Zielinski tabbed as new NKBA President
The National Kitchen & Bath Association announced January 10 the election results for the 2012 NKBA Executive Committee, which be led by new President Alan W. Zielinski. Zielinski (right) is the President and CEO of Better Kitchens Inc. of Niles, Ill., and has 25 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry. He has served as a chapter president with NKBA and a member of the board of directors.
New book looks at the hot colors of the past
Authors Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker dug deep into the history of interior and wrote ‘Pantone: The 20th Century of Color’ and found what the hot colors of time times were. Click the link above to read more about the book and the history of color.
Europa Collection from Zephyr wins Good Design award
Zephyr was honored with a Good Design Award for Kitchen Appliances for its next generation Europa Collection with DCBL Suppression System. The Europa Collection is a complete redesign with technology that raises the range hood higher than any other range hood. For more information from Zephyr, click the link above.
Bring a tablet into the kitchen without fear thanks to QOOQ
The QOOQ French Digital Cookbook was designed with a water-resistant design and case that can be wiped clean with a cloth if water, oil or food gets on it. With an expected price tag of $339, the QOOQ has a 10-inch, 1024x600 pixel display. Click the link above for more information, including photos and video.
EPA’s Jackson visits Miami Green Building Development featuring Caroma products
EPA Administrator and President Obama Cabinet member, Lisa P. Jackson (right) visited Miami and toured the Brownsville Transit Village, a sustainable building project with water, energy-saving features and Caroma toilets. Click the link above for more information from Caroma.
Shanghai hotels with a view from the bathtub
Sightseeing doesn’t have to stop when you're inside your hotel room as five hotels in Shanghai offer beautiful views of the city from the bathtub. From a hotel where President Obama stayed to a hotel with 229 rooms and all bathtubs next to a window, visitors can take in the sights at all times. Click the link above to read the CNN.com report.
Bath and kitchen salary data
If you missed it from our last edition, from time to time we like to list some sites that provide industry salary information. From SimplyHired.com, you can punch in your job title (kitchen and/or bathroom designer for example) and location and see what the average salary for that position is in your area.
Mike Rowe tackles plumbing
BNP Media, parent company of Bath and Kitchen Pro enews and Supply House Times, has entered into a partnership with Mike Rowe, host of the cable television show "Dirty Jobs." To learn the particulars of this new partnership, click the link above.
Find that perfect employee
BNP Media, parent company of pme, is pleased to announce a partnership with BirdDog Career Centers. The partnership combines the resources of the leading media company serving the mechanical systems field with the leading job/career center resource focused on this market. Click the link above for more information on the partnership.