New No-Tools Toilet from American Standard is Fastest and Easiest to Install

March 26, 2012

New No-Tools Toilet from American Standard is Fastest and Easiest to Install. Powerful and efficient, the Cadet 3 Ovation elongated toilet is exclusively available at The Home Depot. The easiest bathroom remodel you’ll ever tackle starts with the new no-tools, high-efficiency Cadet® 3 Ovation™ toilet. A do-it-yourselfer’s dream, the sleek one-piece Cadet 3 Ovation from American Standard doesn’t require sawing off long bolts, nor a wrench to tighten bolts. No getting caught short, mid-installation, without the right tools, either. Everything you need is right in the box. Now available at The Home Depot, in select locations. “Even someone who has never installed a toilet can install a high performance, great flushing American Standard® toilet with confidence,” said James Walsh, vice president and general manager, fixtures. Designed to fit elongated comfort in the space of a round seat toilet, the Cadet 3 Ovation features the EverClean® Slow Close Seat, which eliminates the loud slamming of standard toilet seats. Both the Cadet 3 Ovation toilet and seat feature the American Standard permanent EverClean surface. A time-saver for cleaning, EverClean inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria on the surface, which means your toilet will stay cleaner longer. The Cadet 3 Ovation is available in a 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) WaterSense® certified high efficiency model, which uses 20 percent less water than 1.6 gpf standard toilets without sacrificing flusperformance. The toilet has also been independently rated to flush 1,000 grams of solid waste in the Maximum Performance (MaP) test, an independent report of toilet bulk removal performance, for a powerful flushing experience every time. Available exclusively at The Home Depot, the new Cadet 3 Ovation elongated toilet is available in a one-piece Tall Height™ model with a limited lifetime warranty on chinaware, 5-year warranty on all mechanical parts, and 1-year warranty on the toilet seat. Tall Height designs meet all ADA requirements for accessibility.

ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD BRANDS – American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners.

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Plumbing Supplies Depot Celebrates National Fix-A-Leak Week

March 9, 2012

Plumbing Supplies Depot, www.plumbingsuppliesdepot.com is a leading North American plumbing distributor of New York City reminding everyone to check for water leaks inside their homes and businesses during national Fix-A-Leak week, 12-18 March 2012. Fix-A-Leak Week is part of the  US Environmental Protection Agency  Water Sense program. “Fixing leaks is one of the easiest ways consumers can save water,” said Scott Mann of PSD. “Simply repairing a leak can save more water than replacing plumbing fixtures or making lifestyle changes to reduce water consumption – and it is usually a whole lot easier and less expensive.”

According to Water Sense, an American home can waste, on average, more than 10,000 gallons of water every year due to running toilets, dripping faucets, and other household leaks. Nationwide, it is estimated that more than one trillion gallons of water leak from U.S. homes each year. These leaks can significantly and unnecessarily increase water bills. In a recent interview, Scott Mann said “to determine if there is a leak inside a home or business, customers should check their water meter at a time when all faucets and water-using devices are off”. “Most modern meters have a triangular indicator that will rotate if there is even a small leak,” said Mann. “Faucets are a common culprit, but you can usually see or hear them dripping. Toilets are the most common source of hidden leaks. They can waste large volumes of water from constant slow leaks or intermittent sticking of internal parts like floats and flapper valves.”  Are leaks wasting your money, many people don’t think about how much water they use until their bills arrive in the mail. By then, it’s too late to consider what steps could have reduced water usage and water bills. A quick check for leaks can save you unnecessarily high water and sewer bills.

