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Wilsonart to Acquire Bushboard in U.K.

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Wilsonart to Acquire Bushboard in U.K.

Posted on 16 November 2016 by CRadmin3

Wilsonart Engineered SurfacesWilsonart Engineered Surfaces, the Austin, TX- based manufacturer and distributor of engineered surfaces, announced an agreement to acquire Bushboard, the U.K.-based manufacturer and distributor of worktops and wall systems.

“Bushboard is a terrific company that brings new, innovative products to market,” said Tim O’Brien, Wilsonart CEO. “It will be a great addition to our European operations, which already includes leading engineered surfaces brands like Polyrey and Resopal.”

The Bushboard business will report into Tim Pearson, Wilsonart President, Western Europe. “Bushboard is an ideal complement to the Wilsonart Europe businesses, dovetailing well with our existing worktop operation in the U.K. and beyond,” said Pearson. “Bushboard brings new technology, new products and new routes to market for Wilsonart throughout Europe. We look forward to the growth opportunities that these new capabilities present.”

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Arborite Announces New American Acquisition

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Arborite Announces New American Acquisition

Posted on 24 May 2016 by CRadmin3

ArboriteArborite, a Montreal-based manufacturer of high pressure laminate (HPL) and subsidiary of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces, is acquiring Lamin-Art, Inc., a decorative surfaces brand based in Chicago (Schaumburg, Ill.) Previously a private-held company, Kevin Geijer, a 16-year Wilsonart veteran, has been appointed general manager of Lamin-Art.

“The Lamin-Art business model nests beautifully into our brand strategy,” said Salvatore Rivera, president of Arborite. “Lamin-Art has earned a distinctive brand cachet in the commercial interior design markets. Their unique offering allows us to provide even more design and product choice to customers.”

“Lamin-Art is proud of our exceptional employees and the loyal customers we’ve earned over more than 50 years,” said Donald Krog, former owner and president of Lamin-Art. “Together with Arborite’s resources and expertise, the business will continue to evolve and grow.”

The acquisition is expected to finalized by the end of May 2016.

You may also be interested in this article about the ‘Save A Sample! Program’ sponsored by Wilsonart & Arborite.

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Wilsonart Receives NKBA President’s Award

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Wilsonart Receives NKBA President’s Award

Posted on 01 March 2016 by cradmin

2016-02-WilsonartWilsonart recently received the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) President’s Award at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Maria Stapperfenne, 2015 NKBA President, presented Wilsonart CEO Tim O’Brien with the award during the event’s State of the Industry Address.
“Wilsonart has been a fantastic industry partner and NKBA supporter,” said Stapperfenne. “Their continued commitment to kitchen and bath professionals on both local and national levels is unparalleled.”
For the past four years, Wilsonart has supported NKBA’s “30 Under 30” program. The program was designed to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while introducing new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. “The ’30 Under 30′ program is something we’ve been thrilled to support as part of our overall commitment to the next generation of architecture and design professionals,” said O’Brien. “We’re honored by this recognition, and look forward to our continued partnership with the NKBA.”

You may also be interested in this article on Park Industries’ Founder Receiving the MIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Arborite & Wilsonart Sponsor the Save a Sample! Program

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Arborite & Wilsonart Sponsor the Save a Sample! Program

Posted on 16 November 2015 by CRadmin3

sample3Arborite and Wilsonart, both manufacturer of laminate and other decorative surfaces, announced their combined sponsorship of the Save a Sample! program. Save a Sample! recycles unused fabrics, finish cards, brochures and samples by delivering them to design schools and students to use in their projects and design work. Arborite and Wilsonart’s combined sponsorship assists Save a Sample! in its mission to continue to help developing designers as well as the environment. Wilsonart has supported the program for more than five years and this is the first year for Arborite, as the program expanded to Canada in 2014. Since the program’s inception, thousands of pounds of materials have been donated by some of the busiest design firms. As a result, design students have a more extensive set of resources to choose from as they cultivate their skills.

You may also be interested in this article about sustainability.

