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  • Date:07-15-2013
    C.H. Briggs Introduces Simple Source Program
    C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, is pleased to introduce the Simple Source program for Knape & Vogt. This program provides quick and easy access to the complete KV product offering, including drawer slides, kitchen and bath storage, ergonomic workplace solutions, specialty hardware, shelving and closet hardware. Providing instant quotes and no minimum order quantities, the Simple Source program ensures that all KV products ship within 24-48 hours.
  • Date:06-19-2013
    C.H. Briggs CEO Julia Klein Participates in Senate Democratic Roundtable Discussion on Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Mark Begich (AK), Chairman of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee (DSOC), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Vice-Chair of DSOC, and Chris Coons (DE), Chairman of Business Outreach hosted a roundtable discussion with nearly two dozen infrastructure industry stakeholders. Attendees to the discussion represented labor, construction, manufacturing, engineering, real estate, and financial services organizations. With the economy continuing to recover and build momentum, the discussion was critical to the Senate's efforts to hear insights from a broad array of industry leaders on how federal investment and partnerships in manufacturing, construction, and technology sectors will create jobs and strengthen the economy.
  • Date:06-03-2013
    C.H. Briggs Opens New Distribution Center in Norcross, Georgia
    C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, today announced the opening of a new 28,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Norcross, GA. The Norcross facility will stock and ship DuPont™ Corian® and Zodiaq® sheet products and accessories.
  • Date:04-23-2013
    C.H. Briggs Recognized as Infor Excellence in Action Award Winner at Inforum 2013
    Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced winners of the 2013 Infor Excellence in Action Awards at the company's annual user conference,Inforum 2013, in Orlando, Fla. TheInfor Excellence in Action Awardsrecognize organizations that have successfully deployed Infor technology to drive business value, reduce complexity and improve overall performance in six distinct categories - Customer Excellence, Employee Excellence, Financial Excellence, Innovation, Operational Excellence, and one overall Customer of the Year. C.H. Briggs was named winner in the category of Innovation for implementation ofInforce Everywhere, combining ERP, mobile and social into a single platform that will help the company better interact with customers and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Date:01-09-2013
    C.H. Briggs President Named to NBMDA Board
    Don Schalk, President and COO of C.H. Briggs, is the 2013 North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) president-elect. Schalk plans to continue to make the association the most relevant trade organization in the industry. That will include continued growth of the membership, fostering strong relationships between distributors and manufacturers, providing leadership on key issues, and sharing best practices with those involved in the association.
  • Date: 12-17-2012
    C.H. Briggs Supports Community Revitalization with Donation to Habitat for Humanity
    C.H. Briggs recently donated $100,000 of kitchen sinks and cabinet knobs and pulls to the Habitat ReStores in Reading, PA and Baltimore, MD from its local distribution centers.

  • Date: 11-09-2012
    C.H. Briggs Lights-Up MODA Exhibition with Chandelier Donation
    The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) kicks off its Fall Exhibition The South's Next Wave: Design Challenge, with a spectacular, one-of-a-kind chandelier designed through a course collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). C.H. Briggs, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, commissioned this work-of-art to share with the architect and design community the creative possibilities of Corian® as a design material. After the exhibition, the chandelier will be auctioned off as part of a MODA fundraiser.
  • Date: 10-10-2012
    C.H. Briggs Sponsors Contemporary Exhibition During DesignPhiladelphia 2012
    C.H. Briggs is pleased to sponsor "Four Corners: Design From Philly Surrounds," an exhibition to be held October 10-20, 2012 at Philadelphia's Minima Gallery during DesignPhiladelphia 2012, a citywide festival celebrating the region's dynamic creative community. Curated by design writers and experts Caroline Tiger and Royce Epstein, "Four Corners" is a contemporary enactment of a lived-in loft apartment that will contain a hand-picked selection of furniture, lighting and objects conceived, designed, fabricated, and/or produced by designers and brands based in Philadelphia and its immediate surrounds. The exhibit will feature an ultra-modern DuPont™ Corian® bench and whimsical Corian® sculpture.
  • Date: 07-30-2012
    C.H. Briggs CIO to Present at Webinar on Integrating CRM & ERP
    C.H. Briggs, Aberdeen Group, and Infor have teamed up to present the webinar "Achieve a 360 Degree View of Your Customer: Break down information silos and drive customer spend" on July 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT. Guest speaker Scott Withers, C.H. Briggs CIO, will share his strategies for innovation and techniques for integrating CRM and ERP to give customer-facing coworkers the tools and data needed to drive customer spend.
  • Date: 07-17-2012
    C.H. Briggs CEO Wins Philadelphia SmartCEO 2012 Brava! Awards
    Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine recognizes this year's Brava winners at the 2012 Brava! Awards to take place on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Merion. The Brava! Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 25 of Greater Philadelphia's women business leaders. This year's winners collectively generate $1.3 billion in revenue and employ over 4,200 people. C.H. Briggs CEO Julia Klein will be profiled in the July 2012 issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine.
  • Date: 07-11-2012
    C.H. Briggs Announces Agreement with Kohler to Distribute Kitchen and Bath Sinks
    C.H. Briggs is pleased to announce an agreement with Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, to distribute KOHLER® enameled cast iron and stainless steel kitchen sinks, STERLING® stainless steel kitchen sinks, and KOHLER bathroom sinks to its kitchen and bath dealers and countertop fabricators.

