February 4, 2015

Here are just a few standouts from the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

November 19, 2014

Highlights of the Home Depot fourth-quarter merchandise lineup include a remote-controlled, pre-lit Christmas tree that shines in 56 light and color options. The season will also bring stocking stuffers like carbide-tipped reciprocal saw blades from Diablo and 21 new Kohler SKUs.

"We look forward to driving excitement this holiday season," said Ted Decker, executive VP merchandising, during the Atlanta-based retailer's third-quarter earnings call.

October 13, 2014

Owing to its ongoing efforts in the name of water conservation, Kohler has been honored with a Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for the second year in a row.

September 29, 2014

Shivvers is recalling a host of its Country Clipper riding lawn mowers, citing a possible fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the ignition module in the lawn mower can fail to ground, which might lead to overheating and melting.

So far, there have been four reports of ignition modules overheating and melting, though no injuries have been reported.

July 31, 2014

The case for backup generators.

June 5, 2014

Kohler cut the ribbon on its 105,000-sq.-ft. addition to the company’s generator manufacturing plant in the Town of Mosel, north of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

April 2, 2014

Plumbing, technology combine for stylish water-saving toilets with lots of features.

September 27, 2012

Convenience and the creature comforts of home are factors shaping the market for bath accessories, which are increasingly incorporating digital technology into the newest offerings, according to designers and suppliers.

While trends in fixtures encompass square-shaped and clean-lined faucets, high-arc units and single-level chrome handles, hands-free faucets using smart technology is the biggest trend in 2012, experts say.

December 2, 2011

In addition to alerting the industry to trends in new products, this holiday edition of the New Product Showcase can be seen as a gift guide for the beginner or serious DIYer. From stocking stuffers to show stoppers, or from impulse items to big tickets, here’s our holiday sampler. It’s the thought that counts.

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June 13, 2011

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The LBM & Durables category -- subdivided into seven sub-categories -- produced the following winners:

• Bathroom Vanities & Procelain – Kohler

• Building Materials – Quikrete

• Insulation – Owens Corning

June 9, 2011

From ballots sent out electronically earlier this year, Home Channel News received a record number of votes for Golden Hammer Winners, producing 32 winners in four categories. The Home Decor category -- subdivided into seven sub-categories, produced the following winners:

• Decorative Hardware & Locksets – Kwikset

• Decorative Lighting & Fixtures – Cooper Lighting (regent)

• Fashion Fixtures – Kohler

• Home Organization – Newell Rubbermaid

• Major Appliances – Whirlpool

December 20, 2010

Union members at the Sheboygan, Wis., Kohler plant voted in favor of the company’s proposed labor contract Sunday after four months of negotiations, according to WBAY.com. 

According to the article, 62% of UAW Local 833 members voted to pass the contract, which included a five-year wage freeze, a flexible work force, a two-tier wage structure and a $1,000 signing bonus.

December 5, 2010

United Auto Workers Local 833 have announced they will hold an informational picket today at...

May 4, 2008

Futuristic toilets and state-of-the art bath tubs are familiar trends at the Kitchen and Bath...