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Member News: Kohler Opens in Arizona, MasterBrand to Buy Supreme, SieMatic Introduces Mondial, Events and More

By Dianne M. Pogoda

Company News
Kohler Manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, AZ. Image courtesy of Kohler.

Kohler Opens Arizona Plant: Plumbing giant Kohler Co. opened its new manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, AZ, providing more than 400 local administrative and production jobs. The plant produces Kohler’s Sterling brand of bath and shower fixtures. The one million square foot facility includes manufacturing, warehousing, a distribution center, office space, an innovative showroom and cafeterias. It incorporates smart factory elements and innovative production technology, and by tracking sustainability, aims to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, water use and solid waste while maximizing energy efficiency. More info here.

MasterBrand Buying Supreme: MasterBrand Inc., through its MasterBrand Cabinets subsidiary, has agreed to acquire Supreme Cabinetry Brands, including Dura Supreme and Bertch cabinetry, from GHK Capital Partners LP for $520 million in cash. The acquisition will allow MasterBrand to expand its position in the premium cabinetry segment and reach more consumers across an enhanced dealer network with improved efficiency, effectiveness and customer service. KBB has more.

SieMatic Unveils Mondial in Dallas: Premium kitchen brand SieMatic introduced its Mondial design line in its remodeled Dallas Design District showroom. This North American debut will be followed by a full rollout across the continent later this year. Mondial is geometric, minimalist and modern without traditional ornamentation, and comes in an array of bold colors and rich materials. It complements the company’s Pure, Urban and Classic design collections. Visit SieMatic to learn more.

Pike Wins Remodeler of the Year: NKBA member Elliott Pike, founder of ELM Construction LLC, has been named 2024 Remodeler of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders. Pike started his design/build firm in Vestavia Hills, AL, near Birmingham, in 2008, in the depths of the Great Recession. In the 16 years since he has built the company on a key premise: “Keeping your word.” ELM employs 10 and completes about 25 projects a year. ProRemodeler has the details.

Chapter and Trade Events

Peaking With Rocky Mountain: The Rocky Mountain Chapter will host its 24 Carat Gold Peak Design Awards Gala on June 20, 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Avenue in Denver. The annual gala celebrates the best in kitchen and bath design at an elegant dinner and awards ceremony. Registration is $150 for NKBA members, $165 for non-members and $$95 for students. More info here.

Twin Golf Tourneys With Prairie Provinces: The Prairie Provinces Chapter will host two June golf outings. Tee off at 8:30 AM on June 12 in Calgary (Rocky View) at the Heatherton Golf Course, or on June 20 at the Ranch Golf & Country Club in Edmonton (Acheson), starting at 8 AM. Learn more here.

Learn Savvy Marketing with Olympic West Sound: Amanda McGlynn, founder of The Kitsap Life at Skywren Marketing, will present a CEU session on how to use social media to “Expand Your Presence Locally,” at the Olympic West Sound Chapter’s meeting on June 20. It will be hosted by Floor & Décor at its new location, 4324 Wheaton Way in Bremerton, WA, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Registration is $25 for NKBA members, $35 for non-members and free for students. More info here.

Picking Decorative Hardware with Northern NJ: The Northern NJ Chapter will present a CEU session on “Choosing Decorative Hardware for your Kitchen & Bath” at Ferguson Bath, Appliance and Lighting Gallery, 65 Passaic Avenue in Fairfield, NJ, on June 11, 5 to 8 PM. Join the chapter for networking, dinner, a sponsor presentation from Amerock and the educational session. Registration is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. More details here.

Market Days at A&D Building: The Architects & Designers Building in New York will host Market Days on June 26 and 27. Numerous showrooms will offer presentations on trends, new products and rising talent across the world of residential design and interiors. The A&D Building is at 150 East 58th Street in Manhattan. For more info and to register for this trade-only event, go here.