Kitchen & Bath Design News
In This Issue: September 2004
Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.
Design Contest Seeks Entrants
Riverside, NJ Ambiance Lighting Systems, a brand of Sea Gull
Lighting Products, Inc., is still seeking entrants for its "1st
Annual Ambiance Design Competition," the company said.
The competition is designed to...
PMI Readies Fall Meeting in DC
Schaumburg, IL The Plumbing Manufacturers Insitute (PMI) will
conduct its annual Fall Meeting in Washington, DC this month, with
a focus on manufacturing efforts currently underway in China, PMI
SEN Sponsors Success Seminars
Chapel Hill, NC SEN Buying Group, the buying and business
support group for independent kitchen and bath designers based
here, is sponsoring three "Success Seminars," the group has
Slated to begin in...
DPHA Auction To Benefit Stricken Member
Bethesda, MD The members and leadership of the Decorative
Plumbing and Hardware Association (DPHA) are sponsoring a silent
auction at the association's Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL next
month to benefit...
Conestoga to Market New Line
East Earl, PA Conestoga Wood Specialties, the East Earl,
PA-based supplier of component products to the kitchen cabinet and
furniture industries, has entered into an agreement with an Italian
supplier to distribute the...
NARI To Offer 'Virtual Study'
Des Plaines, IL The National Association of the Remodeling
Industry will be conducting its first-ever "Virtual Study Group"
this month, aimed at enabling remodelers to prepare for NARI
accreditation as Certified...
Blum names new program graduates
Stanley, NC Blum, Inc., based here, has announced that seven
more students have graduated from Apprenticeship 2000 a
four-year training program sponsored by Blum Inc and four other
NC-based companies. The...
Expanded Series Of Seminars Set for 2005
Hackensack, NJ An expanded educational conference series
targeting new markets and focusing on both kitchen and showroom
design has been announced for 2005 under the terms of a continuing
AGA Promotion Supports Dealers
Cherry Hill, NJ Aga Ranges, Inc., based here, will be launching
its first-ever National Open House in the U.S. and Canada between
September 19-25, 2004, the company has announced.
As part of the Open House, cooking...
Plain & Fancy Earns Performance Award
Schaefferstown, PA Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry has
received an Outstanding Performance Award from ARA Content, an
online article distribution resource for editorial needs, the
Masco Reports Record Quarter
Taylor, MI Masco Corp., the parent company of KraftMaid
Cabinetry, Merillat Industries, Delta Faucet and other leading
building products suppliers, has reported that net sales from
continuing operations for the second...
Expert Cites Impression As Key to Sale
While it is true that "You never get a second chance to make a
first impression," this sentiment takes on extra meaning in the
kitchen and bath industry.
This is the belief of Fred Berns, a marketing and...
Wellborn Cabinet To Acquire Rutt, Heritage
Ashland, AL Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. and Viking Range Corporatin
have announced an agreement in principle for the acquisition by
Wellborn of Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry and Heritage Custom
Woodmark Breaks Ground on Plant
Rawlings, MD American Woodmark Corp. has broken ground on a new
250,000 sq.-ft. manufacturing facility here.
The Winchester, VA-based cabinet manufacturer conducted a
groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the...
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Experts shed light on the ins and outs of kitchen and bath
BY BARBARA CAPELLA LOEHR
Proper lighting directly affects how people feel about a space and
the way people see, move and work in a space. In fact, most...
Kitchen and Bath Dealers Offered Showroom Merchandising
Showroom merchandising and specifically the services of showroom
specialists can play a huge role in the marketing of a
In fact, a carefully crafted showroom strategy will not...
People want to know up front what a
company stands for, how it will conduct business and what will
happen if something goes wrong with its products or services.
Color is about visual relationships and what makes our world