If your water meter registers with no water running you have a small leak. Check All Faucets – It’s important to remember that leaks don’t disappear. While some occur only intermittently, like when the toilet is flushed, leaks very often become worse very rapidly. Most leaks run 24 hours a day. That’s nearly 9,000 hours a year. If your toilet isn’t the culprit, you might have a leak in a faucet. If your faucet drips after being turned off firmly, turn off the supply line. Take the faucet apart and replace the washer. With faucets of simple design, these repairs are not difficult. However, if you’re unsure, or if the washer doesn’t stop the leak, consider calling a plumber. Check Toilets – A leaky toilet could be the single most common leak source in your home. This can result in the loss of hundreds of gallons of water per day. Do you find yourself jiggling the handle to stop noise – Do you hear strange, intermittent noises from the toilet – If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, your toilet is probably leaking. Toilets generally leak for two reasons. First, if the float assembly is not shutting off the water, it allows the water to escape into the overflow pipe. This problem can often be remedied by adjusting the float ball. Second, if the flapper is worn or not sealing properly, water will leak into the toilet bowl. You can check for possible flapper leakage by dropping food color into the toilet tank, do not flush and wait 15 to 20 minutes, if color appears in the toilet bowl, the toilet is leaking and the necessary repairs should be made by a professional licensed plumber. Plumbing Supplies Depot stocks plumbing repair parts for all major brands and offers new Water Sense faucets and toilets for residence and business. # # #

 
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Plumbing Supplies Depot is a leading North American plumbing distributor of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs, HVAC, heating and air conditioning. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers with product distribution under well known and respected brands.

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show 2012 – New York City

March 5, 2012

March 2012, in like a lion out like a lamb, Plumbing Supplies Depot, plumbingsuppliesdepot.com wants to remind you about the upcoming “Architectural Digest” Home Design Show in New York City, highlighting the latest in modern furnishing designs and solutions. This year marks the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. In addition to nearly 400 attending brands, the show will feature a keynote presentation by “Architectural Digest” Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell, design seminars presented by “The New York Times,” cooking demonstrations, and one-on-one design consultations. Thursday March 25, the show will begin at 10am and end at 7pm. This day is only open to trade and preview guests. Registered interior designers and licensed architects may pre-register by March 15. Consumers may purchase preview tickets for $95. Purchase includes a one-year subscription to “Architectural Digest,” gift bag, and cocktail reception. Friday through Sunday, the show will be open to the public. Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27, the show will begin at 10am and end at 7pm. Sunday, the show will begin at 10am and end at 6pm. Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 on-site. Advance purchase includes a one-year subscription to “Architectural Digest.” Children under age 12 may enter the show free. Explore. Shop. Get Inspired. A world of design inspiration awaits at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Explore the latest products for the home. Shop from new and established brands. Get inspired by new ideas and insight from top talents in the industry. – Exhibits from nearly 400 premium brands – Keynote Presentation by Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest Editor in Chief – Design seminars presented by The New York Times – Cooking demonstrations and tastings – Complimentary one-on-one design consultations – Show tours with New York Design Center designers – 45 amazing table installations at DIFFA’s DINING BY DESIGN NY and more.

