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Sattler AG Announces Corporate Structural Changes

Global performance-fabric manufacturer Sattler AG has announced a corporate restructuring of its two U.S. subsidiaries, Sattler North America Corp. and Outdura Corp. The two subsidiaries will join to form Sattler Corp. The consolidation further supports Sattler’s commitment to become the premier supplier of performance textiles for awning, casual-furniture, marine, and industrial applications to its served markets of North, Central, and South America. The move will consolidate operations at the company’s facility in Hudson, North Carolina, and will provide a centralized location for sales, marketing, customer service, quality/technical services, and administration.

According to Manfred...

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TUUCI Introduces New Website

Shade industry leader TUUCI has introduced a fresh online presence with its newly designed website ( Created to showcase TUUCI’s cutting-edge designs in parasols, pavilions, lounges, and shade sculptures, the new website features an easy and elegant interactive format, splashed with stunning photography.

Dougan Clarke, industrial designer, founder, and CEO, says, “We want visitors to our website to see how TUCCI’s unique shade systems can enhance the look, feel, and comfort of any outdoor environment, so we photographed our products in some incredibly beautiful locations.” Whether you want to add shade “by a...

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NorthCape International Announces Positive Response From Multiple Retail Segments

NorthCape International, manufacturer of high-end, all-weather–wicker outdoor furniture and accessories, has announced that a positive response from the casual and home-furnishings segments was received by its 2013 collections during the recent Chicago International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™. Kim Golson, sales manager, says, “Overall response from both current customers and potential new customers was very positive. Many retailers are realizing the potential of the outdoor category, and the outdoor–indoor positioning of our products is a perfect fit.”

The products on display in the NorthCape showroom during the weeklong market included five new collections with deep seating,...

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Treasure Garden Holds Company-wide Luncheon for Employees

On October 8, 2012, Treasure Garden held a luncheon for its employees at the company’s Baldwin Park, California, operations— in celebration of the multiple honors and recognition that it received during the Chicago International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™. For the third consecutive year (and eight years overall), Treasure Garden received the Manufacturer Leadership Award in the shade-products category for its quality of manufactured goods, design, and exceptional customer service.

“This was all made possible by the support of (and relationships with) our dealers,” according to Margaret Chang, COO. “Without them, this award could not have been possible,...

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Cal Spas to Host Insights Global Summit Meeting

Cal Spas will host its annual Insights Global Summit Meeting on January 10–11, 2013, at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, California. “At the Insights Global Summit Meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to get to know Cal Spas from the inside out,” according to Casey Loyd, president of Cal Spas. “We feel everyone will be impressed with our new product line and exciting company initiatives, which will help prepare them for a successful selling season in 2013.”

During the two-day event, the Cal Spas network will be thoroughly educated on the 2013 Home Resort product line and...

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Casual Creations Receives Made in USA Certification

Casual Creations is the first outdoor-furniture manufacturer to be certified with the Made in USA Certified® (USA-C® ) seal of certification (with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). Made in USA Certified, Inc., is the nation’s leading third-party, independent certification company for the Made in USA claim. Made in USA Certified operates under its own authority as an independent, nongovernmental, nonpartisan organization.

Casual Creations has undergone a full supply-chain audit by an independent team that has verified that all or virtually all of the core components of the certified product lines were manufactured (or originated) in...

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Cal Spas Supports Local Child-development Center

Cal Spas recently donated to the 21st Annual Dinner & Auction for The Child Development Center at Fairplex on September 27, 2012, in Pomona, California. The Child Development Center hosts an annual event in an effort to provide local children in need of high-quality developmental skills with the proper training and preparation for school. The center held a live and silent auction at the event to raise money toward its annual budget.

Casey Loyd, president of Cal Spas, says, “This donation was the perfect opportunity for our company to help the children in our local community. Since the goal...

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Hart & Cooley Appoints Vice President of Wholesale Sales and Marketing

Hart & Cooley, Inc., has hired RoanDelVero to be its new vice president ofwholesale sales and marketing.Previously, DelVero was the vice presidentof sales and marketing at TheTapco Group, a Michigan manufacturerand marketer of building products.He has also held management positionsat Koch Industries, Chicago Faucet,and Black & Decker. DelVero bringsover 25 years of sales and marketingexperience to Hart & Cooley, as well asan established record of success andcustomer focus.

Hart & Cooley is a leading manufacturerof air-distribution and ventingproducts for heating, plumbing, and airconditioningsystems. Founded in 1901,Hart & Cooley manufactures a widevariety of products, including grilles,...

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