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September 28, 2016 | ,

NKBA Certification Changes

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently changed its design certification program to raise the bar on industry professionalism while simplifying the complexity of the certification process. The changes include the introduction of a new Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD)…

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September 28, 2016 |

Rutt Handcrafted Cabinetry Opens Manhattan Showroom

Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry, the leading maker of timeless, architecturally significant, custom cabinetry, is proud to celebrate the opening of the new Manhattan Center for Kitchen and Bath (MCK+B) showroom. A longtime destination in New York City for high-end kitchen and…

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September 22, 2016 |

Why Major Home Improvement Projects are Booming

By Brad Hunter, Chief Economist, HomeAdvisor This season is peak time for home improvement projects. We’re also getting some new data points on the remodeling industry during these pivotal months. A new survey from HIRI (Home Improvement Research Institute) shows that seven…

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September 14, 2016 |

MaxLite partners with ENERGY STAR to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

MaxLite, a global manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting, is encouraging consumers to choose ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs on Amazon to benefit Habitat for Humanity during the month of October. MaxLite will donate 10 percent of sales from select ENERGY STAR certified products sold on the website throughout the month to Habitat for Humanity, which…

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September 13, 2016 |

Ferguson Acquires Westfield Lighting

Ferguson has announced the acquisition of Westfield Lighting Co. Inc. (Westfield Lighting) in an asset transaction completed August 29, 2016.  Ferguson will conduct business from the former Westfield Lighting location as Westfield Lighting, a Ferguson enterprise. The company has a…

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September 7, 2016 |

Hansgrohe SE Celebrates 115th Anniversary

Founded in June 1901, by Hans Grohe in the small town of Schiltach in Germany’s Black Forest, Hansgrohe SE celebrates its 115th anniversary and today boasts more than 3,800 employees, 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices. “The 115 years of…

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September 5, 2016 |

Caesarstone Opens New Distribution Center in Minnesota

Caesarstone, developer of quartz surfaces, has opened a state-of-the-art distribution center in Burnsville, Minn. The new distribution center will support and service Minnesota, western Wisconsin, northern Iowa and eastern North and South Dakota. Caesarstone will have a dedicated team of…

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September 1, 2016 |

Häfele America Co. Expands Headquarters

Architectural hardware and electronic locking systems, Häfele America Co. is used to having its products used in a variety of commercial and residential projects throughout the United States. Its latest venture is quite a different story as this one is…

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August 31, 2016 |

New Service for Firms to Review Customers

ContractorsCustomers.com allows business owners to read and write reviews of past or potential clients. It reduces the uncertainty business owners often feel when engaging with potential clients/customers about whether to do business together. Any business owner knows that gaining just…

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August 26, 2016 |

Cosentino Welcomes Rafael Nadal in Manhattan Showroom

Cosentino Group, a leading global manufacturer of high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design, welcomed international tennis champion Rafael Nadal and global face of ultra-compact surface Dekton to its Cosentino Manhattan City Center showroom for an exclusive private event…

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August 18, 2016 |

Unilever Acquires Blueair

Blueair, a world leader in air purifying solutions with acclaimed leading-edge filtration technologies and design, has announced its acquisition by Unilever. Blueair founder Bengt Rittri said the acquisition will enable more people to protect their health by using Blueair air…

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August 11, 2016 |

Samsung Electronics America to Acquire Dacor

Samsung Electronics America has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dacor, a leading American brand in the luxury home appliance category. The acquisition marks Samsung’s continued investment in the home appliance market and an expansion of its portfolio to…

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August 7, 2016 |

Devon&Devon Enjoys Successful Opening at LuxeHome

LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation, located on the first floor of the historic Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago, welcomed Italian bathroom design and furniture company, Devon&Devon, earlier this year. Designed by Devon&Devon…

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August 4, 2016 |

Armstrong Flooring Launches Pro+ Marketing Program with Houzz

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. and Houzz announced the launch of Houzz Pro+ for flooring retailers who are part of the company’s Elevate retail support program. The Houzz Pro+ Local Marketing Program allows Armstrong Flooring-aligned retailers a unique opportunity to increase brand visibility among homeowners in their local areas seeking their products and services. Armstrong Flooring is the first flooring manufacturer to partner…

