Hello to my industry friends. What an Amazing Night!
The Columbia River Chapter of the NKBA rocks. Not only did I get a chance to see some great friends, but the professionalism and friendliness of the group is incredible. Award winners told their secrets to getting projects submitted correctly, helping them to be considered in competition. Marketing secrets were shared by those who have spent considerable time researching and learning how to be more effective. Potential new members were welcomed and offered a place in the group. Tips were shared on getting projects published. Encouragement and help was offered to everyone to improve their skills and knowledge through study groups. Acknowledgement was given to those who have received their credentials, reminding us all how important it is that we continue to grow in our chosen professions.I must express my gratitude to all who serve on the Board, giving a great amount of time, creativity, and energy. Thanks also to the companies who support this industry by sponsoring meetings. Thanks to Pental for a beautiful meeting location, great food, nice door prizes, and lots of fun. --Kaye Powell (Chown Hardware)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Chown Hardware is pleased to announced that we are the exclusive distributor for the Kaldewei bath line.
Kaldewei was founded in 1918, flourishing over multiple generations becoming today Europe's largest manufacturer of steel enamel baths and shower trays. Made of 3.5mm steel enamel, baked at more than 1472 degrees allows this premier tub line to offer an unheard of 30 year warranty on the tub!
Because every bathroom is unique, Kaldewei offers more than 130 different baths and shower trays to choose from in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Both drop in baths and freestanding tubs are available. Shower trays with shapes ranging from square, rectangular, corner and round the design possibilities are limitless and with a low threshold, will also enable the shower to be used where easy access is required.
Kaldewei is offered in the standard colors of White, Pergamon (biscuit) and Black. Custom finishes are available but extended lead times are required.
Kaldewei has carried out its own research and development work, and has already contributed to many developments in materials and processes. Its easy-clean finish, for instance, not only provides more comfort during bathing, but afterwards, too. Dirt and water simply roll down the permanently burnt-on surface finish, which makes these steel enamel bathtubs - which are extremely easy to look after anyway - even more comfortable. And since all you need is a soft damp cloth instead of aggressive cleaners, the easy-clean finish is good for the environment as well.
Speaking of Green, with its ecofriendly manufacturing, packaging, transport and disposal processes, Kaldewei is the first German bathroom fixture company to be certified for sustainability. Kaldewei has dedicated itself to environmental sustainability for over 90 years now.
After all, Kaldewei manufactures its high quality enamel products exclusively from natural materials.
And a consistent materials philosophy also includes the fact that all baths and shower trays made of Kaldewei steel enamel 3.5 mm can be recycled completely at the end of their lifespan, meaning they can be used directly as raw materials to make steel. A 30-year guarantee along with environmentally sound manufacturing, packaging, transport and disposal procedures – these qualities make Kaldewei products ideal for eco-friendly construction projects.
Award wining designs, 30 year warranty and green production processes makes Chown Hardware proud to distribute this high quality bathing fixtures. Take a minute to stop by and take a look at the displays only at Chown Hardware.
To learn more, click on the following link - Kaldewei
Aging in Place Remodeling Seminar
Saturday, December 5th - 10:00 - 11:00
Thursday, December 10th - 10:00 - 11:00
Chown Hardware would also like to invite you to the free "Aging in Place" remodeling seminar. Learn about planning your remodel for future or current special needs. Speakers for this seminar will be Kaye Powell, Chown Hardware VP and Randi Reed, Neil Kelly CMKBD Certified.
If you have ideas for future seminars and would like to be a guest speaker, please contact Kaye Powell to discuss dates and topic openings.
Product Knowledge Meetings
Portland Location Schedule
Meetings times are 8:00am-9:00am and a second meeting from 9:00am-10:00am. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend any of the meetings.
November 24 - Jado / Porcher - Factory representatives introducting new releases and product changes for the coming year
December 9th - Zucchetti - New faucet and fixture line from Italy. Cutting edge designs and some twists on traditional looks