AWFS Fair Moves To Las Vegas
Commerce, CA The Association of Woodworking &
Furnishings Suppliers is moving its biennial AWFS Fair to the Las
Vegas Convention Center starting in 2005, the association
The AWFS Fair, which began in Los...
Clients' Dream Kitchen Becomes Functional
By Barbara Capella Loehr
PICKERING, ONTARIO Sometimes simple visualization is the perfect
catalyst to turn a dream into a reality. Other times, just getting
started is the hardest part.
Experts Offer Ideas for Creating 'Green'
By John Filippelli
Most designers use their work to make a statement about who they
are or who their clients are. But, what if designers used each
project as a platform, not simply to increase...
Market Fundamentals Seen Remaining Solid
The New Year opened with optimism being expressed over the
prospects for a continuation of a stellar performance by housing
and related industries, based on a strong close to 2003 and an
array of solid...
PMI Boosts U.S. Initiative On Fair
Schaumburg, IL The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) has
signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Commerce Dept.
that would "level the playing field around the world and promote a
Tile Competition Open To Trade
Alexandria, VA Coverings, a major showcase for ceramic tile and
natural stone floor coverings, has announced a call for entries to
its 2004 "Spectrum Awards," honoring outstanding achievements in
Canyon Creek Assists Charity
Monroe, WA The 500+ full-time employees of Canyon Creek Cabinet
Company have contributed some $5,600 and more than 1,200 pounds of
food to the Sky Valley Food Bank as part of a charitable drive that
took place several months...
Appliance Trade Groups Merge
Washington, DC The membership of the Association of Home
Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers
Association (VCMA) have merged, with the VCMA assimilated into
AHAM's Floor Care Division, the...
'Leadership' Competition Open For '04
Hackensack, NJ A call for nominations has been
issued for the sixth annual "Industry Leadership Awards
Competition" the Kitchen & Bath Design News-sponsored awards
program aimed at recognizing leadership...
ISH North America Shifts to Biennial
Schedule for Shows
Richardson, TX ISH North America, the recently
launched trade show for the plumbing and related markets, will
shift to a biennial schedule, instead of being staged annually,
trade show organizers...
NARI Schedules Awards Event
Chicago The National Association of the Remodeling
Industry (NARI) will conduct its annual spring Board of Directors
meeting and gala awards event, the "Evening of Excellence," in
Chicago next month, the trade association...
TOTO to Donate Plumbing Products
Morrow, GA TOTO USA, INC. will donate $75,000 worth of its plumbing
products 225 matching suites of toilets and lavatories to nine
Florida chapters of Habitat for Humanity, outfitting all bathrooms
in the houses...
David Rockwell knows more than just a bit about injecting a
sense of theater into every project he designs.
The head of a noted New York-based architecture firm, Rockwell
has been the driving force behind the creation of dozens of...
DPHA Elects New Officers, 2004
Bethesda, MD Jamie Gregg, CEO of Colonial Bronze in Torrington,
CT, has been elected president of the Decorative Plumbing &
Hardware Association (DPHA), the association announced.
Gregg was elected at the...
Marketing to the affluent consumer means not only offering
high-quality, brand-name products, but also being a high-quality
brand one that provides top-of-the-line service, creative designs
and an ambiance of true excellence...
Showcase Launch Set for
Burnsville, MN The newly launched Kitchen &
Bath Design & Remodelers Showcase has been set for October 1 at
the Cincinnati Convention Center, according to Cygnus Expositions,
the trade show division of Cygnus...
Numbers are a part of everything that we do. Making sense of them, trusting them and allowing them to motivate us is crucial.If we're not playing the numbers, then we are gambling with our business and our future.
Topping Things Off
The hottest trends in countertop design and fabrication
incorporate mix-and-match colors, materials and inlays with designs
that are personalized and low maintenance.
By John Filippelli
Call it a sign of the times, but...