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July 29, 2016 |

Lapitec Meets the University

Lapitec, the Italian manufacturer of large slabs in full-body sintered stone, has launched a series of projects dedicated to exploring innovative applications of the material. With a desire to accomplish this research, Lapitec partnered with the Verona Academy of Fine…

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July 26, 2016 |

Devon&Devon Opens a New Store in Padua

Devon&Devon has opened a new franchise store in Padua in cooperation with the Chiappetta family, the exclusive distributor in the Veneto region of the French Roche Bobois brand. Just a month after the inauguration of its second flagship store in…

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July 21, 2016 |

SieMatic Premieres at PIRCH Flagship Showroom

SieMatic plays an integral role in the new PIRCH SoHo showroom in Lower Manhattan as the exclusive kitchen cabinetry provider for the showroom’s immersive shopping experience with nearly 20 displays of SieMatic’s three premium kitchen style collections – CLASSIC, PURE…

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July 20, 2016 |

Houzz Study Finds that Widespread Industry Confidence Continues

 Houzz Inc. today released the Q2 2016 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Q2 2016 Barometer reflected widespread quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors/remodelers, design-build, specialty…

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July 19, 2016 |

Tecnogas SUPERIORE

Tecnogas SUPERIORE, a recent Italian entry to the North American appliance market, has launched the Online Design Resource, produced exclusively for North American designers and their clients. The dedicated online resource allows for U.S. and Canadian design professionals to gain…

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July 13, 2016 |

Be First on the 1st!

Kick off 2017 at the ultimate destination for everything kitchen and bath. Nothing compares to KBIS for bringing the kitchen and bath industry together. With two expansive show floors filled with the latest products, trends and technologies from more than…

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July 13, 2016 |

Cambria Offers Free Online Course

Cambria is launching a free online course, Dream. Plan. Do. – The Inspired Kitchen, led by popular TV host, trusted contractor and savvy real estate investor Scott McGillivray. Dream. Plan. Do. – The Inspired Kitchen provides expert advice for homeowners…

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July 13, 2016 |

Save a Sample! 2016 Expands Reach

Save A Sample!, a non-profit recycling drive, makes it easy for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students. Taking place each year throughout the United States, Save A Sample! diverts materials from landfills. This year Save A Sample! expands its sustainable mission to Canada.   “We’re…

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July 11, 2016 |

GRAFF Opens First U.S. Showroom at LuxeHome

GRAFF, the European manufacturer of contemporary bath and kitchen products, has opened its first US showroom at LuxeHome in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The company’s new flagship showroom joins more than 35 boutiques featuring kitchen, bath and building products…

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July 11, 2016 |

Houzer Holds 2016 Mid-Year Sales Conference

Sink manufacturer and innovator, Houzer, held their 2016 Mid-Year Sales Conference at their Corporate Headquarters and distribution facility. With a focus on delivering value to their nationwide network of 3000+ dealers, Houzer’s National Team gathered for the introduction of several…

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July 8, 2016 |

Cesar Opens New York City Location

This Cesar summer, Cesar adds New York to its list of flagship cities, which includes Milan, Genoa, Paris and Cannes. The Italian kitchen manufacturer known for its modern kitchen designs, has opened a street-level showroom on 23rd Street in the heart of the Flatiron District. The showroom is…

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July 7, 2016 |

Crosswater Bathrooms Acquires Ammara Designs

European bathroom manufacturer Crosswater Bathrooms has announced its acquisition of Ammara Designs. Ammara is currently available throughout Forte Buying Group Showrooms in North America, and Crosswater intends to increase the styles and lines available from the collection. With nearly 20…

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July 6, 2016 |

ROHL Designer Open Call Contest Now Accepting Entries

ROHL is hosting its first-ever Designer Open Call contest. Developed in collaboration with California Home + Design magazine, the contest recognizes the exceptional designers and the innovative kitchen and bath designs they create featuring ROHL products. Entry is free and…

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July 5, 2016 |

Viking Range Names New President

Kevin Brown has been named President of Viking Range, a Middleby Corporation company, based in Greenwood, Miss. Mr. Brown will be responsible for the overall operations, sales and engineering initiatives at Viking Range. “Kevin has been an effective and respected…

