Furniture

FXI Acquires Southern California Manufacturing Site

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ORANGE, Calif.-FXI, the foam products manufacturer, has purchased the manufacturing facility located here, which it has leased since 2009. The facility measures 250,000 square feet and is located on 25 acres. John Cowles, FXI president and CEO, said acquiring the site “is critical to supporting our customers in southern California and the western part ofMore »

Zuo Modern’s Josef Wiser Dies

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LAS VEGAS–Josef Wiser, lead sales representative for furniture manufacturer Zuo Modern, passed away July 4 from cancer. He was 64. Wiser worked for Zuo Modern for the last 10 years, covering the territory of Nevada, Arizona and southern California. He also led all of the company’s other sales representatives. Wiser, a native of Austria whoMore »

From Ships to Whiskey—and Furniture

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard reinvents itself into a modern manufacturing center By Andrea Lillo It was an industrial powerhouse of its day, known for building such battleships as the USS Missouri and the USS Arizona. Now the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard has transitioned itself to an industrial center once again, this time focusing on small-scaleMore »

Bassett Q2 Net Climbs 30.6 Percent

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BASSETT, Va.-Thanks to sales gains from both its wholesale and retail operations, Bassett Furniture Industries posted a 30.6 percent jump in second-quarter net income, to $2.6 million. Total net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 31, increased 4.9 percent to $85.2 million. Sales in the wholesale segment rose 4.3 percent, with shipments toMore »

AHFA: Participants Needed for Industry Shipment Survey

AHFA Summit to Focus on Healthcare

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance has partnered with Association Research Inc. to produce a new survey tracking quarterly shipments of home furnishings produced in the United States. Association Research serves hundreds of associations by developing and conducting surveys to produce industry-specific statistics and economic research. Data from these surveys is used by companiesMore »

ART Hosts Industry Talks with Randy Eller during Atlanta Market

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.–ART, the creative home furnishings network, will host an Industry Talks event at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Randy Eller, of Eller Enterprises, will discuss the changing role of sales reps in the home accents business on Thursday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. in Building 1, Floor 10, Meeting RoomMore »

NAHFA Announces Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market Seminars

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ROSEVILLE, Calif.–The North American Home Furnishings Association has announced its schedule for the 2014 Las Vegas Winter Market seminars, July 27-30. The NAHFA educational seminars, which are free to market-attendees, are held in the Retailer Resource Center (RRC), Building B-1050. The NAHFA hosts seminars during both Las Vegas and High Point Markets in the RRC—aMore »

High Point Market Wins Social Media Award at Expo E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards

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HIGH POINT, N.C.–The High Point Market Authority has won the “Use of a Social Media Network Award” at the annual Expo E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards luncheon, beating out the New York International Auto Show, Cisco Live and other notable trade shows. The award recognized High Point Market’s wildly popular Style Spotters program. The E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards celebrate excellenceMore »