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Solair® Shade Solutions Offers Retailers the Chance to Escape to Paradise

Solair® Shade Solutions is inviting patio furniture retailers throughout North America to enter for the chance to win a trip for two

to the Westin St. John Resort & Villas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The contest, running through Oct. 31, 2012, will offer one lucky retailer the opportunity to enjoy an all-expenses-paid four nights in beautiful St. John.

As part of the brand’s initiative to enhance the outdoor living experience, Solair will randomly select one casual furniture retailer to receive the luxury vacation. Retailers can enter via the contest page1 at http://www.solair...

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Woodward Announces New Rep Group for Florida

Woodward, CM is pleased to announce the appointment of Greenberg and Associates as Woodward retail reps for the state of Florida. The three person team of Jim Greenberg, Carrie Greenberg, and Andrew Sharp bring over 30 years of combined industry experience to the new role. The company is confident their depth of knowledge and wealth of expertise will allow them to identify and to support the needs of Woodward’s customers and partners.

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Treasure Garden Awards Dinner

Treasure Garden celebrated its Annual Awards Dinner on July 16, 2012 at The Erie Café in Chicago, Illinois. CEO, Oliver Ma was in attendance, along with new sales reps, Colleen O’Connor, and Daniel Guelbart.

After a very fine meal and drinks, the following Awards were presented to:

Ariel Biscan - Sales Rookie of the Year David Digirolamo - Sales Representative of the Year Echols Enterprises, Inc. - Largest Number of New Accounts David Hunt – Largest Volume of New Accounts

“We have a very close group of sales professionals. We are very proud of our 2012...

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Pride Family Brands Hires Independent Design Consultant Marcia Blake

Pride Family Brands has hired Marcia Blake as an independent design consultant for the award-winning manufacturer of luxury cast-aluminum outdoor furnishings and accessories. Blake currently is the president and creative director of a full-service design company specializing in outdoor environments.

Steve Lowsky, president of Pride Family Brands, says, “Marcia’s work within the casual industry is well recognized. We are looking forward to applying her design talents and expertise in the outdoor segment to define further the luxury message of Pride Family Brands within our catalogs and showrooms.” Blake’s responsibilities will include consultation on fabrics across...

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AES 2012 Spring Break Is Well Received by Attendees

Over 100 people attended the third annual Associated Energy Systems Spring Break on April 26, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. Attendees were treated to a full day of technical and businessbuilding classes. Class topics ranged from gas-valve troubleshooting for intermittent- pilot ignition to how to design and sell outdoor kitchens.

When attendees weren’t busy learning, they were able to visit all the vendors at the on-site trade show. It was an excellent opportunity to see many items that had debuted at HPBExpo in March. Added attractions were the multitude of show special buys and the world-famous Closeout Corral, both of...

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Twin-Star International Names New CEO

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 Robert Cohen as their Chief Executive Officer.

Cohen spent 11 years with Armstrong World Industries, culminating in his role as President and CEO of Armstrong Cabinet Products. Under his leadership the company posted record revenues and collected three JD Power Awards for the industry’s highest customer satisfaction. Previous experience also includes positions at Procter & Gamble, American Airlines, and Sunbeam Corporation.

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American Chiropractic Association Endorses Tropitone’s URComfort Seating

Tropitone Furniture Company, Inc., has announced the endorsement of its innovative URComfort™ self-adjusting seating by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). This endorsement is a first for outdoor casual seating and one of very few for seating in general. Frank Verna, director of consumer sales and business development, says, “We are extremely pleased that the ACA has endorsed Tropitone URComfort seating. The ACA endorsement process is very rigorous. They want to ensure that any product that carries their endorsement label satisfies the high expectations of the buying public. Their reputation is at stake.” The ACA is based in Arlington, Virginia...

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Heatilator Introduces the Heirloom Fireplace

Heatilator® introduces the next generation of Direct Vent gas fireplaces with the Heirloom. This clean face fireplace delivers authentic masonry looks without the cost of a site-built masonry fireplace, and is now available.

Superior Style, Exceptional Value The Heirloom is available in 36, 42 and 50-inch sizes. Its tall opening, flush hearth and clean face design appeals to a wide range of homebuyers. Multiple fronts and interiors offer personalization for homebuyers and do not affect building plans. Each unit ships with its refractory in place and all three sizes have standard 24-inch framing dimensions. This saves time...

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