GREENSBORO, N.C.–WithIt, the women’s leadership development network in the home and furnishings industries, is holding a raffle for a luxury getaway for two to the Monterey Peninsula in California. With a value of $14,000, the prize includes first class airfare within the U.S. where available, four nights at Pebble Beach Lodge with an ocean view … More »
WESTON, Conn.–Paul Heifetz, a long-time executive with Raymor-Moreddi, has died. He was 83. After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II, Heifetz starting his home furnishings career working for his stepfather at The Heifetz Lamp Company in New York in the early 1950s. He then joined Raymor-Moreddi as vice president of sales at … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Groovystuff has partnered with Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., to create a design competition that will give students real-world experience, a chance to earn royalties on successful design, and a reason to choose the home furnishings industry after graduation. Twenty-three students in ASU’s Industrial Design and Furniture Design program will participate by … More »
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Longtime High Point Market exhibitor Fairmont Designs is relocating its showroom to the International Home Furnishings Center. The new showroom, on the eighth floor of the IHFC’s Commerce Wing space C867, will be ready for the October Market, according to Brian Edwards, president of Fairmont Designs.
JAMISON, Pa.–Profit Management Promotions will hold a seminar during the upcoming High Point Market on survival planning for furniture retailers. The session will take place on Oct. 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Retailer Resource Center of the National Home Furnishings Association, in the Plaza Suites building. Themed “Is Your Business Ready for the … More »
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 »