Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: March 2002
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Merillat Launches Semi-Custom Line,
Adrian, MI Merillat Industries, LLC is planning to launch a new
semi-custom cabinet line next month, and is shifting its
manufacturing resources to support the launch and expand capacity
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...
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?
Dal-Tile Opening Upscale
Dallas Dal-Tile, the nation's largest manufacturer of ceramic
tile, is opening a number of high-end showrooms aimed at the
residential design trade as part of a larger move to create an
increased presence in the...
Design Process Enhances Client Satisfaction
ANNAPOLIS, MDMark T. White, CKD, of Annapolis, MD-based Kitchen
Encounters, has a design secret he wants to share. Based on a
simple premise that incorporates interactive planning and the use
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
Roster Of Exhibitors
Note: Exhibitor list is current as of 2/11 and is subject to
change prior to show.
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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.
Viking Range Corp. 'Designer Series' Draws
Greenwood, MS Viking Range Corporation's major new product line
introduction the Viking Designer Series has received several major
design awards within months of its launch, the company
Thursday, APRIL 4, 2002
9:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M.
A-1: Labor Shortage Solutions
Linda Francis, Author, How to Run Your Business So It Doesn't Run
Presented here will be proven strategies to improve your...
Industry Feeling Only Slight Pinch
The U.S. economic slowdown is apparently beginning to have an
impact on the kitchen and bath market, but that impact has been
only negligible since 2001 got underway, the latest economic
barometers reveal. A...