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NEW PRODUCTS A MAJOR FOCUS AT THIS YEARS NATIONAL HARDWARE SHOW

February 24, 2012

New products are one of the engines that drive sales within the home improvement industry, and now attendees at the 2012 National Hardware Show® will be able to find the latest and greatest product innovations easier than ever during the event, which will be held May 1-3 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For the first time ever, this year’s National Hardware Show will feature more than 1,000 new products and inventions in a special Innovation Station display area located off the main show floors. “We know that retail and wholesale buyers are very interested in the latest products and line introductions, so we wanted to make it as easy as possible for buyers to see these products in one easy-to-shop location,” says Sonya Ruff Jarvis, vice president of attendee programs with the National Hardware Show. The Innovation Station area will house: •The New Product World display, which spotlights hundreds of new products from the industry’s leading manufacturers. •The Inventor’s Spotlight, where attendees can get an inside look at what may be the next big product or service in the industry. This year the Inventor’s Spotlight section at the National Hardware Show will also be co-located with Pitch Tank, which will give inventors the opportunity to pitch their breakthrough business concepts and products to Kevin Harrington, Investor Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and chairman of TVGoods, and Steve Rogai, CEO and co-founder of TVGoods.  •Green Product World, which allows retailers to keep up with the growing demand for environmentally friendly products and gather information on the latest in green, eco-friendly and sustainable products that today’s consumers are looking for. Along with these exciting highlighted areas within the Innovation Station, the National Hardware Show will feature its New Product Launch Spotlight area in the central concourse adjacent to the NRHA Village and Stage. The New Product Launch Spotlight area features a host of items that are truly brand new to the industry, have not yet hit the market and have no pre-negotiations, pre-sales and no distribution exclusivity. “By providing areas that are designated to spotlight new products, we hope it will make it even easier for show attendees to see the latest and greatest innovations that manufacturers have brought to the show and provide exhibitors with an even more productive way to launch and showcase their newest offerings,” Jarvis says.  For manufacturers like MJSI Inc., the National Hardware Show provides the ideal venue for launching new products to the home improvement marketplace. “Launching new products at the National Hardware Show is just plain smart. It’s a place where every key decision maker is gathered in one place at one time for the same reason-to see what’s new,” says Marlena Cannon, director of marketing communications at MJSI. “We have exhibited here for seven years and debuted our products with incredible success.”  Rene Pardo, CEO of Brainwave Products, echoes Cannon’s sentiments about the show providing an ideal launching pad to the industry. “Brainwave values the National Hardware Show both for the diversity of attendees (users and resellers) in its target market, as well as the presence and high quality of exhibitors who are also potential clients.”  From an attendee’s perspective, the ability to see such a range of new products from across the spectrum of categories all in one place makes the National Hardware Show a must-attend event. “To actually be able to see all these new products in one place and be able to touch and feel them and talk to the exhibitors about the new lines, there’s nothing else like it,” says Karen Ruedisueli of Paddletown Hardware in Oscoda, Mich. “I’m always blown away by how innovative and clever the manufacturers can be in coming out with new products, and the National Hardware Show lets me see so many different lines and brands all in one place.”  About the National Hardware Show – The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning 66 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show® continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show® is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insights to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers.  Industry professionals who would like to attend can register for free by going to www.nationalhardwareshow.com.

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GE Opens First New Manufacturing Operation in Louisville, Ky. in Over 50 Years

February 24, 2012

GE General Electric Appliances has announced the opening of its GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater manufacturing facility at Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky. – the first to open there since 1957. The $38 million investment in the new product and a revitalized facility is the first milestone in commitments GE has made since 2009 to invest a total of $1 billion ($800 million in Louisville) and create more than 1,300 new jobs in the U.S. by 2014. The new product and other recent investments at Appliance Park has also created hundreds of highly skilled salaried jobs in fields like engineering, industrial design and manufacturing. “The journey we started in 2009 to get to this day has been an inspirational one,” said GE Appliances President and CEO Charles “Chip” Blankenship. “To reverse decades of outsourcing by bringing new, industry-leading products and jobs back to the U.S. takes tremendous cooperation, imagination, courage and plain hard work by a lot of people. I want to thank our local union, our employees, government and company officials for having and executing a vision that is bringing these jobs to Appliance Park and creating a bright future for our business.” Lean manufacturing and a more competitive wage structure for new employees led to the selection of Louisville as the production site for the new water heater instead of China, where an earlier version of the product was made. Not only can the new product now be made more competitively in the U.S., the GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater, developed by the Louisville team, has an enhanced feature set, offers better performance with greater energy savings and will be more affordable for consumers. The GeoSpring has the distinction of being the first GE Appliances product designed and built using Lean manufacturing principles  . The Lean process, which uses a cross-functional team of employees – including hourly manufacturing workers – to design the product and the manufacturing process, will help increase the competitiveness of the operation by identifying and removing waste in materials and work effort often found in traditional manufacturing. State and local governments also supported putting the new GeoSpring in Louisville with up to $17 million in incentives to design and build the new energy-efficient facility and other investments that the company will make at Appliance Park during the next several years. “We made a commitment early in my administration that energy-related development would be a high priority,” Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said. “We developed an aggressive plan to not only research and develop new kinds of energy production, but to attract businesses and projects that are similarly committed to cleaner, greener energy applications. GE’s new hybrid water heater is a perfect match for our energy commitment and our strong manufacturing core.”

