JASPER, IN — MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. was named Vendor of the Year by the Kitchen and Bath Buying Group (BKBG) at the organization’s annual conference, held recently in Dallas. The award was presented in recognition of the company’s efforts to meet the needs of BKBG’s extensive network of independent dealers serving the kitchen and bath industry. MasterBrand was cited for three areas of excellence including its brand portfolio, unified dealer program and strong field representation.

“We’re thrilled to receive the Vendor of the Year award. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious group of independent dealers for our commitment to best practices in the kitchen and bath industry. We’re proud to be associated with everyone at BKBG,” said Steve Matlon, director of national accounts for MasterBrand. Matlon and Marty Van Doren, executive vice president of dealer channel sales, were on hand to accept the award.

Through its brand portfolio, MasterBrand offers BKBG members a comprehensive range of cabinetry products from Aristokraft, Homecrest, Schrock, Diamond, Kemper, Kitchen Craft, Decorá and Omega, allowing dealers to choose the brands that best fit their customers’ needs across a wide range of styles and price points. The company offers a consistent program across all brands, simplifying the buying process for dealers. In addition, MasterBrand serves BKBG member dealers through more than 250 field representatives who make up the industry’s largest field organization.

“The Vendor of the Year award is the highest honor that we as an organization give to a preferred vendor. MasterBrand has gone above and beyond to help grow BKBG, and we commend them for helping us create win-win relationships between manufacturers and dealers,” said Eddie Schukar, vice president of vendor relations for the Bath & Kitchen Buying Group.

Celebrating its 15th year, the Bath and Kitchen Buying Group was created to provide a connection between independent kitchen and bath dealers and the most respected manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. This relationship helps to generate volume-buying savings for its dealer members and achieve economies of scale, while reducing marketing costs for the vendors. In addition to obtaining consolidated buying power, BKBG members also work together to foster best practices within the kitchen and bath industry.

About MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.

MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. is the second-largest cabinet manufacturer in North America. Its divisions include Aristokraft, Decorá, Diamond, Omega, Kitchen Craft, HomeCrest, Schrock, Kemper and Kitchen Classics. MasterBrand Cabinets is an operating unit of the consumer products company Fortune Brands Inc. (NYSE: FO), which also is home to such recognized and trusted brands as Titleist, Jim Beam, Moen, Master Lock, FootJoy, Waterloo and Therma-Tru.

Source: MasterBrand Cabinets Inc.

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