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Wilsonart Debuts 27 New Colors 2015 Residential Laminate Collection

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Wilsonart Debuts 27 New Colors 2015 Residential Laminate Collection

Posted on 09 April 2015 by cradmin

wilsonart laminate_1918Wilsonart debuted 27 designs in the 2015 Wilsonart Residential Laminate Collection, which will be available nationwide in summer 2015. The  collection delivers designs that achieve the luxurious look of hardwoods, exotic stones, as well as intricate patterns, bold colors and visual textures. The patterns are based on four key themes that bring the spirit of mindfulness to life:

There are seven colors in the Super Naturaltheme: Blanca Natira, Sepia Natira , Dusk Natira , Crunch , Henna Vesta, Ink Vesta  and Burnished Shadow. Of these patterns the idea is based on the quest for the perfect combination of nature and man-made, and a growing appreciation for “beyond” natural with the warmth of nature inspired color and complex textures .

There are four colors in the Everyday Luxury theme: Granito Amarelo, Trinidad Lapidus, Autumn Carnival  and Magnata. These have large-scale movement and real-life textures, bringing practical opulence to the heart of the home.

There are eight patterns in the Sticks & Stones theme: Bronzite, Portoro, Skyline Walnut, Walnut Heights, Calacatta Oro , Santo Jade, Santo Azul and Amber Sparkle. These are based on unique and unexpected combinations of materials and design details creating highly personal expressions of style.

There are eight colors in the final theme of Stylistic History: Crisp Linen, Classic Linen, Casual Linen, Gesso Tracery,  Endora, Betty, Orange Grove and Ocean. Representing a modern update on styles past, Stylistic History has a retro feel with fun patterns, unusual textures and bold colors.

The 27 designsare available in varying categories (Wilsonart High Definition®, Premium and Standard Laminates) and finishes (Textured Gloss, SoftGrain, Antique, Mirage, Fine Velvet Textured Finish, Quarry and Matte).

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Wilsonart Unveils New Quartz Surfacing Line

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Wilsonart Unveils New Quartz Surfacing Line

Posted on 06 February 2015 by cradmin

'Anatolia' is one of the more bold patterns of Wilsonart's new quartz surrfacing line introduced at KBIS  2015 in 50 initial colors.

‘Anatolia’ is one of the more bold patterns of Wilsonart’s new line of quartz surfacing introduced at KBIS 2015 in 50 colors.

Wilsonart debuted it’s Wilsonart Quartz Collection at the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), after originally only posting a short amount of information teasing the new product on its website last month. According to a release from the company, the line-up will include 50 colors. The inaugural quartz patterns are inspired by locations and cultures from as far away as the Gobi desert to the Midwest skies of the United States and native peoples of the Americas, Australia and Southeast Asia, reports the company. They have broken down their quartz designs into four simple categories based on structure: Fine and Small Scale, Medium Scale, Large Scale and Veining and Movement. By late spring 2015, the full selection of patterns will be available and showcase a full range of colors and textures.

“Bringing our own quartz line to the market furthers our ability to provide customers with a full spectrum of decorative surface options for any project they may embark upon,” said Alison DeMartino, the company’s director of marketing communications. “As both our residential and commercial customers have discovered, quartz can fulfill a number of roles for both its aesthetics and performance.”

The Fine & Small Scale Structures Collection offers clean, low contrast, such as subtle concrete with touches of sparkle, soapstone with a dappled appearance and small aggregate looks. The collection includes: Serene, Niwa, Gobi, Amalfi Coast, Key West, Alamosa, Lorraine and Chillkat.

Medium Scale Structures Collection offers color variation in most of the designs, but that will not overwhelm your space. The collection includes: Lyra, Majestic, Aurora, Sans Souci and Viaggo.

Large Scale Structures collection create bold interpretations in design. From terrazzo looks to subtle movement this collection offers increased style for distinctive spaces and includes: Skye Cliff, Osteria, Kabi, Vittorio, Rio Upano, Galileo and Nakasendo.

The final collection, Veining and Movement are dramatic and inspired by classic white marbles, Turkish red marbles or an haute couture look of tortoise shell. This collection includes Badaling, Colza, Araku, Mehndi, Adena, Xcaret, Duomo, Haida, Kolams, Arashi, Sangda Falls, Isselburg, Murren, Las Medualas, Arno, Gaudi, Anatolia (pictured here), Jules, Santiago and Via Augusta.

