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Akzonobel groundbreaking
(From left to right): Doug Barbe, AkzoNobel Operations Director Americas, Industrial Coatings; Ard van der Vorst, Consul General of the Netherlands (Atlanta); Jay Wagner, High Point Mayor; Thierry Vanlancker, AkzoNobel CEO; Anthony Copeland, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce; Simon Parker, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings Business Director

AkzoNobel Makes $55 Million Reinvestment in North Carolina Wood Coatings Site

A new chapter is being written for AkzoNobel’s High Point, NC, industrial coatings manufacturing site with a capital infusion of $55 million. The milestone reinvestment aims to transform the site by…
Consumer Holiday Spending is Expected to Increase This Year
More consumers will be holiday shopping online in 2019

Consumers Expected to Spend More This Holiday Season

With the holidays around the corner, retailers are ramping up for the big holiday push. One question on retailers’ minds at this time of year centers around spending habits during the holidays. For…
building with trees
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The Inaugural WELL Conference Planned for April 2020

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), in collaboration with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Emerald Expositions (Emerald), one of North America’s leading event and…
Fusion Designs Borkholder Furniture
Fusion Designs will assume management of Borkholder’s operations as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Fusion Designs Acquires Borkholder Furniture

Fusion Designs has acquired Borkholder Furnitur for an undisclosed sum. Based in Goshen, IN, Fusion will assume management of Borkholder’s operations as of Jan. 1, 2020. Borkholder Furniture will…
Terry McNew
McNew brings nearly 40 years of operations, manufacturing and sales experience to Klaussner.

Terry McNew Named President and CEO of Klaussner

Klaussner Home Furnishings announced today that Terry McNew has been named CEO and will officially join the company on Nov. 11. McNew brings nearly 40 years of operations, manufacturing and sales…

Architectural Lighting Works Acquires v2 Lighting Group

Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) announced that it has acquired v2 Lighting Group, Inc. of San Jose, CA, a move that further strengthens ALW’s position as an industry-leading manufacturer of…

Jeff Young Named CEO of A.R.T. Furniture

The Board of Directors at A.R.T. Furniture announced they have reached a mutual agreement with Jeff Cook to step down as CEO of A.R.T. Furniture. Cook leaves the division of Markor International…

ASTM Expected to Update Voluntary Furniture Stability Standard

ASTM International is expected to publish an update to the voluntary furniture stability standard this month incorporating two new warning labels and expanding the scope of the standard to cover…

Four Hands CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

EY this week announced that Matthew Briggs of Four Hands, a leading designer and global importer of trendsetting lifestyle home furnishings, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in the…

Watermark Living Announces Positioning for Reduced Tariff Impact on Retail Partners

Watermark Living has announced its positioning efforts to alleviate the full impact of the May 2019 tariffs being imposed on Chinese imports. With Watermark Living’s procurement practices including…