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New COO and CFO at Summer Classics

New COO and CFO at Summer Classics

BIRMINGHAM, AL - Summer Classics, a luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, has appointed Neal Morgan as its new COO, and promoted Janet Roberson to CFO.

As COO, Morgan will be responsible for examining corporate operations and pursuing opportunities to further develop the current business model. Morgan has held multiple positions throughout his lengthy career at Summer Classics, the most recent as CFO.

“As one of the first employees, Neal has been with our company since the beginning,” said William White III, president and CEO of Summer Classics. “I am completely confident that his skill set and determination will only further our

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Casual Cushion Corp Purchases New Building and Expands Operations

Casual Cushion Corp Purchases New Building and Expands Operations

ROCK HILL, SC - Casual Cushion Corp, a manufacturer of outdoor cushions and patio umbrellas, recently purchased 181,000 square feet of additional warehouse and manufacturing space.

The purchase brings Casual Cushion’s total manufacturing and warehouse space to more than 300,000 square feet, all located in the company’s headquarter city of Rock Hill, South Carolina. Since its move to South Carolina from South Florida in 2007, Casual Cushion has seen tremendous growth across all segments of its business.

“We have had growth with our catalog, specialty, OEM and contract customers over the past seven years,” said Jason Siesel, vice president of Casual

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Camp Chef Launches New Somerset Series

Camp Chef Launches New Somerset Series

HYDE PARK, UT – The power, versatility, and portability of Camp Chef outdoor stoves are coming to the patio with the recently upgraded Somerset series. Available models consist of two, three, or four-burner versions.

The new design includes a stainless front panel with updated control/ignition knobs and a cast iron grate. Folding side shelves, wheels, and a storage shelf are added for convenience. A holder for a bulk propane tank sits behind the front panel for better organization.

Each Somerset stove is designed as a 16-inch cooking system, meaning the cooking area measures 16 inches from front to back. The design

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Wearbest/Bella-Dura® Appoints Stuart Schneider as Director of Sales

Wearbest/Bella-Dura® Appoints Stuart Schneider as Director of Sales

NEW YORK - Wearbest Sil-Tex Mills, the fourth-generation family mill based in New Jersey, and its Bella-Dura® brand of high performance textiles, have a new director of Sales, effective immediately.     Stuart Schneider brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the textile industry. In his new role, he will be tasked with increasing sales and driving business forward.     “Stuart’s expertise throughout the home furnishings field, his wide range of contacts both nationally and internationally, along with a deep understanding of emerging industry trends make him an ideal choice,” said Irwin Gasner, president of Wearbest/Bella-Dura. “We are poised to build our business

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Hearth Industry Mourns the Loss of Golden Blount

Hearth Industry Mourns the Loss of Golden Blount

Golden Blount, hearth-industry veteran and founder of Golden Blount Inc. (Dallas, Texas), passed away on March 6, 2014, at the age of 85. Blount started working in the hearth industry in 1970, as a manufacturers’ representative for Puritan, Glo- Fire, Hearth Craft, Thermo-Rite, Seymour, Trueheat, DuraVent, Metal-Fab, and Heat & Glo. His business quickly evolved into a distributorship, and in the 1980s, he began to import tool sets and screens from Taiwan.

He developed and began importing some of the first glass doors to come from Taiwan, and by the early 1990s, he had begun manufacturing these domestically, in Dallas. Today, his company is one of

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