  • Date: 06-15-2012
    C.H. Briggs Honored as a 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company
    C.H. Briggs Company is a 2012 SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Company, a program by SmartCEO magazine. This prestigious accolade honors 100 companies that have experienced consistent growth and are leaders within their industries. The SmartCEO 100 Best-Run Companies are a (gated) community of the 100 most proactive, profitable companies in the region.

  • Date: 04-20-2012
    C.H. Briggs CEO to Speak at Inforum 2012 Annual User Conference
    Julia Klein, Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs, has been invited to speak at the upcoming Inforum 2012 annual user conference to be held April 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Klein will be speaking to more than 4,000 Infor customers and partners on Tuesday, April 24, at 9:30am MDT (11:30am EDT) and will be streamed live. The presentation will focus on strategies for innovation and techniques for improving the overall customer experience.
  • Date: 02-06-2012
    C.H. Briggs Joins Forces with Valspar to Offer Professional Wood Finishes
    C.H. Briggs Company is pleased to announce that it has been awarded distribution rights for Valspar wood finishes in the mid-Atlantic region. The agreement grants C.H. Briggs the rights to market and distribute Valspar's complete line of stains, varnishes, lacquers, topcoats, and other finishing products, including the Luster Lac™, Valtec™, Valguard™, ValPro™, and Zenith™ brands.
  • Date: 12-12-2011
    C.H. Briggs Company Awarded Distribution Rights for Nevamar Decorative Surfaces
    C.H. Briggs Company is pleased to announce that it has been awarded distribution rights for Nevamar products in North Carolina. The agreement grants C.H. Briggs the rights to market and distribute Nevamar's High Pressure Laminates (HPL) and specialty products, including fire retardant laminate, ThickLam phenolic core laminate, holographic surfacing and custom print laminates.
  • Date: 12-12-2011
    C.H. Briggs Announces 2012 Board Appointments
    Donald Schalk, President and COO of C.H. Briggs Company, has been appointed to serve as Vice President on the 2012 Board of Directors of the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA). The NBMDA is a multi-segment trade association that represents the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials.
  • Date: 11-11-2011
    C.H. Briggs Features Student Exhibit at the Philadelphia Corian® Design Studio
    C.H. Briggs is hosting a temporary exhibit of student solutions proposed for a re-imagined historic district in Savannah, GA. Through a course collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), five students from the School of Building Arts conceptualized and created new interior and exterior cladding design concepts using DuPont™ Corian®.
  • Date: 10-05-2011
    C.H. Briggs Awarded GSA Contract Schedule
    C.H. Briggs announced today that the company has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 51V contract (category 105 002, Hardware Superstore) and is now certified to supply designated hardware and production supplies to the federal, state and local government. Under contract number GS-21F-0130X, C.H. Briggs is approved to sell a range of products including drawer slides, hinges, bits, blades, abrasives, adhesives, and wood glue.
  • Date: 07-15-2011
    C.H. Briggs and SCAD Collaboration Produces Corian® Bench Rack - Named Among Best in Green Design at NeoCon 2011
    C.H. Briggs partnered with the Savannah College of Art Design's furniture design department to challenge students to think beyond what's expected to create uncoventional, solution-oriented designs while integrating Corian®. Bench Rack, a Corian® based bicycle storage and seating hybrid created by SCAD M.F.A. furniture design student Matt Gray, was recently unveiled at NeoCon and received mention among Inhabitat's Best in Green Design.
  • Date: 06-08-2011
    C.H. Briggs Lights Up Atlanta with Incredible Corian® Creations in MARTA Stations
    Throughout the month of June, the sun isn't the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled "Light Up Atlanta" will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute. C.H. Briggs commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces - some illuminated - in seven of the city's busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them. The futuristic designs are made almost entirely of DuPont™ Corian®.
  • Date: 04-26-2011
    C.H. Briggs to Unveil New Corian® and Zodiaq® Colors with a Little Help from G. Love

