Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: June 2001
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Republic, Groupe Cabico Merge Companies
Marshall, TX Republic National Cabinet Corp. has announced a
merger with Groupe Cabico, a Canadian-based manufacturer of
high-end, custom kitchen cabinetry.
With the addition of Cabico, Republic becomes the...
As a baby boomer, I've been designing for "boomers" and
"matures" over the past two decades. Much of my work in the field
of universal design has focused on these two groups.
More recently, however, I have begun to address the needs of a
The trade show scene in the kitchen and bath industry has gotten
a little more crowded and a whole lot more intriguing now that the
dust has fully settled from April's K/BIS in Orlando.
The reason? Recent announcements regarding the launch of two...
Be Better Than Competitors, Kitchen and Bath Dealers
There are many ways that kitchen and bath dealers can be better
than their competitors regardless of who those competitors are.
That's the advice of Stephen Vlachos, CKD, CBD, and...
Kitchen Designer Sells 'Wow Power' With
By Denise Vermeulen
KANSAS CITY, MO Randall Sisk, owner of Kitchens by Kleweno since
1998, has two top considerations when designing a kitchen. Not
unexpectedly, he says function is first and...
Motivation, it seems, is an age-old problem in our relatively low-paying industry. How do you get someone to feel good spending a morning sanding solid ash face frames?
ISANTA Elects Slate of Officers For 2001
La Grange, IL The International Staple, Nail and Tool
Association (ISANTA) has elected a new slate of officers for 2001,
the trade association announced.
Elected to new posts in ISANTA were chairman...
NuHeat Honors Distributor
Surrey, B.C., Canada NuHeat Industries, the manufacturer of
electric radiant floor-warming systems based here, has awarded The
Cronin Co. with its "Authorized Distributor Programs" sales
The award is given for the...
Cosentino to Expand Capacity
Stafford, TX Cosentino, S.A., the Spanish manufacturer of
Silestone quartz surfaces, will expand its factory capacity later
this year, the company announced.
The manufacturer, whose U.S. importer, Cosentino U.S.A...
Membership Reported Up By NKBA in '00
Hackettstown, NJ Member-ship in the National Kitchen & Bath
Assocation rose by "a very healthy" 7.7% in 2000, to just over
8,000 members, the association reported.
The membership growth, noted in the NKBA's...
Kohler Company Honored by The Storehouse
Orlando, FL Kohler Company has been honored by The Store-house
of World Vision Chicago, a major housing industry charity, as the
recipient of the organization's first "Crystal Vision" Award.
JACLO Aiding Awareness of Breast Cancer
Mountainside, NJ JACLO, the manufacturer of handheld shower
systems and accessories, will make a donation to the American
Cancer Society for every unit the company sells during October,
which has been...
Industry Pioneer, Inventor Al Moen Dies at
North Olmsted, OH Alfred Moen, 84, an industry pioneer who was
best known for his invention of the single-handle mixing faucet,
died last month at his home in Destin, FL.
Moen's passing was announced...
K/BIS Turnout in Orlando Strong
Orlando, FL Attendance at the recent 2001 Kitchen/Bath Industry
Show (K/BIS), while not achieving the record breaking numbers of
last year, was still strong, show sponsors have
According to show...
Housing Market Exhibits Resiliency
Continued low mortgage rates and favorable demographics are being
pegged by analysts as the two primary reasons why the housing and
kitchen/bath markets are apparently remaining resilient in the face
Frigidaire Announces Name Change
Augusta, GA Frigidaire Home Products, the North American entity
of appliance giant Electrolux AB of Stockholm, has changed its name
to Electrolux Home Products North America, the company
Style-Mark Changes Name
Archbold, OH Style-Mark, Inc., a manufacturer of urethane
millwork products with a growing presence in the kitchen and bath
market, has implemented a name change, the company announced.
The Archbold, OH-based company said...
SANIJET Severs Ties to Traditional
Coppell, TX In a move aimed "at ensuring consumer awareness" of
the features of its pipeless whirlpool baths, SANIJET Corp. will no
longer sell those products through dealers and distributors...
Talented designers decide to go into business
for themselves, but rarely think about what they want their
business to become.
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJMany times, a classic design can be determined by
the smallest detail a designer includes or overlooks, such as the
use of light, the type of hardware chosen or the accents placed on
cabinetry. These details help a designer create...
Survey Pinpoints New-Home Kitchen
WASHINGTON, DC New home buyers have a very clear idea about the
features, products, amenities and layout they prefer in a new home
and in their kitchens and bathrooms a recently conducted survey by
Make Business Meetings Positive and Informative, Firms
Like death and taxes, business meetings are an inevitable part
of operating a kitchen and bath firm of any type unless you're a
one man band.
You simply must conduct meetings to keep...
New Trade Show to be Aimed at 'Luxury'
Dallas A new trade show aimed at high-end kitchen and bath
professionals and manufacturers is being launched later this year
by the Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC, the Dallas-based company