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October 2018

s h o w

d i r e c t o r ' s

WHY I'M AN ADVOCATE FOR OUR INDUSTRY

here are so many reasons to be optimistic about
the future of our industry. The economy is strong,
and hopefully your business is as well. In addition
to strong demand in the remodeling and custombuild categories, the National Kitchen & Bath
Association (NKBA) just announced last month
that the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS),
your industry event, will remain co-located with
the International Builders' Show (IBS) through 2026.
This is a significant development for our industry and represents just one of
the many things that the NKBA and its partners have done in support of the
kitchen and bath industry. With an eye on the future, the NKBA continues
to lead the charge in terms of advocacy, elevating professional standards and
becoming a technology-centric organization offering professionals tools
unmatched by any other professional organization. You now have access to
more information and resources than at any other point in our history.

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However, this does not mean there are no challenges on the horizon. We will no doubt face an
economic slowdown at some point, but that's not
what keeps me up at night. What does is a growing shortage of skilled labor within the trades.
There are simply not enough carpenters, plumbers
and electricians to bring your designs to life.
Perhaps you are one of the lucky few who
have not had projects delayed by weeks and even
months because of a tight labor market. However,
this is becoming more and more of an issue for our
industry. That said, the NKBA and the National
Association of Home Builders have partnered
with This Old House and others in support of the
Skilled Labor Fund (www.skilledlaborfund.org).
This group, which is directly tied to the National
Housing Endowment, is tasked with attracting
and training labor for the residential construction
industry. This is accomplished through financial
support of accredited trade schools in the form of
scholarships, and I would encourage you to visit
their site and learn more.
In addition to a number of activities at KBIS
and IBS next February in support of this effort,
we want to make it easy for you to offer yours.
When you register to attend KBIS, you will have
the option to donate $1, $5 or $10 to the Skilled
Labor Fund. One-hundred percent of your contribution will go to the fund and will make an impact
on promoting the trade careers in the residential
construction industry.
If ever there was an opportunity to give back,
this is it. I would challenge you to do whatever you
can to help support the future of our industry. We
can all make a difference.
Registration for KBIS 2019 is now open. We
hope to see you back in Las Vegas, Feb. 19-21,
2019. Be sure to join the conversation on all of our
social channels.
˜

BRIAN PAGEL
Senior Vice President
Brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com
Twitter: @bspagel

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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018

Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
KBIS 2019 Preview
Universal Design
Research Roundup
Small Spaces
Balanced Budget
What's Hot
What's Cool
A Daring Collaboration
Vive la France
Check out the winners of our 2018 Product Innovator Awards
2018 Product Innovator Award Winners
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 12
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - KBIS 2019 Preview
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Universal Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Research Roundup
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Small Spaces
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 36
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - What's Hot
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - What's Cool
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 44
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - A Daring Collaboration
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 48
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 49
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Vive la France
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 52
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 53
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 54
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - 2018 Product Innovator Award Winners
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2018 - Last Word
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