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Broan, NKBA Announce Design Competition
Hartford, WI Broan-NuTone, manufacturer of quality air
filtration, ventilation and household convenience products, based
here, and the Hackettstown, NJ-based National Kitchen & Bath
Association, have jointly...
The key to successful worrying is knowing what to worry about and when to worry.
Market Remains Torrid Through Heat of
The housing and related kitchen/bath markets, fueled by continued
strong demand and low interest rates, continued on their torrid
growth pace as summer got underway in earnest, according to the
Wood-Mode Celebrates 60 Years
Kreamer, PA Wood-Mode, Inc., the manufacturer of custom and
semi-custom cabinetry, based here, is celebrating its 60th
Owned and managed by Robert L. Gronlund, chairman and CEO, the
Remodelers' Show Set for Next Month
Indianapolis The Remodelers' Show 2002, the annual trade show
and educational conference aimed at residential remodelers,
designers, builders, architects and related trade professionals,
will take place from Oct...
Kitchen Tune-Up Conducts Meeting
Aberdeen, SD Kitchen Tune-Up, the national wood care franchise
system, conducted its annual Summer Reunion training session at its
corporate headquarters here in July, the company announced.
The program included...
Woodcraft Buys Component Firm
St. Cloud, MN Woodcraft Industries, a supplier of component
parts to the cabinet trade, has acquired another components
manufacturer, the Molalla, OR-based Brentwood, Inc.
Brentwood, which will operate as a...
'Managing for Profit' Series to Continue in
Hackensack, NJ Next month concludes the 2002 "Managing for
Profit" seminar series, while plans have been announced for an
expanded seminar series in 2003, Kitchen & Bath Design News
Key Demographic Changes Seen Altering
Kitchen and bath retailers and manufacturers should ready
themselves for a long, slow demographic shift that will eventually
create new markets, alter the customer base for kitchens and baths,
Most kitchen and bath dealers are salespeople first and business people second.
ASID, IIDA Merger Talks End
Washington, DC Exploratory discussions regarding a possible
merger between the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) have
ended, with leaders of both...
ISSFA Approves Standards for Solid
Henderson, NV The International Solid Surface Fabricators
Association (ISSFA) has approved a formal set of guidelines that
classifies and sets standards for solid surfacing material, the
Irpinia Kitchens Expands Operations
Richmond Hill, Ontario Irpinia Kitchens, the kitchen cabinet
manufacturer previously based in Concord, Ontario, is expanding
from its former 25,000-sq.-ft. plant into a factory more than
60,000 sq. ft. in size...
Family Studio Offers New Profit Niche for
By John Filippelli
CHICAGO As most designers know, monitoring the ever-changing pulse
of client preferences can be a difficult task. But, many times,
with changing consumer desires come new...
Managing a Larger Group of Employees
Okay, so your cabinet shop isn't Enron or IBMor even the local
supermarket, come to think of it. You don't have lots of employees
spread out in different locations. You run a shop, building and
Coverings Opens Design Contest
N. Palm Beach, FL Coverings, the tile industry's major trade
show, is now accepting entries for the 16th Annual Spectrum
International Ceramic Tile Design Competition.
Created to acknowledge design and creativity in the...
ATLANTIC CITY, NJCharged with creating an attractive country
kitchen while subtly incorporating Universal Design elements, the
design team of John Kelly, ASID, Dan Parks and Rex Pace had to
become flexible. In fact, an adaptable design approach...
The cabinet industry lost a quiet but significant presence last
month with the passage of a gifted and dedicated cabinet maker
whose life and death are worth far more than just a routine
John Achey, the founder of Plain & Fancy Custom...
Many communication challenges can be prevented or minimized by following up.
Sometimes forgotten, sometimes over-detailed, ceilings offer
kitchen and bath designers a great opportunity to enhance and
finish a space. Particularly with the higher ceilings prevalent in
new construction, ceiling treatments have become critical...
ASKO Sponsors Solar Decathlon
Richardson, TX ASKO, Inc., a leading appliance manufacturer
based here, is co-sponsoring the 2002 Solar Decathlon, the company
Designed to promote energy-efficient appliances to consumers,