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WORLD PLUMBING DAY 2012

February 12, 2012

According to Scott Mann of Plumbing Supplies Depot www.plumbingsuppliesdepot.com “in this day and age with an uncertain economy and shifting tides of current events it is refreshing to have the World Plumbing Day 11 March”, which is intended to provide anyone or any organisation involved in the global plumbing industry with an opportunity to promote the important role played by the industry. Many plumbing industry organisations are actively involved in activities related to the environmental role of today’s plumbing industry and World Plumbing Day provides a good opportunity to emphasise this role to the general public, according to the World Plumbing Council www.worldplumbing.org which promotes professional standards of plumbing to the world. Organisations are encouraged to arrange an event or meeting which will highlight World Plumbing Day. Many plumbing industry organisations are actively involved in activities related to the environmental role of today’s plumbing industry and World Plumbing Day provides a good opportunity to emphasise this role to the general public. WPC has published a Fact Sheet on the environmental aspects of plumbing and this may be used by organisations to assist them in their promotional work. Last Year, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan resolution formally designating March 11, 2011, as World Plumbing Day. Senate Resolution 100, introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and co-sponsored by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), highlights the role plumbing plays in safeguarding public health in the United States and worldwide, addresses the lack of safe drinking water and sanitation across the globe, declares access to such a vital human right and praises trained plumbing professionals for maintaining, repairing and rebuilding the aging water infrastructure of the United States.

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AMERICAN STANDARD APPOINTS JAY D. GOULD AS PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

January 12, 2012

The Board of Directors of American Standard Brands today announced the appointment of Jay D. Gould as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, a leading North American manufacturer of branded bath and kitchen products serving both the residential and commercial markets, including the new construction and remodeling markets. “We are excited to have Jay take the helm of American Standard,” said Tom Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “He brings tremendous experience in enhancing companies’ leading market positions and creating value by leading with a focus on growth, innovation and brand development.” Before joining American Standard, Gould was President of the Home & Family Group of Newell Rubbermaid. Taking an innovative, consumer-driven approach to building demand, he significantly increased revenues for the company’s Levolor, Calphalon, Rubbermaid and Graco brands throughout the economic downturn.  Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Gould held senior executive roles at The Campbell Soup Company, The Coca-Cola Company, and General Mills, Inc., where he helped drive the growth of world class brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepperidge Farm and Minute Maid. “American Standard is an iconic brand with tremendous potential to inspire do-it-yourself consumers and to partner with professionals,” said Gould. “The Company successfully weathered the challenging business environment over the past several years, emerging as an even stronger business and now prepares for a more assertive growth agenda.  That agenda will certainly build on American Standard’s heritage of products with great design and industry-leading performance.” Gould succeeds Don Devine, who led the successful turnaround of American Standard Brands and is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Under his leadership, the Company completed the strategic mergers of American Standard, Crane Plumbing, Eljer Plumbing, Safety Tubs and Decorative Panels International. The turnaround effort resulted in sustained profitability and a new capital structure for the Company. “While Don has done an outstanding job in building and repositioning the company, Jay will lead the next phase of the Company’s development, which will focus on growth,” Taylor said. About American Standard Brands: –  American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane®, Eljer®, Fiat®and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. For more information, visit www.americanstandard.com. About Sun Capital Partners, Inc. – Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in companies that can benefit from its in–house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in more than 285 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $45 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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NAHB International Builders Show 2012

