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APR 2016

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CLIPP Graduates First Classes DENVER, CO — The Living In Place Insti- tute has announced the graduates of its Certifed Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) classes. The CLIPP classes, approved for continuing education by four national associations – including the National Kitchen & Bath Association, American Occu- pational Therapy Association and American Society of Home Inspec- tors – provides professionals in the housing and related industries with an international certifcation for home accessibility and safety assessment training. "It was an honor and pleasure to welcome some of the most re- spected thought-leaders in the housing industry to our first of many national CLIPP classes," said Louie Delaware, who co-founded the Living In Place Institute with Erik Listou. "Once certifed, only CLIPP trained professionals have access to the electronic Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist, allowing them to accurately, easily and quickly report and recommend home modif- cations that improve independence and dignity for all home occupants, regard- less of their age or needs. We're looking forward to welcoming many profes- sionals to our classes in the months and years ahead." More information can be found at www.LivingInPlaceInstitute.org. Cuisine Idéale Invests in Facility SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC — Cuisine Idéale has undertaken an expansion project to support its growth. The Canadian kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufacturer acquired a 60,000-sq.-ft. building to set up a second facility in Sherbrooke, which will enable the company to double its production capacity. The company, which currently employs more than 150 people, will invest $5 million in the project, generating 45 jobs over a three- year period. A frst round of hiring was set to begin last month, to train the workforce in anticipation of launching operations this month. Cuisine Idéale received support from Sherbrooke Innopole in un- dertaking this expansion project, and from Canada Economic Devel- opment for Quebec Regions, which granted a repayable contribution of $500,000 under the Quebec Economic Development Program. Cuisine Idéale is planning a sec- ond phase in its expansion project as Pierre-Yves Gagnon, general manager of the company, explains: "By 2018 we plan to inject an extra $2 million to purchase new equip- ment that will enable us to further automate production in this second facility. These investments will com- plement the $1 million we invested in 2015 to modernize the equipment at our facilities on Panneton Street." Cuisine Idéale now has more than 300 distributors in Canada and the United States. April 2016 • KitchenBathDesign.com 13 W i t h o v e r 4 , 0 0 0 d e s i g n s t o s a m p l e , y o u r v i s i o n a w a i t s . O r d e r t o d a y a t w w w. To p K n o b s . c o m . 9 0 8 - 3 5 9 - 6 1 7 4 8 0 0 - 4 9 9 - 9 0 9 5 R e f l e c t y o u r p e r s o n a l s t y l e Circle No. 6 on Product Card

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