The kitchen sink is everything to Franke Kindred’s expansion

Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.

Midland-manufactured kitchen products expand to U.S. market this month

The Franke Kindred Canada factory in Midland is expanding its business in Canada and the United States with both residential and commercial products.

This month, its residential stainless steel sinks under the Kindred brand are being relaunched in the United States after an absence of roughly 10 years.

“It’s an opportunity for us to sell more of our Midland-made product into the U.S. market,” said Shaun Desroches, senior vice-president of sales and marketing.

The growth agreement is not related to the recently signed U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade deal, said Desroches. []