Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: October 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Skylight Firm Acquired by Velux
Greenwood, SC Velux, a major manufacturer of skylights, roof
windows and sun tunnels, has signed an agreement to acquire the
assets of Thermo-Vu Sunlite Industries, a leading regional supplier
of residential and...
Neff Ownership Changes Hands
Toronto, Canada Neff Kitchen Mfg. Ltd., the manufacturer of
high-end kitchen cabinetry headquartered in Toronto, has been
purchased by a Toronto business executive, announced the company
Miro Nowak, the former owner...
KWC Faucets Honors Top Sales Performer
Norcross, GA KWC America recently recognized of one its
top-performing manufacturing representatives.
Jim Cassidy of The Cassidy Group in Oxnard, CA, was awarded the
Platinum Award for Sales Excellence by...
Vent-A-Hood Begins Expansion
Richardson, TX Vent-A-Hood, the manufacturer of residential
range hoods, has broken ground on a 50,000-sq.-ft. expansion at its
corporate headquarters here, the company announced.
The expansion project will increase...
Firm hosts dealer training seminar
New Holland, PA Quality Custom Cabinetry recently hosted a
dealer training seminar, the company announced.
The two-day seminar, held at the company's headquarters here,
hosted kitchen and bath dealers from...
Although the Craftsman design philosophy faded from prominence after 15 years of great success, the ideals of that movement offer certain lessons to custom countertop
fabricators of the 21st century.
Winner Named In Plain & Fancy Consumer
Schaefferstown, PA A Virginia homeowner has won the latest
"Destination Inspiration" contest, conducted by Plain & Fancy
Custom Cabinetry through its advertising partner House Beautiful
AGA Ranges unveils new television ad
Cherry Hill, NJ Aga Ranges, Inc. has announced the creation of a
new 30-second television spot, which began airing last month.
The ads, which are designed to spotlight the "Aga lifestyle,"
will initially air...
I'm the person you hate to sit next to on an airplane. I admit
it. I'm a "ripper." I take all of the magazines I haven't read yet,
schlep them onto the plane with me, and then start ripping out
pages of things that inspire me, things that I'd like...
Blum sets expansion of Nc headquarters
Stanley, NC Blum, Inc., the subsidiary of Julius Blum GmbH, has
begun plans for a $30 million expansion at its North American
headquarters located here, the company has announced.
The company's ninth major...
Moen Offers Luxury vacation Getaway
N. Olmsted, OH In honor of its new brand, ShowHouse by Moen,
Moen Inc. has announced a special promotion offering consumers the
opportunity to win one of three luxury getaways.
Homeowners can sign up for the...
Woodmark Posts Record Results
Winchester, VA American Woodmark, the publicly traded cabinet
manufacturer based here, has announced record results for the
company's fiscal first quarter, ended July 31, 2004.
American Woodmark, citing "strong...
Market Seen Strong In Months Ahead
The nation's housing, remodeling and kitchen/bath markets are
expected to finish off 2004 on a strong note, as market
fundamentals remain solid and the economy slowly improves. That was
the consensus of analysts...
Merillat Expands Virginia Factory
Culpepper, VA Merillat Industries will invest $13.4 million to
expand its manufacturing facility in Culpepper County, VA, the
"This expansion is necessary to support our sales growth, and
Firms OK Pact for Sink Distribution
Quebec City, Canada Julien, Inc., a major Canadian stainless
steel fabricator, has established a distribution alliance with
Astracast, the British-based manufacturer of kitchen sinks, the
Designers Cited In Competition
Minneapolis Susan Palmquist, CKD, Connie Gustafson, CKD, and Tim
Aden, CMKBD, all of Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design, based
here, have received numerous awards in the 2004 NKBA Minnesota
State Chapter Design...
Location is key. Is the venue in a high-traffic area? If not, is it conveniently accessible by major roads and/or highways? Is it visible from the road(s)? Shop around, and compare with what your competition has.
Things that seem unimportant when you're asked to interrupt your busy schedule to handle them can cause huge problems when they're neglected.
Bensalem, PA August-Wilhelm Siekmann, the chairman of SieMatic
Möbelwerke, died recently. He was 81.
Born in Löhne, Germany, where SieMatic's factory is
located, Mr. Siekmann took over the management of the high-end
There's no question how powerful an impact a decorative mantel hood can have as a focal point in a kitchen. Whether classically traditional, transitional, Asian- influenced or stylishly Italian, a large unencumbered, beautifully detailed enclosure...