The Healthy H20 Act would provide grants for water quality testing, purchase and installation of point-of-use or point-of-entry water filtration systems that remove or significantly reduce health-based contaminants from drinking water.
After two-year COVID hiatus, first in-person industry show is a success.
April 25, 2022
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) wrapped it’s first in-person show in two years. The combined strengths of the NKBA and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), continuing their nine-year partnership to produce Design and Construction Week (DCW), brought forth the first and one of the largest in-person events since the beginning of the pandemic.
After more than two years apart, the Luxury Products Group (LPG) Advisory Committee came together in person, at Central Arizona Supply in Mesa, Arizona, and spent a productive day discussing future group aspirations, opportunities for improvement and ways to ensure longevity.
Duravit expanded its bathtub solutions for the North American market. The newest additions include freestanding models from Philippe Starck’s Cape Cod and White Tulip collections as well as a freestanding model from Bertrand Lejoly’s D-Neo collection.
The new kits make designs more accessible to designers and consumers alike, who now have the option of choosing from the company’s most popular series. The pre-selected looks enable the ordering of everything needed for a luxury shower in one single transaction.
Defining product market fit is not an easy task for a stand-alone decorative plumbing showroom. It's especially complicated for showrooms that are a part of a multi-product brand that may supply PVF targeting plumbers, HVAC targeting builders or any of the many building products with re-distribution models.
HamatUSA's newest faucet line is sleek and sophisticated with detailing that lends a decidedly modern flair, the company notes. The faucets feature linear spouts and are completely constructed from premium 316 stain-less steel and then finished with a unique mix of polishing and brushing techniques. The collection features single- and dual-handle faucet designs with optional side sprayers and spout projections nearly 12” tall. The series also offers a more compact version intended for bar spaces that stands just over 8”.
Oatey Co. announced that Battersby Danielson Azbell (BDA) is now Oatey’s manufacturer representative in Indiana.
Founded in 1986 on the Westside of Indianapolis, BDA now operates out of Fishers, Indiana, under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Bob Danielson and President Joe Azbell.
Duravit USA has engaged New York-based agency, Dellon Sales, to represent the brand in strategic territories within the northeastern market. Dellon will expand Duravit’s presence across New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. As a plumbing industry leader since 1949, Dellon and its team of knowledgeable professionals is poised to achieve aggressive sales goals and expand brand awareness for Duravit.