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Galaxy Outdoor: The Next Generation in Firepits, Fire Tables, Firepans, Fire Plates and more

Bruce Spangrud, creator/inventor of the original modular outdoor islands, launched Galaxy Outdoor (Las Vegas, Nevada), which manufactures a new and improved line of outdoor fire products and custom and stock outdoor kitchens. All framed structures built by Galaxy Outdoor are constructed with galvanized 120 12-gauge tubing (not studs), then welded together (not screwed together). Not only are these units more durable than competing products, they are also less costly and easier to install.

Galaxy Outdoor’s product line consists of an unlimited range of finished or ready-to-finish custom islands (with stainless built-in island accessories to go with...

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Select Outdoor Kitchens Expands Into Hospitality Industry

Select Outdoor Kitchens, a leader in supplying portable outdoor-kitchen cabinetry, gas grills, and ceramic cookers, recently expanded its product offerings to include turnkey, all-inclusive cabinetry units for the hospitality industry. Mike Miller, president, says, “There isn‘t anybody else offering a turnkey product that would be a self-sufficient island. These new products are full-service cooking stations that include water hookups, sinks, refrigeration, and electrical outlets, making them ideal for hotel and resort kitchens.”

He adds, “We’re sticking with portability, but we are offering hotels, restaurants, and resorts turnkey units.” Select Outdoor Kitchens is focusing on a...

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Napoleon Wins Two Vesta Awards at HPBExpo

Napoleon® received the Central Heating Systems Award and the prestigious Daniel J. Melcon Best-in-show Award for Hearth Products at this year’s HPBExpo Vesta Awards ceremony on March 2, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The HMF200/9600 Combo furnace won for its industry-first design, green technology, and fuelsaving capabilities. When the fire in the wood furnace dies down, a second thermostat calls for heat and the gas furnace starts. As an added bonus, the ultra-efficient gas furnace also features a DC motor that can save up to 80% on electricity bills. Napoleon manufactures both the wood and gas furnaces in its Barrie,...

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Solair Shade Solutions Successfully Expands Brand and Market Capabilities

Solair® Shade Solutions, a line of residential shade products from Tri Vantage® L.L.C., successfully completed the 2011 outdoor-living season, offering a virtually untapped shade category to patio-furniture retailers: retractable awnings.

Rett Haigler, business manager of shade-solution products, says, “Partnering with fine outdoor-furniture retailers has breathed life into a category that needed an effective solution to create more enjoyable and flexible outdoor-living spaces for consumers. Providing consumers the opportunity to experience our high-quality retractable awnings in a realistic setting, through the retailer channel, is a major step forward in the growth of the entire market.”

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Agio to Attend Spring 2012 High Point Market

For the first time, Agio International Co. Ltd. will exhibit a selection of outdoor-furniture collections at the spring 2012 High Point Market (April 21–26). Agio-USA officials credit traditional furniture retailers who have recognized the benefit of adding outdoor collections to their product mix as the motivation behind the manufacturer’s entry into High Point Market.

Bob Gaylord, president of Agio-USA, says, “We are coming to High Point Market for the first time because we know there are indoor retailers who are ready to go into the outdoor-casual category. They’re creating an entirely new category within their stores. If...

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New Updates from Galaxy Outdoor

Galaxy Outdoor is the largest manufacturer of custom built outdoor kitchens and seating bars in the United States and Canada. All of the material used in the construction is USA made and 100% of the products are built in Las Vegas, NV. All of our cabinets, bars, and fire pits are constructed of 12 gauge, #120 galvanized tubing and welded together. No screws are used in assembly of the frames. Each section is designed to be bolted together and self- aligning for easy installation.

Galaxy Outdoor offers everything needed to make outside entertaining an experience that your customers will love....

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New Vice President of Marketing for Galaxy Outdoor

With 15 years of experience in the print and advertising industry, Phillip Williams brings exciting new and innovative Marketing concepts that will help Galaxy reach their target audience. As CEO of Vista Grafix – a Nevada based large format printing company – he helped both small retail and national companies boost their visibility in the marketplace and gain brand exposure through print marketing and creative advertising efforts. With a passion for marketing, Phillip understands the needs of retail dealers and how to promote, market, and support the Galaxy line of products. Dealers beware: he will be calling to introduce himself and lend...

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Hearth Industry Mourns the Loss of Former Dura-Vent Sales Executive

John Davis passed away Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 after a long battle with liver cancer. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 45 years, their daughter, Daphne Moore, son-in-law, Ben Moore, and two grandsons John David Moore and Ben Davis Moore.

John graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. He was a Vietnam war veteran serving as a U.S. Army Captain in the early 1970’s, and had a 40 year sales and marketing career in the building products industry, including over 20 years with Simpson Dura-Vent where he started as a factory representative...

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