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Memphis Wood Fire Grills Hires Ken Gardner as a New Sales Representative

Memphis Wood Fire Grills Hires Ken Gardner as a New Sales Representative

Memphis Wood Fire Grills, manufacturer of high-end wood pellet grills, has hired Ken Gardner as a new sales representative for the Southwest territory. Gardner is no stranger to Memphis Grills since he started at the company in fall 2014 as the business development manager. In summer 2017, Gardner and his wife, Diane, left Minnesota for a warmer climate, accepting a position as general manager of a large retail operation in Texas. After a year of his general manager position in Texas, he and his wife decided to join their son in Phoenix and return to Memphis Grills as the Southwest Sales...

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Pit Boss Grills Partners with BBQ Bob

Pit Boss Grills Partners with BBQ Bob

Pit Boss Grills has partnered with BBQ Bob (Robinson), an unofficial barbecue celebrity and the man credited as being the godfather of pellet grills. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, BBQ Bob found his barbecue roots early on and helped create the barrel lid that pellet grills are known for today. Not only has BBQ Bob won many barbecue competitions, he has also cooked at a legislative picnic and has helped raise national awareness for the pellet grill segment. He was the first pellet grill retailer in the Midwest through his stores in Kansas City. BBQ Bob stopped...

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Momentum Builds For Outdoor by Ashley After Strong ICFA Pre-Market and Strong Casual Market Chicago

Momentum Builds For Outdoor by Ashley After Strong ICFA Pre-Market and Strong Casual Market Chicago

On display were several outdoor furniture collections and accessories from Outdoor By Ashley. In addition to viewing the outdoor furniture collections, specialty retailers had the opportunity to talk with company representatives about the business model being offered to the outdoor furniture and outdoor living industry.

P&HPR: Based on the response from specialty retailers at ICFA Preview and Casual Market Chicago, what are the top two or three strongest selling points Ashley has to offer? Sokol and Sourbeck:We provide incredible value on beautiful outdoor furniture collections without forcing customers to buy...

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Matel-Fab Celebrates 60 Years of Business

Matel-Fab Celebrates 60 Years of Business

Metal-Fab (Wichita, Kansas), which manufactures complete and comprehensive venting solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, is celebrating its 60th year in the venting industry. Founded in 1958 with the dream to establish a company that employs great people to supply top-quality products, Metal- Fab has exceeded these expectations by striving to offer customers the absolute best service day in and out. As a family-owned business, Metal-Fab views its independence as an important factor in its ability to provide superior service for six decades.

“We are pleased that Metal-Fab remains a privately owned business and has established itself...

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Hearth Products Controls Launches New and Improved Mobile Bluetooth App

Hearth Products Controls Launches New and Improved Mobile Bluetooth App

  HearthProductsControls (HPC), a leader in firepit and water feature innovation, launched a mobile HPC Fire App available for Apple®and Android™phones. The free Bluetooth®app allows users to pair their device with HPC’s advanced line of Electronic Ignition (EI) High-Low firepits that feature a built-in antenna, enabling remote control. Once a connection is established between the smartphone and HPC’s EI High- Low firepit, app users can perform the following functions: Turn the firepit on and off, change the flame level to high or low, set the flame to a shut-off timer, monitor the internal temperature...

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Outdoor GreatRoom Company Hosts Fourth Annual Conference in Minnesota

Outdoor GreatRoom Company Hosts Fourth Annual Conference in Minnesota

  The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) hosted its fourth-annual Outdoor GreatRoom Conference in August at its corporate headquarters in Burnsville, Minnesota. Staff, sales representatives, and some customers from across the U.S. and Canada were brought together for this two-day event. One highlight of the conference included a Light the Night event featuring hands-on product training, food trucks, and showroom, manufacturing, and engineering tours. “Our annual conference continues to grow since we started the event four years ago,” says Paul Nigon, director of customer engagement. “The intent of the Light the Night event was to showcase a unique customer...

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Les Jardins Introduces Outdoor Solar Lighting

Les Jardins Introduces Outdoor Solar Lighting

  French teak furnishings manufacturer Les Jardins has introduced solar-powered outdoor lighting. Combining smart design with exceptional style, Les Jardins Solar Lighting provides renewable energy powered outdoor lighting products for the design-obsessed consumer. Looking to build smart lighting solutions, Les Jardins Solar Lighting’s engineering and design teams created each independent solar LED light module to seamlessly snap into place in a myriad of thoughtfully designed portable frame styles, generating limitless applications and possibilities to transform outdoor living experiences.

With lighting capabilities ranging from dimmer, motion sensor activation, and a brightness of up to 500 lumens, Les Jardins...

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Sunbrella Unveils the Pure Collection

Sunbrella Unveils the Pure Collection

  Patio&Hearth Products Report recently spoke with Greg Voorhis, executive design director at Sunbrella, about the introduction of the Sunbrella®Pure Collection by Glen Raven. This newest outdoor fabric collection was on display at Casual Market Chicago.

Why was the name, Pure, given to this collection? The Sunbrella Pure Collection was given its name because it showcases the most fundamental concepts of simplicity and balance in design. Incorporating chenille and heathered yarn blends, dimensional stitching, and two-tone effects, the patterns of Pure use color, raw yet luxurious textures and patterns inspired by nature....

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