Würth Extends Partnership on No. 2 Ford in Cup Series

MOORESVILLE, NC (October 23, 2014) – Team Penske has reached a multi-year extension agreement with the Würth Group to continue as a key partner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS). Under the terms of the new agreement, Würth will be a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Team Penske Ford Fusion for three 2015 NSCS races and Würth will once again serve as an associate sponsor for the balance of the season on the No. 2 Ford.
After initially joining forces for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Würth and Team Penske took their partnership to a new level this year with Würth stepping up as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford driven by 2012 NSCS champion Brad Keselowski for select races. A leading supplier of high-quality automotive and industrial parts, cabinet supplies and fasteners that includes more than 40,000 customers across the nation, The Würth Group will continue to support Keselowski and the No. 2 Team Penske Ford team moving forward.
BK“We are proud of the relationship that Team Penske has built with Würth over the last three seasons,” said Roger Penske. “Würth has experienced great success with our teams and we will work with them to build on our accomplishments with Brad and the No. 2 Ford.”
The Würth Group first became involved in NASCAR racing through its partnership with Team Penske, but the company has been involved in motorsports since 1982, serving as a partner in both the DTM and Formula One racing series.
“Our business has enjoyed the association with Team Penske,” said Robert Stolz, CEO of Würth Line North America. “From our events at the race track to our products used in the team’s state-of-the-art racing facility – Würth has been truly integrated with Team Penske and our partnership has exceeded expectations. We look forward to growing our business and the relationship even further over the coming years.”
The No. 2 Würth Ford Fusion has produced a pair of top-two finishes among four starts in 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and Keselowski continues the pursuit of his second series championship in the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup as he leads the series with six victories this season.
“It has been great to have Würth on board the No. 2 Ford this year,” said Keselowski. “One of the things that stands out about our relationship with Würth is that not only do I see their name and colors on our cars – I see their products being put to good use in our race shop. I think that says a lot about our relationship and they have been a big part of our success this season.”
About the Würth Group
The Würth Companies of North America provide professionals with everything they need to succeed in the Automotive, Industrial and Woodworking Industries. Wurth USA provides unparalleled quality and service to its partners in the Automotive & Transportation sector, helping them to operate with greater efficiency and profitability. Würth Industry of North America specializes in the implementation of vendor managed inventory programs for industrial production; with 420,000 line items available, Würth Industry is the most complete C-parts supplier in the industry. Würth North American Wood Division companies build strong partnerships for the cabinet and woodworking professional by providing premier manufacturer brands combined with superior delivery systems through their own fleet. Globally, The Würth Group’s 400 companies and 32,000 sales representatives in 84 countries serve over 3 million customers every day. www.wurthusa.com
About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, cars owned and prepared by Penske Racing have produced more than 400 major race wins, over 450 pole positions and 26 National Championships. The team has also earned 15 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.
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There are lake [Norman] connections in Sprint Cup Chase

From: Huntersville Herald – 9/11/14

Keselowski celebrating_608a8fbf-59fa-42b7-9490-a77afa0035acHUNTERSVILLE, NC – Eleven of the 16 drivers in NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff have a connection to the Lake Norman area. Look around, one of your neighbors could be racing for a championship.

The 10-race, elimination-based Chase will create a Final Four-like showdown heading into the season finale Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Here are the 16 competing racers, ranked by their seedings:

1. Brad Keselowski  (No. 2 Ford) – Mooresville resident who drives for Mooresville-based Team Penske. His four victories lead the Sprint Cup Series this season, including a dominant win last weekend in Richmond, where he led 383 of 400 laps.

2. Jeff Gordon (No. 24 Chevrolet) – His splendid rebound season has included three wins, nine top-fives and 17 top-10 finishes.

3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Chevrolet) – He lives in Mooresville and drives for Hendrick Motorsports. He’s won three races this season and unofficially leads NASCAR in loyal, rabid fans.

4. Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Chevrolet) – He knows how to win championships and this year’s slate includes three victories, eight top fives, 16 top 10s and one pole position.

5. Joey Logano (No. 22 Ford) – Lives in Huntersville and drives for Mooresville-based Team Penske. Logano has won three races this season, finished in the top five 10 times and 15 times in the top 10.

6. Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Chevrolet) – He’s won two races and ran well all season, but has struggled with pit-crew issues. Last week, Harvick commented “I can’t fix them.” Ouch !

7. Carl Edwards (No. 99 Ford) – Twice he’s visited the winner’s circle this season. Edwards is one of those drivers who won’t wow you, but look up and he’s in the lead.

8. Kyle Busch (No. 18 Toyota) – The Denver resident drives for Huntersville-based Joe Gibbs Racing. He’s dominated the Nationwide Series, but will that translate into a Sprint Cup title?

9. Denny Hamlin (No. 11 Toyota) – He lives in Cornelius and drives for Joe Gibbs Racing. His one victory cemented a Chase spot, and he’s got six top fives and 11 top 10s.

10. Kurt Busch (No. 41 Chevrolet) – Mooresville resident has one victory and six top fives, but only an average finish of 19th place.

11. Kasey Kahne (No. 5 Chevrolet) – Struggled much of the season, but he’s in the Chase and that’s all you need for a chance. He’s a Mooresville resident.

12. Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford) – With a average finish of 20th place this season, the Mooresville resident is definitely a longshot. But stranger things have happened.

13. A.J. Allmendinger (No. 47 Chevrolet) – This Huntersville resident has only been in the top five finishers twice this season. Will need a major turnaround to contend.

14. Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Toyota) – His zero victories don’t matter now. He’s in the field and has raced well enough with 10 top fives and 16 top 10s. Mooresville resident who drives for Huntersville-based Joe Gibbs Racing.

15. Greg Biffle (No. 16 Ford) – It’s been an up-and-down season for the Mooresville resident, who has three top fives and 10 top 10s.

16. Ryan Newman (No. 31 Chevrolet) – He, like Biffle, didn’t win any races this season and qualified  for the Chase by accumulating enough points.

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Wurth Wood Group Joins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Starting with Roger Debnam, Pres Wurth Wood Group

Roger Debnam, President of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. He has now challenged Lee Eagen of Wurth Oliver Van Horn, Tom O’Neill of Wurth Baer Supply, Bill Delaney of DSI in Pittsburgh, and Paul Vella of Atlantic Plywood. You have 24 hours (Starting 8/18/14) to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $200.00 to ALS Research. Of course you could always take the Challenge AND donate too :) Wurth Wood Group – CharlotteWürth Baer Supply Company, Oliver H. Van Horn, Distributor Service Incorporated, Atlantic Plywood

 

Jeff Vincent, GM of Wurth Wood Group Charlotte, has accepted the‪#‎ALSIceBucketChallenge‬. He has now challenged Kenneth Gilmore of Wurth Wood Group, Jaimie Kenney of Wurth Wood Group, and The entire Wurth Wood Group – Charlotte staff. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1).

 

Jaimie Kenney, of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jeff Vincent. She has now challenged John Venditti of Wurth Wood Group Tampa, David Ostroff of Wurth Wood Group – Charlotte and NASCAR sensation Brad Keselowski. You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100.00 to ALS Research.

 

Kenneth Gilmore, of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jeff Vincent. He has now challenged Mike Stevenson of Wurth Wood Group , Steve Bannister of Wurth Wood Group – Greenville and David Lockwood Regional Manager at Wurth Wood Group – Charlotte You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research.

 

David Ostroff, of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jaimie Kenney. He has now challenged Jeremy Penny of Wurth Wood Group, Terry Adams of Wurth Wood Group- Charleston, Alla Liokumovich at Wurth Würth Baer Supply Company and Roland Martinez of Christian Family Life / Life Fellowship Charlotte. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Andrew Mashburn, of Wurth Wood Group – Charlotte, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jeff Vincent, his GM. He has now challenged Chad West WWG CLT Customer and Adam Albertson. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

David Lockwood, Wurth Wood Group M.L. Campbell product manager, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Kenneth Gilmore. He has now challenged Mike Capper- VP of Wurth Wood Group, Scott Armstrong- Wurth Wood Group Wilsonart LLC product Manager and Charlotte Feagin of Wurth Wood Group -Charleston. You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research. (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1)

