Ferguson opens showroom

PMI honors legislators

NKBA creates new non-design certification
After listening to its members, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has launched the Certified Kitchen & Bath Professional certification. The CKBP was created to enable kitchen and bath pros to show off their skills, education and expertise.

bestrestroomlogoVote in America’s Best Restroom contest
It’s up to you now. Click the link above to vote in the America’s Best Restroom contest presented by Cintas. Voting is open through September 19.

BLANCOBlanco Culina wins three designs honors
The Culina line by German sink and faucet company Blanco won three design awards for its closed coil and magnetic hook-up features – beating out competition from all over the world. The line was honored with a red dot, IDEA and KB Culture award.

Remodeling Activity Slows
The remodeling market slipped under pressure from a sluggish economy, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index, which dipped during the second quarter to 43.9 from the first quarter result of 46.5.

Sloan Part of Handwashing Forum
Sloan Valve has been awarded charter membership in the Handwashing Healthcare Forum, which was created under the auspices of Handwashing for Life to coincide with the launch of the HandsOn system for patient safety. For more information on the forum, click the link above.

Kohler recalls shower doors due to laceration hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Kohler Co., announced a voluntary recall of about 100 Kohler Purist, Pinstripe and Finial glass shower doors. The hinge panel of the shower door can shatter, posing a laceration hazard. No injuries have been reported.

ThremaSol starts up "Project Steam" design contest
ThremaSol throws down the gauntlet with "Project Steam" a bathroom design contest challenging bathroom designers, builders, contractors and homeowners in the midst of remodeling of their bathroom and who want the ultimate spa bathroom to compete. Winners will be awarded a state-of-the-art ThermaSol Steam Shower. Click the link above for more information.

Next Step Builders join forces with BathSimple, LLC
Next Step Builders – a division of residential energy efficient company Next Step Living – has partnered with BathSimple, LLC to streamline creating a bathroom in an expeditious manner. For more information, click the link above.

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.

MikeRoweLRMike 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.

BirdDog-logoFind 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.

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