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									          Industry Update                  Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market

                                                                                                                                  ing platform brings top-quality
                                                                                        MN Distributor Center                     professionals right to the doorsteps
                                                                                        Opened by Uponor                          of homeowners who are looking for
                                                                                                                                  someone with their skills.
                                                                                        Apple Valley, MN — Uponor,                   “This is a win-win for homeowners
                                                                                        the Apple Valley, MN-based sup-           and NKBA members,” said Smith,
                                                                                        plier of radiant floor heating and         adding that the Golden, CO-based
                                                                                        related products, has opened a new        ServiceMagic, an operating business
                                                                                        285,000-sq.-ft. distribution center, in   of the publicly traded IAC/InterAc-
                                                                                        Lakeville, MN, a suburb south of the      tiveCorp., expects more than five
                                                                                        Twin Cities, the company announced.       million consumer requests for home
                                                                                           The new building, which houses         service professionals in 2009.
                                                                                        Uponor’s primary North American              “The NKBA shares ServiceMagic’s
                                                                                        distribution operations, is located       commitment to promoting kitchen
                                                                                        in the new First Park Lakeville           and bathroom remodelers whose
                                                                                        development, a 1.4-million-sq.-ft.        professionalism and quality not
                                                                                        industrial park, and is larger than       only meet, but exceed, customer
                                                                                        the company’s former distribution         expectations.”
                                                                                        center in Burnsville, MN, according          “By working with ServiceMagic,
                                                                                        to Uponor officials.                       the NKBA is able to provide our
                                                                                           The location also provides a more      members with even more value for
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        Uponor’s new 285,000-sq.-ft. Lakeville, MN distribution center now h
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                                                                           houses the   productive layout for employees
        company’s primary North American distribution operations.                                                                 their membership,” said NKBA CEO
                                                                                        who support areas in shipping,            Don Sciolaro.
                                                                                        receiving, operations, customer              “In this economy, it’s critical
                                                                                        service and supply chain, company         for professionals to increase their
                                                                                        officials added.                           sales, and by taking advantage
                                                                                           “We are very excited for the op-       of the NKBA’s new program with
                                                                                        portunities this new facility offers      ServiceMagic, NKBA members will
                                                                                        us,” said Uponor executive v.p.           be able to find more consumers in
                                                                                        Anders Tollsten. “The efficient            their local areas who are looking to
                                                                                        design helps us continue our strat-       remodel their kitchens and baths.”
                                                                                        egy for enhancing our distribution
                                                                                        network serving the North Ameri-
                                                                                        can market, as well as meeting our        St. Charles Cabinetry
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