January 6, 2012

The NAHB International Builders’ Show® 08-11 FEB 2012, Orlando Florida, is the largest annual light construction and residential building industry trade show in the United States and one the largest building industry tradeshows in the world. In 2012 the NAHB International Builders’ Show will be 68 years old, will exceed 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, and will attract well over 50,000 exhibitors and attendees from 100+ countries. In addition to the exhibition, the show offers 200+ educational sessions and is host to construction-related meetings, special events, and workshops. The export potential at the NAHB International Builders’ Show is very high. Every product used in light construction or residential home building is featured at the NAHB International Builders’ Show. Seminars: The NAHB International Builders’ Show will offer more than 200 educational sessions, workshops, and seminars focusing on the business of residential and light commercial construction and current building industry trends. Attendees can also visit demonstration areas located on the show floor, which will include the newest installation techniques and tools for steel and wood framing as well as concrete buildings, structures and foundations. Target Buyers: Home and light construction builders, architects, developers, land use planners, government officials, building owners, consulting engineers, marketing firms, design/build firms, general contractors, and the wholesalers and distributors of construction materials and equipment. “The International Builders’ Show is truly unique,” said Bob Nielsen, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders. “No other event provides such exceptional education and networking opportunities and such a superb showcase of top quality products for the home building industry. We’re expecting more than 50,000 attendees and more than 800 exhibitors at the 2012 show. “The IBS also demonstrates the strength, resilience and tenacity of the home building industry. Housing has been hit much harder by the downturn than any other sector of the economy, and we are very pleased that so many manufacturers and suppliers have recognized the value of exhibiting at the IBS and continue to participate each year,” Nielsen said.  Karen Formico, marketing manager for longtime IBS exhibitor Broan-NuTone explained the value that participating in the show provides for the company, which is North America’s largest producer of residential ventilation products such as range hoods, ventilation fans and indoor air quality products. “In these tough times, Broan-NuTone recognizes that our customers have limited resources and can’t attend multiple events as they may have in the past. Because of this, we have selectively cut back our face-to-face marketing efforts, eliminating those events that don’t provide the greatest return,” Formico said.  “The Builders’ Show remains the single best way for builders and specifiers to find the best solutions to their construction challenges and, as such, continues to be an important part of our marketing efforts. We feel it is still one of the best ways to reach the great majority of our customers in an environment that lets us interact with them on a personal level and, more importantly, lets them interact with our products and learn how we can help solve their challenges. In a world that’s moving toward webinars and online education, there is still nothing better than hands-on and face-to-face contact,” she said.  In addition to an outstanding lineup of almost 200 education programs and more than 400,000 square feet of product exhibits, the upcoming IBS will provide numerous networking opportunities for attendees. “Our members greatly value networking, and we strive to meet that need with innovative, value-added programs,” said Nielsen. “The ‘Centrals’ are a good example. We have designated specific areas of the show as Centrals for various specialties such as custom building, multifamily and remodeling. At the Centrals, attendees can meet others working in their field, get answers to questions, and see presentations that address the issues they deal with on a day-to-day basis. We also organize product tours so that people at each Central can meet with exhibitors showing products suited to their segment of the industry.”   The IBS also provides attendees with perspective on how the housing industry and their own businesses function in the context of the broader national and international economies. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak during a special session of the NAHB Board of Directors meeting on Feb. 10. This is an outstanding opportunity to hear from a man who is at the center of the nation’s efforts to mount an economic recovery. Registered IBS attendees will be welcomed as part of the audience on a first-come, first served basis.   

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2012 KBIS Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Moved Up to 24-26 April Due to G-8 and NATO Summits

