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Borkholder Furniture Expands In-House Production Capabilities

Just two years ago, the Borkholder Furniture executive team elected to begin producing more of its solid wood furniture in-house, within the walls of its Amish-owned parent company Kountry Wood…
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Trade Tensions

When news broke in September that a 10 percent tariff on Chinese imports would go into effect almost immediately, and on Jan. 1, 2019, that number would jump to 25 percent, a collective groan was…

Meyda Custom Lighting Expands Powder Coat Facility

Meyda Custom Lighting is expanding its powder coating production area by more than 50 percent to accommodate customers' rapidly changing finishing demands. The space is located in the manufacturer's…
Surya Tiwari and Satya Tiwari
Surya Tiwari and Satya Tiwari

Surya, Satya Tiwari Named 2019 Spirit of Life Award Honorees by City of Hope

Surya founder Surya Tiwari and President Satya Tiwari will be honored by City of Hope with its highest honor, the 2019 Spirit of Life Award. For the past six years, Surya has been a proud financial…

Abbyson Recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal

Abbyson has been recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Family-Owned Business spotlight. The new feature honors 51 of the most influential family businesses in Southern…
Universal Coastal Living living room
The Coastal Living Home Collection: Escape from Universal Furniture highlights mixed materials, like the wrapped rattan above, plus performance upholstery, a must for today’s consumer.

Right on Trend: A Fresh Take on Coastal

When you hear “coastal,” your mind may automatically go to the beach, but in home decor this style has migrated away from seashells and palm trees to an eclectic, casual vibe at home in the country …
Solar panels on building roof
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Podcasting Goes Green: A Q&A with CaraGreen's Jessica McNaughton

For the average consumer, going green means dropping a few cans and papers in a recycling bin and maybe investing in an LED bulb or two, but as Jessica McNaughton, President at sustainable building…

Colorado Retailer Wins Bradington-Young 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Brent Simon, owner of Colorado Style Home Furnishings in Highlands Ranch, CO, won a limited-edition Bradington-Young 40th anniversary recliner during the recent High Point Market. The leading luxury…
Moore & Giles chair Whistler Denim Blue
A Moore & Giles chair is covered in Whistler Denim Blue, an elegantly distressed suede with a soft, “drapey” hand, velvety texture and vintage aesthetic.

Hell For Leather

When retail strategist Lee Goodman began his career at Bob’s Discount Furniture in the early ‘90s, “we sold leather packages, meaning a sofa and loveseat for $799. You could get it immediately in…
Jay Shane
Jay Shane

Stand and Deliver

As noted in a recent Goldman Sachs report, some 65 percent of furniture imported into the U.S. is from China, and a 25 percent tariff imposed on another $200 billion of Chinese goods, including…