Fisher Paykel

Fisher & Paykel has introduced a 36-inch version of its DishDrawer line. The dishwasher accommodates nine place settings in a single drawer that incorporate all the features of the 24-inch version.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers last weekend handed out several awards to industry luminaries, at its annual member meeting in Fort Myers, Fla. Four people were awarded AHAM’s Home Appliance Industry Leadership (HAIL) Award: Walter K. Birdsell of Kaz, Inc.; J.B. Hoyt of Whirlpool, Winston S. Lindsay, III of Lindsay Manufacturing and Cyral M. “Marty” Walsh of the BSH Home Appliances Corp. In addition, AHAM handed out its Chairman’s Award to Timothy L. Mullin of Miles & Stockbridge, and the AHAM Distinguished Service Award to Richard Bollard of Fisher & Paykel, Bill A. Brown of GE Consumer & Industrial, and Steve

When Gary Chorman was laid off from a manufacturing job in 2002, Howard Millman and his wife Shirley gave him an opportunity that many people dream of but few encounter: the chance to learn a business from the ground up and buy it at reasonable terms. A year later, Chorman bought Millman’s Appliance Center, a small appliance dealership located in the resort town of Rehoboth Beach, Del. Since then, he’s been working to make the most of what he considers an act of “divine intervention.” Over the years, Chorman has expanded the retail sales floor from 1,000 sq. ft. to about 4,000 sq. ft.,

Consumers' current desire and need to stay close to home could prove a boon for some appliance sectors. By Collin Keefe With the year-long economic slump looking like it's going to get worse as 2001 winds down, merchants and manufacturers in almost every sector are lowering their expectations for 2002, while scrambling to amass a survival plan to get themselves out of 2001's hole. In the major appliances world things aren't much different. Recent indicators show that sales, if not flat, are falling. Industry vets like Miele Marketing Manager Lynda Coyle say that throughout the series of economic setbacks in the U.S.

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