Brief news items on financials, promotions, new hires, awards, special projects, etc., in the decorative bath and kitchen industry.


  • Nevamar Decorative Surfaces named Joseph O. Black national specification manager, Jerry Wilson national accounts manager and John A. Friedel, new product development manager. The company makes high pressure laminate products.

  • Color Marketing Group, an association of color designers that forecasts color directions for manufactured products and services, has elected Terrie Buch-O'Dell to its board of directors. Buch-O'Dell is design manager for Nevamar Decorative Surfaces.

    Sweepstakes winner

  • Moen awarded Gail Stoeker of Builder's Plumbing Supply (South Holland, Ill.) a three-night stay at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas as the first winner of its "Steel the Kingdom" promotion. The program offers wholesale showroom consultants incentives to improve their stainless-steel sink sales.


  • Dornbracht has purchased Alape-Group, based in Penig, Germany. Alape manufactures steel, aluminum and porcelain-enameled design oriented basins, bathroom furniture and interior fittings.

    On display

  • Elkay Manufacturing's Elite Gourmet sink system, stainless-steel undermount sinks and faucets are displayed in a kitchen vignette in the Design Idea Center in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.