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SEP 2018

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TileBar Opens NYC Showroom NEW YORK, NY — TileBar, the fastest-growing eCommerce tile brand, is open- ing a flagship showroom in the heart of the New York City's Flatiron District. According to the company, it pioneered online tile shopping in 2005 with a customer-centric business model, transforming a laborious process into a "painless and fun experience." TileBar's flagship showroom is a continuation of the vision to engage every customer. "We wanted to bring the energy and service level of our website to a brick-and-mortar location, so we can offer our customers a place to come together, talk tile and collaborate," said Eli Mechlovitz, CEO of TileBar. "We are a data-driven, modern tile company, and we created a showroom where form and modern functionality really come together." The 9,500-sq.-ft. space, located at 45 West 21 Street, is designed to be a celebration of the arts and quality craftsmanship, bringing to life TileBar's motto "Tile is Art," according to the firm. The showroom utilizes modern design tech with shoppable digital catalogs and adjustable lighting to showcase tiles in varying light temperatures. TileBar's extensively curated product line features the latest in tile trends and award-winning collaborations with Vanessa Deleon, Stacy Garcia and international fashion house Versace. eCommerce tile brand TileBar has opened its first brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City's Flatiron District. Norcraft Hits Safety Milestone SIOUX FALLS, SD — Norcraft Companies recently achieved a significant safety milestone at its Sioux Falls cabinet manufacturing facility. As of June 2018, the facility recorded over 3,000,000 consecutive hours worked without a lost-time incident. A lost-time incident is defined by the U.S. Department of Labor as an inci- dent in the workplace "that results in an injury serious enough that causes the person injured to be unable to work for a day or more." To achieve this milestone in a manufacturing environment that employs over 600 employees working roughly 1.5 million hours per year, the facility's management team credits the staff's improvement efforts and commitment to maintaining a safe workplace. Most important, they adopted a zero-injury culture: employees believe that "zero injuries" is possible and worth pursuing. Pete Bendix, v.p. of operations for the Sioux Falls facility, known to the local community as StarMark Cabinetry, described the commitment necessary: "We have been managing an aggressive agenda to eliminate injuries from our workplace. We recognize we are in a manufacturing environment with built-in, inherent risks, and we've dedicated ourselves to being always aware of what's taking place in our workspace and proving zero injuries is possible. There is nothing more important than keeping our people safe and injury free." Norcraft Companies will continue this focus and commitment on the journey to four million hours and beyond at the Sioux Falls facility. September 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 19 Circle No. 10 on Product Card

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