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Laurie Rudd Public Relations is a one-woman public relations firm specializing in personalized and cost efficient service to clients. Specialties include representing outdoor living products, durable decor, interactive media and wellness products. Freelance writer for trade publications on outdoor living topics.
Sculptor John T. Unger, in conjunction with Frontera Furniture Company, will be displaying his renowned Great Bowl O' Fire Sculptural Firebowl at the May 2013 Hospitality Design Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the first time that the firebowls have been shown at HDExpo.
Shademaker, the premier line of shade for the finest restaurants, resorts, and country clubs around the world, will exhibit for the first time in April at the High Point Market in a shared venue with multiple outdoor contract/hospitality product manufacturers.
For Spring 2013, Treasure Garden, award-winning manufacturer of outdoor shade and accessory products, will exhibit at the bi-annual High Point Market April 20-25, 2013. Treasure Garden products will be on display at Showplace 2600.
Award-winning shade manufacturer, Treasure Garden, was named Supplier of the Year for 2013 by the editors, research staff, and key retailers within the casual/outdoor living industry. The award was presented during the Second Annual Casual Living Conference in Tucson, Ariz. Held February 20-22, 2013.
Introductions from Palm Springs Rattan® include four all new collections and new design additions to eight existing collections. All will debut in Palm Springs Rattan's Showplace showroom # 1539 during the High Point Market April 20th to 25th, 2013.
POLY-WOOD, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Trex Outdoor Furniture® announces the expansion of the sustainable casual furniture brand with the addition of a new contemporary furniture collection and the launch of a redesigned website.
Pride Family Brands, current two-time winner of the Manufacturer of the Year for Luxury Aluminum Casual Furnishings, announces the recent completion of its relocation to the 15th floor of Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
The Rug Market America, contemporary interior and exterior rug designer and manufacturer, announces the debut of its marketing association with Rojo 16, importers and creators of designer home décor and accessories.
Following in its commitment to better serving its key retailers, The Rug Market America announces plans for its trade show and marketing efforts for 2013 that focus on shows in the eastern regions of the country including High Point, New York, Dallas and the upcoming Atlanta markets. The Rug Market America also will debut collections of decorative pillows, high end furnishings and gift, candle.
Treasure Garden, industry leader in the outdoor shade products, exhibits for first time in Atlanta's Americans Mart's Janurary 2013 Gift Show. Full line of shade product's and accessories will be on display during the eight day show Janurary 9-16.
Four new independent representatives for western, mid-western and southern US and Ontario, Canada regions have been added to the sales team of outdoor lighting designer and domestic manufacturer, Patio Living Concepts. The new appointments represent over 100 years of combined experience in the outdoor products sales field.
The Serenata, Umbrella Light and Media Center launches in time for holiday outdoor living sales from Treasure Garden. Featuring LED lighting and state of the art media center compatible with today's music sources, the Serenata is a unique outdoor umbrella accessory.
MetaphorCity is a one-stop shop for discounts on lyrical agility, cartons of cultural contemplations, and aisle of relational rhapsody. Many listeners compare 3CK's unique style to one that resembles Eminem, including an African taxi cab driver listening to MetaphorCity for the first time.
At the recent Casual/Outdoor Furnishings Market, heightened interest and placement growth from specialty and home furnishings retail segments was realized by NorthCape International due to product selection and indoor-outdoor insights.
Award-winning casual furnishings designer and manufacturer, Pride Family Brands was a repeat recipient of the Manufacturing Leadership Award for Cast Aluminum Products at the recent gathering of the International Casual Furnishings Association. The award, which was also conferred on Pride in 2011, is determined by a vote of retailers of casual furnishings.
The addition of a dozen new fabric selections has been announced by Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics® to increase the depth of the textile options on the company's indoor-outdoor furnishings. The availability of any selection from the leading performance fabric brand, Sunbrella® is also announced.
Pride Family Brands, manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings, announces the addition of three handcrafted cast aluminum table tops from its award winning designers. The vintage-inspired Rosetta, the Dynasty and resort inspired, Sea Grass, will debut during the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, Ill.