    C.H. Briggs is remixing the way the Philadelphia architecture and design community learns about the latest new products for their designs. On May 12, 2011, Philadelphia-area architects and designers will converge at the DuPont™ Corian® Design Studio to get a taste of the new colors of Corian® and Zodiaq® - a rocking event set to a live soundtrack of homegrown talent, G. Love.

  • Date: 02-09-2011
    DuPont Zodiaq Quartz Surfaces Sales Promotion Winners Announced
    C.H. Briggs has announced the winners of its Zodiaq® sales promotion during a ceremony at the Corian® Design Studio in Philadelphia. Three DuPont™ Authorized Zodiaq® Manufacturers/Installers with the greatest increase in sales of Zodiaq® quartz surfaces over a four month time period in 2010 versus 2009 were each awarded a 63-inch wide screen television by promotion co-sponsors C.H. Briggs and DuPont™.
  • Date: 01-10-2011
    C.H. Briggs Announces Board Appointments
    Donald Schalk, President and COO of C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, has been appointed to serve on the 2011 Board of Directors of the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA). The NBMDA is a multi-segment trade association that represents the leading wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials.
  • Date: 10-28-2010
    C.H. Briggs CEO Travels to China with Delegation of Women Entrepreneurs

    Julia Klein, Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs Company, joined a delegation of 30 women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders from the Committee of 200 (C200) on a trip to China. The group will travel to Shanghai and Beijing where they will tour the World Expo, visit C200 members' manufacturing sites, and provide outreach and mentoring for women entrepreneurs and business students at Tsinghua University and Fudan University. "I am invigorated by the opportunity to meet such an exceptional group of C200 scholar finalists and Chinese businesswomen," said Julia Klein. "Enhancing opportunities for women in the world of commerce, whether here or abroad is a core value of C.H. Briggs and by sharing my insights and perspectives I hope to contribute to their continued success."

    C200 is a pioneering organization with a vibrant future. Membership is by invitation only, drawn from the highest ranks of women executives in successful private and public companies. The primary mission of C200 is to foster, celebrate and advance women's leadership in business. It offers current leaders access to unique programming plus an unparalleled professional and personal network of peers. Through targeted outreach and support to future leaders, C200 also helps to ensure that women will continue to take evermore significant and visible leadership roles. Additional information on C200 is available at http://www.c200.org.

  • Date: 10-12-2010
    C.H. Briggs and Texas A&M Join Forces to Develop Model to Optimize Customer Experience in Changing Economy

    C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, has partnered with Texas A&M's Global Supply Chain Laboratory (GSCL) to undertake a research project focused on identifying changing customer needs/preferences and effectively aligning sales resources to ensure customer expectations are exceeded. The resulting model will provide C.H. Briggs with a sustainable framework for maximizing customer service and improving market share. "We highly value the industry expertise, tools, and educational resources that Global Supply Chain Laboratory offers," said Don Schalk, President and COO, C.H. Briggs. "In these changing economic times, we are focused on becoming more effective in our market space and creating a powerful competitive advantage."

