Las Vegas--The world's leading kitchen and bath manufacturers will be launching their latest products and promoting their best-selling classics at the 48th annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from April 26 to 28, 2011. More than 500 industry leaders have already signed on to exhibit to an anticipated 40,000 kitchen and bath professionals. KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), sponsored by Kitchen and Bath Business (K+BB) magazine and produced by Nielsen Expositions.

New and returning exhibitors recognize KBIS as the best opportunity to promote their brands, expand their customer base and sell their products to the greatest number of influential buyers, all under one roof.

"Executive Cabinetry decided KBIS was the perfect venue for showcasing the new product offerings developed over the past year," said Raymond Ducharme, director of marketing, Executive Cabinetry, a first-time exhibitor. "Being part of KBIS is also our way of supporting the NKBA, which has been a key to our success. Attending this year's show provides us a perfect way to conduct some real-time training with our dealers. Manufacturing the only wood cabinet to be GREENGUARD Children & School air quality-certified offers environmentally aware dealers a distinctive sales tool that needs to be told."

Stacia Smith, Cambria's director of public relations and market development, said that the stone surfaces manufacturer is returning to the show to showcase the new and innovative colors to key industry professionals. "There is truly no better launching pad than KBIS for Cambria to unveil our new 2011 colors. The look of onyx, marble, and granite with the performance benefits of quartz as the strongest and only maintenance-free stone surface is a brand message we want to make known. We are thrilled to return to KBIS and share our beautiful and natural American-made product with the best designers in the industry."

Paul Burghardt, INAX senior regional sales manager, considers KBIS the ideal location to introduce a new luxury product line. "With the recent U.S. launch of INAX from Japan, we are excited to introduce our DESIGNING SMART line of toilets," Burghardt said. "KBIS is the most suitable premier event for us make our entry into the U.S. Market."

Bill Roush, director of communications at Formica Corporation indicated that the surfacing company is excited to be back at KBIS after a brief hiatus. "Formica Corporation has pioneered some innovative surfacing materials over the last couple of years that have really captured the attention of the architecture and design community," Roush explained. "We just expanded our successful 180fx™ Series, and what better way to introduce our new designs than to participate in the most comprehensive kitchen and bath show in the world."

Notable new and returning exhibitors include:
· American Range (exhibited in 2009) - KBIS booth #C4937
· Amerock (exhibited in 2008) - KBIS booth #C6178
· Cambria (exhibited in 2006) - KBIS booth #C4963
· Cardell Cabinetry (exhibited in 2009) - KBIS booth #C4329
· Colombini S.A. (new) - KBIS booth #C5369
· Dacor (exhibited in 2009) - KBIS booth #C4529
· Executive Cabinetry LLC (new) - KBIS booth #C7369
· Ford Commercial Truck (new) - KBIS booth #C6809
· Formica Corporation (exhibited in 2004) - KBIS booth #C6172
· Houzer Inc. (exhibited in 2008) - KBIS booth #C7109
· INAX (new) - KBIS booth #C6802
· LG Hausys Surfaces (new) - KBIS booth #C6702
· Orion Hardware (new) - KBIS booth #C7237
· Safety Tubs/American Standard (exhibited in 2008) - KBIS booth #C7038

Prime spaces to exhibit at KBIS are still available, but going quickly. Interested companies should reserve booth space by February 23, 2011, to secure their business profile in the official show directory.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a nonprofit trade association and owner of KBIS. With nearly 40,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry for more than 45 years. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. NKBA members span 11 kitchen and bath industry segments, including builder/remodeler, cabinet shop, dealer, distributor, decorative plumbing and hardware, designer, fabricator, multi-branch retailer, installer, manufacturer and manufacturer's representative, many of whom attend or exhibit at KBIS each year.

SOURCE: National Kitchen and Bath Assn.

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