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Casual Industry Presents Awards At Virtual Gala Celebration

Casual Industry Presents Awards At Virtual Gala Celebration

HIGH POINT – The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers yesterday at a virtual gala awards celebration.

More than 300 members and guests joined in the online presentation to recognize manufacturing and retailing excellence, spotlight top product designs, recognize the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and announce the recipient of the inaugural Unsung Hero Award. Awards presented or recognized during the event included the following:

Apollo Awards
The Apollo Awards recognize retail excellence in the sales and marketing of outdoor furnishings. Finalists must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and commitment to…

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Summer Classics Wins Two ICFA Design Excellence Awards

Summer Classics Wins Two ICFA Design Excellence Awards

PELHAM, AL –– Gabriella White, LLC, parent company to Summer Classics and Gabby, has been recognized by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) as part of their 2020 Design Excellence Awards.

Summer Classics was announced as a winner in two categories – Complimentary Casual Products and Dining Bar Chair – for its Brant Coffee Table and Havana 30” Bar Stool. The versatile cast stone coffee table was recognized for its unique ribbed design features, as well as the ability to be used indoors or out. While the hand-woven natural cane bar stool was acknowledged for its all-weather, natural resin…

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2020 Sales Rep Of The Year Finalists Named

2020 Sales Rep Of The Year Finalists Named

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announces finalists for the 2020 Sales Representative of the Year. The award recognizes an outstanding sales representative within the casual furnishings industry. Finalists were selected based on leadership, professionalism, exceptional service, communication skills, knowledge and product training expertise.

The 2020 winner will be selected from among the five finalists through online voting of the ICFA membership. Finalists include:
   
• Joe Crandall, Marietta, Ga.
• Dave Digirolamo, Dublin, Calif.
• Phil Fowler, Wilmington, Del.
• Ed Joseph, Seattle, Wash.
• Carmen Squadrito,…

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Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists Named

Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists Named

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Five manufacturers of outdoor furnishings have been named finalists for the International Casual Furnishings Association’s 2020 Manufacturer of the Year Award. 

The five companies were selected for ICFA’s Manufacturer Leadership Award after online nominations in August among ICFA’s membership. The honorees include Lloyd Flanders, O.W. Lee, Telescope Casual Furniture, Treasure Garden and Tropitone.

The finalists were selected based on the overall design and quality of their products, along with their merchandising, customer service, ethics, communications and trade relations. Company profiles of the finalists were distributed to ICFA members for a second round of voting, and…

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ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners

ICFA Announces Design Excellence Category Winners

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Eleven manufacturers of outdoor home furnishings and accessories have been recognized for their outstanding product designs, the International Casual Furnishings Association announced today.

From among the 11 category winners in ICFA’s Design Excellence competition, two products will be selected for the Lilly Award for Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Accents, and one product will be honored with the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” Award. These honors will be announced at the virtual ICFA Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 23.

The Design Excellence category winners include:
• Chaise Lounge: Pavilion Carlyle Chaise – John Caldwell

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Gabby Rolls Out An Updated Uphosltery Program

Gabby Rolls Out An Updated Uphosltery Program

PELHAM, AL – This October, Stanford Furniture’s comfortable, custom upholstery will merge with Gabby’s modern, transitional design giving customers the best of both worlds. Gabby and Stanford have been creating modern yet timeless furniture centered around family and tradition. These two brands were built on the foundation of quality, style and attention to detail.

“I am proud of how our teams have exemplified our core values and how they have been particularly dedicated and nimble as we integrate,” says William White, president. “Assimilating the new Claremont, North Carolina upholstery team and renovating the new High Point Showroom in the…

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OW Lee Plans to Relocate Operations to Comfort, Texas

OW Lee Plans to Relocate Operations to Comfort, Texas

ONTARIO, CA - OW Lee, a manufacturer of furniture, fire pits, and accessories in Ontario, Calif., has acquired a 412,000-sq-ft. manufacturing facility in Comfort, Texas, and plans to relocate its California operation to Texas in 2021.

The move will result in 255,000 more usable square footage than the Ontario facility, providing over 2.5 times more space to use and grow into. Comfort is approximately 45 minutes Northwest of San Antonio, TX, and conveniently located next to interstate 10. Ownership of OW Lee will remain with the Lee family, and they plan to continue their commitment to produce high-quality American-made outdoor…

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Treasure Garden Announces New Fabric Additions to Shade Products for 2021

Treasure Garden Announces New Fabric Additions to Shade Products for 2021

BALDWIN PARK, CA - For 2021, Treasure Garden announces 23 new additions of umbrella canopy fabric offerings for the 2021 season.  The introductory fabric selections will include a jacquard, weaves, stripes and solids in 100% solution-dyed acrylic from major textile manufacturers Outdura®, Sunbrella® and Docril®. Also, within the new offerings is an array of 100% solution-dyed polyester fashion stripes from O’bravia®, a proprietary fabric line of Treasure Garden.

The introductory fabrics will follow the latest trending colorways including blues and grays as well as neutrals and pops of green and red. Treasure Garden partners every year…

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