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KCMA Cabinet Standard Wins ANSI Approval
Reston, VA The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the
independent agency that tests and certifies a wide range of
consumer products, has approved an updated performance and
construction standard for...
Consulting Firm Makes Debut
Tampa, FL DSM, a newly formed marketing consulting company
specializing in the decorative surfacing industry, has made its
debut here, company officials announced.
The company specializes in the marketing of solid...
Recruit 'Passive' Candidates, Too
In today's competitive labor market, kitchen and bath companies
need to find candidates wherever they can. It can be frustrating
trying to find potential hires from the relatively small pool of
By Daina Darzin
The Internet has changed the world sometimes, in huge sweeps of
forever-altered consumer patterns; at other times, in small
incremental shifts of attitude.
So, it's no wonder that the kitchen and bath industry...
CKDs, CBDs Gain Ground In Two States
Hackettstown, NJ For the first time, CKD and CBD certification
exams have been recognized in state interior design certification
programs in California and Nebraska, the National Kitchen &
Find Focused, Quick Answers to Customer Problems,
While the old adage "The customer is always right" may be a
difficult one to swallow at times, being tuned in to your customers
and their needs, and servicing them well, can bring...
K/Bis 2001: Shining in Orlando
By Eliot Sefrin
ORLANDOAfter a stop in the Windy City of Chicago last year, the
Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and concurrent National Kitchen and Bath
Conference (NKBC) have returned to Orlando, creating a stage for
The Internet can help you do things differently both internally (how you operate your shop) and externally (how you deal with the outside world). So if you aren't online yet, you should be!
Briggs Relocates To SC Location
North Charleston, SC Briggs Plumbing Products, a major
manufacturer of plumbing fixtures and faucets based in Tampa, FL,
will relocate its corporate offices to North Charleston, SC, the
Koch to Lead Activities of Hardware Group
Houston, TX Julie Koch, owner of the Houston-based, trade-only
showroom Elegant Additions, has been voted 2001 chairman of the
National Kitchen & Bath Association's Decorative Plumbing and
Hardware Council, the...
Tile Competition Seeking Entries
New York Entries are being sought for the Ceramic Tiles of Italy
Design Competition 2001, an annual competition that recognizes
excellence in the design and installation of Italian ceramic tile
by North American...
Builders See Low Profit Margins
Washington, DC Despite a robust market for new housing,
one-quarter of all home builders are operating on "razor-thin"
profit margins a serious situation that's similar to that of many
residential remodelers and...
ISSFA Show Attracts Over 4,000 Attendees
Las Vegas More than 4,000 attendees from 36 countries, up 10% over
last year, were drawn to this year's International Solid Surface
Fabricators Association (ISSFA) trade show and conference.
Sterling Alters Focus of Brand
Rolling Meadows, IL Sterling Plumbing is "repositioning" its
brand of kitchen and bath plumbing products as part of a corporate
campaign to "become recognized as the kitchen and bath experts who
My dad was a great salesman and a fine businessman. I can recall
many times hearing him say, "time is money." I'm not sure that I
truly understood what that statement meant, however, until I
started my own business and had employees working for...
Cabinet Concept Designed to Streamline
ADRIAN, MI Designing rooms and spaces around the way people
actually use them doesn't sound like rocket science. Yet
surprisingly, designers often find themselves designing around
products, rather than...
Builders Show Draws 70,000+
Atlanta The 2001 International Builders Show, the annual
construction products extravaganza sponsored by the National
Association of Home Builders, attracted more than 70,000 visitors
here last month, officials said.
Gourmet-Style Kitchens and Informal Dining Designs Seen
What and how American homeowners eat will change significantly over
the next 50 years, and some of that change has already begun.
That's the view of at least two cooking experts who...
When it comes to kitchen and bath sales, timing is clearly an important skill. It's not simply a matter of luck.
A white knight, dashing into Pennsylvania's cabinet-making
heartland in the guise of a major appliance manufacturer, has
stepped up big time in an effort to rescue three of the
kitchen/bath industry's most revered custom cabinet brands, and
Those who can effectively sell their products
will be the winners in the next few years.
There are several factors that will impact your
ability to collect late-in-the-job payments.
Innovative Showroom Bridges the Gap for
By Denise Vermeulen
PITTSBURGH, PAAlthough several bridges cross the rivers
intersecting the city of Pittsburgh, Tom Trzcinski, CKD, CBD, CR,
recognized that an invisible barrier existed. Located...
K&BDN-NKBA Seminar Series Set for '01
Hackensack, NJ The first of five scheduled programs in the
popular "Managing for Profit" seminar series, aimed at kitchen and
bath dealers and remodelers, will take place next month in the
Online Guide Termed 'Virtual Showroom'
Chicago Kitchens.com, the leading Web services company for
independent kitchen and bath designers, has launched a "virtual
showroom" that the company is calling "the most comprehensive
online source of information...