Monday, April 30, 2012

DISCOUNT IN MENLO PARK ON HIGH-END FURNITURE

High-end furniture at Flegel’s Home Furnishings and Design showrooms in Menlo Park and San Ramon will be discounted during the Bay Area furniture store’s annual May Sale, giving shoppers the chance to save up to 35% off regular prices for the entire month of May. Stunning furniture from Stickley, beautiful pieces by Baker, and interior design essentials from brands like Swaim, Councill, Hancock & Moore, and Milling Road will be on sale from May 1 to 31, 2012, right before the...

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

PATRICK WITH ITS FIRST QUARTER 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS

Patrick Industries, Inc. , a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle (RV), manufactured housing (MH) and industrial markets,reported its financial results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2012. Net sales for the first quarter of 2012 were $102.7 million compared to $69.5 million in the same quarter of 2011, an increase of $33.2 million or 47.8%. The sales increase reflected a 57% increase in the Company's revenue from the RV...

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Friday, April 27, 2012

CHRISTOPHER GUY WITH NEW FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM IN WEST HOLLYWOOD IN MAY 2012

Christopher Guy, world-renowned luxury furnishings brand and Creators of the World's Most Fabulous Furnishings, will celebrate the opening of a new flagship furniture showroom on May 5, 2012, in the heart of West Hollywood. Located at 8900 Beverly Blvd, this flagship destination will house a complete state-of-the-art experience in an extraordinary showroom presentation, aimed at capturing the essence of Los Angeles' famed lifestyle. The grand opening of the Christopher Guy West Hollywood...

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

GOOD FINANCIAL YEAR FOR TAKKT GROUP

TAKKT Group's divisions began the new financial year with differing dynamics. TAKKT AMERICA benefited from the positive economic conditions, while TAKKT EUROPE felt the effects of the slowdown of the economic development in Europe. Overall, turnover increased by 4.4 percent and the EBITDA margin surpassed the very high previous level at 17.9 (2011: 17.1) percent due to lower advertising costs. For the current financial year, the TAKKT Management Board has reaffirmed its forecast for organic...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SFC NAMED MARGARET CASEY AS PRESIDENT

The Sustainable Furnishings Council has named Margaret Casey as its new President. Casey, currently a consultant for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco, helped to found the SFC and played a pivotal role in its growth. Previously the Director of Programming at World Market Center Las Vegas, “Margaret brings a seasoned appreciation of the business of the home furnishings industry coupled with an up-to date understanding of the environmental concerns of its customer base, “says Bob...

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ART VAN FURNITURE ANNOUNCED TO HIRE STEVE CAPRARIO TO THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT OF WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION

Art Van Furniture announced the hiring of Steve Caprario to the position of Vice President of Warehousing and Distribution. Caprario's responsibilities include all facets of Logistics, Central Services and Home Delivery. He is also in charge of Quality Assurance and Repair Center Operations. This is a huge job that includes managing our 1,000,000 square-foot warehouse along with 250 employees, over 200 trucks and efficient delivery of millions of dollars of inventory at any given time, explains...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FIRST QUARTER 2012 RESULTS OF HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA. INC.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. reported net income of $12.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, which was an increase from the $4.2 million recorded for the first quarter of 2011. Net income available to common stockholders was $11.8 million, or $0.71 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared to $2.9 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2011. Return on average common equity was 17.27 percent and return on average assets was...

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Monday, April 23, 2012

ASHLEY FURNITURE TO OPEN A NEW MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY IN DAVIE COUNTY

Ashley Furniture, a manufacturer and distributor of home furnishings, has planned to open a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Davie County. The announcement was made possible in part by a state Job Development Investment Grant and a One North Carolina Fund award, according to Gov. Bev Purdue's office. The company has grabbed up to $825,000 from the state's One North Carolina Fund. This fund assists the state in industry recruitment and expansion deemed by the governor to...