 

Mike Capper, Vice President of Wurth Wood Group, AND Scott Armstrong, Wurth Wood Group Wilsonart LLC product Manager have accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from David Lockwood. Mike has now challenged Jim Morris Wurth Wood Group Regional Manager, Don Maas GM of Wurth Wood Group Baltimore and Randy Fessler Ops Mrg in Atlanta. Scott has now challenged Michele Ballard and Darrell Shumate of WWG GBSO and Rusty Reese WWG GM in Chattanooga. You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research. (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1)

 

Jeremy Penny, of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from David Ostroff. He has now challenged Larry Wirt GM Wurth Wood Group -ROA, Don Maas of Wurth Wood Group- Baltimore, and Steve Russell GM WWG Richmond. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Mike Stevenson, of Wurth Wood Group- RAL, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Kenneth Gilmore. He has now challenged Todd Wernet of Wurth Wood Group – CHS, Greg Mull GM Wurth Wood Group – Ral and Randy Fessler of Wurth Wood Group - ATL You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research. -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Steve Bannister, of Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Kenneth Gilmore. He has now challenged Luke Stewart of Wurth Wood Group – CLT, Chris Hiatt Purchasing MGR with Wurth Wood Group and Randy Fessler of Wurth Wood Group – ATL You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research. -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Casey Player, Cust. Service for Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jeff Vincent. He has now challenged Shawn McGill Cust Service Wurth Wood Group, Will Carpenter Cust Service Wurth Wood Group, and Anthony Brown Wurth Wood Group- Charlotte. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1).http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Randy Fessler, Ops Mgr for Wurth Wood Group ATL, has accepted the#ALSIceBucketChallenge from 3 different people. He has now challenged Wayne Smith, Randy Borrego, JJ Manoharan, Sean Dougherty, Brian Neal, Robert Stolz, Wayne Tarkenton, Brad Bland, and Richard Melrose. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1).http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Darrell Shumate and Michele Ballard of WWG – GBSO (High Point), have accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Scott Armstrong. The have also recruited the other members of their branch to give to this great cause and get involved. The High Point Team has now challenged the ENTIRE Roanoke Branch, the ENTIRE Charleston Branch, and Brett Dumsha. You have 24hrs to take the Ice Bucket Challenge or donate $100 to ALS Research. -https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Jim Morris, Reg Mgr for Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from VP Mike Capper. He has now challenged Bo Kimmery – WWG Cabinet Division Manager, Corey Derfler of Wurth Wood Group- Baltimore, and Sarah Cozart GM WWG NORF. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Don Maas, GM for Wurth Wood Group -Baltimore, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from VP Mike Capper and Jeremy Penny. He has now challenged Carin Helmer – WWG HR Mgr, Dave Gordon Wurth Wood Group Corp Credit Mgr, and Mike Mull WWG Purchasing Mgr. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Brian Neal, of Wurth Wood Group -Atlanta, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Randy Fessler. He has now challenged Melvin Pittman WWG-ATL ,LaPatrick McCall WWG M.L. Campbell Tint Specialist, and George Haddock. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Steve Russell, GM Wurth Wood Group -RICH, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jeremy Penny. He has now challenged Chad Dillion WWG RICH Ops Mgr ,Rita Anderson Credit Mgr WWG RICH, and Ian Puckett Tint Specialist WWG RICH. You have 24hrs to take the #IceBucketChallenge or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Rusty Reese, GM Wurth Wood Group -CHAT, has accepted the ‪#‎ALSIceBucketChallenge‬ from Scott Armstrong. He has now challenged Sarah Cozart WWG NORF (2nd Time), Jamie Morris-Haley WWG Corp, and Carin Helmer WWG HR Mgr. You have 24hrs to take the ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬ or donate $100 to ALS Research…GO! – https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1

 

Sean Dougherty, of Wurth Wood Group CLT, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from 2 Different People. He has now challenged Joel Drennen WWG CLT, John Hann WWG – ATL, Jim Hinkle WWG-CLT, Luke Stewart (2nd Time), LaPatrick McCall, and Nikki Lockwood. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Jamie Morris-Haley, Wurth Wood Group Controller, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Rusty Reese. She has now challenged Pam Wilson Accounting Mgr WWG, Craig McCutcheon Controller of WUGONA, and Kent Bernhardt Production Manager of Performance Racing Network. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

