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Great American Woodies Adds Products and Appoints New Reps

Great American Woodies, a division of Richey Industries, has added new traditional rockers to its extensive line of wood products for the 2012 season. The new rockers are available as part of the Southern Cypress collection (which offers long-lasting natural beauty) and the distinctive Cottage Classic collection (in attractive white and Charleston green stain). All Great American Woodies products are proudly made in the United States and carry a limited lifetime warranty.

Great American Woodies also recently appointed several new sales representatives. Clayton Brown will represent the company in the West region, while Jeff Hagedorn will cover the Mid-South…

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Pelican Reef Wicker Promotes Allen Calzadilla to President

Pelican Reef Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high-quality casual furnishings, has announced the appointment of Allen Calzadilla as president of the company and all of its subsidiary companies. Calzadilla grew up in the business (beginning in 1996) and received his bachelor’s degree in 2001. Over the past five years, he has successfully filled the position of executive vice president of Pelican Reef. Under his leadership, the company has experienced unprecedented growth and has introduced a significantly broader range of products.

“I am honored to have the support of the company and appreciate the confidence they have in my ability…

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Tri Vantage Opening Seattle Distribution Center

Tri Vantage, the nation’s largest distributor serving awning, marine and furniture industries, is opening a Seattle distribution center that will focus on expanded service throughout the Pacific Northwest.

The new 15,000-square-foot center is located in the Southcenter South Industrial Park in Tukwila, Wash., just outside of Seattle. It will support the Tri Vantage product line that ranges from performance fabrics and hardware to shading system components.

“We are establishing this new distribution center because Tri Vantage is a strategically important supplier to the awning, marine and furniture industries, and we want to…

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Napoleon® Wins Two Prestigious Vesta Awards at HPBExpo

Atlanta, GA – The Napoleon® brand is a leader in the home comfort industry and is well known for creating innovative products for their Fireplace, Gourmet Grill and HVAC divisions.

On March 2nd at the HPBExpo Vesta Awards in Atlanta Georgia, Napoleon’s HMF200 and 9600 Wood/Gas Furnace Combination was honored with winning the Central Heating Systems Category Award and went on to win the prestigious Daniel J. Melcon Award for Best-in-Show – Hearth Products.

The HMF200/9600 Combo Furnace won for its industry first design, green technology and fuel saving capabilities. When the fire in the wood furnace dies…

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Richey Industries Launches New User-Friendly Site for Casual Furniture Collections

Medina, Ohio—Richey Industries, Inc., announces the launch of a new website focusing on the company’s Great American Woodies Casual Furniture Collections. The website can be searched based on furniture type (Seating, Tables & Groupings, Swings & A-Frames) or by collection (Southern Cypress, Cottage Classics, Western Red Cedar, Lifestyle Poly-Resin).

Each page highlighting a specific type of furniture can be viewed as one long scrolling page or it can be searched by collection. On each collection page, the entire collection can be viewed at once or it can be viewed based on each of the three types of furniture. The website…

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Summer Classics Opens Its Fourth Licensee Store

Fortin Ironworks (Columbus, Ohio) will become the fourth Summer Classics licensee store. Fortin Ironworks has been a Summer Classics stocking dealer for the past 12 years and is in the process of converting its retail showroom into a Summer Classics licensee store. The retail showroom will operate under the name of Summer Classics Home at Fortin Ironworks and is scheduled to be open by April 1, 2012.

Fortin Ironworks is a family-owned and -operated ornamental iron and metal fabrication company with one retail store in Columbus. Founded in 1946 by Joseph Fortin, the company started as a small iron-repair…

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Tervis® appoints New President, Promotes from Within, Richard Kaplan Assumes New Leadership Role

Rich KaplanPatrick RedmondVENICE, FL - March 9, 2012 - Tervis, the leader in insulated drinkware since 1946, is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Kaplan to President, Chief Brand Officer.

Board member, Patrick Redmond, was also recently named President and Chief Executive Officer of Tervis Tumbler Company.

“At Tervis, we put a strong emphasis on bringing in top notch talent to elevate the company” says owner Norbert Donelly. “It’s talented people such…

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Poly-Wood Expands Its Lumber Division to Include Green Initiatives

Poly-Wood, Inc., recently expanded its lumber division. Founded in 1990 for the recycling of plastics into lumber, marketed under the brand name POLYWOOD™, the division has undergone an expansion of its Indiana extrusion facilities and overall production capacity, including heightened sustainability efforts.

Tim Pletcher, sales, lumber division, says, “Our goal in the expansion of Poly-Wood’s lumber division is to serve our current markets better, as well as to increase our ability to explore additional segments and opportunities for plastic lumber; however, throughout the construction expansion of our facilities (as well as with the added production capacity), Poly-Wood continues to…

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