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BEMA Announces Call for Entries
Topeka, KS The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers
Association's (BEMA) Eighth Annual Design Awards competition is now
accepting entries, the association has announced.
Created to recognize exceptional bathroom design
Valendrawers Expands Plant
Lexington, NC Valendrawers, a manufacturer of
drawer components based here, has announced its most recent plant
Hosting more than 100 local business and political
leaders, as well as some employees, the company...
NAHB Applauds Lumber Ruling
Washington, DC Last month's ruling by the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) calling on the International
Trade Commission (ITC) to reconsider whether the domestic lumber
industry faces a threat from Canadian...
Medallion Aids Area Hospital
Waconia, MN Medallion Cabinetry, the manufacturer
of kitchen cabinets and vanities based here, has once again
assisted a local hospital in raising money to support ongoing
health care efforts, the company announced.
Solid Surface Show Space Selling 'Rapidly'
Burnsville, MN Cygnus Expositions, a division of
Kitchen & Bath Design News' parent firm, Cygnus Business Media,
has announced that exhibit space for the 2004 Solid Surface
International Expo is "selling...
While Web sites are your best Web tool as they provide the
most information, e-mail marketing is another wonderful resource and by e-mail marketing I do not mean spam (junk e-mail).
Cost Effective Creativity
When it comes to maximizing your marketing dollars, proper
planning and professional help are a must; while amortizing costs
across many projects can create economies of scale.
By Philip D. Zaleon
Have you ever sat with...
When I was five, "follow the leader" was one of my
sister's favorite games. This was, perhaps, no surprise, as her
status as a worldly eight-year-old ensured that she got to be the
leader most every time we played. However, as leaders went, she...
Training is an integral part of my job as a rep. Over the years
I have had the opportunity to train well over 1,000 people in the
industry on cabinetry and on design software. I have trained in
hotels from Four Seasons to Hampton Inns. I have trained...
Strength in Housing Fuels Overall
Continued strength in the nation's housing market meant positive
results for the remodeling and related kitchen/bath markets as the
second half of 2003 got underway. Among the key statistics released
NBMDA Meeting Set for November
Chicago Members of the North American Building
Material Distribution Association will meet for their annual
convention and educational conference in Las Vegas early next
month, the trade association announced.
Woodmark Posts Mixed Results
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp., the
publicly traded cabinet manufacturer based here, has announced
mixed results for the company's fiscal first quarter, ended July
American Woodmark said that net sales...
Quality Cabinetry Honors Vendors
New Holland, PA Quality Custom Cabinetry, the
custom cabinet manufacturer headquartered here, has honored nine of
its vendors for their "high degree of commitment to the
Quality Custom Cabinetry announced...
VT's 'CaseMate' Unit Acquired by Stevens
Teutopolis, IL Stevens Industries, Inc., the
Teutopolis, IL-based laminating, fabricating, assembling and
packaging supplier, has acquired the CaseMate components division
of VT Industries, the...
Rich Maid Bought By Dyad Partners
Myerstown, PA Rich Maid Kabinetry, the Myerstown,
PA-based manufacturer of custom and semi-custom kitchen cabinets,
has been acquired by an investment group led by Dyad Partners,
Terms of the acquisition...
Alfred Grass Sr., Pioneer, Dies
Kernersville, NC Alfred Grass Sr., founder of Grass
GmbH and a leader in the hardware industry, passed away last month.
He was 88.
Said Gary Black, CFO of the Grass Group: "His
accomplishments and his personality...
Marvel, Northland Acquired by AGA
Richmond, IN Marvel Industries, a leading manufacturer of luxury
undercounter and freestanding refrigeration products, and its
parent company Northland Corp., have been wholly acquired by AGA
PMI Meeting Set This Month
Schaumburg, IL The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute
(PMI) will hold its 2003 Fall Meeting this month in Washington, DC,
the trade association announced.
The annual four-day meeting, set for Oct. 26-29 at
Most Innovative Supplier support program
First place: Elkay Sales, Inc.
Diamond Design Program Worth its Weight in Gold to
Billed as a comprehensive, multi-faceted program which supports the
sales of Elkay products, the Elkay Diamond...
Leading & Learning
John F. Kennedy once said, "Leadership and learning are
indispensable to each other." This is certainly the case in the
kitchen and bath industry, where the only constant is change and
excellence means not just mastering the old, but...
Change is inevitable, change is continual and, when change is
managed properly, it's a good thing. It's a fact that some people
handle change better that others. For the owners and managers of
kitchen and bath firms, it's important to learn how to...
What would we do without countertops? Once installed, these
unsung heroes of the kitchen and bath quietly blend into the
d'cor and do their jobs. They serve so many purposes,
withstanding a barrage of abuse and requiring minimal care in
Sears Announces New Strategy for 'Great
Hoffman Estates, IL Sears, Roebuck and Co., the
parent company of "The Great Indoors," has announced a "strategic
refinement" of its business strategy aimed at boosting profits and
productivity at the...
Most Innovative Kitchen & Bath Retail Marketing
First place: Reico Kitchen & Bath
Experience and Education Highlight Retail Marketing
Much akin to Jimi Hendrix, Richard Maresco, president, and Andy
Armstrong, director of...