The new product line will be delivered through Wilsonart’s exclusive distribution network. Wilsonart Quartz joins the family of engineered surface options led by the company’s laminate and solid surface products. Wilsonart Quartz meets all industry standards including UL GREENGUARD Gold for Indoor Air Quality and NSF International Seal for Safe Surfaces for Food Preparation.

You may also be interested in this article about the two new colors of LG Viatera quartz recently released.

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Wilsonart Launching Line of Quartz Surfacing

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Wilsonart Launching Line of Quartz Surfacing

Posted on 12 January 2015 by cradmin

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‘Sangda Falls’ – one of 21 colors of quartz surfacing that Wilsonart is in the process of rolling out

Although there has not been any official press releases from the company, Wilsonart is apparently in the process of launching its own line of quartz surfacing under the moniker Wilsonart Quartz. According to the company’s website, the product will initially be available in 21 colors, ranging from dark speckled and veined black tones to more traditional browns and grays to more unique patterns and whites and marble-like colors. Also, the engineered stone will apparently be available in both 2cm and 3cm thicknesses.

The product complements the company’s line of laminate, for which it is most well known, and its solid surface material.

Although few details are currently available, it is likely that fabricators, designers and others the countertop industry will get their first look at the product at the upcoming Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas in January. More details will be shared as they become available.

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Wilsonart Rolls Out 25 New Laminate Designs

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Wilsonart Rolls Out 25 New Laminate Designs

Posted on 22 July 2014 by cradmin

wilsonart shadow trellisWilsonart is rolling out 25 new laminate designs. The new design introductions to the Wilsonart Contract Laminate Collection fall under three categories: Woodgrains, Abstracts and Solids. These patterns will be part of the “Wilsonart® Cre8ivity Tour,” a nationwide roadshow sponsored by the company that will visit cities across America this summer.

The new Woodgrains include: Truss Maple, Old Mill Oak, Oiled Chestnut, Raw Chestnut, White Cypress, White Barn, Blue Barn, Red Barn, Zebrawood and Landmark Wood.

The new Abstracts include: New Denim Tracery, Gesso Tracery, Faded Trellis, Shadow Trellis (pictured here), Basket Weaving 101, Basket Weaving 201, Urban Bronze, Urban Iron and Tweedish.

The new Solid Colors are: New Linen (which is also available in Wilsonart Solicor Laminate), as well as Flamingo, Island, Sunshine, Orange Grove  and Ocean.

The 2014 collection will debut summer 2014 in a nine-city Wilsonart Roadshow that includes Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and Houston. The tour will include guest speakers from the design community, interactive discussions and an exhibit of the winning chairs from the 2014 “Wilsonart Challenges…” Student Chair Design Competition.

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Wilsonart Adds 7 New Colors to Solid Surface Collection

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Wilsonart Adds 7 New Colors to Solid Surface Collection

Posted on 26 June 2014 by cradmin

wilsonart solid surface fossil riverstoneSeven new designs of solid surface have been added to Wilsonart’s offerings. The new introductions draw inspiration from America’s unique heritage, celebrating the old, the new and the unique, according to the company. The colors are based on three design trends: Industrial chic, rustic glam and “old as new again.” The colors are Chai Cream Mirage, Maize Mirage, Meadow Melange, Desert Melange, Zen Grey, Soothing Grey and Fossil Riverstone (pictured here). They are all designed to complement a range of materials: wood, metal, glass and laminate. Additionally, Chai Cream Mirage will be available in ¼ in. material for wall cladding panels.

Wilsonart solid surface is resistant to fade, heat, mold, mildew and most stains, and is renewable and repairable. It complies with FDA food contact requirements, and has attained UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

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Wilsonart CFO Resigns

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Wilsonart CFO Resigns

Posted on 02 June 2014 by cradmin

Wolf Lehmann resigned as chief financial officer of Wilsonart International effective May 31 to pursue other business opportunities. Lehmann was instrumental in leading the financial separation of Wilsonart from ITW over the past 18 months, helping drive the establishment of a standalone infrastructure and several other initiatives. The company’s current global controller, Lloyd George, will act as interim CFO until a replacement is hired. An executive search for a new CFO is currently underway, and Lehmann has agreed to spend time with the new CFO to ensure a smooth transition.

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