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July 5, 2016 |

Hansgrohe Kicks Off New Instagram Campaign

Whether it’s the cool spray from a shower on a hot day, or the feel of grassy dew droplets on bare feet, Hansgrohe USA wants to help celebrate summertime’s small pleasures. With this in mind, the company has launched an Instagram…

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July 1, 2016 |

Winter Construction Goes Beyond BIM with Recent Hires

Winter Construction is building upon its commitment to deliver good experiences by expanding the Building Information Modeling (BIM) services with the addition of two key hires: David Epps, director of construction technology, and Christopher Baierl, BIM manager. These two additions…

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June 24, 2016 |

Huntwood Custom Cabinets Opens Bellevue Showroom

Huntwood Custom Cabinets recently celebrated the opening of its new showroom in Bellevue, Wash. The design studio features the latest in kitchen and bath trends, from contemporary, high-gloss, European-style frameless cabinetry to traditional painted flush-inset cabinets.  According to marketing director for…

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June 22, 2016 |

NAHB Offers IBS Young Professional Scholarships

The Young Professional Scholarship Program — exclusively for NAHB members — offers young career-minded professionals ages 21-35 a chance to attend the NAHB International Builders’ Show and begin to gather the tools they need to develop and improve their careers….

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June 21, 2016 |

Zucchetti. Kos Wins Two ADI Compasso d’Oro Awards

Zucchetti. Kos Group recently earned double honors for the Closer showerhead by Diego Grandi and the Wazebo mini-wellness shower pavilion by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba. Both products have both been awarded the Honorable Mention award in the Design for Living category of…

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June 17, 2016 |

LG Studio Wins Two Design-Centric Awards

LG Studio, a line of kitchen appliances from LG Electronics, has been recognized with two  honors – a gold Appliance DESIGN Excellence in Design Award and a gold A’ DesignAward – for the Nate Berkus-inspired LG Studio gas slide-in range.   “The LG Studio suite of kitchen appliances embodies the intersection…

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June 16, 2016 |

KBB’s Product Innovator Awards Open Today

Kitchen & Bath Business’ Product Innovator Awards are open for business! The awards honor manufacturers for superior product innovation. If you are a manufacturer that has unveiled a new kitchen or bath product in the last 12 months that has…

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June 15, 2016 |

Associate Awards Deadline Looming

The NAHB Associates awards are a fancy, visible way that our trade partners, product manufacturers and service providers recognize each other as well as builders and remodelers for their outstanding commitment to the housing industry. And because the applications are…

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June 15, 2016 |

Enter Baldwin’s Bold Design Award Competition

Baldwin Hardware celebrates its 70th anniversary with a design competition. Architects, designers and students are encouraged to enter bold hardware designs.  Baldwin’s Bold Design Award Competition seeks entries of any product related to hardware, such as a knob, lever, mail…

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June 15, 2016 |

NKBA 30 Under 30 Now Open for Nominations

The NKBA 30 Under 30 is now open for submissions. The 30 Under 30 program is designed to celebrate the future of the kitchen and bath industry by selecting 30 outstanding young professionals who truly exemplify the best of the…

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June 14, 2016 |

Sherwin-Williams Releases colormix 2017 Forecast

Just unveiled, colormix 2017: The Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast projects a sense of restlessness that will translate to color in new ways next year. With the backdrop of an ever-changing societal and cultural landscape, the four color palettes that make up…

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June 14, 2016 |

ASID Seeks Proposals for New Presentations

The American Society of Interiors Designers (ASID) seeks to identify new presentations for its 2016-17 programming at national conferences and industry events, including LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit, High Point Market, and ASID Academy. The Society invites industry leaders…

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June 13, 2016 |

Ferguson Acquires Bruce-Rogers Company

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (Ferguson), the U.S. plumbing distributor, has announced the acquisition of Bruce-Rogers Company in a stock transaction completed late last month. Founded in 1922, Bruce-Rogers Company is a plumbing and HVAC equipment supply house that serves contractors in…

