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June 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 17 Wetstyle Breaks Ground on New Facility MONTREAL, QC — Wetstyle recently broke ground on the company's new factory complex in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, a suburb of Montreal in Quebec, Cana- da. Strategically selected, the factory's location will house the brand's expanded manufacturing operations alongside a new showroom space. "We searched high and low to find the perfect location that would fit all of the brand's needs," Wetstyle President Mark Wolinsky comments. "As we're constantly growing, and looking for new ways to innovate, we were in need of a space that could allow us to continue on this path." The factory will be situated amongst other newly constructed headquarters within the Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville's Industrial Eco Park, which requires tenants to abide by strict environmental regulations. In order to secure the highly regarded location, the Wetstyle team had to perform extensive emissions management and environmental impact studies. The process, though intensive, relates to Wetstyle's guiding principles, which aim to celebrate nature's resources and responsibly integrate them into the brand's products, the firm notes. Wolinsky continues, "These new facilities will enable us to take on larger projects and continue to expand our product offerings. The design of the building reflects our unique DNA and commitment to eco-friendly manufacturing." The headquarters, designed in partnership with Sydney Gobel Architecture and Atelier Moderno, will consist of two buildings linked together by an enclosed pathway. The larger of the two buildings will consist of the 30,000-sq.-ft. factory and operations offices. The second, 11,600-sq.-ft. building, will house the show- room on the lower level and corporate offices above. The showroom space will showcase the brand's bathware products, as well as offer ample room for events. A dedicated training area for sales representatives and professionals will also be integrated into this space. Mockett Names Design Contest Winners MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Doug Mockett & Co. has chosen the three winning entries for its 32nd Annual Design Competition. The first award went to repeat winner Steve Goldberg for his floor track wire management system, which allows cables to enter and exit at various entry points along the raceway. The two remaining winners – Peter Clare and Colter Swan – are Industrial Design students at Appalachian State University, marking the sec- ond year in a row that students from the school have been named winners. Clare's winning entry is an Art Deco-inspired door handle design that in- cludes chamfered layers that step down gracefully into a smooth grip surface area. The product from Swan is an aerodynamic shelf bracket with rhyth- mic cuts for added design aesthetic and structural stability that will fit into the company's existing shelf track system, a line extension accessory. Each of the three First Place winners were award- ed $1,000, an engraved achievement trophy and a royalty based on sales of the products, which will become part of the Doug Mockett & Co. offering. Entries for Mockett's 33rd Annual Design Com- petition are now being accepted through September 4, 2018. For more information, visit https://www. mockett.com/design-competition. Doug Mockett & Co. has awarded three novel deco- rative and functional hard- ware designs first place honors in its 32nd Annual Design Competition. vtindustries.com Circle No. 8 on Product Card

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