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Abbyson Tabs Cheng to Head Asian Operations

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LOS ANGELES-Michael Cheng has been named director of Asian operations for Abbyson Living. In this newly created position, Cheng is responsible for product development, quality control, manufacturing and internal product handling across Abbyson’s Asian facilities. He reports to Rodd Rafieha, vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Abbyson, Cheng worked for Kuka Home FurnitureMore »

Designers to Discuss Trends in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS-New trends in home furnishings will be discussed by designers Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer and Timothy Corrigan during an Ahead of the Curve event at Las Vegas Market later this month. The panel discussion will be moderated by “Today” contributor Susanna Salk and will take place on Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. inMore »

Heritage Home Strengthens Brand Presence in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C.-Heritage Home Group will relocate each of its brands to all-new, distinct showrooms that occupy the third and fourth floors of Market Square here. The company is also re-configuring its previously occupied space in the IHFC for its Thomasville, Broyhill and Lane brands, according to International Market Centers, which owns Market Square andMore »

Veranda Classics Launches New Website with Cruise Giveaway

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Veranda Classics by Foremost has launched a new website, verandaclassics.com, in an effort to provide quick and complete information to customers and easy access for retailers looking for a new source of high-end outdoor furniture. To kick off the new site, Veranda Classics will give away a four-day Royal Caribbean Cruise gift certificateMore »

Imax to Host Nikki Chu Launch Party at Atlanta Market

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TULSA, Okla.–Imax Worldwide Home will celebrate its new exclusive line with designer Nikki Chu at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market this Friday, July 11, from 4-6 p.m. The event will be held in its AmericasMart showroom, Building 2, #1100. Chu will be on hand to welcome attendees and to discuss her inspirationMore »

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 »