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June 9, 2016 |

Poggenpohl Creates Kitchen Design for New Residence Project

Poggenpohl has created a bespoke kitchen concept for the contemporary new residences, The River Oaks, located in Houston, Tex. The historically significant renovation project embodies a collective vision of some of today’s most respected architects and designers, including Poggenpohl. “Poggenpohl is so honored to be a part of such an iconic development project in Houston,” states…

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June 8, 2016 |

Bosch Home Appliances Launches New Blog

Bosch home appliance manufacturer recently launched its new lifestyle blog, “A Modern Haven.” Designed as a modern living resource and source of creative inspiration for consumers and industry insiders alike, the blog will regularly feature insights from members of Bosch‘s Brand, Design and Culinary…

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June 7, 2016 |

Noritz Revamps PROCard Incentive Program

Noritz America recently unveiled an upgraded version of its 13-year-old PROCard trade incentive program, going beyond rebates-for-purchases to offer a robust lead-generation service for plumbing and HVAC contractors. The overarching goal of the revamped program is to deliver more sales leads…

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June 3, 2016 |

Arborite Announces New American Acquisition

Arborite, a Montreal-based manufacturer of high pressure laminate (HPL), has announced an agreement to acquire Lamin-Art, Inc., a North American brand of decorative surfaces. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based Lamin-Art was a privately held business and will now operate as part of…

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June 2, 2016 |

Nominations Open for 2016 NAHB Designee of the Year

Nominations are now open for the 2016 NAHB Designee of the Year. The awards honor builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who hold NAHB designations and promote their value among clients, colleagues, HBAs, media and across the industry.  Awards are presented for the following…

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May 30, 2016 |

Coverings 2016 Reports Growth

More than 25,000 industry professionals attended the weeklong international tile and stone exhibition Coverings 2016, held April 18-21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This figure is an increase in overall attendance from the 2015 show, and to industry insiders, affirms…

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May 27, 2016 |

TOTO Earns EPA Watersense Label

TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion in annual sales, announced today that its high-efficiency EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer Toilets are the plumbing industry’s first to earn the EPA’s coveted WaterSense Label. “It is…

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May 27, 2016 |

Jason International Taps PM Fixtures as a Master Distributor

PM Fixtures, the dedicated decorative plumbing and hardware division of the Purcell Murray Company, has been contracted to represent Jason International in California, Hawaii and northern Nevada. Jason International, a manufacturer of hydrotherapy bathtubs, joins PM Fixtures’ rapidly expanding roster…

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May 25, 2016 |

BlueStar Introduces Reward Program for Design Trade Professionals

BlueStar, a manufacturer of appliances for the home, introduces a Specifier Rewards program tailored to professional designers, architects and builders who specify the brand’s cooking and refrigeration products to their customers. The new program rewards design professionals who incorporate BlueStar products into their kitchen designs. Enrollees earn rewards for each BlueStar product…

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May 25, 2016 |

AJ Madison Launches the Kitchen Design Group

AJ Madison, an appliance authority both online and through its new Brooklyn appliance showroom, has launched the AJ Madison Kitchen Design Group. This special program was created to provide support to professional interior designers, general contractors and cabinet-makers with their…

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May 24, 2016 |

AG&M Anaheim Opens Distribution Center

Architectural Granite & Marble (AG&M) has opened a new location in the Anaheim Hills / Yorba Linda area of Southern California. The facility is designed to meet the demand for granite, marble, limestone, quartzite and soapstone countertops. The opening comes…

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May 24, 2016 |

Celebrating 60 years of Hydrotherapy

Jacuzzi Group Worldwide announces the 60th anniversary of the Jacuzzi Brand and will be celebrating its diamond anniversary throughout the next year with in-store promotions and events. With a rich history of innovation and design, the Jacuzzi Brand continues to…

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May 23, 2016 |

Perlick Announces Distribution Change in Canada

Perlick, manufacturer of undercounter refrigeration, has announced Better Distribution as the exclusive distributor for Eastern Canada (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Labrador), effective July 1, 2016. “The Canadian market continues to be an important…

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May 23, 2016 |

LG Electronics Asks Americans to Flip Your Fridge

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA is encouraging consumers to “Flip Your Fridge” in a nationwide retail promotion that offers discounts on ENERGY STAR-certified LG refrigerators. The promotion coincides with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Flip Your…

