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.
Become Your Own Brand to Establish Reputation, Dealers
When you think of brand names in the kitchen and bath industry,
you probably envision big name cabinet companies, plumbing product
manufacturers with multi-million dollar marketing...
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...
Taking Control of the Cost of
Perhaps no other area of our business has the potential for
producing problems like a change from the original plans and
specifications of a kitchen or bath project. Change orders are
rarely seen as a positive...
LG HI-MACS Suppliers Form Joint Venture
Peoria, AZ The Premium Solid Source, LLC (TPSS),
the North American master distributor for the solid surface product
LG HI-MACS, has formed a joint venture with LG Chemical America,
Inc., the Korean-based...
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
'03 Conference Series to Feature Design/Profit
Hackensack, NJ An all-new series of educational
programs, linking creative kitchen design to expanded company
profitability, has been announced by Kitchen & Bath Design News
and the National...
Design Firm Grows Closer to the Wright
By John Filippelli
OAK PARK, IL Mitch Goldstein, owner and president of Oak Park Bath
and Kitchen, believes in growth. In fact, he's built his entire
business around it.
His design firm, which...
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...
On The Surface
The newest trends in surfacing favor natural stone and stone
looks, dramatic accent colors and unusual combinations of materials
to create multi-use, more personalized spaces.
By Janice Anne Costa
Want to know what's on the...