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New Titles for Top Execs at S. Lichtenberg

New Titles for Top Execs at S. Lichtenberg

NEW YORK–S. Lichtenberg & Co. has given new titles to its top executives. Richard Lichtenberg has been named chairman of the board, the same title his father, Alan, held until his death in 2003. Michael Lichtenberg has become president, taking the title held by his father, Herbert, until his death last October. Scott Lichtenberg, alsoMore »

HFN and WGSN Enter Partnership

HFN and WGSN Enter Partnership

NEW YORK—HFN magazine has entered into a partnership with WGSN’s newly launched homebuildlife online trend service, at wgsn-homebuildlife.com, on global home furnishings and interiors. The exclusive arrangement, which is now in place, allows for an information exchange between the two resources, and readers and users from each entity will have access to information on the other’sMore »

Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

ATLANTA—Home Source International has launched a U.S. manufacturing presence through an agreement with Enola Manufacturing. The deal calls for Enola to make Home Source comforters, coverlets and bedspreads, along with coordinating sheets at its facility in Chipley, Fla. Enola’s quilting, cut-and-sew and embroidery equipment “is all in place and ready to go for shipments inMore »

Sixty Years of Seidman

Sixty Years of Seidman

RIDGEFIELD, Conn.—The Seidman News Bulletin turned 60 last week. Celebrating the anniversary, Seymour Seidman, the weekly publication’s editor, reflected on his career as one of the industry’s most respected commentators in an interview with HFN. That career also includes several years in the 1990s as a columnist for this publication (then called HFD) and recognitionMore »

Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

Bloggers Cite Top Design Products at Gift Fair

NEW YORK—Bloggers from design and trend-watching Web sites have selected their top products for the Bloggers’ Choice Awards from the Accent on Design section at the New York International Gift Fair. Among the chosen products were cast-iron skillets made by Borough Furnace, cited by Jennifer Lockwood of DailyGrommet.com. Also chosen was the Sundara rug collectionMore »

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

ST. LOUIS—Boyd Specialty Sleep has adopted the new safety and environmental standards created by the Specialty Sleep Association—the first U.S. mattress manufacturer to do so. The company will place the SSA Safety & Environmental Program seal on its NaturalFlex latex mattresses and its PlanetSleep visco-memory foam mattresses. An SSA statement said these products are expectedMore »

Vitamix to Expand Manufacturing Facilities, Office Space

Vitamix to Expand Manufacturing Facilities, Office Space

CLEVELAND—Vitamix has begun an expansion of its manufacturing, warehousing and shipping facilities, and its office space. The addition to its manufacturing area, which will increase the size by 33,000 square feet, will include more production lines, a new shipping area and an expanded warehouse. Also, Vitamix will grow its office space by 7,000 square feetMore »

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

DALLAS—Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) have  announced the 22nd annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards for the home decorative accessories industry is held each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market (Jan. 19-25, 2011). This year’s gala will take place on Jan. 22, 2011, in The Grand Pavilion atMore »