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Giuliani 'Thanks' Builders at IBS
Atlanta Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who has
achieved international prominence for his leadership efforts in the
wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America, last month
thanked the nation's home...
NKBA Reports Membership Gain
Hackettstown, NJ Total membership in the National Kitchen &
Bath Association increased 9% in 2001 to about 8,500 members, the
trade association reported.
According to the NKBA, based here, non-student membership was...
K/BIS Creates Chicago Whirlwind
Following a successful jaunt under the sunny skies of Orlando last
year, the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and concurrent National
Kitchen & Bath Conference (NK&BC) have returned to Chicago,
setting the stage for a...
Disabled Provide Customer Base
Fourteen percent of the total population some 40
U.S. residents have a disability, according to the Census 2000
Supplement-ary Survey. And, although this number is not directly
comparable to Census results...
The first quarter of 2002 is coming to a close in a couple of
Do you know where your business is headed this year from the
standpoint of numbers?
Not sure? Can't tell? Haven't had the time to sit down and get a
handle on it yet?
Gains Seen Despite Recession, Sept. 11
The kitchen/bath and housing industries demonstrated enormous
resiliency throughout 2001, posting gains in key economic
indicators and product sales despite an overall economic slide and
the shock of the...
SID, University Launch Design Research
Washington, DC The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
and the University of Minnesota have announced the development of a
clearinghouse for design and human behavior research that...
POLYCON 2002 Termed Successful By Sponsor,
McLean, VA Nearly 1,000 cast polymer industry manufacturers and
suppliers from the U.S., Canada and Mexico, most with direct links
to the kitchen and bath market, participated in POLYCON 2002 last
Lumber Tariffs Called Impediment To
Washington, DC Noting that protectionist measures represent a
new hidden tax on American home buyers and consumers, and represent
a trade policy that would hinder housing affordability, the
Expansion Complete At Housing
Washington, DC With the completion of a two-year, multi-million-
dollar expansion and renovation of the National Housing Center
here, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has a new
home, the trade...
Business owners should always have a clear understanding of what their business is worth.
Internal Revenue Service Warns: Designate Between Subs,
It's easy for kitchen and bath specialists to get the lines
blurred between their own employees and independent contractors
especially with installers, plumbers, electricians and...
Job Descriptions Viewed as Critical Tools to Getting the
Job descriptions are no fun to write, and many small businesses
in the kitchen and bath industry tend to do away with written job
Family Home Gets ADA-Compatible Update
By Anita Shaw
CHICAGO There's nothing quite like the feeling of coming home to be
within rooms with a personal history, enveloped by walls that can
almost speak, and among intimate treasures. Attachments...
Venture Aimed at Promoting Virtues of
Hillsdale, NJ A new venture aimed at promoting the value of
decoratives overlays in cabinet and furniture manufacturing has
been launched by a pair of laminate industry proponents.
Design Business an Adventure in
By Denise D. Vermeulen
CORAL SPRINGS, FLWho would have guessed that an unemployed
salesman, armed with only a credit card, would eventually become a
musketeer? No wait, that's "marketeer;" but, the road...
American Standard Acquires Borma
Piscataway, NJ American Standard Companies, the parent company
of Ideal Standard Europe and the U.S.-based plumbing products giant
that bears its name, has acquired Denmark-based Borma, a leading
Home Shows Yield Exposure
A local or regional kitchen/bath home show can be part of a
marketing program that's designed to drive prospective clients to
dealer showrooms. That's the advice of the National Kitchen &
Bath Association, which recently...
Distributor for HI-MACS Moves to Expanded
Peoria, AZ The Premium Solid Source, the North American Master
Distributor of LG HI-MACS premium acrylic solid surfaces, has moved
to a new facility aimed at "accommodating the needs of...
BSH to Expand Appliance Factory In North
New Bern, NC BSH Home Appliances, the parent company of
Thermador, Bosch and Gaggenau, has embarked on a $154-million
expansion of its New Bern, NC manufacturing facility.
Company officials, who...
'Managing for Profit' Seminar Series
Entering 4th Year in 2002
Melville, NY The "Managing for Profit" seminar series, the
unique all-day educational program aimed at delivering business
management and sales education to kitchen/bath dealers in...
New Group to Serve Plumbing, Hardware
Bethesda, MD A new trade association aimed at the decorative
plumbing and hardware sector of the market has been created by 13
organizations representing a cross-section of the industry.
When I was just a "pup" starting in business, my Dad shared a
rule of management that I've never forgotten. He said, "Good
management is getting the job done through other people." Indeed,
the power of effective management comes not from the...
Streamline Presentations to Reach Customers, Sales
One problem salespeople in the kitchen and bath industry face is
that a kitchen or bath is often a once-in-a-lifetime purchase that
consumers tend to research thoroughly before...
Asking for business is such a basic principle, it's surprising that there is even a need to address it.