Pam Wilson, Wurth Wood Group Accounting Manager, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Jamie Morrie-Haley. She has now challenged Doug Bushoven, Carl Slabicki of WUGONA, and Carla Handshaw from Würth Racing USA. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Sarah Cozart, GM Wurth Wood Group Norfolk, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. She has now challenged Leona O’Keefe, Tom Decker, and Ely Graycochea of WWG -NORF.  You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Tommy Hunt, Wurth Wood Group Chat, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge. He has now challenged Carla Handshaw of Würth Racing USA and Prof. Wurth Chairman of  Würth Group. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Randy Borrego, Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the ‪#‎ALSIceBucketChallenge‬. He has now challenged the IT dept at Wurth Wood Group Corp Wurth Wood Group – Charlotte. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Miles Garner, Wurth Wood Group, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from “Chirs”ty Hiatt. He has now challenged Chis O’Mary of Wurth Wood Group CHAT. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Brad Bland, Wurth Wood Group-Purchasing, has accepted the #ALSIceBucketChallenge from Randy Fessler. He has now challenged Brandon Potts Wurth Wood Group – Corp, Kelly Kirk Wurth Wood Group – Tampa and Brian Graham @WurthWoodGroup – CHS. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Richard and George from Wurth Wood GroupATL, have accepted their #ALSIceBucketChallenge. They now have challenged (RICHARD) Tim McClain, Gary Bialas, Sam McPhee of WWG ATL and (GEORGE) Nick Buerger,  William Carpenter, Anthony Brown of WWG CLT You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Carin Helmer HR Manager at WWG, has accepted her #ALSIceBucketChallenge. She now challenged Shannon Lavin; Kenneth Gilmore; Jerry Dingle; Carl Sullivan; Jason Johnson and Susan Bachman. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Mike Mull Wurth Wood Group Purchasing, has accepted his#ALSIceBucketChallenge. He now challenged Charlie Marsiglia; Ron Barnette; and Dino Cecchi. You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1).http://ow.ly/AoYoy

 

Sean McGill Wurth Wood Group Cust Service, has accepted his #ALSIceBucketChallenge. He now challenged Sheron Grier; Savin; and Allison McGill (Wife). You now have 24 hours to take this challenge and make a $10 donation or skip the ice bucket and donate $100 to ALS Research (See link) (https://secure2.convio.net/alsa/site/Donation2;jsessionid=30B480A5985CCB59785792F98DAB9AB7.app277b?df_id=27420&27420.donation=form1). http://ow.ly/AoYoy

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Local designer gives nine essential tips for remodeling your kitchen

Friday, August 01 2014 1:54 pm by Erica Jackson

2014_0801_kitchenRemodeling a kitchen is a big job, but if you take it piece by piece and put thought into a few key features, you’ll be well on your way to creating a kitchen that will work for you and your family, according to local interior designer Dee Ann Federico.

Federico, who owns Dee Ann Design in Riverhead, recently sat down with RiverheadLOCAL to talk about the nine most important things to think about when designing a kitchen.

Decide How You Will Use Your Kitchen

“Not everyone is a fabulous cook, so you have to be realistic about what you are going to be doing in your kitchen,” said Federico.

Remember: your kitchen isn’t just for cooking.

“It is the heart of your home and where you will be spending 90 percent of your time,” said Federico.

If you’re the type to do a lot of entertaining, keep in mind that you are going to want to design your kitchen much differently than someone who considers themselves an amateur chef.

Write down a list of what you envision in your kitchen, including every detail you can think of – cabinets, appliances, and even seating.

Break Down the Costs

Once you figured out what your needs are, you will next need to set up a budget and seriously put thought into costs. On average, she said, a new kitchen will cost conservatively $35,000, depending on the size of the kitchen.

But there are things you can do to cut down costs. One cost saving measure is to pay careful attention to plumbing when you’re planning your new kitchen. Giving your kitchen a face-lift while keeping all the pipes under the surface the same will cut down on costs.

