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My friend recently went shopping for a new cell phone. "I just
want a basic phone," was his comment before hitting the stores.
Yet, when he returned, he was carrying a gadget that incorporated a
phone, camera, integrated PDA, custom graphics, games...
Grohe America Parent Acquired
Bloomingdale, IL Grohe America, Inc. has announced that Texas
Pacific Group (TPG) and Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity
(CSFB Private Equity) have purchased the company's German-based
parent, Grohe Water...
Zephyr Honors Top Distributors
San Francisco Zephyr Ventilation, the San Francisco-based
manufacturer of high-end ventilation hoods, has honored four
distributors for their achievements over the past year, the company
'Job Sharing' Viewed as Enlightening Experience for
Recently, while attending the K/BIS in Chicago, I had the
opportunity to hear a presentation by Don Lipp, a former employee
of Disney and an author of Even Monkeys Fall from Trees.
There is a whole host of questions to ask before the planning
Spyware programs, otherwise known as "adware," are
programs that monitor what you are checking out when you're online. The information gathered about what you do when
online is provided to people and companies who might be
interested, such as...
Educational Program to Highlight New Trade
King of Prussia, PA A major educational initiative
is being planned as a focal point of the Kitchen & Bath Design
& Remodeling Expo, scheduled for October 19-21 at the Valley
Forge Convention Center...
SEN to Mark 10th Anniversary
Chapel Hill, NC The SEN Buying Group will celebrate its 10th
anniversary this year, with festivities beginning at the Fall
SEN Conference in Denver, CO set for Sept. 8 to 12, the
organization announced. SEN, based here...
KraftMaid Sets Expansion of Factory
Middlefield, OH Citing "strong customer demand," KraftMaid
Cabinetry will expand production capacity at its three northeast
Ohio manufacturing facilities by nearly 30% over the next several
years, the company...
Plain & Fancy Marks 35th Year
Schaefferstown, PA Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry will mark
its 35th anniversary and recent factory expansion with a week-long
celebration in early August, the company announced.
According to the Schaefferstown...
Woodmark Posts Quarterly Gains
Winchester, VA American Woodmark Corp., the publicly traded
cabinet manufacturer headquartered here, posted sales and income
gains in the company's fourth fiscal quarter, ended April 30, 2004,
the company announced...
Maytag Announces Cuts in
Newton, IA Maytag Corp. is cutting its salaried work force by
20%, or 1,100 jobs, as part of a restructuring effort in the face
of lower earnings expectations.
According to the Newton, IA-based appliance...
Forecasts Remain Positive Through '04
Forecasts for housing starts, residential remodeling activity
and shipments of key kitchen/ bath industry-related products remain
highly favorable through mid-year, according to the latest economic
Individual high style is the hallmark of an increasingly
upscale bathroom sink and faucet market.
Today's consumers desire personalized design so rather than the
proverbial "keeping up with the Joneses," they seek out fabulous
A great job of coaching is critical to managing your team.
Coaching requires managers to direct employees by influencing them not controlling them.
The Art Of Collaboration
Collaboration can lead to exciting new business and design
opportunities but to be successful, it requires strong
communication, mutual respect, shared vision and willingness to
work as a team.
By Daina Manning
Use of Subcontractors Regarded as Having Big
The cart or the horse? The chicken or the egg? Subcontractors or
in-house installers? The discussion rages on. Whether it's more
practical to use in-house installers or subcontractors is only...
The kitchen as a stand-alone area has transitioned away from a single-purpose space into a multi-purpose and multi-person cooking room.
Family Distributor Stakes Claim to Business
By John Filippelli
WAYNE, NJ Tim Traynor, president of Dolan & Traynor, Inc.,
based here, has a unique way of ensuring that his customers always
get more than they pay for: He gives...
'Theory of Evolution' Advocates Change in
by Steve Vlachos
The thing about running a business is, just when you think
you've got it right, you don't! There's always something that needs
improving or changing. You have new competition, new...