHARLES, IL—Creating a kitchen for a custom home can pose
some unique problems for designers, since the lack of a homeowner
can mean the design ends up looking "generic...
BKBG Marks 5th Anniversary,
Houston, TX Bath and Kitchen Buying Group (BKBG), one of the
leading buying groups aimed at kitchen and bath dealers, has
celebrated its fifth anniversary and elected its officers and board
Suggestions for Supporting Solid Surface
By Russ Lee
A few years ago, one of my dealer customers asked me to build an
18" solid surface overhang on an island cabinet. Located in the
middle of a large kitchen, the island was meant...
A three-pronged trend toward larger bath quarters, a greater number
of bathrooms per house and an increased interest in luxury,
spa-like amenities has meant good news for the whirlpool market,
with consumers increasingly looking toward whirlpools to...
Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Experiences
By Susan Harper
ABERDEEN, SDIt's a sad but true fact that age takes a toll on all
of us. For a kitchen, no matter how much money and care is put into
its creation, marks and scratches accumulate, and even...
Elkay Relocates Distribution in IL
Oak Brook, IL Elkay Manufacturing Co. has relocated its
warehouse and distribution activities from its Broadview, IL sink
manufacturing facility to a new facility in Bolingbrook, IL, the
by Janice Costa
When it comes to the latest craze in surfacing material, "a little
bit of everything" seems to sum it up nicely, with surfacing
synergies combining heretofore unseen combinations of colors,
patterns and materials...
Sefrin Named Group Publisher Of Remodel
Melville, NY Kitchen & Bath Design News editorial director
and publisher Eliot Sefrin has been named group publisher of a
"shelter group" of publications that includes K&BDN's sister
A Soft Landing
By Daina Darzin
The home building and design industry has been riding a spectacular
growth wave the last few years, dovetailing with the U.S. economy
in general. But while they remain cautiously optimistic, housing