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Furniture Brands to Transfer Manufacturing to N.C.

Furniture Brands to Transfer Manufacturing to N.C.

ST. LOUIS–Furniture Brands International will close its Appomattox, Va., manufacturing facility in early 2011, and transfer some of the production at this facility to one or more of its factories in North Carolina. The move is part of an effort to broaden the company’s sourcing options for casegoods customers in the contract and ready-to-assemble sectors,More »

SodaStream Prices IPO

AIRPORT CITY, Israel–SodaStream International, the manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, is pricing its initial public offering at $20 per share. The IPO consists of 5,447,368 shares, and the shares are slated to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, under the ticker name SODA, today. J.P. Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities areMore »

Flippin to Retire from Kingsdown

Flippin to Retire from Kingsdown

MEBANE, N.C.–Pat Flippin, president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors of Kingsdown, will retire from these positions on Jan. 3, 2011. Flippin began his career with the mattress manufacturer in 1986 as plant manager of the company’s facility here. Prior to becoming president, Flippin was vice president of manufacturing. He hasMore »

Carpet Exhibit Spotlights Women Designers

Carpet Exhibit Spotlights Women Designers

NEW YORK–A custom carpet exhibition will be held Nov. 9 at the New York Design Center here. “Mother Earth: The Works of Women in Modern Carpet Design” will be presented in conjunction with the launch of Casa’s new furniture showroom. Featured designers include Malene Barnett of Malene b- Custom Handmade Carpets, Tracey Sawyer of TheMore »

Carpenter Video Supported by Belk Bedroom Makeover Contest

Carpenter Video Supported by Belk Bedroom Makeover Contest

RICHMOND, Va.–The new online video on better sleep, called the “Paranormal Pillow” and released by Carpenter and sleepbetter.org, has received support from Belk’s Pillow-Normal Activity $5,000 Bedroom Makeover contest. Under this partnership, Carpenter and Belk are teaming to provide a $5,000 bedroom makeover to viewers of the online video who can correctly identify five ofMore »