Industry Update Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market
“By re-engineering and moving choices and sustainability attri- and eco-conscious line of steel
Canac Cabinet Unit the production lines to Greenwood, butes, St. Charles has proven its cabinetry that is manufactured
Closed by Kohler St. Charles Cabinetry reaps the commitment to the environment by from approximately 70% recycled
beneﬁts of Viking Range Corpora- developing an eco-friendly product content.
Kohler, WI — Kohler Co. an- tion’s ultra-premium product manu- that is both recyclable and hypoal- The company is currently estab-
nounced that it is closing its Canac facturing expertise,” said g.m. Jim lergenic.” lishing a dealer network throughout
kitchen cabinetry business, citing Gregory. “In addition to providing St. Charles, according to the U.S., and is accepting consumer
the United States’ weak housing a unique combination of aesthetic company ofﬁcials, is a sustainable orders, Gregory said.
market, recent construction soft-
ness in Canada and escalating costs
for raw materials and logistics costs
as the driving reasons for the busi-
A full business closure is antici-
pated by the end of 2008, according
to Kohler, headquartered here.
Canac has been experiencing a
decline in orders “for some time,”
according to Kohler, and “com-
petes in an already crowded and
price-sensitive kitchen cabinetry
marketplace that itself has been in