Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: March 2003
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Larger baths with nature-inspired themes feed
the sense of comfort consumers crave.
By John Filippelli
If you were to ask today's designers about the state of bath
remodeling, their answer would most likely be: "Let...
Showplace Wood Products Garners Business
Harrisburg, SD Showplace Wood Products, a custom
cabinet manufacturer with headquarters in Harrisburg, SD, has been
named "2002 Business of the Year" by the South Dakota Chamber of
Compare Results With Others, Kitchen and Bath Companies
Kitchen and bath dealers should be cognizant of the financial
performance of similar companies in the industry, in order to
determine if their business results are better than, worse...
Disciplinary Procedures Suggested by Business Management
If you run a business, sooner or later you will have to
discipline your employees. It's often one of the hardest chores an
owner or manager has. For one thing, nobody wants to be seen...
Group Formed To Serve Solid Surface Sector
Hillsborough, NJ A new organization aimed at the
thermoset solid surface products sector has been formed by a
consortium of manufacturers, suppliers and others allied to the
field, the group announced...
The kitchen and bath industry, just weeks away from yet another
dazzling product celebration at next month's K/BIS, lost a major
industry presence when Masco Corp. president and COO Ray Kennedy
died unexpectedly last month.
Kennedy's death, at...
Samsung's 'Staron' Part of TV Project
Los Angeles Samsung, the manufacturer of Staron solid surfacing
material, is co-sponsoring the construction of a fully functional
kitchen at New York's Rockefeller Center Farmer's Market, the
Poggenpohl Hosts Sales
Wayne, NJ Poggenpohl U.S., Inc., the Wayne,
NJ-based U.S. subsidiary of the high-end cabinet manufacturer,
recently invited 20 elite dealers and sales designers to the parent
company's factory and headquarters in...
Angular Kitchen Redesign Maximizes Space &
By Barbara Capella Loehr
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJSometimes, simply approaching a dated design from
a different angle can breathe new life into a tired, worn kitchen
Tips Offered For Kitchen and Bath Professionals to Boost
The kitchen and bath industry is fueled largely by the
creativity of its designers, sales professionals and business
owners. And, yet, creativity, many kitchen/bath professionals...
Wellborn Acquires Karman Kitchens
Ashland, AL Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., based here, has signed a
definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Karman Kitchens,
Inc., a privately held kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer and
Mitsubishi Corp. Acquires 100% Of Avonite
Belen, NM AALLC Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., has acquired all of the shares of
stock of Avonite that were not previously owned by the investment
firm, the solid...
'Intangibles' Seen Fueling Growth and Creating
High-performance companies in the kitchen and bath
industry exhibit a number of key "intangibles" which seemingly help
fuel their growth.
That's the view of business management...
ISSFA Schedules Training
Henderson, NV A series of workshops and seminars on
a variety of topics aimed at solid surface fabricators has been
scheduled for the balance of 2003 by the International Solid
Surface Fabricators Association...
Roster Of Exhibitors
l BOOTH #
20-20 Technologies, Inc. 5545, 5645
A-1 Home Services, Inc. 6974
AA Abbingdon Affiliates Inc. 5582
Accurate Lock and Hardware 2884
Aciflex Inc. 5306
Acorn Mfg. Co., Inc. 3080
Acryline USA Inc. 1418...
Corporate Sponsors Lend Support to Seminar
Hackensack, NJ Four of the kitchen and bath industry's leading
manufacturers have become the first corporate co-sponsors of the
newly announced "Designing for Profit" educational series, to...
Seminar Offered By Chicago
Chicago A new seminar program, aimed at assisting
kitchen and bath dealerships in revitalizing their operations and
boosting profits, has been developed by Rick Glickman, a
Chicago-based business owner.
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2003
8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M.
PDC-1: Kitchen & Bath Lighting Made Easy
Michael DeLuca, CKD, NKBA University Instructor
A one-day professional development program that will help
intermediate to advanced...
20-20, Friedman Link Systems
Montreal 20-20 Technologies Inc. and Friedman Corp., a Deerfield,
IL-based supplier of ordering software for manufacturers, have
announced the linking of their software systems in an effort to
facilitate the cabinet...
As professionals in the kitchen and bath industry, we have all
had the opportunity to see and appreciate the advantages offered by
halogen lighting. The cleaner, whiter light cast by low-watt
halogen bulbs offers illumination previously...
Building Code Groups Merge
Las Vegas, NV The nation's top three building code
organizations have merged into a single entity, to be called the
International Code Council (ICC).
The merger was announced during an official signing
ceremony at the...