Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting businesses across the country. Here you'll find the latest developments, including event cancelations and postponements, larger impacts to the home furnishings and interior design industries, and solutions businesses are implementing to stay operational.

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About the CARES Act

Social distancing measures and statewide stay-home orders means consumers are staying home and nonessential businesses are being forced to temporarily close. Home furnishings stores and interior…

IMC Offers Free Subscriptions, Transactions on ShopZio B2B Marketplace

In an effort to address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers (IMC) and its digital innovation division IMC_di announced that free subscriptions and…

June Lightovation Canceled Amid Continuing Coronavirus Concerns

Dallas Market Center has announced that the June 24-27 edition of Lightovation has been canceled amid continuing Coronavirus concerns. The show draws exhibitors representing top brands, retail buyers…
American Leather PPE
The three facilities (American Leather, Lee Industries and Brookline Furniture) combined anticipate being able to produce 10,000-20,000 masks per week and 4,000-5,000 gowns per week.

American Leather Holdings Shifting Manufacturing to PPEs

To assist in the fight against COVID-19, American Leather Holdings, LLC, a Dallas-based furniture manufacturing industry leader that owns manufacturing plants in Dallas County as well as in North…

LightFair 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The May 3-7 LightFair trade show and conference, previously announced as postponed, is now canceled, according to the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating…

ALA Provides Update to Members on Government Assistance Programs

The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) provided an update to its members regarding government assistance programs and the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The assistance programs included in the second and…

HSM Shifts Manufacturing Focus to Medical Mattresses and Free-Standing Metal Beds

HS Manufacturing, LLC (Hickory Springs), a division of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (HSM), and leading supplier of components for the furniture and bedding industries, which has produced…

Culp Shifts Operations to Make Masks, Fabrics for Essential Businesses

Culp Inc. has reprioritized some of its operations to manufacture critical products needed for healthcare, essential infrastructure and public health. These products include personal face masks and…

IMC To Close High Point Properties to Public in Compliance with Government Order

 In line with the “stay-at-home” order by Guilford County, Greensboro and High Point officials, International Market Centers (IMC) will temporarily close its 17 High Point properties to the public…

WAC Lighting Donates 500,000 Masks to US Healthcare Providers for COVID-19 Relief

Starting early in the year, WAC Lighting ordered 500,000 Level-3 Surgical Masks with the intent of donating them to COVID-19 healthcare relief efforts abroad. As conditions dramatically worsened in…