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Glen Raven Launches Concept Gallery With Special Event

Glen Raven launched its new Concept Gallery recently with a twoday special event that focused on the latest thinking concerning global innovation. More than 40 Glen Raven customers and trade partners took part in the event at Glen Raven’s corporate headquarters, attending keynote addresses and workshops, as well as sharing perspectives on future innovations.

Charles Munroe, COO of TUUCI, an innovative shade-products company, says, “Glen Raven is a great collaboration partner as we develop innovative new products. This event was an ideal opportunity to bring people together for the sharing of new ideas and the latest trends.” <...

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Z-Line Designs Expands Its Casualfurniture Line

Z-Line Designs is launching itself into the casual market with an expanded casual-furniture line designed to fill the need for high-quality styling targeting midrange pricing. The company presented its complete line at the High Point Market and will also exhibit at the ICFA Preview Show™in July and the Chicago International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™in September.

Mark Gorr, senior vice president of the company’s casual-furniture division, says, “Full-line furniture and specialty retailers have responded very well to the quality, styling, and price points of our new casual furniture. That response translated to sales that...

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Robert Dischner Joins RH Peterson Company

RH Peterson Company, a leading manufacturer of premium gas grills and gas logs, has announced that industry veteran Robert J. Dischner has joined the company as vice president of marketing. In this role, Dischner will develop and lead marketing strategies that will drive the company’s continued growth in the years ahead.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Robert Dischner has joined RH Peterson,” Leslie S. Bortz, president, states. “Bob is a terrific addition to our management team. With more than 30 years of fireplace experience, Dischner brings seasoned marketing skills and unique talent in new-product development. His...

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Comvest Announces Acquisition of Lennox Hearth Products

The Comvest Group, through its Comvest Investment Partners IV fund, has acquired Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) from Lennox International, Inc. LHP is a manufacturer of fireplaces, fireplace inserts, freestanding stoves, gas log sets, accessories, and venting products.

John Caple, a managing director with Comvest, says, “We are excited about the opportunities for LHP to be a leader in the hearth industry. LHP has invested significantly, in the past few years, in innovation and new products, and we are looking forward to the company’s continued growth. We believe that LHP President and CEO Wendy Howells and her...

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Agio Plans Return to High Point Market

The Spring 2012 Furniture Market marked the first time Agio International Co. Ltd., a leading outdoor furniture manufacturer, exhibited at High Point. 

It won’t be the last.

Today, Agio-USA officials announced the company’s plan to return to High Point for the October Market, this time in a larger space in the Showplace building.  With the lease signing, Agio will exhibit in a space which is almost 3,000 sq. ft. and will then expand to almost 5,000 square feet in next April.  By the time the Spring 2013 Market rolls around, Agio will have more...

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Independent Testing Lab Proves 1,000 Square Foot Heating Capabilities of Twin-Star’s Quartz InfraRed

If you’re in the market for a Quartz InfraRed heater or electric fireplace, then you are sure to be familiar with the claims that these devices are capable of heating a one thousand square foot room – but how do you know that these statements are true?

On a mission to stand behind their claims, Twin-Star International paired up with Intertek, an independent testing lab, to conduct a test on how their Black & Decker ®* and Duraflame ®* PowerHeat® Quartz InfraRed heaters and electric fire places performed in this situation. Before testing could begin a 1,000 square foot room...

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Pellet and Wood Stove Tax Incentive Petition

The purpose of this petition is to provide tax incentives for consumers who use pellet stoves. The owners of pellet stoves are using a renewable energy source to heat their house. This cuts back on the amount of oil and other expensive non-renewable resources used in the country for heating and other needs. Incentives are already given out for using solar and/or wind energy, but this form has largely been overlooked and left out. Recently there was one incentive in Massachusetts that did provide a tax break when purchasing pellet stoves, but this was allowed to expire. While...

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Twin-Star International names Brian Brigham Director Of Marketing and Public Relations

Twin-Star International, manufacturer of electric fireplaces, bathroom furniture, media consoles, wine cabinets, heaters, infrared heaters and stoves within the brands of ClassicFlame, Chimney Free, Tresanti, Black & Decker, Duraflame and Luxe Bath Works has named Brian Brigham as their Director of Marketing and Public Relations reporting to Bill Caples, Twin-Star Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Mr. Brigham, who brings over 16 years of experience in the creative project management, advertising, marketing and public relations fields, will be responsible for directing and managing Twin-Star International’s marketing and public relations efforts in both the consumer and trade markets.<...

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