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JAN 2019

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Cabinet Distributor Opens in Houston R A L E I G H , N C — Kitchen Cabinet Distributors will open its first distribu- tion center outside of its Raleigh, NC headquarters this month in the city of Houston, TX. The 11-year-old cabinet company's new 180,000-sq.-ft. dis- tribution center is located in the city's Greenspoint neighborhood, just north of downtown. "Growing demand for affordable, quality cabinetry and a steady hous- ing market continues to drive our growth, and our new Houston facility will allow us to better serve the state of Texas and other nearby markets," said Megan Mazu, v.p. of sales and market- ing. "At this new facility, our inventory and customer service will allow cus- tomers to receive cabinets in days, not weeks, for both renovation projects and new construction." The distribution facility will feature a showroom for contrac- tors, home improvement dealers and cabinet shops. The facility will be integrated with the company's recently launched online dealer ordering system, which provides full transparency to inventory levels and product specifications allowing customers to submit or- ders anytime and anywhere. Kitchen Cabinet Distribu- tors will be filling more than 50 Houston-based positions in 2019, including customer service representatives and warehouse personnel. Chrysalis Awards Call for Entries The 2019 Chrysalis Awards program is now open to receive entries from all residential and commercial remodelers, design- ers and specialty contractors in the U.S. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2019, and entries will be judged in April, with entrants notified of the results in May. Entries must be in digital format; PDF files of entries can be imported onto the Chrysalis website, or they can be created right on the site. Any project completed after January 1, 2016 is eligible for the contest, and includes previous Chrysalis entries from 2016, 2017 and 2018, as well as entries from Qualified Re m o d e l e r 's M a s t e r D e s i g n Awards and the Kitchen & Bath Design Awards from Kitchen & Bath Design News. All projects that have not already won a Chrysalis Award are eligible to be submitted. Details on the 2019 program and entry process, along with a complete list and description of the categories, can be found at www.chrysalisawards.com. Questions can be directed to info@ChrysalisAwards.com. 20 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET Circle No. 11 on Product Card

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