January 6, 2012

As part of Chicago’s city-wide schedule adjustments to accommodate the G-8 and NATO summits in May 2012, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has moved up its annual tradeshow and conference to April 24 to 26, 2012, at McCormick Place, with the conference beginning on April 23. Owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Nielsen Expositions, KBIS brings together nearly 20,000 of the industry’s top dealers, designers, builders, remodelers, retailers, and other professionals directly involved in the design and remodel of residential kitchens and bathrooms. There will be no impact to hotel rates or availability, and the NKBA and Nielsen do not anticipate any impact on the number of attendees or exhibitors at KBIS based on the date shift. In fact, many KBIS exhibitors have already pointed out that they prefer this new date pattern during the week versus the weekend. Additionally, Candice Olson has already confirmed that she is able to serve as the KBIS 2012 opening keynote speaker on the new opening day of the show on April 24. The National Kitchen & Bath Association and Nielsen Expositions will continue to promote these new show dates to ensure that all potential attendees, exhibitors, media, and partners are aware that KBIS2012 will now take place from April 24 to 26, 2012. The NKBA and Nielsen have also ensured that KBIS does not conflict with other national or international industry events. Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer and 2011 NKBA President David Alderman, CMKBD, said, “In the face of Chicago’s sudden need to alter the city’s entire schedule of spring events due to the scheduling of the G8 and NATO summits, I’m very happy that we were able to secure show dates so close to the original schedule and maintain the show’s hotel blocks and discounted pricing.” Jim Scott, show managing director, said, “Chicago is a world-class city, and on behalf of KBIS and the NKBA, we’re excited to see it showcased on the international political stage. We’re happy to be back in Chicago after our well-attended 2011 show. KBIS will again offer our attendees and exhibitors maximized ROI, exposure and networking, and ultimately the best show experience.” Attendees can look forward to the KBIS 2012 trade show floor featuring the newest and most innovative kitchen and bath products from 500 global manufacturers. KBIS will offer a full conference program led by top industry change-makers, as well as play host to vital networking opportunities. The KBIS and NKBA teams have conducted a full lodging review, and hospitality options remain fully open and space has been secured around the new 2012 dates. They also have secured the commitment of Chicago and the convention bureau to maintain exhibitor moving costs at the level they would have been if the original dates were maintained. The McCormick Place reforms to lower labor costs make the 2012 show even more attractive for exhibiting manufacturers. Looking forward to the future of the show, Scott said, “We are also excited by the opportunity to make Chicago the home for KBIS in 2014. We will be making changes in KBIS to more fully incorporate a Chicago-wide experience in the future, extending the value of attending KBIS beyond the actual three days of this year’s event.” About the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) – The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association and owner of KBIS. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 46 years. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. NKBA members span 11 kitchen and bath industry segments, including builder/remodeler, cabinet shop, dealer, distributor, decorative plumbing and hardware, designer, fabricator, multi-branch retailer, installer, manufacturer and manufacturer’s representative, many of whom attend or exhibit at KBIS each year.  Nothing compares to KBIS for bringing the industry together—and for bringing you the resources you need for current and future projects. It’s the ultimate Kitchen & Bath destination, 300,000+ net square feet of easy-to-navigate exhibits that are literally sparkling with the freshest designs, products and technology from 500 leading manufacturers and suppliers. Tour the show floor for an information-rich, interactive look at top brands, complete lines and new launches. About the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) – Owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Nielsen Expositions, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the world’s largest international trade show event dedicated to its industry. KBIS brings together global manufacturers and the top dealers, designers, builders, remodelers, retailers, and other professionals directly involved in the design and remodel of residential kitchens and bathrooms. For more information about KBIS 2012, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place April 24 to 26, 2012, visit www.kbis.com.
 
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Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference 2012 – Las Vegas Nevada

January 6, 2012

The Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) was established in 1992 and has become the premier trade show for hospitality design professionals. The HD Expo 15-17 May  2012, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada connects buyers of design with the newest and most innovative product offerings, as well as provides a venue for industry networking. HD Expo is sponsored by: Hospitality Design magazine, published 10 times a year, is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It connects owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, plumbing supply and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, country clubs, night clubs, conference centers, spas, senior living facilities and all other hospitality-oriented projects. Hospitality Design continues its 32-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry. HD Expo is produced by: Nielsen Expositions, a part of the Nielsen Company. Nielsen Expositions is a full service event management company that professionally operates, arranges, organizes and sponsors trade shows, expositions, conferences, conventions and meetings for associations, corporations and government entities. Nielsen is also one of the world’s largest leading publishing and information companies and has leading marketing positions in consumer magazines, directories and information services, business information as well as educational publishing.

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