Continental Cabinets Acquired by RSI by ProQuest


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									           Industry Update                  Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market

         Cabinet Manufacturer                                                                          The 21st century kitchen     Kohler Makes Major
         Announces Formation                                                                           was the subject for
                                                                                                       Brizo’s ‘Form That
                                                                                                                                    Product Pledge to Habitat
         New Canaan, CT — Gridiron                                                                     Functions’ panel             Kohler, WI — Kohler Co. has
         Capital, LLC, a New Canaan, CT-                                                               discussion, held at the      pledged to donate $2 million worth
                                                                                                       recent KBIS. Panelists
         based private equity firm, has an-                                                                                          of products to help Habitat for
                                                                                                       included (l to r) KBDN
         nounced the formation of Executive                                                            editor Janice Costa,         Humanity build water-conserving
         Cabinetry, LLC, while acquiring the                                                           Delta Faucet Director of     homes, the company announced.
         assets of Executive Kitchens Inc.,                                                            Industrial Design Judd          The plumbing products manufac-
         the company announced.                                                                        Lord, fashion designer       turer said last month that its dona-
            Based in Simpsonville, SC, Ex-                                                             Jason Wu and designer        tion is being made in conjunction
         ecutive Cabinetry will manufacture                                                            Cheryl Kees Clendenon.       with “SaveWaterAmerica,” an online
         custom and semi-custom kitchen,                                                                                            campaign aimed at educating con-
         bath and specialty furniture, to be      successful industry CEO in Dave          Continental product lines, manu-         sumers about water savings.
         sold primarily through an indepen-       Romeo leading a team and company         facturing and distribution capabili-        “Kohler recognizes the looming
         dent dealer network in the U.S.,         like Executive Cabinetry,” Gridiron      ties to RSI’s platform, in addition to   freshwater shortage facing the U.S.,
         company officials said.                   Capital, LLC Managing Partner Tom        its dedicated and loyal employees,”      and that saving water inside the
            Cabinet industry veteran David        Burger commented.                        said Alex Calabrese, president and       home represents the best opportu-
         Romeo will serve as CEO of Execu-           “Executive’s cabinets will be built   CEO of RSI.                              nity to make a significant differ
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