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

CHROMCRAFT REVINGTON, INC. DECLARED ITS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR RESULTS

Chromcraft Revington, Inc. reported its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $15.7 million or 19.0% higher than the prior quarter and 8.2% higher than the same period last year. The net loss for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $255,000, which was 75.5% lower than the prior quarter, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of reduced losses, and 90.5% lower than the loss in the same period in 2010. Residential furniture shipments...

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STEELCASE INC. APPENDED TWO SEASONED EXECUTIVES TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Steelcase Inc. , a global leader in the office furniture industry, added two seasoned executives -- Uli Gwinner and Hamid Khorramian -- to its senior leadership team. Gwinner and Khorramian will report directly to president and CEO James P. Hackett, overseeing key aspects of the company's global strategy. Prior to these changes, Gwinner and Khorramian reported to Mark Baker, senior vice president, global operations officer. Mark has played a major role in Steelcase's lean journey and...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

MERCEDES-BENZ USA AND THE CONSERVATION FUND PLANNED TO BACK FERN STUDIOS

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and the nonprofit Conservation Fund have joined forces to back Fern Studios with a $7,500 loan, intended to foster the company's vision for creating hand-crafted artisan furniture made from sustainably sourced American hardwoods. Programs like Kiva popularized the concept of microloans for global entrepreneurs, but small green businesses in the U.S. are still significantly underfunded. That's where The Conservation Fund's newest loan program, ShadeFund(TM),...

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FURNITURE BRANDS SOON TO RELEASE ITS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED ON MARCH 31

Furniture Brands International announced that it will be releasing its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 before the market opens on May 3, 2012. A conference call to discuss the results will be held at 7:30 am Central Time on May 3, 2012. The conference call will be webcast and can be accessed via the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.furniturebrands.com .

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

THE VERY OWN STYLE OF MOVELSUL BRASIL

The leading fair of the furniture sector in Latin America, Movelsul Brasil, broke away from some paradigms in its 18th edition, with the help of to two major changes that have produced results beyond expectations: the segmentation of exhibitors by product type and its positioning as the first furniture fair intended for the consumer market of the new Brazilian middle class. From March 26-30, 2012, 38,148,000 visitors attended the show at Parque de Eventos in Bento Gonçalves (RS), including...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY BACK AGAIN WITH THE TRADITION OF A COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

To celebrate Market Week, the High Point Market Authority has brought back the tradition of a commemorative poster. The Market Authority will produce a new commemorative poster each April and October. The Discovery poster’s design showcases hundreds of photos that depict the High Point Market’s breadth of product, the tens of thousands of buyers who attend Market, and the social media and press coverage about the show itself. The limited-edition Discovery poster will be presented...

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STANLEY FURNITURE WITH ITS FIRST QUARTER 2012 SALES AND OPERATING RESULTS

Stanley Furniture Company reported sales and operating results for the first quarter of 2012. Highlights from the first quarter of 2012 include: -- Net sales were $26.8 million, a 0.8% increase compared to the first quarter of 2011 and an 8.7% increase on a sequential quarter basis. -- Gross margin improved to 13.4% of net sales compared to 6.4% in the first quarter of 2011. -- Selling, general and administrative expenses were $4.6 million (17.1% of net sales) compared to $5.1 million (19.3%)...

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HOOKER FURNITURE HAS NAMED MATT COWAN TO THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT--SPECIAL ACCOUNTS

Hooker Furniture has named Matt Cowan to the position of Vice President--Special Accounts. Since 1990, Cowan has been a sales representative for Hooker in Northern Texas and Oklahoma. He has been a professional sales representative in the furniture industry since 1983, beginning with Riverside and then Universal before joining Hooker. The development of key accounts is an important part of our business today and will be a vital part of our growth going forward, said Alan Cole, president of...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BRANDWISE ANNOUNCED THAT ARTERIORS WILL DEBUT ITS NEW VMI IPAD SALES APP AT HIGH POINT

Brandwise has announced that Arteriors will debut its new VMi iPad sales app at the High Point Market. VMi, or “Visual Merchandiser for iPad,” is the latest platform extension of the Visual Merchandiser tool, making it the only hardware-independent order capture tool on the market – meaning it can be used on any laptop, tablet, PC or iPad. With VMi reps can quickly and easily create high-impact, striking visual sales orders on the iPad. It seamlessly integrates with any existing...

