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PEOPLE & PLACES Whirlpool Corporation advances. In addition to the logo, Conestoga has also launched a new tagline, "Absolute Dependability." "This tagline was developed to reinforce the vision of the founders and reflect the level of performance Conestoga strives to achieve every day," said Anthony Hahn, Conestoga Wood Specialties CEO. "It conveys the company's promise and personality, absolute dependability in all product quality, on-time deliveries, dependable designs, customer counsel, company ethics and strong relationships." With the support of several local businesses and organizations, including the Diamond-Level Sponsor LATICRETE, Woodbridge Community Playground Inc. constructed a community playground for children of all ages and ability levels. The group's mission is to create a safe and accessible, all-inclusive outdoor playground that fosters imaginative play and developmental learning. Whirlpool Corp. is investing $21 million to increase the size of its distribution network to better serve its customers. The company has established a new regional distribution center near Chicago, bringing the company's U.S. total of RDCs to 12, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii. The company is leasing a 750,000-sq.-ft, warehouse, which is a full-mix, rail-served warehouse storing products from all Whirlpool-built major appliance categories and brands. The new center improves service to customers through greater flexibility and more efficient operations, which results in better delivery times. Purcell Murray has announced its new dedicated plumbing division, PM Fixtures, which will emphasize its commitment and business expansion of quality, high-end plumbing fixtures, accessories and hardware for both the kitchen and bath. As part of the new business unit, industry veteran Jim Van Landingham has been hired as sales manager to direct the division's new sales and marketing initiatives. The PM Fixtures division clearly defines a category differentiation from the company's appliance product business unit. Hastings Tile & Bath has announced that VOLA's recent design, the Round Collection Hand Shower, has been honored with two awards. The Iconic Award is an international architecture and design competition that focuses on how the disciplines interact. The product was also awarded an honorable mention in The Architect's Newspaper's first Best of Products competition in the Bath Fixtures category. a manufacturer of modern, functional and stylish bath products. The purchase positions BCI to expand its network of dealers in the U.S. and Canada and to offer separate product lines. Through this alliance, Luxury Bath will add 11 more colors and several styles to the product offerings, in addition to nearly 200 dealer locations. Oasis Showrooms and The Beautiful Bath Showroom, divisions of APR Supply Co. (APR), announced the promotion of Allison Lorelli, CAPS, to business development manager. She will be responsible for leading the growth of the showroom business for the western region of APR. Lorelli was the showroom inside salesperson from 2012 to August 2015 and is nominated to become the secretary for the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the NKBA in 2016. Amerock Hardware introduces AmerockGo, a new dealer portal designed to provide improved account accessibility, streamline the product ordering process and make it easier for customers to do business with the company. The portal provides easy access for dealers to place orders, check on an order status, request complimentary sample products and browse the product library. It also provides two-way communication with the company's master order system to give dealers 24/7 access. Conestoga Wood Specialties recently rolled out its new branding, which includes a logo and tagline that embody its core values and exhibits its new 12 K+BB Tile of Spain has updated its Quick Ship Collection for 2015 to include 40 companies and more than 150 products. Established in 2013, The Quick Ship Collection is a select group of tile products from Spanish manufacturers that are available for immediate purchase in the U.S. and are in stock and available for delivery within four to eight weeks. The collection is updated annually to ensure the most up-to-date information is available to purchasers. Available online at www.tileofspainusa.com/ quickship, users can search by product category or company name. Geberit has issued a new white paper that discusses the importance of understanding criteria for designing an ADA-compliant restroom: "Overcoming Accessibility Design Challenges in the Restroom with In-Wall Technology." The white paper reviews the two primary sources for accessibility information: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and The Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC/ANSI A117.1). Further emphasis is on wheelchair accessible sinks and counters focusing on the toilet criteria. October 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://www.tileofspainusa.com/quickship http://www.tileofspainusa.com/quickship http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - October 2015

KBB - October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Solutions
All Abroad
Cover Story
Great Gatsby Baths
Design Features
Making an Entrance
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - October 2015 - Intro
KBB - October 2015 - KBB - October 2015
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KBB - October 2015 - Contents
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KBB - October 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 5
KBB - October 2015 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - Show Director’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - People & Places
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KBB - October 2015 - Better Business
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KBB - October 2015 - Solutions
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KBB - October 2015 - All Abroad
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KBB - October 2015 - Design Features
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KBB - October 2015 - Making an Entrance
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KBB - October 2015 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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