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Casual Market Shifting and Growing at Las Vegas Market

Casual Market Shifting and Growing at Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Market announced today that an emerging shift in casual and outdoor product introduction resulted in a larger than usual number of new product introductions at the just-concluded Winter 2018 Market, January 28 to February 2.  Business was brisk, with both a 13% increase in overall retailer and designer attendance this winter and a 23% increase in buyers reporting interest in sourcing and shopping casual/outdoor products.

“Las Vegas Market is starting to see a paradigm shift in the way producers introduce and sell casual and outdoor furnishings, with a corresponding change in the way buyers shop...

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TEC Grills Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the World’s First Infrared Grill

TEC Grills Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the World’s First Infrared Grill

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of TEC Grill’s invention of the infrared grill. In the mid-1970s, Bill Best, CEO and founder of Thermal Engineering Corporation, was focused on industrial paint curing systems that used his patented infrared burner. A personal project – taking a burner from his lab and putting it into a grill for his family – became a full-blown business when Bill discovered that infrared heat didn’t dry out food on the grill. Bill set out to manufacture the best grill out of the best materials made in America, and TEC sold its first infrared grill in 1978....

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Two Grilling Enthusiasts Solve a 60-Year-Old problem

Two Grilling Enthusiasts Solve a 60-Year-Old problem

PLANO, TX - Pretty much everyone (97% according to market research) thinks it’s safer to turn off the propane tank after grilling. Propane & fire safety organizations universally recommend this practice. And if you look closely in almost any manufacturer’s gas grill manual you’ll find something like “Be sure to,” or “Always remember to,” turn off the propane tank between uses. Why is this recommended? Simply put, turning the tank valve off is the surest way to prevent leaks. Yet despite our best intentions and industry recommendations, most of us, still, don’t turn off the propane...

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Olympia Chimney Supply Receives SHARP Certification from OSHA

Olympia Chimney Supply Receives SHARP Certification from OSHA

SCRANTON, PA - Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. has qualified for OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). Per the OSHA website “SHARP recognizes small business employers who operate exemplary injury and illness prevention programs”.

“Olympia began working with the PA OSHA Consultation Program in February 2015.” said Anthony Tuttle, Health, safety and environment officer, Olympia Chimney Supply Inc. “The consultant identified issues with machine guarding and procedural documentation. We soon realized that we needed to build a new injury and illness management system from the ground up.”

Over the course of the next sixteen...

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Couristan Bolsters Sales Team by Hiring Two High—end Broadloom and Area-Rug Sales Leaders

Couristan Bolsters Sales Team by Hiring Two High—end Broadloom and Area-Rug Sales Leaders

Couristan has hired two leading sales executives to serve the Manhattan and Southern California markets. Troy Corey will ensure that dealers in New York, New York, have access to Couristan’s leading residential broadloom and area-rug collections, while Nick Maugeri will be responsible for the Southern California region.

Both bring the company more than 30 years of experience in forging relationships with specialty and high-end retailers and will report to Len Andolino, executive vice president of Couristan’s Residential Division. Andolino says, “We are committed to developing the strongest sales force to bring our collections to market, and...

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OFYR Hires Peter Kalshoven As National Sales Manager

OFYR Hires Peter Kalshoven As National Sales Manager

Peter Kalshoven joins OFYR Grills as national sales manager. in this newly created role, Kalshoven will be responsible for developing and growing the OFYR dealer network. Kalshoven brings extensive business-development, sales, and managerial skills to the company.

Gerry clothier, vice president of sales, says, “We are pleased to welcome peter to our sales team. He has over 25 years of experience in the hearth and grill industry. With his background and eager, positive demeanor, Pete will help us continue to grow.”

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New Online Tool Available to Preview Phifer Fabrics

New Online Tool Available to Preview Phifer Fabrics

phifer inc. has launched an online tool designed to take the guesswork (and stress) out of choosing the perfect outdoor fabric. The outdoor Fabric Visualizer allows website visitors to mix, match, and coordinate outdoor-furniture fabrics before making purchase decisions.

The easy-to-navigate tool first prompts users to select a residential or commercial setting before customizing the look with wall and floor swatches and furniture frames that most closely match their current outdoor spaces. From there, visitors can click through phifertex®sling and GeoBella®cushion fabrics, applying them to their virtual outdoor settings (including pillows) to see how different...

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Artist/Designer Marc Ange Selects Sunbrella for Installation at Art Basel

Artist/Designer Marc Ange Selects Sunbrella for Installation at Art Basel

artist and designer marc ange used luxe sunbrella®upholstery fabric for his art installation, “Les Araignées et le Refuge,” during art Basel in miami Beach, Florida, in december 2017. The installation combined le refuge, a pink daybed fresh from its milan design Week debut, and les araignées, a collection of sunbrella-upholstered armchairs evoking the shapes of spiders.

The armchairs feature circular seats on hemispherical bases suspended by many metal legs in gold, silver, and copper. ange selected sunbrella for les araignées due to the upholstery fabric’s legendary performance, which allows the chairs to be...

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