Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: February 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Canyon Creek Honored for Workplace Policies
Monroe, WA Canyon Creek Cabinet Co., the Monroe, WA-based custom
cabinet manufacturer, has been honored by two separate
organizations for its energy conservation measures and its
workplace policies, the...
Outwater Opens Toronto
Wood-Ridge, NJ Architectural Products by Outwater, the major
supplier of cabinet components and decorative building products
based here, has opened a Canadian warehouse and showroom, the firm
DACOR Opens New Showroom, Demo Center
Diamond Bar, CA DACOR, the manufacturer of high-end
kitchen appliances, has opened its newest luxury showroom and
demonstration center at the company's headquarters in Diamond Bar,
Forté Buying Group Meets
San Francisco Forté Buying Group, Inc., a decorative
plumbing and hardware buying group with a growing following in the
kitchen and bath industry, conducted its bi-annual Fall Conference
The October 2002...
Do you know who you areand who you want to be? Does everyone in
your organization know? Do your clients and prospects and
competitors know? Are you fully aware of how effective branding can
increase your market share, grow sales, add value to your...
New Year Seen Off to Solid Start
The new year is starting off where the previous year ended, with
signs of continued strength in the housing and related kitchen/bath
markets. Among the key statistics released by government agencies,
'Contradictory' Luxury Consumer Growing Since
SAN FRANCISCO The post-9/11 consumer in search of luxury
products, including high-end kitchens and baths, is a consumer who
is characterized by "deep and confusing contradictions" although
Woodmark Posts Record
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp., the publicly traded cabinet
manufacturer based here, has posted record results for its second
fiscal quarter, ended Oct. 31, 2002, the company announced.
Recognize Your 'Moment of Truth' Each Business Day,
Every kitchen and bath design firm has one "moment of truth" and
perhaps several in the course of each business day: It arrives any
time a prospect or client has an opportunity to...
In this month's column, there's simply no room for provocative,
awe-inspiring words with which to entice you to read the rest of my
column. Nope, today, we have to get right to the point.
And the point is, spam (junk e-mail) is wasting our time...
Merillat Plant Finalist for Prize
Adrian, MI A manufacturing facility operated by
Merillat Industries in Atkins, VA has been named a finalist for the
prestigious Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, the
Appliance Leaders Discuss Key Issues For
Washington, DC The Association of Home Appliance
Manufacturers, a trade association consisting of key American major
home appliance manufacturers, hosted a meeting for the presidents
Use Kitchens To Teach Kids Responsible Behavior,
Did you ever think of explaining to prospects how an intelligent
kitchen design can also be a valuable learning tool for their
children? Have you ever used the concept of organized...
Function-Packed Kitchen Features Old World
By Barbara Capella Loehr
METTAWA, ILDesigning a kitchen for your average client is challenge
enough. But, when it comes to designing a kitchen for the owner of
a design/ build firm, the...
Focus on Four 'P's for Success, Kitchen and Bath
Harley-Davidson was bankrupt in 1985. Today, it's the world's
most successful motorcycle manufacturer. How did the company go
about accomplishing this amazing transformation? It...
Designers Form Web Site to Field Kitchen
By Barbara Capella Loehr
WAUKESHA, WIWhile design may be their passion, Amy Sussek and
Jackie Zager are also in the information business. In fact, when
they started their company, they had...
Refrigerator Survey Provides Food For
NEWTON, IA It's one of the most-used items in a household yet,
beyond keeping orange juice cold, how do Americans really use their
refrigerators? Do they actually use the crisper compartments...
First Annual DPHA Conference Termed a
Bethesda, MD Response to the first annual
Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association Conference "exceeded
all of our expectations" while serving as a kickoff for a series of
new programs and membership...