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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...
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.
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 to...
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...
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 Competition...
SEN 'Redefines' Itself With New Name, Logo,
Denver The SEN Buying Group has implemented a series of
initiatives aimed at "redefining itself for the future" and more
effectively reflecting the benefits offered to members by the
By Leslie Hart
Some people believe that the more things change, the more they stay
the same. But for kitchen and bath distributors and "whotailers,"
the more things change, the more they must change. In fact, to stay
viable in today's...
Mall Exposition Spotlights Design, Top
Fairfield, NJ Carl Schaedel and Co., Inc., a major wholesale
distributor of appliances, is working with Ulrich, Inc., a leading
area kitchen design firm, to present a special lifestyle exposition
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.
It's no secret that competition is tough and getting tougher. By becoming better in time management, you will have a much better chance of being the "winner."
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
cabinet manufacturer in...
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...
Your rep has much to offer you. Product lines are the most obvious, and your rep will be your key to procuring them.
Leading the Way
BY BARBARA CAPELLA LOEHR
In a world where steadfast leadership is sometimes difficult to
find, it's always uplifting to see people, and companies, lead by
shining example. Seeing others raise the bar of excellence inspires
LAGUNA HILLS, CA Barbara McLane, CID, ASID, focused on
architectural flair to add sophistication and style to this
kitchen. McLane, of the Santa Ana, CA-based By Design Kitchens
etc., is a licensed interior designer who specializes in
Showroom's Use of Solid Surface Captures Top
By Barbara Capella Loehr
CHARLESTON, SC An artful use of engineered stone and stainless
steel, blended in a soft, contemporary fashion, sets this live
cooking display apart from the...
Design Firm Aims to Please from S.T.A.R.T. to
By John Filippelli
LINCOLNWOOD, IL Michael Klein, president and CEO of Airoom
Architects & Builders, wants people to know one thing about his
company: It always finishes what it...
There is a new paradigm for selling the luxury products that are featured in decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms.
A Taste of Italy
By Leslie Hart
MILAN, ITALY Still at the forefront when it comes to articulating
the latest in international contemporary style, this year's
Eurocucina, the kitchen show held here, demonstrated the on-going
evolution and continued...