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Executive Cabinetry Receives ACE Award WASHINGTON, DC — Executive Cabinetry has been awarded the 2018 Arthur Rutenberg Homes ACE Award. The Award for Communication Excellence (ACE) is presented to the Arthur Rutenberg Homes' vendor partner who, over the past year, has provided the best product training and customer service to ARH Builders and Design Studios. The award was accepted by Chris Wood, director of sales and customer service for Executive Cabinetry. "It was an honor to accept the award, but really, this is about the work our dealer partners do. They support the franchisees day in and day out. They make us look good and work hard to keep the builder efficient and competitive," said Wood. Ed Brown, v.p. of Purchasing and Construction for Arthur Rutenberg, echoed this sentiment. "Our partnership with Executive Cabinetry is great because their product matches the value we provide in our homes: tremendous craftsmanship and styling but great 'bang for your buck.'" Executive Cabinetry has been a preferred cabinet vendor for Arthur Ruten- berg Homes since 2011. Executive Cabinetry services multiple franchisees in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. Chris Wood, director of sales and customer service for Execu- tive Cabinetry (left) accepts the Award for Communications Excellence from Ed Brown, v.p. of Purchas- ing and Construction with Arthur Rutenberg Homes (right). Delta to Study Water Droplets in Space INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Delta Faucet Co. has announced its partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), in collaboration with the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, to study the formation of water droplets, water flow and pressure in microgravity. The ex- periment will leverage Delta Faucet Co.'s proprietary H2OKinetic Technology to shed light on water flow in microgravity and how to deliver an enhanced shower experience for consumers. Delta Faucet created H2OKinetic Technology to sculpt shower water into a unique pattern by manipulating the size of water droplets, providing more coverage than a standard showerhead, the firm noted. However, in space, the impact of gravity on water droplet formation and size has the potential to transform the technology into something more. "We are thrilled to collaborate with CASIS – manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory – and are eager to send our innovative technology to space to glean unique research and insights," said Paul Patton, senior manager of innovation and regulatory for Delta Faucet Co. "The results of this investigation will be incredibly important to our future work at Delta Fau- cet. The potential to expand our knowledge of how water droplets are formed, and potentially enhance everyday experiences in the shower, will increase the boundaries of our technology and the impact we can make for consumers." With the help of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory and CASIS officials, astronauts and investigators from dlhBOWLES Engineer- ing, Delta Faucet plans to launch the microgravity investigation from Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia as early as November 2018. Once the testing is complete, the same study will be conducted on Earth to compare results. "The research Delta Faucet and CASIS will compile this year has the potential to truly impact the plumbing industry as well as other spray applications," said Russell Hester, director of business development at dlhBOWLES. Results of the testing will be made final after a successful launch to the International Space Station. INDUSTRY UPDATE 18 Kitchen & Bath Design News • September 2018

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