Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: August 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Charity Seeks Industry Help
Boston John Gonsalves, a Boston-area general contractor, has
founded a non-profit organization to assist disabled soldiers
returning from the conflict in Iraq.
Inspired by the plight of a local veteran, and working with...
Wilsonart, Hanwha Establish
Temple, TX Wilsonart Inter-national, Inc. and Hanwha L & C
Corp. have formed an alliance for the manufacture and distribution
of Wilsonart Solid Surface products, the companies announced.
According to officials...
Mepla-Alfit Unveils Corporate
Lexington, NC Mepla-Alfit, the cabinet hardware manufacturer
headquarted here, has started a global campaign to introduce its
new Corporate Design.
Since the merger of Mepla, Inc. and Alfit America, Inc. in...
Top Members Cited by SEN
Charleston, SC Andrew Colannino, CKD, president of Modern
Millwork, in Belleville, NJ, has been selected as the seventh
recipient of the "M.A. Peterson Businessperson of the Year Award,"
an annual honor conferred by the SEN...
Executive Forum Set by 20-20
Colorado Springs, CO Top executives from leading kitchen and
bath manufacturing firms will gather here next month as part of the
second annual Executive Summit and Manufacturers Forum, sponsored
by 20-20 Technologies...
StarMark Earns Business Award
Sioux Falls, SD StarMark Cabinetry, a subsidiary of Eagan,
MN-based Norcraft Co., has received a Best in Business award, the
company has announced.
Cited for its contributions to the community, mainly as a
BKBG and Forte Pledge Support for Design
Burnsville, MN Cygnus Business Media, parent
company of Kitchen & Bath Design News, has announced that the
Bath & Kitchen Buying Group (BKBG) and Forte Buying Group have
pledged their support to the...
Housing Market Continues Surge
The nation's housing market, fueled by solid demographics and an
improving economy, continued to show enormous strength through the
middle of 2004, stimulating positive results in related markets,
AHAM Standard Wins ANSI Nod
Washington, DC Performance evaluation procedures developed by
the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers for household
refrigerators and freezers have been recognized as an official
standard by the American National...
IBS Sets Exhibit Space Record
Orlando, FL The 2005 International Builders' Show (IBS) has
topped this past year's exhibit space record set in Las Vegas, show
management has announced.
The 2005 International Builders' Show which is co-located...
Suzie Williford and Doug Hermance had the right idea in mind
when they began planning a showroom for the expansive lines of
decorative hardware and plumbing products sold by Westheimer
Plumbing & Hardware, outside of Houston.
The duo didn't...
Jenn-Air Names Winners of Design
Newton, IA Jenn-Air has named the winners of its third annual
kitchen design contest, the company has announced.
This year, Harder Custom Builders, Ltd. of Albuquerque, NM won
the grand prize of $10,000...
Seminar Series to Resume in
Hackensack, NJ Orlando will be the site next month for the
fourth in a series of five "Designing For Profit," seminars being
co-produced in 2004 by Kitchen & Bath Design News and the
National Kitchen & Bath...
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The Art of 'Show Biz'
The most effective showrooms not only showcase products and
designers' skills, they also create a complete, multi-sensory
By Janice Anne Costa
Everyone knows there's an art to creating a successful...
A large array
of options may keep consumers from buying because it increases the
effort required to make a decision.
Quality Custom Cabinetry Presents
'President's Award' to Top Dealer
New Holland, PA Quality Custom Cabinetry, Inc., based here, has
awarded its "President's Award" for 2003 to Past Basket, which has
showrooms in Geneva, IL and Kohler, WI, the...
AWFS to Roll Out '05 Marketing
Commerce, CA The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings
Suppliers (AWFS) is rolling out a marketing campaign for the 2005
AWFS Fair that emphasizes not only the show's move to Las Vegas,
"but also a new and...