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OW Lee Selects Sales Representatives of the Year

OW Lee (Ontario, California), manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, firepits, and accessories, presented Dave Digirolamo and Jeff Glarrow with the Sales Rep of the Year award for 2018. The awards were presented at Casual Market Chicago in September.

Digirolamo has been at OW Lee since 1994 and has successfully developed OW Lee in the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions. Glarrow joined Dave Digirolamo & Associates in 2013 and has further strengthened and built new customer relationships in the eastern part of the territory.

“Dave D. and Jeff were the clear choices for the award this year,” says...

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Hearth & Home Technologies Acquires Big Woods/Stellar

Hearth & Home Technologies Acquires Big Woods/Stellar

Hearth & Home Technologies (HHT) has acquired Big Woods/Stellar (Prior Lake, Minnesota), a leading manufacturer of premium linear and custom gas fireplaces. With a proven track record of innovation, Big Woods/Stellar’s award-winning engineering team offers decades of collective experience. They have been recognized throughout the hearth industry with many awards for bestin- class new product innovations that reflect their artistry and innovation. In addition to a premium gas fireplace offering, the custom fireplace division differentiates itself by taking a concept from the architect, builder, or homeowner and bringing that concept to life with a unique fireplace. <...

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Casual Furniture Industry Mourns the Loss of Terry Lail

Casual Furniture Industry Mourns the Loss of Terry Lail

Terry Wayne Lail (1952-2018), a veteran of the casual furniture industry, passed away on Oct. 10 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the presence of his family after a long and difficult recovery from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in 2017. a funeral was held on Oct. 14 at Providence Baptist church, near his home in Hickory, North Carolina, where he served on the finance committee and as a deacon.

Lail’s career in the casual furniture industry began in 1977 and spanned several positions within the industry in publishing, management, and sales. He was well-known in the industry as...

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Pellet Grill Founder to Join Leading Grill Manufacturer

Pellet Grill Founder to Join Leading Grill Manufacturer

The original founder of the pellet grill, Joe Traeger, has joined Louisiana Grills (Dansons, USA) 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. Raised by an inventor father, Traeger proceeded down his own path of innovation by developing the first pellet grill to market. A longtime grilling enthusiast, he was inspired to create a new grilling experience after a friend shared a bucket of wood pellets. This bucket of wood pellets inspired Traeger’s original innovation, and...

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Erik Qualman’s Keynote Address to Open 2019 Icfa Educational Conference

Acclaimed marketing expert Erik Qualman will share insights on digital trends and leadership in the opening keynote address at the International Casual Furnishings Association’s Educational Conference, slated for Feb. 5-7, 2019, at the Omni La Mansión in San Antonio, Texas. ICFA’s third-annual learning forum offers free registration for all retail members.

Qualman, the author of “Socialnomics” and “What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube,” will integrate tips on branding and entrepreneurship to kick off the Wednesday morning agenda dedicated to marketing success. Technology is the focus of the Wednesday afternoon agenda, including the return of...

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Landmann’s Revamped Website Offers New Feature

Landmann has launched its newly designed website (landmann.com/us). One of its newest features,the “Certified BBQ Advisor,” helps current and prospective customers make well-informed decisions to find the Landmann product that is perfect for them. The Landmann Community Board allows customers and grill masters all over the world to share their experiences, tips, and even recipes. The website also showcases distinctive collections such as “Into the Wild” and a wide range of products and accessories to cater to customers. Landmann has dedicated a portion of the website to the Landmann Professional series, and the Landmann Professional Ardor...

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Twin Star Home Donates Product to Two Las Vegas Non-Profits

Twin Star Home, a leader in electric fireplaces and a premier designer and manufacturer of home furnishings, recently donated over 160 of its products to two Las Vegas, Nevada non-profit organizations, Habitat for Humanity and Veterans Village.

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas was the recipient of 67 Bell’O Dakota Murphy Desks with matching filing cabinets. Educators in the Las Vegas area will have complimentary access to the combination desk and filing system, both finished in roasted walnut, for their classroom or office. In addition, Twin Star Home donated over 90 Duraflame portable LED electric flameless candle lanterns with quartz...

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Flexlight Xtrem TX30-III Helps Create An Outdoor Oasis at Penn State University

Flexlight Xtrem TX30-III Helps Create An Outdoor Oasis at Penn State University

POMPANO BEACH, FL – One of the many parts of the $61.6 million dollar renovation and improvements to the water system on Penn State University’s main campus in State College, Pennsylvania, included replacing a large water tower. The 140-foot tower, which supplies water to the campus’s dorms and other buildings, is part of a system that uses over 550 million gallons per year. Construction of the new water tower on the northern section of campus, which began in 2015 and finished in the summer of 2017, includes the addition of a unique shade structure from Serge Ferrari.

Just steps from...

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