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Memphis Hires David Carpenter

memphis Wood Fire Grills has hired david carpenter as its territory representive for the northeast. carpenter brings years of experience to memphis from the solar industry, as both a regional sales manager and a sales consultant. an avid foodie, carpenter has even written his own cookbook. carpenter will be supporting and growing the memphis dealer network in the region. carpenter will cover Virginia through maine and joins memphis’ growing team of territory representatives, who cover the southeast, south central, midwest, and northwest regions.

Sharla Wagy, general manager, says, “We are very happy to have dave on board...

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Twin-Star Announces Three Additions to Leadership Team

Twin-Star Announces Three Additions to Leadership Team

Twin-Star International has announced additions to the company’s executive team: James Junker, vice president of product management; Lisa Cody, vice president of marketing; and Todd Outten, vice president of sales. Lori Gonzalez, CEO, says, “These three executives bring incredible knowledge and experience in understanding consumer insight, product design and innovation, and marketing and sales.”

Junker brings to his role 20 years of experience in product management, brand development, design-rich thinking, and marketing strategy, with a focus on the consumer-products industry. He will lead initiatives related to new-product innovation and the product portfolio, focusing primarily on discovery and...

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The Outdoor Greatroom Company Packs Holiday Meals for 640 Needy People

The Outdoor Greatroom Company Packs Holiday Meals for 640 Needy People

The outdoor Greatroom company’s employees volunteered their time in november to pack healthy-meal boxes, called matterboxes, for families in need in minneapolis–st. paul, minnesota. This event supported matter, an organization providing access to health locally, nationally, and internationally. a part of that goal is providing healthy, balanced meals to needy families.

This companywide event included all outdoor Greatroom company employees, who packed 160 meal boxes in two hours. each box fed a family of four over the holidays, providing 640 total meals. The company’s charitable-giving committee, outdoor Greatroom cares, hosted a Thanksgiving meal drive, providing 394 pounds...

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Sunbrella Introduces Architexture by Ric Frinier

Sunbrella Introduces Architexture by Ric Frinier

celebrated designer richard Frinier shares his strong respect and appreciation for the importance architecture plays in society with a new collection of sunbrella®fabrics. The architexture collection, which debuted at showtime®in december 2017, echoes architectural elements found in surface and facade design.

“i became inspired by the architectural movement taking place that involves the surfacing and resurfacing of buildings around the world,” Frinier says. “i am captivated by the many unique layers and materials, such as metals, glass, concrete, and other new and repurposed materials, used to create these remarkable architectural facades. The outcome is compelling.”

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Castelle Selects Winner of Social-Media Contest

Castelle Selects Winner of Social-Media Contest

Castelle has announced that Cassandra Lewis won its See, Sit, Select & Snap social-engagement contest, held during the fall 2017 High Point Market. Lewis was awarded a prize valued at $5,000 in Castelle casual furniture for use of the Castelle quick-ship selfie station and related social-media posting.

The multiplatform social-media experience was created by Castelle to introduce its 2018 quick-ship program. Castelle outdoor lounge chairs from each of the program’s collections were displayed outside, with corresponding signs. Market attendees were encouraged to take a closer look at the chairs, try them, select a favorite, snap a selfie, and post...

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Agio Unveils 2019 Outdoor Collections at Las Vegas Market

Agio Unveils 2019 Outdoor Collections at Las Vegas Market

For the first time, agio, usa—a year ahead of time—introduced its outdoor collections for 2019 at the 2018 January las Vegas market. This unprecedented preview demonstrates the manufacturer’s commitment to what it sees as a seismic shift in the outdoor category. mike Gaylord, vice president, says, “With the outdoor sector’s continued growth, coupled with new tradeshow markets emerging to serve our industry, it’s now time to reflect on how manufacturers and retailers plan for upcoming seasons and to adjust our thought processes.”

Agio, working with international market centers and other industry thought leaders, is...

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Telescope To Host Educational Seminar at HPBExpo

Telescope To Host Educational Seminar at HPBExpo

Telescope Casual Furniture will hold an hour-long educational seminar on the benefits of adding outdoor furniture and accessories to existing hearth businesses at 12:30 p.m. on March 7 at HPBExpo in Nashville, Tennessee. This elective course will feature current hearth and patio retailers, and the discussion will focus on turning seasonal sales into year round profit and growth.

The featured retailers will discuss how they have been successful in increasing profitability by driving more (and new) traffic—both into their stores and to their websites— using additional product offerings. The discussion will include the benefits of adding this...

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OW Lee Showcases New Pendleton Fabric Collection at Las Vegas Market

OW Lee Showcases New Pendleton Fabric Collection at Las Vegas Market

oW lee debuted its new Pendleton® fabric collection at las Vegas market in January. These sunbrella® fabrics bring two heritage bands together, combining Pendleton Woolen mills’ distinctive aesthetic with the enduring performance of Sunbrella fabrics. With the addition of the high-quality outdoor craftsmanship oW lee is known for, a collection of products that fully encompasses the rich artisanal heritage of three tried-and-true u.s. brands was created.

These specially curated collections are unique to oW lee and are available on selected oW lee furniture pieces. Terri lee rogers, president (and vice president of sales and marketing), says, ...

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