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STANLEY FURNITURE TO OPEN A NEW HIGH POINT SHOWROOM FOR APRIL MARKET 2013

Stanley Furniture Company planned to consolidate its High Point, N.C. showroom and corporate offices into a newly remodeled 60,000 square foot space at 200 North Hamilton Street in downtown High Point early next year. A $4 million investment in the new space, to be completed by High Point's Spring 2013 Market, will be partially funded by both the City of High Point and Guilford County, as well as the State of North Carolina. The investment is also a joint effort in partnership with International...

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Modern Line Furniture to exhibit at the upcoming National Restaurant Association

Modern Line Furniture is excited to exhibit at the upcoming National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show on May 5-8 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

The NRA Show is one of the most celebrated restaurant and hospitality shows in the world drawing in over 58,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Exhibitors represent over 900 product categories including but not limited to Beverage, Equipment, Food, Furniture/décor, Lodging, Paper, plastics and supplies, Services, Tableware, Linens, Technology and Entertainment and Uniforms.

Exhibiting at booth #457 Modern Line Furniture will be displaying products that are not only functional but also visually appealing. On display will be the new Model Sierra (pictured below). This tall-back modular booth collection features interchangeable, tufted style exposed back panels for a clean, sophisticated look when utilized in an open-concept dining or hospitality environment. The smooth touch of the leather seat combined with the generous width of each seating component exemplifies a new standard in dining comfort. Comprised of two modular components, a corner piece and an armless chair, Sierra is assured to meet needs of both a modern, contemporary designed environment as well as a functional, exclusive dining experience for patrons.

In addition to Model Sierra, Modern Line Furniture will also be displaying DejaVu Chairs, Diana Dining Table and Bench, C84 Dining Table, C80 Bar Table and the new 179 Bar Stools. This is the debut of Model 179 Bar Stools. These commercial grade modern bar stools are manufactured from high quality steel supporting up to 300 pounds for safe operations in commercial venues. Removable backs and adjustable heights with a 360 degree swivel, makes these bar stools a must have. Choose for an array of leather colors to match your establishment.

 

Friday, April 13, 2012

LEGGETT & PLATTíS FIRST QUARTER 2012 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

Leggett & Platt, Inc., a diversified manufacturer of engineered products serving several major markets, will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter results on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Central Time). Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. manufacturer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) carpet underlay; c) adjustable bed bases; d) components for office furniture; e) drawn steel wire; f) thin wall, large diameter,...

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

ANNUAL SALES OF HOOKER FURNITURE INCREASED IN 2012

Hooker Furniture reported net sales of $222.5 million and a net income of $5.1 million, or $0.47 per share, for its fifty-two week fiscal year ended January 29, 2012. Annual net sales increased by $7.1 million, or 3.3%, and net income increased 56.1% compared to last year. Earnings per share were $0.47 compared to $0.30 for the prior year. All things considered, we had a very good year, said Paul B. Toms Jr., chairman and chief executive officer. Progress in many areas of our operations this...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

RANDY WELLS AS THE NEW VP OF MARKETING AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT FOR STANLEY FURNITURE CO.

Randy Wells has been named to the newly created position of vice president of marketing and brand development for Stanley Furniture Co. In his role, Wells will oversee the development and reach of the company's Stanley brand. Wells reports to Glenn Prillaman , president and CEO. Wells' appointment marks the completion of an executive team that is responsible for the development, design, overseas manufacturing and logistical support of the company’s adult product lines. Leading...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DESIGN TRENDS FOR THE SEASON

The newest interior design trends are invoking a playful vibe into rooms by mixing and matching different styles for an eclectic, fun look. According to ELLE Decor, home decorating is shifting toward a more theatrical and eclectic decorating style highlighting richer colors, layers of textures and patterns and a fusion of time periods, styles and atmosphere. Homeowners who want to express their own unique style can blend a mix of traditional and contemporary elements, says Erinn Valencich, L.A.-based...

