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Delta Faucet forecasts 2014 kitchen design trends

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Delta Faucet Company has released its 2014 Kitchen Design Outlook, which forecasts a year in which industrial accents and muted palettes will have their share of the limelight.

"The design team at Delta Faucet Company constantly evaluates the landscape to identify what trends are current and to anticipate how various design elements will influence and evolve into the trends of tomorrow," said Judd Lord, director of industrial design. "Our team works to develop products years in advance, and we rely on the inspiration found all around us to ensure our fixtures not only meet but exceed consumers’ style expectations. Everything from the sleek lines of the newest automobiles, to the fabrics used in high fashion runways, is taken into consideration."

Featured prominently in the outlook are industrial accents, which is expanded in scope to include more than just stainless steel appliances. "Unique materials reminiscent of architectural salvage" will dominate the scene, according to the company, which can include stripped-down light fixtures, open metal shelving and reclaimed wood elements.

Additionally, neutrals such as beige and gray are poised to make a comeback, especially when paired with distinctive patterns.

Delta also predicts that there will be a greater convergence of traditional and contemporary (and other divergent styles) as homeowners begin to integrate elements of various looks.

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Scotts Miracle-Gro names Service Provider of the Year

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has deemed A. Duie Pyle Warehouse & Distribution its 2013 Service Provider of the Year.

“A. Duie Pyle has been supporting Scotts in the Northeast with superior warehousing and transportation services out of the Westfield, Mass. facility since 2001, and during that time has proved to be an important element of our supply chain success," said Jim Iovino, VP global logistics at Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Specifically, the award recognizes the supply chain solutions company’s Westfield, Mass. and Parkesburg, Pa. facilities for their service, among other categories.

“We are extremely honored to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year," said John Wisser, director of warehousing & distribution at A. Duie Pyle. "This award reflects the Pyle Peoples’ commitment to quality and superior service."

Scotts has also operated out of A. Duie Pyle’s warehouse facility in Parkesburg, Pa. since 1994.

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Chelsea Building Products promotes Hartman

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Gary Hartman was named director of marketing and new business development for Oakmont, Pa.-based Chelsea Building Products. 

Hartman began his career in the window and door industry 30 years ago and has accumulated experience in marketing, sales and product management. 

“Gary’s extensive knowledge and broad background in the fenestration and building products industry will be a benefit to his new responsibilities in new business development,” said Terry Abels, VP of Chelsea Building Products. “Gary will continue to be an asset to Chelsea Building Products as we expand our specialty products division that includes vinyl cellular PVC and polymeric cladding applications.” 

In his new role, Hartman’s responsibilities will expand to include new business development in windows, doors and in particular Chelsea’s specialty division, developing market and product strategies for the building material industry. 

A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in marketing, Hartman began his career in the window industry with Season-All Industries in 1983. He worked at Chelsea from 1985 to 1995, having held many sales and marketing positions and rejoined Chelsea in 2008.

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