FRIANT, Calif.–Ralph Rossdeutscher has become chairman of the Green Initiative Board of the Specialty Sleep Association. Rossdeutscher, founder and owner of mattress manufacturer Natura World, will lead the board’s program to develop a materials-content label guide and a new Level III seal that focuses on more stringent environmental standards for mattresses. Dale Read, SSA’s president, … More »
SOUTH CHARLESTON, S.C.—Whitecraft has signed an agreement with the licensing division of Biltmore, the historic Vanderbilt estate in Asheville, N.C., for a line of outdoor home furnishings. The initial launch encompasses two collections, Blue Ridge and South Terrace, that will be on display at the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 16-21.
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Sleep Innovations will enlarge its manufacturing facility in Baldwyn, Miss. The project will add 60,000 square feet to the facility’s current 300,000 square feet, and will create a polyurethane-foam manufacturing “center of excellence,” according to a company statement. The center, to be completed next summer, will develop new products such as mattress … More »
TRINITY, N.C.–Sealy’s bottom line turned red in the third quarter, as the nation’s largest mattress manufacturer reported a net loss of $15.8 million. Net sales worldwide totaled $346.2 million for the quarter, down 1 percent (total U.S. net sales decreased 2.2 percent to $251.0 million from the third quarter of fiscal 2009). Gross margin fell … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Natuzzi Americas has expanded its brand management team with two new hires, adding a new, digital marketing position in order to provide more Web-based features for consumers. Lisa Livingston is joining the company as assistant brand manager. She brings with her a decade of agency and corporate marketing experience, as well as a … More »
RICHMOND, Calif.–Palecek, a designer and manufacturer of hand-crafted furniture, accessories and lighting, has acquired PierceMartin, a designer resource for woven furniture and accessories. With the purchase, Palecek will launch a new corporate division and a product line exclusively serving the design trade community. The first product launch of PierceMartin by Palecek is scheduled for the … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance has announced a furniture labeling program. Eco3Home is designed to communicate health, safety, and environmental features to consumers. Kincaid Furniture’s Homecoming collection will be the pilot program for Eco3Home at the High Point Market. The program includes hangtags, in-store brochures, and other in-store signage to communicate its core … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Now marking its 20th year, InterHall at the IHFC has earned a reputation for housing what’s new, what’s hot and what will be the next big trend. To commemorate InterHall’s milestone, the IHFC plans a 20th anniversary celebration at the High Point Market for Sunday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. “InterHall is the … More »