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Kies Named CFO of Perfect Fit

Kies Named CFO of Perfect Fit

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit has appointed Jeff Kies chief financial officer, succeeding David Kennedy, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Kies is responsible for managing the company’s finances along with financial planning, record-keeping and financial reporting. He reports directly to Dan Hammer, president and chief executive officer. Kies’ background includes finance-related positions withMore »

The Feiss Family Returns

The Feiss Family Returns

By Andrea Lillo Murray Feiss—the man—has returned to the lighting industry. After several years off, the founder of lighting company Murray Feiss is set to debut his new lighting venture, Authenticity, with his sons-in-law Ron Hersh and Robert Greene. They enjoyed their time off, Feiss said, and while coming back into the category was actuallyMore »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Tempur-Pedic Campaigns to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Tempur-Pedic has rolled out the Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign, an effort to raise money to advance research in pancreatic cancer. November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Tempur-Pedic will donate $10 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for every consumer who tests a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a participating authorized retailer this month. Also, theMore »

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

High Point’s Wonderful Wall Decor

By Andrea Lillo Changes are afoot within wall decor, as some manufacturers at High Point will break into the category for the first time to complement their product lines. Other companies will debut new showrooms or recently acquired companies. Paragon is set to show the market its new line—and acquisition, Kinder-Harris, the high-end wall art,More »

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

Teen Furniture Gets Personal at ABC Kids Expo

By Jessica Goldbogen Harlan Furniture manufacturers heading to the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas this month will showcase pieces that grow with the child and that allow their young owners to express their personality. “Teens today have grown accustomed to selection and configurability,” said Ward O’Quinn, product manager for Young America. “They use andMore »