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Michaelle Bradford
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Michaelle Bradford, CCI Media, is Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine and Managing Editor for Woodworking Network. She has more than 19 years of experience covering the woodworking and design industry, including visits to custom cabinet shops, closet firms and design studios throughout North America. As Editor of Closets & Organized Storage magazine under the Woodworking Network brand, Michaelle’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating editorial content as well as managing annual design competitions like the Top Shelf Design Awards. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media.

Sliding door company releases antimicrobial sliding door system

Serenity Sliding Door Systems, a leading manufacturer of interior sliding door systems, released a new “Antimicrobial Slide,” which the company says is the first complete sliding door system with antimicrobial finishes.
 
After studying more than 125 recent projects in 40 states, the Antimicrobial Slide was developed with specialty products, additives, and treatments to help inhibit the growth of microbes on the exposed surfaces.
 
For the frame and track, a custom powder coat additive is applied to the entire surface while still allowing for c

Antimicrobial coatings are growing in demand

The antimicrobial coatings market is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2021 with much of the growing demand coming from medical and indoor applications, according to research from Marketsandmarkets Research. One example is JB Cutting which has seen an increase in that demand especially in the healthcare industry with the need for easy to clean furniture. A recent post on LinkedIn by Christina Relyea Business Development Manager at JB Cutting, Inc., highlighted a few components that were being shipped out. 

Saint Louis Closet Co. donates over $3,000 to Stray Rescue of St. Louis

MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – In early March, Saint Louis Closet Co. donated $3,467 to Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The donation was made on behalf of Closets for a Cause, a giveback initiative started by owner Jennifer Williams – due to her company’s pay-it-forward culture.
 
“Now more than ever is the time to focus on building up our communities,” said Jennifer Williams, owner of Saint Louis Closet Co. “We’re proud to have so many supportive customers that help us make opportunities like this possible for Stray Rescue of St.

Will COVID-19 impact closet design?

According to Architectural Digest, the need to clean rooms more effectively to slow the spread of infectious diseases was one reason closet space was incorporated into modern home designs. Prior to the 20th century, most homes used armoires or other bulky stand-alone furniture for storage.