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Elkay Honored By March of Dimes
Oak Brook, IL Elkay Mfg. Co., the Oak Brook, IL-based manufacturer
of kitchen sinks, faucets and water filtration products, has been
honored by the March of Dimes for the company's "leadership in
promoting good health...
NBMDA Meeting Set Next Month
Chicago The North American Building Material Distribution
Association (NBMDA) has completed plans for the organization's 2002
Annual Convention and Tabletop Business Session, scheduled for next
month in Orlando, association...
Forging Ahead Toward Growth
Despite a challenging business environment, kitchen and bath
dealers are aggressively forging ahead, increasing advertising,
staff and product offerings, and branching out into new areas to
keep their businesses growing...
I wake up on the wrong side of seven a.m. to a big paw smacking
my hair and a wet, gloppy tennis ball in my bed. Struggling to pull
myself back from dreams of a romantic honeymoon in Tahiti, I blink
away sleep to focus blearily on the grinning canine...
Market Continues '02 Growth
The housing industry and the related kitchen/bath market are
continuing to defy the odds in 2002, significantly outperforming
the overall U.S. economy while spurring economic growth, according
to the latest...
NKBA Announces Membership Offer
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association has
created a special offer for new members, permitting applicants
signing up for membership immediately to get the remainder of 2002
free of charge.
Luxury K/B Collection Event Set for Second
San Francisco, CA The Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection, a
trade show and educational conference created for high-end
designers, dealers, architects, decorative plumbing hardware
Most owners and managers of kitchen and bath dealerships are so
busy handling day-to-day activities and putting out never-ending
fires, they rarely have the time or take the time to really
More than ever, today's employees want to know...
IWF Announces Award Winners
Greenwood, MS Viking Range Corp., a manufacturer of
commercial-style appliances for the home, recently received
notification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association
(NKBA) that its dealer/distributor product training...
Advice Provided For Avoiding Career Burnout Due to
There's a story making the rounds about a kitchen
designer/salesperson who was a workaholic. Seems his wife dragged
him to a marriage counselor, who suggested that he leave the cord
They say that, in life, there are two things that are certain
death and taxes. I have an addendum of my own. I say that, in life,
there are three things that are certain death, taxes and junk
I don't know about you, but I have a feeling...
Leadership and Business Savvy Pave Road to
by Denise Vermeulen
ANAHEIM, CAVanessa Bates personifies the all-American success
story. Starting at the bottom, with no kitchen and bath industry
experience, Bates devoted herself to learning...
Design Contest Open To Pros
Piscataway, NJ American Standard and its affiliated plumbing
products manufacturer, Porcher, are "celebrating professional
expertise" with their second annual Professional Bathroom Remodel
contest, the companies announced...
Key Strategies Offered for Attracting and Keeping
While the prospect of spending years trying to hire skilled
workers during a labor shortage does not entice many employers, the
task can be made easier by developing strong...
Over the years, I have removed or installed at least 1,000
cooktops. There are some models that I've seen dozens of times, and
others I've only run across once or twice. Some are a breeze to
install and some involve a lengthy struggle. Some seem...
ISH Event Set to Open in Toronto
Toronto A strong housing and remodeling market into the fourth
quarter of 2002 is serving as the backdrop for the first annual ISH
North America, the international trade show for the kitchen and
Artisan Crafted Contemporary design translates elements from the past into a softer 21st Century contemporary styling.
Changes Seen in Post-9/11 Consumer, Luxury
STEVENS, PA Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the
terrorist attacks on America. And, in some important ways, it also
marked the anniversary of a change in the mindset of the...
Executive-Style Kitchen Gets Added Cabinet
By John Filippelli
SIOUX FALLS, SDAs most designers know, being asked to integrate a
specific brand name product into a kitchen redesign is an everyday
occurrence. But, it certainly is not every...
As a rep, I visit job sites for various reasons. Some dealers
enjoy showing me their innovative and beautiful projects; a number
of them like to share design and construction suggestions. Still
others need my assistance in making a field inspection...
Leading by Example
In an increasingly complex world, the need for strong leadership
becomes more and more essential. While some may stand pat, there
are others who view each new day not only as a challenge, but as an
opportunity to do something truly...
Dar International Opens Showroom
Sterling, VA Dar International Furniture has announced the
opening of its first full-line showroom, based here.
While the showroom will be officially opened in December, a
grand opening is being planned for January of...
With all of the details that go into planning a cabinetry
display, errors and omissions are a fact of life. With careful
planning, however, mistakes and oversights can be kept to a
Toward this end, I have compiled a checklist for...
Tips Offered For Improving Trade Show Displays'
At major national trade shows like the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show
(K/BIS), innovative displays help manufacturers draw potential
customers to their booths to see their latest products. By...
Keep a Watchful Eye on Payroll Procedures, Dealers
What you don't know about the basics of payroll can cost you
That's the word of caution offered to kitchen and bath dealers
from Ken Higgins, CPA, a Lake Hiawatha, NJ-based...