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Treasure Garden Honors Its Sales Staff at Awards Dinner

Treasure Garden celebrated its annual awards dinner in July at the Erie Cafe in Chicago, Illinois. CEO Oliver Ma was in attendance, along with new sales representatives Colleen O’Connor and Daniel Guelbart. Recognized for their efforts this year were Ariel Biscan, sales rookie of the year; David Digirolamo, sales representative of the year; Echols Enterprises, Inc., largest number of new accounts; and David Hunt, largest volume of new accounts.

Jeff B. Dorough, vice president of sales and marketing, says, “We have a very close group of sales professionals. We are very proud of our 2012 award winners....

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Treasure Garden and Shademaker Report Representative Appointments

Treasure Garden and Shademaker have recently strengthened their sales force with new appointments, according to Jeff B. Dorough, vice president of sales and marketing. Treasure Garden has appointed Eric Nieman and Ingrid Nieman as sales representatives for Western Canada. They had been representing Treasure Garden in Eastern Canada, but now represent the company for its entire Canadian territory. They have been with Treasure Garden for six years; they also represent Lloyd/Flanders, Kingsley-Bate, Gensun, and Kettler.

Treasure Garden and Shademaker have appointed Colleen O’Connor as sales representative. O’Connor will represent both companies in Washington, Oregon,...

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Agio Returns to High Point Market

The April 2012 High Point Market marked the first time that Agio International Company Ltd., a leading outdoor-furniture manufacturer, had exhibited at High Point. It won’t be the last. Agio-USA officials recently announced the company’s plan to return for the October High Point Market—this time, in a larger space in the Showplace building. With the lease signing, Agio will exhibit in a space of almost 3,000 square feet and will then expand to almost 5,000 square feet in April 2013.

Bob Gaylord, president of Agio- USA, says, “Our experience this spring far exceeded our goals. Based on that...

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Woodard Appoints Greenberg & Associates

Woodard has appointed Greenberg & Associates as retail representatives for the state of Florida. The three-person team of Jim Greenberg, Carrie Greenberg, and Andrew Sharp brings over 30 years of combined industry experience to the new role. The company is confident that their depth of knowledge and wealth of expertise will allow them to identify and support the needs of Woodard’s customers and partners.

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Glen Raven Launches New Yarn Plant for Specialty Sunbrella Yarns

In response to growing demand for Sunbrella® fabrics woven with specialty yarn colors and constructions, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics is creating a new yarn plant in Burlington, North Carolina. The new operation, which represents a $10 million investment, is being designed specifically to meet customers’ requests for increasingly diverse and highly decorative Sunbrella fabrics. Allen E. Gant Jr., president and CEO of Glen Raven, Inc., says, “Innovation remains the driving force at Glen Raven, and this latest investment will ensure that we are applying the latest technology within a creatively designed production environment.”

The new plant will be...

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Glen Raven Named Manufacturer of the Year

Glen Raven, Inc., was named North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year (large-manufacturer category) by McGladrey L.L.P., (the nation’s fifthlargest assurance, tax, and consulting firm); Fifth Third Bank; and the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Steve Menaker, Carolinas and East region manufacturing lead for McGladrey, says, “At McGladrey, we are dedicated to serving the manufacturing industry by developing programs that will benefit this industry.”

He continues, “While there are many award programs, none formally recognize the efforts and success of North Carolina manufacturing organizations. Knowing that manufacturing is very important to our state and national...

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Napoleon Appliance Expands Grill Sales Force

Napoleon Appliance Corp. (NAC) has expanded its U.S. sales force for the Gourmet Grill division, hiring four new account executives and one regional sales manager in the past six months. The account executives hired are Kimberly Moffitt-Anthony for Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee; Jim Boucher for Southern California, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada; Derrick Johnson for Texas and selected Louisiana locations; and Jim Kneiper for New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. As an additional layer of regional support, Napoleon welcomes Kimberly R. Stuteville as U.S. Western regional sales manager.

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U.S. Housing Construction Increasing

Recent reports show that U.S. housing construction was up 15% in September. Read more here.

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