Industry Update Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market
Masco Reports Sales Electrolux Bath Design Division
Decline Tied to Housing Kelly Ripa, Launched by NJ Firm
Taylor, MI — Masco Corporation, Linden, NJ — After nearly 100
the parent company of several of the the company’s
years as a plumbing and HVAC
kitchen and bath industry’s leading launch of its wholesaler, Linden, NJ-based
product brands, has reported a 2008 newest color W. A. Birdsall & Co. has launched a
decline in sales resulting from what line ‘Red Hot new division, Birdsall Bath Design
the company termed “signiﬁcantly Red,’ held (BBD), the company announced.
lower sales volume” to the housing in the SoHo Birdsall & Co. ofﬁcials an-
market, as well as a continued dip section of nounced that the company has
New York City.
in consumer spending for home signed a 10-year lease for a newly
improvement products. opened 6,500-sq.-ft. luxury bath
The publicly traded Masco, 2008, Masco closed six manufactur- fundamentals for the new-home showroom in North Plainﬁeld, NJ.