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Pride Family Brands and Merchandise Mart Properties Ink Deal for Relocation to 15th Floor Showroom

Pride Family Brands, designer and manufacturer of casual furniture, announces that it has finalized an agreement with MMPI for the relocation of its company’s showroom to the 15th floor of the historic Chicago Merchandise Mart. Currently located on the 17th floor, Pride’s relocation is part of The Mart’s anticipated reconfiguration of the casual outdor furnishing floors intended to offer designers and buyers a seamless experience while shopping the outdoor showrooms.

“For years, Pride Family Brands has been committed to maintaining a major presence within The Mart and are excited about the renewed focus that...

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Fire Up Your Grills for National BBQ Day on June 23, 2012

As if you needed another reason to invite your friends over for a BBQ this summer! On June 23rd, Meal Exchange’s National BBQ Day, proudly presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills, will be asking people to celebrate locally grown food with a BBQ and a few friends.

“National BBQ Day connects people to each other and to their food system,” said Dave Kranenburg, Executive Director of Meal Exchange,. “National BBQ Day was born out of demand from our supporters for more ways to support Meal Exchange’s work of achieving hunger alleviation and increasing access to affordable,...

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Wolf Steel Limited Announces New HVAC Sales Force

Wolf Steel Ltd. introduces the expansion of their HVAC Sales Force. Starting with Bill Harris as Sales Director, starting on November 14th, and joining him is Mike Cantin as the Canadian Regional Sales Manager and Scott Russel as Account Manager. The new team represent both the Napoleon® & Continental® Heating & Cooling brands.

Collectively their resumes consist of strategic planning and implementation of sales and marketing programs, outstanding client relationship building and retention, as well as a strong commitment to excellence and team spirit.

These qualifications along with progressive sales management and HVAC knowledge, this...

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HPBA Releases Comprehensive Report on Housing Market

The HPBA released a detailed report today on the housing market, entitled “Housing, Remodeling, and the U.S. Economy,” which was written by HPBA’s Director of Market Research Don Johnson. Johnson compiled the report after attending numerous conferences that dealt with economic issues and the housing market. The report is distributed to HPBA members twice a year. Find the report here

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American Chiropratic Association Endorses Tropitone URComfort™ Self-Adjusting Seating

Tropitone Furniture Company, Inc. announced the endorsement of its innovative URComfort™ self-adjusting seating by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). This is a first for outdoor casual seating and one of very few for seating in general.

“We are extremely pleased that the ACA has endorsed Tropitone® URComfort™ seating,” commented Frank Verna, Director of Consumer Sales and Business Development. “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...

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Pelican Reef Wicker to Introduce New Panama Jack® Outdoor Furniture Collections

Pelican Reef Wicker, manufacturer and distributor of quality casual furnishings since 1983, and who last year partnered with Panama Jack to be their outdoor furniture supplier, will be introducing two new exciting collections at the upcoming April High Point Market and the July Chicago Pre-market. Panama Jack will also display the outdoor furniture lineup in their showroom located at Market on Green, Space #207.

“The last five months have been sensational with the introduction of Panama Jack’s Island Breeze Collection” said Allen Calzadilla, President of Pelican Reef. We are so excited to be able to give our existing...

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Pride Family Brands’ In-Season Custom Orders Exceed Previous Year in Size and Frequency

Luxury casual furniture designer and manufacturer, Pride Family Brands, recently reported that its in-season custom orders have surpassed those for the same period in 2011. The positive growth being experienced by the company is reflected in increases in custom order sizes, the frequency of casual retailer orders, as well as the higher-end products selected.

“The custom order segment of our business has always been significant,” says Steve Lowsky, president of Pride Family Brands. “In 2012, we are experiencing increases from retailers across categories and regions of the country. We feel if this continues throughout the season, it will create...

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International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo to Appear on DIY Network’s “Extra Yardage” Next Weekend

DIY Network’s “Extra Yardage” will take millions of viewers behind the scenes of the 2011 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo [PSP] in a one-hour special highlighting the hottest trends in backyard living.

Taped during the 2011 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo last November at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, “Hot List: Backyards” will premiere on DIY Network at 1:00 pm EST on Monday, May 28, on the national cable network’s “Extra Yardage” show. Repeat episodes will air at 6:30 pm EST on Monday, May 28, and again on Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 pm EST.


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