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Monday, April 09, 2012

ASHLEY FURNITURE WITH ITS NEW DESIGN-FOCUSED BOARDS ON PINTEREST

Ashley Furniture HomeStore announced the launch of its new design-focused boards on Pinterest, which will showcase images that celebrate its fans' interests and inspire their lives. Pinterest is a popular social media site -- a virtual pinboard -- that allows people to collect and share images on the web, including home décor, design and lifestyle ideas, says Kris Woodcock, VP of Merchandising. We're excited to join this online community because it's yet another avenue for...

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Friday, April 06, 2012

BBI INTERNATIONALíS PELLET MILL MAGAZINE COMPLETED ITS 2012 U.S. & CANADA PELLET MILL MAP

BBI International’s Pellet Mill Magazine has completed its 2012 U.S. & Canada Pellet Mill Map, which contains data pertaining to more than 170 fuel pellet production facilities operational, idle, under construction or proposed. In the U.S., Pellet Mill Magazine editors confirmed the status of 134 pellet plants, four of which are currently idle with a combined capacity of 172,000 tons. Three plants are currently under construction with a combined capacity of 589,000 tons, and thirteen...

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RUG PAD CORNER ADDED DURA-GRIP FURNITURE GRIPPERS AND FLOOR PROTECTORS TO ITS LINE OF QUALITY FLOOR PADS

Rug Pad Corner announced that it manufactures and has added Dura-Grip furniture grippers and floor protectors to its line of quality floor pads. Rug Pad Corner, the nation's online source for quality rug pads, announces the addition of its newest product, Dura-Grip furniture gripper. Dura-Grip is a furniture floor pad that is meant to prevent furniture from slipping on all floors as well as to protect floors from furniture damage. Rug Pad Corner offers Dura-Grip furniture grippers and floor...

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BOCONCEPTíS OTTAWA BY KARIM RASHID

The Ottawa collection with extendable dining table concept, by Karin Rashid for BoConcept, constitutes a dining table, sideboard, storage unit, dining chairs and lighting. The collection has been named Ottawa after the city where he studied industrial design 30 years ago.

 

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

NEW TRENDS FOR THE YEAR

The market week at High Point beginning April 21 and extending till 26 will be a showcase on trends reigning the design scenario in the upcoming edition. High Point Market is the largest furnishings destination in America which never fails to serve the trend updated revelers at his show. This season colors seem to be defining the style of the interiors. Julieann Covino of the Jace Interiors in an article of High Point Market declared yellow as the color of the season. She wrote: “It's...

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

PLANEfurniture by Michael Boyd

PLANEfurniture by Michael Boyd

This collection by Michael Boyd, who apart from designing has a flair for writing and painting as well, will be exhibited at the Edward Cella Art + Architecture from April 28 to June 2. In this collection the designer has reinterpreted modernist principals of function and form. The chair, tables and desk in the collection have been fused with new forms and rationality making it timeless. The collection consists four series namely; ROD, WEDGE, PLANK and BLOCK.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

JAMIE DRAKE: PROLIFIC VISION, ULTIMATE STYLE

Very few designers have the ability to satisfy one’s dream of decorating the residence and workplace perfect. Jamie Drake is one such name. The architect of some of the country’s most glamorous spaces, this New York-based designer believes and manifests the truth that the best décor expresses one’s personality and place. Known for his exuberant color sense and eyes for perfection, his practical approach to planning, with equal talent in traditional and modern styles,...

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AMERICAN DESIGN

The recession of the 2008-09 had had great effect on the building and interiors industry, sums ASID (American Society of Interiors Designers) in its report “Interior Design- In The New Economy”. The mantra “think mean, lean and green” replaced the previous decorum in design industry which yearned opulence. Focus was now consigned on revenue by adopting cost cutting measures and using ecologically sourced and safe materials. The design industry which had creativity ruling...

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