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May 20, 2016 |

Innit Unveils Connected Food Platform

Innit today unveiled its Connected Food platform at the groundbreaking Pirch SoHo showroom, which opens this weekend in New York City. The Innit platform leverages information within food using advanced sensors, machine learning and nutritional science and seamlessly connects that…

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May 20, 2016 |

Wilsonart Partners with Andre Kikoski for New Collection

Combining architecture and digital innovation, Wilsonart, a longtime manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces, has joined with award-winning architect Andre Kikoski, AIA to launch new collection of laminate surfaces. By manipulating scale, texture, contrast, inversion and color, the Andre Kikoski by…

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May 19, 2016 |

Uponor Celebrates $18M Expansion

Uponor North America held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the company’s ninth expansion in Apple Valley and the 11th in the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area. The $18 million expansion means an additional 90,000 sq. ft. for…

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May 17, 2016 |

Vetrazzo Announces Design Stars Contest

Vetrazzo has announced its Design Stars Contest, featuring the prize of an all-expense paid trip to tour the company’s Georgia workshop just outside Atlanta. Designers who have completed a Vetrazzo installation within the last two years can submit their commercial or residential…

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May 17, 2016 |

ICFF Announces 2016 Editors’ Awards Winners

The highly coveted and industry prestigious ICFF® Editors’ Awards, recognizing the best and most innovative designs at ICFF 2015, were announced yesterday. For 28 years, ICFF has convened the industry’s editors and invites them to scout the show. They choose…

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May 13, 2016 |

Wolf Home Products Unveils New Logo

Wolf Home Products spent the past several years transforming itself into a platform for growth and innovation. Now, it has a new look to match. Recently unveiled, Wolf’s new logo is part of a wide-ranging rebranding effort that will amplify the company’s…

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May 12, 2016 |

IoT Made Simple

GE Appliances has announced the release of three new channels on “If This Then That” (IFTTT), doubling the company’s existing IFTTT presence from three channels to six and making GE Appliances the first appliance manufacturer to have its entire appliance suite on the platform.  GE Appliances has been working with IFTTT since June of 2015,…

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May 11, 2016 |

Call for Entries: Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition

Hansgrohe USA has announced a call for entries for the third-annual Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition. The competition aims to recognize outstanding recently built projects that feature the Hansgrohe and Axor brands. For the 2016 program, U.S. architects and designers are invited to enter projects from the last five…

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May 10, 2016 |

Ferguson Debuts at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery recently opened a new destination showroom in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The 13,183-sq.-ft. space offers the latest in bath and kitchen faucets, fixtures, accessories, lighting and appliances. The showroom is the largest home plumbing,…

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May 10, 2016 |

InSinkErator Announces New eLearning Center Course

InSinkErator has launched its newest online training course, HOT100, as part of the company’s eLearning Center. HOT100 is the newest addition to the InSinkErator eLearning Center for wholesale channel partners, joining these modules: 1) Disposers 101 and 2) Hot Water…

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May 9, 2016 |

NKBA Announces Certification + Design CEU Opportunities

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has unveiled a series of updated professional development learning schedules and coursework designed to help members and nonmembers stay up-to-date on emerging technologies, design insights and business strategies. Many of the virtual courses…

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May 6, 2016 |

ASID Names 2016 Fellows

Each year, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) awards the title of Fellow to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service and contributions to the society, the profession and the interior design industry. It is the highest distinction a member can…

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May 5, 2016 |

Lowe’s Receives Smart Retail Solution

Porch.com (http://porch.com), a home services platform that connects homeowners to quality home improvement professionals, announced it is powering installation and assembly services to Lowe’s ATGStores.com through the Porch Retail Solution.  The Porch Retail Solution is now available to ATGStores.com customers…

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May 2, 2016 |

Del Conca USA Doubles Capacity

In just two years since it opened its US production facilities, Del Conca USA, a subsidiary of Del Conca Group based in Italy, has put in motion plans to double its capacity of porcelain tile production from 32 to 65 million square feet per annum. The increase is happening even faster than…

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May 2, 2016 |

Experience Center Opens in Manhattan

Fisher & Paykel Appliances has opened the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center in Manhattan’s Architects and Designers Building. Architects, designers and customers are invited to interact with products in a unique and memorable way through both physical and digital elements….

