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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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Olympia Chimney Supply Sponsors Educational Summits

An educational summit on increasingprofitability will be presented byJerry Isenhour and Hope Stevenson forhearth retailers, contractors, and chimneysweeps. Sponsored by OlympiaChimney Supply, the three-day programwill be held in Sturbridge, Massachusetts(January 15–17, 2013); Dayton, Ohio(January 29–31); Harrisburg,Pennsylvania (February 5–7);Greensville, South Carolina (February12–14); and Madison, Wisconsin(February 19–21).

The cost is $399 per person (for thefirst registrant from a company) and$299 per person (for every additional registrantfrom the same company). Registerby December 15, 2012, to receive $50 offthe registration fee. A complimentarylunch will be provided. For more information,contact Barbara Andricks:bandricks@olympiachimney.com.

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The Companion Group Returns to Berkeley

The Companion Group, a design andmanufacturing company makinggrilling, pizza-making, and other cookingand outdoor-living products, has returned toits roots by moving its office to Berkeley,California. The Companion Group wasfounded in Berkeley in 1984.

Its beginnings were small, as foundersChuck Adams and Doug Fielding startedout selling chimney-style charcoal startersby visiting local retailers, door to door.Eventually, the company grew into the familyof brands that it is today, with lines suchas Charcoal Companion®, StevenRaichlen Best of Barbecue™, pizzacraft®,and Planet Barbecue™. As the companyevolved, it based its offices in Berkeley,Oakland, and Emeryville, California. SinceOctober 2012, however, it has once againcalled...

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Winston Furniture Recognizes Miles Fenn Winston Furniture,

Winston Furniture, a division of Brown JordanInternational and one of the leading brands inoutdoor furniture (located in Haleyville,Alabama, since 1975), recognized Miles Fenn asthe company’s 2012 Sales Representative of theYear. The award was presented to Fenn atWinston’s annual sales meeting, held duringthe Chicago International CasualFurniture & Accessories Market™. Fenn isa seasoned representative in the casual-furnitureindustry and has been a Winstonsales representative for two years, coveringthe south Florida market.

Steve Herenlip, vice president of sales forWinston Furniture, says, “Miles has garneredtremendous support and revenue for theWinston brand. We are very proud to haveMiles represent Winston Furniture.”

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