Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2018

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26 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018 Superior Cabinets Sold to Buller Family SASKATOON, SK — The Buller family of Winnipeg, Manitoba has reached an agreement to purchase Superior Cabi- nets, one of Western Canada's leading kitchen cabinet manufacturers based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Buller family has a long history in the kitchen cabinet industry, with Mark Buller having acquired Norcraft Cabinets in 2003 and building it into a $376 million dollar company. In 2015, Norcraft was sold to Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., owners of MasterBrand Cabinets. Mark's father, Herb Buller, along with several part- ners, also founded Kitchen Craft in 1971, which was acquired by Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. in 2002. Superior Cabinets President & CEO Scott Hodson noted that majority share- holder, Linda Larre, was interested in selling the company and retiring. "We have been working on this transition of ownership for some time," said Hodson. "Our main focus in finding the right partner to purchase the company was to ensure our growth and expan- sion goals could be achieved. We believe we have found a great partner." "We are very pleased to reach this agreement and impressed with what Superior Cabinets has achieved over the years," said Mark Buller, now executive chair- man of Superior Cabinets. "The time was right for Superior Cab- inets to bring on new ownership with a strong track record that can help grow the company at a fast- er pace through expansion into new markets. We look forward to working with the entire team at Superior Cabinets and getting back into the cabinet industry." Operations for Superior Cab- inets will remain the same, with expansion plans into new markets in Canada and the United States being the top priority for the next few years, according to the firm. Doug Mockett Calls for Entries MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Doug Mockett & Co. is hosting its 33rd Annual Design Compe- tition, seeking innovative ideas in furniture parts, components, accessories and hardware. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 4, 2018, with judging to be done in December 2018. First Place entries will be awarded $1,000, an engraved achievement trophy and a royal- ty based on sales, with no limit to the number of First Place awards. To enter, send a clear write- up, drawing and/or model of an idea in pdf format to contest@ mockett.com, or via courier or registered mail, Attn: Design Competition. Questions can be emailed to contest@mockett. com. For additional information, visit https://www.mockett.com/ design-competition. INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET Circle No. 18 on Product Card

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