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April 29, 2016 |

ASID Honors Lifetime Award Recipients

As part of its National Honors recognition program, The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) bestows its Lifetime Award on professional members who have maintained membership for 25 years or more while making continual and important contributions to the Society….

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April 29, 2016 |

2015 National Green Building Standard Now Available

The new ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available. NGBS is a resource for members of the residential construction industry interested in sustainability and outlines practices and materials that can be used to minimize a project’s environmental footprint. This…

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April 28, 2016 |

ICFF 2016 Opening-Night Events

The 2016 ICFF® Opening Night events kick off in New York City on Saturday, May 14, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The evening begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation of the inaugural Best of NYCxDESIGN Awards, followed…

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April 26, 2016 |

Todd Jackson Launches Home Expressions

Todd Jackson, founder and CEO of Jackson Design and Remodeling, joined local business leaders today at the ribbon cutting ceremony for his new company Home Expressions by Jackson Design and Remodeling. The company will offer homeowners kitchen, bath and specialty…

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April 26, 2016 |

Teknika Design Group Opens in Philadelphia

With its recent store opening, Teknika Design Group has announced that it has selected Alno to exclusively represent the showroom’s modern European line of kitchen cabinetry for the greater Philadelphia area. The showroom will offer start-to-finish design services from concept…

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April 25, 2016 |

NARI Elects 2016-2017 Officers

At the Spring Business Meeting in Austin, Texas, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) elected its new officers for 2016-2017.  Immediate past president Judy Mozen, CR, GCP, of Handcrafted Homes, Inc., Roswell, Ga., was elevated to chairman of…

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April 22, 2016 |

1stdibs Introduces Inspiring Rooms from Leading Design Firms

1stdibs, a global marketplace for collectors and dealers, has debuted a new section featuring exceptional interiors from the world’s leading design firms. Through new onsite profiles, acclaimed designers hand-selected their most distinguished projects and curated collections of their favorite furniture, art and decor from 1stdibs….

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April 21, 2016 |

KBB’s Design Awards Are Open for Business

We’re baaaack! Since 1999, Kitchen & Bath Business’ Design Awards have been recognizing our industry’s most outstanding residential kitchen and bathroom design, as well as kitchen and bath showroom design. We are accepting submissions from now until July 21, so don’t miss…

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April 15, 2016 |

Frigidaire

Frigidaire is enabling consumers to reduce their carbon footprint by more than 7,000 pounds where for the second year in a row. The company is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR initiative, “Flip Your Fridge,” helping…

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April 15, 2016 |

Custom Cupboards Announces New Name

Custom Cupboards, Inc., a mainstay in the cabinetry manufacturing industry for 35 years, has changed its name to R.D. Henry & Company, LLC and plans to transition ownership from its founders to its two top leaders in the next few…

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April 13, 2016 |

ICFF Talks 2016 Line Up Announced

The ICFF Talks series will take place during ICFF this year from May 14-17 at the Javits Center in New York City. Topics will include s detailed look at trends and the intersection of architecture and design, definitions and technologies…

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April 13, 2016 |

Waterworks and RH Join Forces

Waterworks, founded in 1978 by Barbara and Robert Sallick and led by CEO Peter Sallick since 1993, announced it has chosen to join forces with RH. This union will create the first fully integrated luxury home platform in the world,…

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April 12, 2016 |

Wellborn Forest Products Offers Cloud-Based Design Tool

Wellborn Forest Products has introduced a new cloud-based design and quoting tool that allows designers to create kitchen designs, quote projects and collaborate with other designers in real-time using ProKitchen’s new online design platform.   “With this new online platform,…

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April 11, 2016 |

Dwell on Design LA Announces Speakers and Select Products

Dwell on Design LA, which returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 24-26, has announced speakers and select product launches. For 2016, Dwell welcomes Japanese Architect Sou Fujimoto as the keynote speaker. Blurring the lines between public and private spaces, Fujimoto’s designs question the boundaries…

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April 8, 2016 |

ASID Announces 2016 National Award Recipients

                  Designer of Distinction – Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, CID, LEED Fellow The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 ASID National Awards. Every year, ASID honors those who advance the interior…

