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HAPPENINGS

Plumbing Giant Meets Customer
Requests with New Facility

LIXIL, PARENT COMPANY TO American Standard, GROHE and DXV,
plans to open a new distribution center in California in December to
expand the company's footprint within the U.S.

"Meeting the needs of customers and consumers is our top priority, and
this new distribution center will allow us to dramatically shorten shipping
lead times to deliver our products faster than ever before," said Steve
Delarge, CEO, LIXIL Americas. "At a time when other businesses may
be considering scaling back their operations in a difficult economic
environment, we are proud to be expanding, creating employment opportunities and simplifying the distribution process for our customers."

BLUESTAR is celebrating its

140th anniversary of manufacturing. To acknowledge
this milestone, the company
is launching a limited-edition
Platinum Series Range with
a custom Heritage Blue finish and commemorative star
logo until Dec. 31, 2020.

LIXIL will integrate the new facility, which is under construction now,
into its existing distribution network. As the shift to digital shopping
accelerates and people continue to seek out LIXIL products, opening
this center allows the company to meet their needs by making product
more readily available wherever people choose to shop.

Spanish Surface Company
Opens West Coast Hub

MAJESTIC KITCHEN &
BATH CREATIONS INC.

has been sold to its
president and CEO -
SCOTT BYERS - and
his leadership team,
who have doubled the
company's revenue and
geographic reach across
the Carolinas in the last
three years.

COSENTINO HAS OPENED its new facility in Vacaville, Calif., just north of San Francisco.
The new hub will cover more than 157,350 square feet of warehouse and office space
and will act as a central shipping location for customers in the western U.S. The facility
will catalog products and act as a storage center, which will in turn expedite shipping
to regional centers, home improvement centers, fabricators and kitchen and bath
specialty stores.

"Cosentino's West Coast hub is located in close proximity to the port, making it an
ideal location to receive shipments from Spain and Brazil - where Cosentino products are manufactured," said Massimo Ballucchi, executive director of marketing for
Cosentino North America. "This third hub will complement our Houston and Virginia
hubs and will allow Cosentino to expedite shipments for the growing residential and
commercial needs along the entire West Coast, as well as supply the Cosentino
centers in the region."
Other Cosentino locations in California include Cosentino City Showrooms in Los
Angeles and San Francisco, as well as Cosentino Centers in Anaheim, Los Angeles,
Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

CHUCK FOWKE, a Tampa,

Fla.-based custom home
builder, is the new chairman for the NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF HOME
BUILDERS. He is replacing DEAN MON, who will

continue to be an active
member of the association.

Surfacing Brand Meets Green
Manufacturing Goals
NEOLITH HAS ANNOUNCED it has achieved carbon neutral status by following the internationally recognized Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP). The company also implemented
an innovative sustainability strategy, coupled with tactical carbon offsetting. These
actions have led to carbon neutrality across the entire business, significantly seeing the
brand receiving 100 percent of its electricity in 2019 from renewable energy sources. Furthermore, 90 percent of the waste generated by Neolith is recycled and given a second life
either with company operations or through authorized third-party players. Plant machinery
has been upgraded to improve energy efficiency, particularly the third line's furnace, which
has benefitted from the installation of an O2 and pressure control system, significantly
reducing the amount of gas consumed. This is complemented by a 40 percent reduction
of forklift truck diesel consumption and a 20 percent decrease in hazardous waste. A
policy to reduce the amounts of single-use plastic used has also been implemented.

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Research Roundup
Trends
Better Business
Stories from the Field
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Wellness Design
Balanced Budget
All Abroad
Solutions
Universal Design
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Stories from the Field
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Wellness Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Universal Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
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