“Using a layout that is the same as your old kitchen in terms of plumbing will save you a lot of money,” she said.

Create a Lighting Plan – Wurth LIGHTING

Federico stressed that lighting in a kitchen is very important and should be at the top of your list in your re-design.

“You need a mix of lighting,” she said, from utilitarian for performing various tasks, to decorative lighting and under the counter lighting.
Pick a Color Scheme

When designing a kitchen, picking a color scheme is very important said Federico,

“There is a trend toward using grays and sand colors,” she said, especially when it comes to cabinetry.

“You also don’t want your kitchen super dark. It really limits you,” she said.

Pick Your Cabinetry – 

When renovating your kitchen, its important to remember to update your storage spaces. Whether your dream kitchen is large or small, there are cabinets to meet your needs, said Federico.

“You really don’t need a big kitchen to have great storage anymore,” she said. “It is amazing how they configure cabinets for the max amount of storage now.”

“They have full pantries that are really tall and narrow, roll out drawers and inserts.”

Top off Your Counters

Countertops are very important to a kitchen and can cost a lot of money, especially if you are eying up granite, the most popular countertop material.

If you are not dead-set on granite, Federico suggests looking at other man-made materials, including Caesarstone Quartz Countertops, which are made from recycled materials.

Splash the Back

To tie your kitchen together, Federico highly recommends carefully selecting a backsplash.

“You want to unite your cabinets with your countertops. A backsplash can really set the whole tone of your kitchen,” she said.

Federico said there are a variety of ways to design a backsplash, including using mosaic tiles, which she tends to incorporate in her kitchen designs.

“I like to use the mosaics that feature glass and Mother of Pearl in them so they have a little shine to them,” she said.

Federico said Subway tiles, which provide a clean and classic look, are also very popular.

Educate Yourself on Appliances

If your kitchen re-design calls for new appliances, Federico said the most important thing to do is to educate yourself on the various brands. According to Federico, all the popular brands offer a variety of models, from reasonably-priced ones right up to expensive top of the line models.

But with so many brands and models, it can be hard to make the right choice for such a large investment. To offset this, Federico suggests picking up a copy of Consumers’ Digest.

“They are non-partisan and have honest reviews,” she said.

She also recommended thinking carefully about which type of appliance you buy for your kitchen.

“Most people don’t realize that if they choose a 6-burner stove they are going to also need to think about proper ventilation.”

Finish it off with hardware – Wurth DECORATIVE HARDWARE

Finally, Federico suggested looking at hardware for your cabinets to put the finishing touches on your new kitchen.

While often overlooked, small details like hardware on your cabinetry can add just the right amount of style to your new kitchen.

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Lighting, mixed use of cabinetry, wine storage top kitchen trends in 2014

NARI offers design tips during Home Improvement Month.

May 31, 2014 8:30 am  •  

538907295051d.preview-620Madison, Wisconsin, May 1, 2014— Kitchens remain a top remodeling project in 2014, according to the Member Profile Study done by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), in time for
National Home Improvement Month this May. Eighty-two percent of NARI members identify kitchens as  their primary service offering.

This year, the association’s 2014 Contractor of the Year Awards program, which recognizes top projects in 25 categories, totaled nearly $73 million worth of remodeling projects and identified national trends,
especially in the areas of kitchen updates.

“Consumers want practical, comfortable kitchens that are efficient to use and easy to live in,” says Kevin Anundson, MCR, CKBR, NARI National President and vice president of Renovations Group Inc. in Elm
Grove, Wis. “Bigger isn’t better, but homeowners still want a feeling of space, and open concept with islands are still a significant part of kitchen trends in 2014.”

Improving the overall look and feel of the kitchen was most often cited in the CotY entries as the main motivating factor by homeowners for remodeling, followed by improving function.

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The continuing trend of fewer upper cabinets in the kitchen creates more space for decorative task lighting, often on adjustable arms that gives the option to have the light directed where it is needed
most. Decorative fixtures in black, iron and aged brass finishes make a bold statement. Other trends:

  • Pendant lights over kitchen islands continue to be a great opportunity to bring style into the mix.
  • Chandeliers in kitchens add an unexpected sparkle and can soften up the hard lines and smooth surfaces of appliances and countertops below.
  • An oversized light fixture becomes a focal point in an otherwise plain room.
  • Under-cabinet lights, controlled by a dimmer, provide ambiance.

