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Agio Plans Return to High Point Market

The Spring 2012 Furniture Market marked the first time Agio International Co. Ltd., a leading outdoor furniture manufacturer, exhibited at High Point. 


It won’t be the last.


Today, Agio-USA officials announced the company’s plan to return to High Point for the October Market, this time in a larger space in the Showplace building.  With the lease signing, Agio will exhibit in a space which is almost 3,000 sq. ft. and will then expand to almost 5,000 square feet in next April.  By the time the Spring 2013 Market rolls around, Agio will have more than…

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Independent Testing Lab Proves 1,000 Square Foot Heating Capabilities of Twin-Star’s Quartz InfraRed

If you’re in the market for a Quartz InfraRed heater or electric fireplace, then you are sure to be familiar with the claims that these devices are capable of heating a one thousand square foot room – but how do you know that these statements are true?

On a mission to stand behind their claims, Twin-Star International paired up with Intertek, an independent testing lab, to conduct a test on how their Black & Decker ®* and Duraflame ®* PowerHeat® Quartz InfraRed heaters and electric fire places performed in this situation. Before testing could begin a 1,000 square foot room…

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Pellet and Wood Stove Tax Incentive Petition

The purpose of this petition is to provide tax incentives for consumers who use pellet stoves. The owners of pellet stoves are using a renewable energy source to heat their house. This cuts back on the amount of oil and other expensive non-renewable resources used in the country for heating and other needs. Incentives are already given out for using solar and/or wind energy, but this form has largely been overlooked and left out. Recently there was one incentive in Massachusetts that did provide a tax break when purchasing pellet stoves, but this was allowed to expire. While it was…

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Twin-Star International names Brian Brigham Director Of Marketing and Public Relations

Brian BrighamTwin-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 Brian Brigham as their Director of Marketing and Public Relations reporting to Bill Caples, Twin-Star Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Mr. Brigham, who brings over 16 years of experience in the creative project management, advertising, marketing and public relations fields, will be responsible for directing and managing Twin-Star International’s marketing and…

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Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions Announces Promotion of Jordan Beckner to President of Sales

Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions Announces Promotion of Jordan Beckner to President of Sales

Jordan BecknerFiberBuilt Umbrellas & Cushions, manufacturer of high quality market, beach and contract umbrellas with distinctive flexible fiberglass ribs, announced today that Jordan Beckner has been appointed President of Sales. Beckner’s broad ranging mandate will include overseeing sales and developing new markets for the corporation’s three brands: FiberBuilt Umbrellas and Cushions, Paradise Cushions and Guy Harvey Outdoors.


The promotion reflects Beckner’s leadership and contributions to the success of the company and is a result of the continued expansion of the product lines within these divisions as…

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Summer Classics Announces Three Promotions

Summer Classics announced today that Harold Hudson will become the Senior Vice President of National Accounts, Jeremy Rago will become the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Keith Norton Vice President of Operations will add management of the Customer Service Department to his duties.


Bew White, President of Summer Classics, made the announcements and stated, ” Harold has been with Summer Classics for 19 years and is an industry veteran. He has already sold many of our key accounts for years in both the United States and abroad. We feel he is well suited for this new…

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HGTV Celebrity and National Consumer Magazine Editors to Speak at Casual Market

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) today announced a high-level line-up of speakers and events being planned for this year’s International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market™, which will be held Sept. 20-23, 2012, at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. The four-day market event will feature HGTV’s John Gidding; esteemed editors from national, consumer home and garden publications; and a selection of other complimentary educational and networking events for exhibitors and attendees.

HGTV personality and acclaimed designer, John Gidding, will present this year’s Casual Market keynote presentation, entitled “Turn Up the Curb Appeal for Great Outdoor Spaces.” In his talk, Gidding will share…

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Sphinx by Oriental Weavers and OW Hospitality to Open New Showroom at Las Vegas World Market

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers and OW Hospitality will be moving to a new and greatly expanded showroom at the Las Vegas World Market with a grand opening celebration at the next show on January 28 – February 1, 2013.

Oriental Weavers has undertaken a major initiative over the last 12 months building new showrooms or renovating existing spaces in High Point, Atlanta, New York, and London. The Las Vegas Space will be the fifth new or renovated showroom for Oriental Weavers.

The new showroom is 50% larger than their current space, and will now dedicate space to the Sphinx by…

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