    Texas A&M's GSCL is the nation's premier distribution focused research laboratory providing cutting edge distribution and supply chain research solutions to the wholesale distribution industry. GSCL provides total solutions for companies by offering research expertise, project execution support, IT implementation assistance, education, and training for end-users. Additional information on Texas A&M - GSCL is available at http://id.tamu.edu/research-solutions/global-supply-chain-laboratory.

  • Date: 10-07-2010
    C.H. Briggs & Philadelphia University Bring Student Designs to LIFE+

    C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, has partnered with Philadelphia University's Department of Industrial Design Program to challenge 22 talented students to experience DuPont™ Corian® as a multi-dimensional design medium. The resulting LIFE+ exhibition, on display at Philadelphia's Center for Architecture from Oct. 7 - Nov. 18, 2010, showcases smart product designs that could be easily integrated into everyday life.

  • Date: 10-07-2010
    DuPont Building Innovations and Intramuros Magazine Bring Celebrated Carte Blanche Exhibition to the DuPont Corian Design Studio in Philadelphia
    Due to the overwhelming success of the imaginative Carte Blanche exhibition in New York City, DuPont Building Innovations (DuPont) and French design magazine Intramuros are sharing this collection of one-of-a-kind designs with a new audience in Philadelphia. Opening on Oct. 7 for DesignPhiladelphia and running through Oct. 29, Carte Blanche features works by legendary designers from around the world who were given unlimited freedom to design with a single A4 sheet of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface, an innovative design material with virtually limitless possibilities. The resulting exhibition celebrates the 25th anniversary of Intramuros, the designers who have graced the cover of the magazine, and the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®.
  • Date: 07-29-2010
    C.H. Briggs is Awarded Distribution Rights for Blum Products in Central & Eastern Pennsylvania

    C.H. Briggs Company, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded distribution rights for Blum products in central and eastern Pennsylvania. The agreement grants C.H. Briggs the rights to market and distribute Blum's hinge systems, drawer systems, and lift systems, including the CLIP top BLUMOTION, COMPACT, TANDEM, TANDEMBOX intivo and AVENTOS brands.

  • Date: 07-14-2010
    C.H. Briggs President Joins Greater Reading Chamber's Board of Directors
    Donald Schalk, president and COO of C.H. Briggs Company, joined the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry's board of directors for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Schalk will serve a three-year term. Read this article posted on http://www.bctv.org.
  • Date: 05-12-2010
    Martin Greene Joins C.H. Briggs as Southern Regional Sales Manager
    C.H. Briggs Company names Martin Greene as Southern Regional Sales Manager. He will be responsible for all sales operations in the region, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee.
  • Date: 05-03-2010
    C.H. Briggs Keeps Connected By Launching Blog and Facebook Page

    C.H. Briggs, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, has published its own blog and Facebook page to stay connected to its customers, prospective customers, vendor partners, and the community.

  • Date: 04-15-2010
    C.H. Briggs Gives Philadelphia Students a Lesson in Design with Bench Donations
    C.H. Briggs, one of the largest independently-owned distributors of interior and specialty building products in the United States, challenged renowned Philadelphia designers to create benches made entirely of DuPont™ Corian® during DesignPhiladelphia 2009. Displayed in three locations across Center City, the attention-getting designs were so popular that the Company chose to donate the benches to those who deserve them most - local students.
  • Date: 03-25-2010
    C.H. Briggs Announces Release of 2010 Full-Line Catalog

    C.H. Briggs Company introduces The Big Green Book™, a new full-line catalog featuring 600 pages of innovative products and services in hardware, board and surfacing materials. Continuing a tradition that goes back more than 40 years, the Big Green Book represents more than 100 leading manufacturers of specialty building materials.

  • Date: 03-19-2010
    Jill Meese Joins C.H. Briggs as Vice President of Human Resources
    C.H. Briggs names Jill Meese as Vice President of Human Resources. "I am pleased to welcome Jill as a new member of the C.H. Briggs leadership team," said Don Schalk, President and CEO. "Jill brings considerable experience in the areas of organization change, compensation, talent acquisition, coworker relations and performance management and will play a key role in ensuring that C.H. Briggs continues to foster an environment of opportunity and personal growth for all coworkers."
  • Date: 02-19-2010
    C.H. Briggs' CEO Visits White House

    Julia Klein, Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs Company, was one of about 70 people from across America invited to the White House on February 17th as representatives of how the federal economic stimulus has helped the country. It was the first anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a $787 billion program designed to counteract the recession. Read this article posted on bctv.org.

