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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,
research firms and...
'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
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...
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 by...
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
of its North...
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...
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...
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 one...
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...
Elkay Factories Win
Oak Brook, IL The Elkay Division of Elkay Mfg. Co. has completed a
two-year effort and has achieved certification under the
internationally recognized ISO 9001:2001 standards for total
quality management, the...
New American Contemporary design combines a minimalist approach with a wide range of international influences for maximum results.
Where do ideas originate? Where do manufacturers find innovative
door styles? How about the latest colors and finishes where do
those ideas originate? Unique cabinets, creative options, the
latest reports, pioneering ways to communicate manufacturers...
The Nike 'Swoosh' is one of the most recognizable brand symbols in the world. The instant recognition that the company's logo receives is the result of more than a billion-dollar effort to create brand awareness.
Quality Cabinets Gains ISO 14001
Duncanville, TX Quality Cabinets, the Duncanville, TX division
of the Masco-owned Texwood Industries, has become the first cabinet
manufacturer in the world to receive the ISO 14001 Certification