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LANDMANN Launches New Web Site

LANDMANN Launches New Web Site

LANDMANN has launched its newly designed website; www.landmann.com. The website became active/accessible on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8am EST for the US, UK and DE. Global marketing manager Sean Williams shares, “I’m thrilled to debut our new company website to our customers, clients, partners, media and visitors who are looking to understand depth of LANDMANN’s offering.”

The completely revamped website, www.landmann.com, features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality, user-friendly navigation and enriched content areas. It will be regularly updated with news on company products, accomplishments, and events, as well as...

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Ryan Bowman Hired as Sales Manager, Outdura Casual Furniture Division

Ryan Bowman Hired as Sales Manager, Outdura Casual Furniture Division

HUDSON, NC - Outdura is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Bowman as Sales Manager, Casual Furniture division. Ryan comes to Sattler with 15 years of experience in the casual furniture industry. His background is in textiles, retail sales management, and OEM design and manufacturing. As Sales Manager, Ryan will serve in a key role for the Outdura sales organization. Ryan holds a degree in Business from Dallas Baptist Univerty, with concentration on International Business and Marketing. He has extensive experience in product development and design. As well, he is experienced in designing programs for the mass market specialty...

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From Competitor to Ally – How Joe Traeger Eventually Joined Dansons

From Competitor to Ally – How Joe Traeger Eventually Joined Dansons

PHOENIX - Louisiana Grills (Dansons, USA) announced last month that the original founder of the pellet grill, Joe Traeger, had joined the Thiessen family at Dansons to elevate the Louisiana Grills brand and product portfolio. In this partnership, Traeger will be developing new pellet grilling products alongside Louisiana Grills founder and pellet grill innovator, Dan Thiessen.

How did Traeger end up joining the company? According to Jeff Thiessen, president of Dansons (and son of CEO Dan Thiessen), the seeds of a working relationship began about 25 years ago when Dan and Joe ...

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“Made in the Americas” CASTELLE Will Not Be Impacted By Tariffs That Went Into Effect on Sept 24

“Made in the Americas” CASTELLE Will Not Be Impacted By Tariffs That Went Into Effect on Sept 24

FT LAUDERDALE, FL - Effective Monday, Sept 24th, a 10% tariff was placed on furniture products imported from China; resulting in price increases for the vast majority of the casual furnishings market. However, retailers of Castelle, manufactured completely in Costa Rica, will see no increase on Castelle product as these goods are not subject to the tariffs. 

“With all Castelle products made in the Americas, Castelle will not be subject to the 10% tariff, or the 25% tariff beginning on January 1, 2019.  As such, retailers will not lose profits or sales that could result from price increases necessary to...

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Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence With 2018 Award Winners

Casual Industry Celebrates Excellence With 2018 Award Winners

CHICAGO – The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) honored top retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and designers this week at a gala awards celebration during Casual Market Chicago.

All segments of the industry gathered at the Swissotel Chicago Wednesday, September 27, to recognize manufacturing and retailing excellence, spotlight top product designs and pay tribute to the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. 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 customer service....

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European Home Offers Eight Tips for Breaking Up a Large Wall with a Fireplace

European Home Offers Eight Tips for Breaking Up a Large Wall with a Fireplace

Too often the solution to a large wall is an even larger fireplace.  It’s true, you don’t want your fireplace to feel swallowed up by a space but a gargantuan fire comes with its own issues such as: excessive heat, fuel consumption as well as the inflated up-front cost for large custom fireplaces.  See how you can use the architecture of a space to get the most out of your fiery focal point. 

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International Market Centers Names Jennifer Muna, CEM, as GM, Tradeshows

International Market Centers Names Jennifer Muna, CEM, as GM, Tradeshows

LAS VEGAS — International Market Centers has named Jennifer Muna, CEM, as the general manager of Tradeshows. In the newly created position, Muna will be responsible for the overall management, business activities, strategies, leadership, oversight and overall direction for Event Management, Exhibitor Services, Guest Services, and Contract Partners for the new World Market Exposition Center.

Muna’s previous experience includes sales and operations positions with The Venetian | The Palazzo | Sands Expo Center as well as Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.  Most recently, she was the Director of Venues & Housing for UBM, LLC, one of the...

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Hearth and Home Technologies Acquires Big Woods/Stellar

Hearth and Home Technologies Acquires Big Woods/Stellar

LAKEVILLE, MN – Hearth and Home Technologies has acquired Big Woods/Stellar, a manufacturer of premium linear and custom gas fireplaces.

Big Woods/Stellar is a Minnesota-based company, located in Prior Lake, Minnesota. With a proven track record of innovation, their award‐winning engineering team offers decades of collective experience.

They have been recognized throughout the hearth industry with many awards for best‐in‐class new product introductions that reflect the artistry and innovation of Big Woods/Stellar. In addition to a premium gas fireplace offering, their custom fireplace division differentiates itself by taking a concept...

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