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Pelican Reef Wicker & Panama Jack Outdoor to Open West Coast Warehouse

Pelican Reef Wicker and its Panama Jack Outdoor brand, have established a west coast warehouse and distribution center. The facility will warehouse and ship best-selling Panama Jack Outdoor collections, the company said. It will primarily ship to west coast customers, while the company’s 110,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution center in Miami Lakes, FL will ship to those on the east coast.

“The demand for Panama Jack Outdoor from new and existing west coast dealers has been incredible, but our smaller dealers can’t buy the mixed containers, so the need for a quick ship west coast...

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M&G DuraVent Obtains Key Approvals for PolyPro Venting Systems

M&G DuraVent announced today that it has gotten more key approvals for PolyPro Venting Systems. Bryant 900 series, Carrier 59 series, Day & Night 90+, Heil 90+, Keeprite 90+, Payne all 2012 models, and Tempstar 90+ furnaces have all approved the use of PolyPro single-wall, concentric, and flex with their appliances.

PolyPro is an engineered system specifically designed for venting heating appliances.  Gasketed joints require no primers or adhesives and easily assemble in seconds with just a splash of water.  Terminations are designed for superior performance in poor environmental conditions. PolyPro is tested and listed to the ULC S636 standard...

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U.S. Heritage Inspires Joe Ruggiero Sunbrella Collection

Drawing inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of the United States, internationally recognized homedecor designer Joe Ruggiero featured broad themes and deep colorways in his introduction of new Sunbrella® fabrics at High Point Market in North Carolina in October 2012. Three new Sunbrella groups represent one of Ruggiero’s most expansive additions to his Sunbrella collection since it was first launched, 10 years ago.

Ruggiero says, “You can trace our nation’s history through its textiles and the ways in which fabrics reflect dynamic changes sweeping through the culture.” He adds that these inspirations from the heritage of the...

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Brown Jordan International Announces Expansion Plans

Brown Jordan International, the parent Company for leading furniture brands Brown Jordan, Winston, Charter, Wabash Valley and La-z-Boy Outdoor, announced today a multi-million dollar capital investment plan to expand manufacturing capacity. The capital investment will be made in its Haleyville, Alabama facility and is consistent with the Company’s strategy over the last two years of investing in technology and equipment that will prepare it for increased demand in its North American manufacturing facilities.

Gene Moriarty, Brown Jordan International’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are very optimistic that the growth we have seen over ...

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Couristan Promotes Industry Veteran Steve Codella to Executive Vice President of Sales

Couristan, Inc., the leading manufacturer and importer of fine area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting, has promoted Steve Codella to executive vice president of sales.

Codella, who has been in the floorcovering industry for over thirty years, joined Couristan in 2000 as eastern regional sales manager, then advanced to senior vice president of sales before taking on his new role. During his time at Couristan, Codella has assisted in building a versatile and highly skillful sales force and has consistently contributed to the growth of accounts on all levels. Codella will continue to oversee all residential...

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International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Named By Trade Show Executive Magazine as FASTEST 50 Honoree

An elite group of shows vaulted over some 4,000 other trade shows in the U.S. by growing at least seven times the average growth rate of 2012 and the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP] made the list.  The 50 top performers in each of three metrics – net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and attendance – (totaling 96 individual events) will be honored for their elite status at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, May 8-10, 2013 at the Swissôtel Chicago.

“With so many shows and statistics, the Fastest 50 Class of 2012 shows serves as a scorecard...

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Couristan Appoints Len Andolino as Vice President of Residential Broadloom Sales

Couristan, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting, announced this week the appointment of Len Andolino as its incoming vice president of broadloom sales.

Andolino, who was formerly employed with Robertex/Carousel, will be spearheading the management of all residential broadloom sales and business development operations across North America. As an industry veteran with 28 years of experience catering to middle and high-end markets, Andolino will lead and execute Couristan’s strategic sales initiatives in pursuit of growing the business within the company’s current distribution channels and the exploration...

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Skytech II, Inc. Acquires Fire Gear, LLC

Skytech II, Inc. (Skytech), a leading manufacturer of control systems for the hearth and HVAC industries, is pleased to announce its acquisition of key assets of Fire Gear, LLC including its growing brand of award-winning outdoor products branded under the firegear name. The effective date of the acquisition was January 1, 2013.

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Skytech will acquire assets including receivables, inventory, certain contracts and intellectual property, among other specific items. The firegear brand will continue under the leadership of Dennis G. Smith, founder of Fire Gear, LLC . “I am truly excited about the future...

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