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AUG 2017

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18 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2017 Circle No. XX on Product Card Ornare Opens NYC Showroom NEW YORK — Ornare, a Brazilian com- pany specializing in fully customizable kitchens, bathrooms, closets and offices, has opened its first store in New York City. Located on the fourth floor of the A&D Building, the 2,100-sq.-ft. show- room will be run by partner and head of U.S. operations, Pitter Schattan. The new space will feature col- lections by key Brazillian designers, including Patricia Anastassiadis, Guto Indio da Costa, Marcelo Rosembaum and Zanini de Zanine. In celebration of the opening, Ornare presents the Wide Line Collection, a collaboration between Ricardo Bello Dias, art director of Studio Bello Dias and Studio Ornare, coordi- nated by CEO Murillo Schattan. The collection's system is made up of panels, supports, furniture and shelves of vari- ous shapes and thicknesses, available in a range of colors and finishes. The panel system can be configured to shape any environment, with features concealing built-in appliances. Jacuzzi Completes BathWraps Acquisition CHINO HILLS, CA — Jacuzzi Brands LLC has completed its acquisition of BathWraps. BathWraps, which changed its names from Liners Direct in January, is a leading supplier of bathware sold in the U.S. Terms were not disclosed. "We are extremely excited about the addition of BathWraps to our bath business," said Bob Rowan, CEO of Jacuzzi Brands LLC. "The company is complementary to our core business and is led by an exceptional management team, which will remain in place as the business will continue to operate independently." BathWraps, manufacturer of acrylic wetspace walls, tubs and showers, was established in 1997 in Itasca, IL, special- izing in custom bath and showers. Jeff Conner, who has led the company as president since he acquired the business in 2004, will continue in his current role. "We will be able to take advantage of many new oppor- tunities by combining forces with Jacuzzi, along with our continued commitment to the success of our dealers," said Jeff Conner, president of BathWraps. "This transaction provides excellent opportunities to leverage growth from the combined strengths of Jacuzzi and BathWraps," stated Rowan. "Further, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our employees, customers and suppliers, who continue to believe in the strength of our brands." HBRA Honors Clarke SOUTH NORWALK, MA — Clarke, New England's ex- clusive Sub-Zero & Wolf distributor, has received the Supplier of the Year Award from the Home Builders and Remodelers Association (HBRA) of Fairfield County, CT. "Our award winners are deserving of this recognition for the accomplishments they have made within our in- dustry and for their commitment to our association and the Fairfield County communities," stated Gina Calabro, chief executive officer of the HBRA of Fairfield County. Clarke Director of Business Development Joe Tan- guay accepted the award, along with Clarke Corporate Showroom Manager Marco Barallon and Regional Sales Manager Steve Rowland. Honoring Clarke with the Supplier of the Year Award are (l. to r.): HBRA of Fairfield Coun- ty Executive Officer Gina Calabro, Clarke Director of Business Develop- ment Joe Tanguay, Clarke Corporate Show- room Manager Marco Barallon and HBRA of Fairfield County Presi- dent Chris Steiner. INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET If it isn't STONETECH ® it isn't good enough for your stone or tile! Globally Proven Construction Solutions Live Chat NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE A-8289-0617 ©2017 LATICRETE International, Inc. All trademarks shown are the intellectual properties of their respective owners. www.laticrete.com l 1.800.243.4788 STONETECH ® offers a complete line of high performing products designed to protect, clean and transform your stone, tile, masonry and/or grout surfaces. Ensure the quality of your work for years to come with STONETECH . New STONETECH ® Countertop Warranty protection for up to 25 years! See website for details. Circle No. 9 on Product Card

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