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Surya's Boston Design Center Showroom
Surya has officially opened it's latest Design Center Showroom in Boston.

Surya Opens Showroom in the Boston Design Center

Surya announced today that its Boston Showroom located in the Boston Design Center, Suite 324, is officially open for business. The Boston location will allow trade professionals to interact…
ICFA Conference
The Charting Tomorrow Together Conference from the ICFA will be held at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego.

ICFA 2020 Conference Registration Opens to Record Numbers

The International Casual Furniture Association announced that its “Charting Tomorrow Together” Educational Conference – #ICFAEdCon2020 – scheduled for February 4-7, has sparked an unprecedented level…
OMI Terra mattress
OMI’s Terra mattress

OMI to Develop Public Education Program

Leading organic mattress manufacturer OMI, the industry advocate for healthy sleep, will make a significant investment in a branded public education program designed to increase consumer awareness of…

Housing Starts Reach Fastest Pace Since 2007

For the first time in more than a decade, housing starts are on a dramatic rise, and it appears that the housing market is seeing benefits from the Federal Open Market Committee and Federal Reserve…
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
(Photo: Unsplash user Chris Barbalis)

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