 
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Mixing and layering finishes and woods to create a custom look is another emerging trend, along with built-in accent cabinets that act as a framework for the rest of the cabinetry. These cabinets, often
designed tall and narrow with glass fronts, provide the look of a built-in china cabinet to showcase collectables. In general, upper cabinets are less popular in areas that obstruct lines of sight, especially to
outdoor interests or to an adjacent family room.

  • Appliances are subtly hidden behind the cabinetry for a clean, streamlined appearance.
  • Colorful kitchen cabinetry has made a big comeback. Palettes using and mixing blues, orange, browns or greens countering neutral white, wood or dark finishes are providing kitchen flair.
  • Dramatic contrasts of light cabinets and dark countertops provide visual impact.

 

 
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With the explosion in the wine market over the past few decades, wine is becoming more of a lifestyle choice and factoring into kitchen designs.

  • Dedicated “butler” areas for entertaining, sampling and sharing wine with guests are very popular, allowing the cook the opportunity to socialize during food preparation.
  • Integrated wine coolers, an answer to tight kitchen spaces, are nestled into cabinetry along with wine racks to showcase a homeowners’ collection.

If you’re planning a home renovation project this year, consider incorporating some of these trends to  update your kitchen. Before construction gets underway, consult with a professional remodeler about
the renovation projects you have planned.

NARI is the source for homeowners seeking to hire a professional remodeling contractor because  members are full-time, dedicated remodelers who follow a strict code of ethics, observing high
standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility.

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Demand for Cabinets Heading to $16B in 2018

By Alex Keown | Posted: 05/20/2014 

 

RedBeacon-BlogCLEVELAND  – Demand for kitchen and bath cabinetry will increase 6.6 % annually to $16 billion by 2018, primarily due to the rebound in the U.S. housing market, says a new study. But another key factor is a consumer desire for more storage space, say trade groups. The largest areas in homes requiring expanded cabinets are kitchens and bathrooms, with builders looking for innovative ways to include more storage space, such as increasing cabinet space in kitchen islands or his and her vanities in bathrooms. Not only will new constructions spur the growth in cabinetry, but the increased demand for kitchen and bathroom remodeling will also play a huge role in the increase. “Cabinets,” a new study from Cleveland-based market research firm The Freedonia Group, Inc., reports kitchen cabinets, which accounted for 81% of demand in 2013, are expected to see the fastest growth of all cabinet types, rising 6.8% annually to $13.1 billion. Gains will be spurred by design trends that call for homes to have larger kitchens with such features as islands and breakfast bars. These kitchens are often equipped with more and larger cabinets to provide ample storage space. Bathroom cabinets will account for $1.9 billion in sales by 2018, according to the report. Advances will be spurred by design trends that call for multiple bathrooms. Demand for other cabinets, such as garage, home office, and home theater cabinets, will be supported by interest in them as attractive storage alternatives to open shelving and free-standing furnishings, the report says.

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Here Are 13 Relatively Simple Things That Will Make Your Home Extremely Awesome

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If you want to make your home more efficient (and look better while you’re at it), you don’t necessarily have to break the bank. Sometimes, the simplest changes can make a world of difference. Take these 30 simple home improvement ideas, for example. You wouldn’t think that moving your outlets or adding an end table could change the flow and cool factor of your house, but it can.

And if you follow these tips, it will!

1. Add outlets to drawers to keep clutter off of the table top.

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2. Make the space your fake drawers take up functional.

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3. Fake drawers are also a great spot for extra outlets.

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4. Save space with collapsible drying racks.

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5. Use stainless steel contact paper to make your appliances look more expensive.

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6. Use recessed outlets so you can put your furniture against the wall.

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7. Install your outlets underneath your cabinets so you don’t ruin your backsplash.

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8. Use slide-out drawers in the home for spices and pantry items.

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9. Add a small cabinet to extra space in the kitchen for cleaning supply storage.