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April 7, 2016 |

Ferguson Acquires Andrews Lighting Gallery

Ferguson announces the acquisition of Andrews Lighting Gallery, Inc. in an asset transaction completed April 4, 2016.  Ferguson will conduct business from the former Andrews Lighting Gallery, Inc. locations as Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery, a Ferguson enterprise. Andrews Lighting…

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April 7, 2016 |

ASID Voices Its Stance on HB2

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) announced its dismay with the North Carolina legislature and governor’s recent actions to enact discriminatory legislation (HB 2) that overturns protections for LGBT people and sanctions discrimination across the state. As an organization…

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April 6, 2016 |

Thermador Announces New Kitchen Design Challenge

As Thermador celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, it’s kicking off its third Kitchen Design Challenge, which recognizes the most inspiring luxury Thermador kitchens in the country with more prizes and opportunities for recognition.  Any designer, builder, architect or other…

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April 6, 2016 |

Franke is New Duravit Shareholder

The Swiss Franke Group has acquired a stake of 25 percent in Duravit AG, the German manufacturer of bathrooms and well-being systems with headquarters in Hornberg. Franke and Duravit have complementary product portfolios as well as an international focus and…

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April 4, 2016 |

SCHOCK Appoints New North American CEO

 SCHOCK appointed Peter Shim as its new North American CEO, effective March 31. Shim has served as COO since 2014 when the company opened its North American offices, its first subsidiary outside of Germany. “I am extremely honored for the…

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April 1, 2016 |

Schools Selected to Exhibit at ICFF 2016

Dozens of universities, colleges, art and technical schools from across the nation applied for the chance to exhibit during NYCxDESIGN week at ICFF, being held May 14-17, 2016 in  New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The pool of submissions highlight…

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April 1, 2016 |

Coverings Returns to Chicago

Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has scheduled an exceptionally comprehensive conference program of notable and respected speakers to present on a number of topics at the forefront of industry conversation. The 2016 conference program…

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March 28, 2016 |

SCHOCK North America Re-engineers Sink Packaging

SCHOCK has announced major improvements and investments in its automated packaging lines and dual conveyor systems as well as a completely re-engineered foaming line for the company’s foamed cartons. These investments allow for an effective doubling of output based on…

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March 25, 2016 |

Confindustria Ceramica Brings 122 Italian Brands to Coverings 2016

From April 18-21, Ceramics of Italy will bring one of the largest international contingents to Chicago for the 27th edition of Coverings tile and stone industry exposition. Organized by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) with support from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Italian…

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March 21, 2016 |

New Happenings at Duravit

Duravit USA has expanded its team with the addition of Candy Meekma as national projects coordinator. In her new role, Meekma will utilize her extensive industry experience to coordinate and support communication across all company departments.  “This position requires someone…

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March 16, 2016 |

ASID Celebrates Successful National Student Summit

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) recently hosted LAUNCH: The ASID National Student Summit. Nearly 250 interior design students attended the event, hosted at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Attendees learned about the career paths available with an…

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March 14, 2016 |

Stone Forest Revamps Website

Stone Forest has launched a redesigned website that reflects the nature of the company’s products. The new website will be beneficial for anyone interested in learning not only about the materials used in each product, but also the “story” of…

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March 10, 2016 |

Artisan Group Adds Members in Tupelo & Amarillo

Premier Countertops in Tupelo, Mississippi, and Adobe Walls Stoneworks in Amarillo, Texas, have been selected as the two newest members of the Artisan Group, a national organization of independent countertop fabricators. The group offers its own brands of premium countertops…

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March 7, 2016 |

Product Design Scholarship Launched by Plumbworld

Plumbworld has launched the Plumbworld Design Scholarship 2017, a product design scholarship open to undergraduate first-year, second-year and third-year product design, industrial design and 3D design students.  Students must be enrolled at an accredited university during 2016 for their submission to be…

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March 4, 2016 |

Architectural Digest Design Show Returns to NYC

 The 15th annual Architectural Digest Design Show, held March 17-20 at Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, features a comprehensive exhibitor lineup that is complemented by an equally impressive seminar series. Centrally located in the Jenn-Air Master Class…

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