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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
The five-day, mid-May...
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.
A recent survey...
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 the
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 than...
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 announced...
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...
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 often...
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...
An interesting legal battle is promising to cause quite a stir
in the whirlpool bath industry, and could wind up having a major
impact on the way future whirlpools are manufactured, marketed and
The brouhaha, which emanates from a recent court...
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 industries...
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, but...
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
The awards, presented...
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
Markets Exhibit Signs of Slowing
Markets Exhibit Signs of Slowing
The housing and kitchen/bath markets, thus far largely immune to
the economic downturn facing the overall U.S. economy, began to
exhibit their first signs of weakness in recent...
In my previous column, I mentioned that I'd ordered a solid
surface repair template system from Templates by Andreas while
attending the Solid Surface 2001 trade show. When I wrote that
column, I had not yet received the templates. In this...
Dealer Works Harder and Smarter for
By Denise Vermeulen
SPRINGFIELD, ILDarlene Weaver, CKD, CBD, ASID, president/co-owner
of Distinctive Designs for Kitchens and Baths, was attending a
seminar in which kitchen and bath dealers were...
There are several reasons clients may give us for
not paying a bill when we feel that it's due, but they usually
break down into two categories.
Elkay Honors Top Performers
Oak Brook, IL Elkay Mfg. Co. has honored its top sales achievers
for their performance over the past year, the company
Presented with the company's "Execution Award" was Brian Yelton,
LASCO Honors Sales Reps
Anaheim, CA LASCO Bathware, the major manufacturer of acrylic
and gelcoat bathing fixtures based here, has announced awards for
the best performance by a regional sales manager, district sales
manager and independent...
Tips Offered To Avoid Lawsuits During Terminations of
At one time or other, every company in the kitchen and bath
industry ends up terminating an employee. In today's lawsuit-happy
culture, however, many employers are concerned that...