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10. Hide away appliances behind sliding doors.

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11. Use kitchen drawers as cutting boards you can hide.

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12. Use a slide-away step in your bathroom instead of a step stool.

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13. Build drawers in the wasted space between studs in the wall.

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Brad Keselowski drives to an impressive, yet still frustrating, third at ’500

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Brad Keselowski climbed from 33rd to third in the Miller Lite Ford on Sunday night, in what was by far his most impressive Daytona 500.

Heading into the Daytona 500, ECR Chevrolet engines stole the show in qualifying while Toyota entered the race with three wins in the three NASCAR Sprint Cup non-points preliminary races that make up Speedweeks.

So Ford had almost been lying in the weeds, but Keselowski’s now-white No. 2 Team Penske entry was an absolute rocket on race day.

“I thought our car was really, really, really 2014 Team Penske Studio Shoot Mooresvillestrong. Best car I ever had here at Daytona,” he said after the race. “I’m proud of it. Got to the lead from the very back twice. Didn’t quite pull it off the third time, but got really close there obviously in the closing laps with some help from a few others.”

Keselowski played himself into position for the final restart after leading four times for 13 laps earlier in the race. As the lanes shifted and movement occurred, he never was able to get that last run to slingshot through to the lead.

Still, had he been able to replay the last two laps, he said he wouldn’t have done anything differently.

“When the 11 (Denny Hamlin) and 18 (Kyle Busch) broke apart, then the 17 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) split the 18, that was the end of my night. There was nothing I could do,” he said.

“It was just circumstances outside of my control. I could have blocked the 11 and ran second. That’s all that was going to happen if I would have blocked the 11. But I really wasn’t interested in running second. I took a shot at a different move that would have given me an opportunity to win and finished third. That’s just the way it is.”

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It was a great run for the 2012 series champion, who’s seeking a bounce back 2014 after he failed to make the Chase in 2013.

But like Denny Hamlin in second, third here in the biggest race of the year simply wasn’t good enough. And given NASCAR’s new Chase format where winning is everything, Keselowski put to bed the line about having a “good points day.”

“Points days don’t mean anything anymore. That’s the great thing about this format,” he explained. “There is no good points day, as far as I’m concerned. What matters is a win, especially when you come to Daytona.”

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Wurth Becomes The Primary Sponsor of The #2 Car

During his championship 2012 season, Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 Ford Fusion team welcomed Wurth as an associate sponsor. Now, as BK seeks his second Sprint Cup in 2014, Wurth is stepping up as a primary sponsor.

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Wurth will be the primary sponsor on the No. 2 car during four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, starting with the March 23 Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Wurth will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 2 Team Penske Ford for the balance of the 2014 season.

“We’re pleased to welcome Wurth as a primary sponsor on the No. 2 Ford team,” said Keselowski. “The Wurth Group has done a terrific job of activating their partnership with Team Penske and we’ll work together to take the relationship to a new level this season. We’re all excited to race the red and white Wurth Ford Fusion in 2014.”

The Wurth Group first partnered with Team Penske in 2012 and the leading automotive, industrial and woodworking supply company has served as a primary sponsor for the team in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and an associate partner on the No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion over the last two seasons.

“We are very excited about continuing our relationship with Team Penske and Brad Keselowski,” said Robert Stolz, Wurth North America Chief Executive. “Since our relationship started two years ago, many of our customers and associates have enjoyed the partnership and we look forward to taking this to the next level with the Wurth Car now in the Cup Series. We consider Brad to be a part of our Wurth family of businesses, and we cherish being associated with Roger Penske and his extraordinary organization. This promises to be another fantastic year for Wurth Racing.”

While this season marks just its third season as a partner in North American motorsports, Wurth has been actively involved in European racing for over 30 years supporting teams in various disciplines including Formula One and the DTM Series.

“Wurth is a global leader in the automotive and industrial supply business and we are excited to have them join the No. 2 Ford team as a primary sponsor this season,” said Roger Penske. “Wurth has brought value to our company and to our partners as well. This demonstrates the commitment of Team Penske to building lasting business relationships and we will work together with the Wurth team to continue to grow this partnership.”

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