  • Date: 10-05-2009
    C.H. Briggs Adorns City of Philadelphia with DuPont™ Corian® Bench Inventions During DesignPhiladelphia
    DuPont and C.H. Briggs have partnered to sponsor DesignPhiladelphia, one of the nation's largest events of its kind. The city-wide weeklong cultural celebration will feature all things design from architecture to interior design, fashion to product design, textile to graphic design. DuPontTM and C.H. Briggs have several events planned for the week including the "Corian Bench Inventions" a project which includes local designers and fabricators working together to design and fabricate inventive and contemporary benches made out of Corian® and displayed throughout the city.
  • Date: 08-03-2009
    C.H. Briggs Announces Expanded Distribution in Southern Markets

    C.H. Briggs has been awarded expanded product distribution rights in some of the fastest growing markets in the United States. C.H. Briggs will now have the infrastructure to market its surfacing products, including DuPontTM Corian® solid surfaces, Zodiaq® quartz surfaces and granite in Baltimore, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Eastern Tennessee. The expansion will begin with surfacing products, followed by hardware and board products.

  • Date: 06-18-2009
    DuPont Corian Design Studio Opens in Philadelphia
    As the first surfacing solutions center for Philadelphia's architect and design community, the ultramodern Corian Design Studio is part showroom, part drafting table and part art gallery. C.H. Briggs, one of the largest distributors of DuPont Surfaces, partnered with DuPont and Harry Allen Design to unveil an inspiring downtown space where greater Philadelphia's architects, designers, specialty retailers and commercial specifiers can expand their understanding of Corian as an inventive, multi-dimensional material.
  • Date: 06-11-2008
    C.H. Briggs Company’s CEO Named Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist

    Julia H. Klein, CEO of C.H. Briggs Company, the largest independently owned distributor of specialty building products in the country, has been named a finalist in the Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards for Greater Philadelphia. Designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. In the business community, it has become widely recognized as the most prestigious award for entrepreneurs.

Articles Archive

  • Date: 10-06-2010
    Interior Design Magazine's Blog "daily fix" Features the LIFE+ Exhibition Presented by C.H. Briggs & Philadelphia University
    The new "LIFE+" exhibition at Philadelphia's Center for Architecture is cementing the city's reputation for brotherly love. Or perhaps solid-surfacing it.
  • Date: 05-06-2010
    We at MDM recently received a news release about one building materials distributor's new use of social media and online tools to support their business strategy and build brand. I've heard arguments in both ways from distributors when it comes to using tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs to market your company. Of course some Web platforms and social media websites are better than others at supporting business goals. Right now, it seems distributors are in testing mode, or waiting to see how their peers fare online before they dive in.
  • Date: 07-31-2009
    DuPont Chosen as Brand Leader in Builder Survey
    In Builder magazine's annual brand preference survey of readers, DuPontTM Corian® solid surfaces ranked number 1 for: Brand Familiarity; Brand Used in Past Two Years; Brand Used Most; and Quality. DuPontTM Zodiaq® quartz products were also recognized for Quality. As decorative surfaces for residential kitchens and baths, Corian and Zodiaq offer lasting beauty, superior performance and endless design options.
  • Date: 07-15-2009
    New York Times Magazine blog, "The Moment", features the DuPont Corian Design Studio in Philadelphia
    Harry Allen, designer of the DuPontTM Corian® Design Studio in Philadelphia, discusses his unique creations using Corian. "In the right hands, Corian can be almost anything", he states, in hopes of inspiring other designers.
  • Date: 06-18-2009
    DuPont and C.H. Briggs Launch Corian Design Studio in Philadelphia
    C.H. Briggs partnered with DuPont to unveil an inspiring downtown space where greater Philadelphia's architects, designers, specialty retailers and commercial specifiers can explore, experiment and experience the versatility, pliability and flexibility of Corian.  Read this article posted on Philly.com.
 
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