Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: July 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
60,000+ Attend Interzum 2001
Cologne Interzum 2001, the massive European trade show aimed at
the cabinet manufacturing and furniture industries, drew more than
60,000 trade visitors from 117 nations, show officials
Lefroy Brooks Opens U.S. Unit
New York Lefroy Brooks, a leading British manufacturer of luxury
bathroom and kitchen fittings, has begun a marketing effort in the
U.S., the company announced.
The company, which manufactures a line of brassware...
Cygnus Acquires Builder, Architect Trade
Westport, CT Cygnus Business Media, parent company of Kitchen
& Bath Design News, has acquired Design/Build Business
magazine, a well-known trade publication serving both builders and
Surveys Reveal Consumer Preference for 'Smart'
What do consumers want in home automation?
The answer: "Smart" electronics that can be incorporated into
either a major remodeling project or new construction.
Cabinet Firm CEO Honored
Lancaster, PA Kent Martin, president and CEO of Signature Custom
Cabinetry, Inc., has been honored by the Lancaster Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, the cabinet manufacturer announced.
Martin was honored as the chamber's...
Yorktowne Cites Sales Achievers
Red Lion, PA Yorktowne Cabinets has announced the winners of the
company's "2000 Diamond Club Sales Achievement Awards," for
outstanding performance during the past year.
Five Yorktowne sales representatives...
BLANCO Gets Dedicated Line For U.S. Sinks
Cinnaminson, NJ Sharp sales growth over the past four years by
BLANCO AMERICA has led the sink manufacturer's German- based parent
company to open a dedicated production line exclusively for...
Door Supplier Opens Space
Elk Grove, CA Decore-ative Specialties, a leading manufacturer
of cabinet doors and related products, has opened a renovated
showroom near its offices here, the
The 800-sq.-ft. showroom features more...
Grants Awarded by K&BDN to Trio of
Orlando A trio of kitchen and bath design students enrolled in
college programs endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath
Association has been named as winners in the "2001 Student Designer
Supplier Opens Facility in CA
Garden Grove, CA Sunspring Metal Corp., a supplier of zinc die
casting and plating to a number of major kitchen and bath product
manufacturers, has opened a North American distribution center
here, the company...
Radio Seen As Choice For Dealers
Radio is an extremely viable medium for kitchen and bath dealers
seeking to promote their services to local audiences. However,
there are some guidelines dealers should abide by when considering
radio, according to...
Consumers seek out places where they can interact with products and
come away with design ideas. If customers are satisfied with the
total package good products, knowledgeable salespeople,
professional designers and great service their decision to...
Designers Advised on Blunting Anger of Clients When
How often have you heard the phrase, "It's nothing
However, when dealing with the kitchen and bathroom two critical
parts of a client's home even minor problems are...
BSH Bosch Posts Growth
Huntington Beach, CA BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgerate GmbH, the
Munich, Germany-based appliance giant with major U.S. interests,
has reported "above average" sales growth for the company's fiscal
SANIJET Sues Kohler, Jacuzzi On Whirlpool
Coppell, TX Whirlpool bath manufacturer SANIJET Corp. has filed
separate suits against Kohler Co. and Jacuzzi Inc., charging that
the two plumbing products manufacturers make "false and...
Report: Leadership Can Be Learned
Do you often hear co-workers refer to an employee as a natural
While the debate as to whether someone is a born leader or
learns the skills continues, there are certain commonalities that
Swan Moves To 'ERP' System
St. Louis Swan Corp. has implemented new technology designed to
provide faster and more accurate order processing, improved
inventory management and shorter lead times, the company
The manufacturer of...
Harden Acquired By Fisher Mfg.
Tulare, CA Harden Industries, a manufacturer of high-end
decorative faucets and fixtures, has been acquired by Fisher Mfg.
Co., a leading producer of commercial plumbing products for food
service and related...
Balance Leads to Dynamic Solution for
By John Filippelli
ORLANDO, FL With homeowners increasingly seeking to unclutter their
hectic lives, designers must focus on creating kitchens and baths
that not only emphasize form and function...
Manufacturer Cites Achievers
West Deptford, NJ Mountain Plumbing, a manufacturer of hot water
dispensers, drinking faucets and other plumbing fixtures, has
honored its top performers with the company's "Sales Awards for
Stiles Acquired By Robert Weed
Bristol, IN Robert Weed Plywood Corp., a supplier of laminated
and wood products for the cabinet manufacturing trade, has acquired
the assets of the Elkhart, IN-based Stiles, Inc., the company
Kitchen Most-Used Room in Home, Study Says
CLEVELAND, OH A typical family, while awake, spends more time in
the kitchen than any other room of the home, with kitchens playing
"an increasingly central role in everyday life," according to the