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KraftMaid enhances catalog; adds interface

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KraftMaid Cabinetry has announced a new enhancement to its 2020 digital content catalog to streamline product selection for designers. In collaboration with 2020, a provider of applications and enterprise solutions dedicated to interior design, space planning and furniture manufacturing, KraftMaid Cabinetry is now offering its digital content catalog with a new Global Style Validation (GSV) feature to its dealers.

The GSV feature provides a new interface and adds intelligent rules-based validation to the global style and pricing selections that guarantee the correct product combination when a designer submits his/her order to KraftMaid. For example, when the designer selects the desired wood species for the cabinetry, the application will offer only the door styles and finishes available for that selection. With the built-in logic of GSV, the user will not be able to order an invalid combination.

Watch a short instructional video to see the new Global Style Validation works.

www.kraftmaid.com

www.2020spaces.com

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September 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

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RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions expands Mira Loma, Calif., facility

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RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions announced it has completed expansion of the plant at the Mira Loma, Calif., facility. The 50,000-square-foot expansion and plant redesign will enable the company to more than double the output of its European-inspired, frameless cabinetry.

“This expansion is driven by rapidly increasing demand from our customers to supply frameless cabinetry in new home developments and remodeling projects,” said Eric VanDerHeyden, president, builder sales and services. “The cabinet industry, particularly in the west, is in need of additional capacity, and this investment ensures we can continue to improve our execution, streamline production and supply high quality frameless cabinets at attainable price points.”

To improve and maintain higher production levels, RSI implemented just-in-time processing and the Kanban replenishment system to streamline material flow.

“Our skilled and dedicated employees executed a tremendous transformation in a short timeframe,” said Don Cox, senior vice president, operations. “This implementation allows us to produce a higher quality product in a safer working environment with increased efficiency levels. The concepts and details can be replicated at new facilities in new markets to support our national growth strategy.”

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April 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

Sims-Lohman buying 57,000-square-foot facility in Indiana

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Sims-Lohman Inc., a Cincinnati-based granite countertop and cabinet distributor, plans to expand in Zionsville, Ind., according to The Indianapolis Star.

The company plans to spend $2 million to buy and equip a 57,000-square-foot facility in the city, which would create up to 32 new jobs by 2015. The new facility will include a showroom and production space, and should be up and running this month, Sims-Lohman said in a news release.

The company “is enjoying sizable sales growth in Central Indiana,” John Beiersdorfer, president, Sims-Lohman, said in a news release. “This growth gives us expanded opportunities to take full advantage of the skilled workforce available in Indiana,” he said.

Sims-Lohman was founded in 1971 and already has 22 full-time employees in Zionsville, according to the release. It has already begun hiring more fabricators, installers and sales associates to prepare for the expansion.

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November 8, 2013 at 7:00 am

Cardell Cabinetry closes San Antonio, Texas, facility

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Cabinet manufacturer Cardell Cabinetry reportedly shut down its facility in San Antonio, Texas, where it employs nearly 1,100 people. The plant closure was due to a housing slump over recent years and the company’s $45 million debt, according to a source.

Cardell Cabinetry was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 24 serious safety violations plus five other violations and fined $267,434. A company representative said the OSHA investigation was not a result of a workplace accident or injury.

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September 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

Rev-A-Shelf acquires European functional storage products provider

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Rev-A-Shelf LLC has acquired Widmer GmbH, a European provider of functional storage products for the kitchen. As part of the aquisition, Widmer will be renamed Widmer by Rev-A-Shelf GmbH.

“The acquisition of Widmer GmbH is a perfect transition for Rev-A-Shelf into the European cabinet industry. Widmer is a smaller version of Rev-A-Shelf with injection molded Lazy Susans and a growing line of cabinet storage solutions. The ability to build our brand and expand the customer base for Tresco Lighting and Innovative organizational products is an exciting development for our future. We will be introducing the formation of our new business at the Interzum show in Cologne, Germany in May,” said David Noe, general manager of Rev-A-Shelf.

Along with the acquisition, Rev-A-Shelf hired Marco Capuano as director of international business to lead the European project. Guenter Widmer, founder, will also support daily operations as general manager of the newly formed business. Isabelle DeCullier will remain as customer service for France.

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April 4, 2013 at 7:00 am

NBMDA launches cabinet manufacturer, distributor inventory program

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The North American Building Material Distribution Association launched a new program for distributor and manufacturer members of its Cabinet Industry Distribution Alliance membership segment.
Through NBMDA’s partnership with WarehouseTWO, an Internet-based inventory-sharing solution, members can access an online community of authorized distributors handling the same branded products as themselves, allowing them to source items needed to fill customer’s needs or post slow-moving items from their current inventory. The new program will initially feature communities based on branded, decorative and functional cabinet hardware and related accessories. Additional product categories will be added over time based on member feedback.
Distributor members of NBMDA’s CIDA segment can register for an account at www.warehousetwo.com, based on which brands of cabinet hardware they are authorized to distribute. Interested distributors can find registration information and a training schedule at http://www.nbmda.org/Resources/DistributorProfitabilityImprovement/tabid/141/Default.aspx.

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February 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

Masco Cabinetry, NKBA host student design blog contest

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Masco Cabinetry has partnered with the National Kitchen & Bath Association to offer NKBA student members at U.S. schools the opportunity to blog about design in the Blog Like a Pro competition.
The competition asks students to create three blog posts relating to design ideas and themes, such as new design technology, designing for multiple generations and design in small spaces. Top student bloggers are awarded scholarships of $1,500, $700 and $500.
“This competition encourages students to think like a design professional and communicate their ideas effectively,” said Susan Cross, brand and communications manager for Masco Cabinetry. “Today’s design professionals are learning the value of communication and blogging about the importance of good design for beautiful, functional spaces. Blog Like a Pro allows students to demonstrate their ability to communicate strongly about the design process.”
The competition will be judged by a panel of professional kitchen and bath designers and social media experts at the beginning of March 2012. The student winner will be announced at the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. For more information, visit the contest website at www.mascocabinetry.com/bloglikeapro.  

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December 30, 2011 at 8:54 am

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