Providing the latest technology in product design and customization imaging, Pride Family Brands announces the launch of its totally upgraded website. Included in the new online portal are enhanced design features from complete lifestyle furnishing layouts to outdoor room planning for use by casual retailers and consumers.
For 2013, Pride Family Brands is the first casual furnishings manufacturer to introduce a line of luxury patio umbrellas that are available in two sizes and incorporate hundreds of custom design options.
Through multiple sizes, the use of the complete fabric offering, unique decorative enhancements creating hundreds of options, Pride Family Brands' 2013 Luxury Outdoor Pillow Collection will provide untold customization capabilities for its retail partners beginning with the 2013 season.
To be showcased at the upcoming International Casual Furnishings Market, San Marino from Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics will join the Largo, Florida designer and manufacturer's latest collections of quality cast aluminum outdoor furnishings.
With the growing trend in fire features for outdoor living, Pride Family Brands, award-winning luxury cast aluminum outdoor furnishings manufacturer, is expanding its Castelle fire tables and new fire pits to coordinate with the design styles of the resort to the classic collections.
Outdoor living… is a year-round adventure and although keeping cool is a preferred option today… Those days soon will be here for warming and enhancing the outdoor spaces with flair and for that your readers will be looking to the latest trend… artistic fire features! Artist John T. Unger has just the feature with an artistic and architectural twist.
Thirty designs will be introduced from The Rug Market America during the summer markets. From the weather resistant Resort Collection to the value driven Ecconox Collection, there will be color, imagery and innovation of construction and fibers.
Introducing the latest trends in shade products, outdoor Cabanas, Shadescapes America announces Cuscini Collection from Canadian manufacturer Cuscini-Quebec. Retractability of roof design and Cabana connecting systems are featured in this contemporary collection.
One year after expanding, domestic textile manufacturer, Abercrombie Textiles, will introduce designs slated to differentiate and define its individual brands, Abercrombie Textiles and Cone Decorative, during the summer 2012 Showtime - ITMA Market, June 3 - 6.
Award-winning cast aluminum outdoor furnishings manufacturer, Pride Family Brands announces positive sales indices reflected in size, frequency and high end styles of custom orders for 2012 exceeding same period in 2011.
Going into the spring 2012 High Point Furniture Market, Palm Springs Rattan announces 15% growth over the previous year resulting from positive retailer response to the company's "One Source" marketing philosophy.
Over 75 new designs will be on display at the High Point Market from Contemporary indoor and outdoor rug manufacturer, The Rug Market America. New trends, textures and styles for outdoor and indoor decor.
Casual furnishing consumer buying trends and preferences will once again be made available to the casual industry through a sponsorship agreement between Casual Living magazine and Pride Family Brands.
Outdoor lighting manufacturer, Patio Living Concepts announces its multiple collections of traditional lamp base designs will now boast the latest color trends in shades targeting home furnishings and specialty retail markets.
Designer and manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings, Elementa Designs, begins the 2012 design season with an on-going electronic communication effort focusing on messages to the design-hospitality-contract trade.
Broadening its lines of plastic lumber, POLY-WOOD, Inc.'s Lumber Division introduces a utility grade option with sustainability and moisture-proof attributes for uses in numerous industry applications from marine to construction to automotive.
Establishing a Channel on YouTube, Pride Family Brands, manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings offers casual retailers insights and information via video format from company and industry experts -- hosted by Jamie Sorcher, Resident Lifestyle Expert.
Campfire cookouts come to the city as Philly beerhall puts the fun into functional art. The popular draw of a Big Bowl O' Zen Sculptural Firebowl inspired the restaurant to order a second firebowl, subsidized by food sales.
For the first time, Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics will display its collections of wicker and rattan furnishings and decorative accessories for buyers at the February 2012 Tupelo Furniture Market.
A first for the Casual Living Outdoor industry - to congregate, educate and motivate is coming February 22-24, 2012. The event's agenda includes keynote speaker and performance coach Bob Davies. Davies, the author of The Sky is Not the Limit - You Are and numerous speakers, sessions, and functions targeting the outdoor industry retailers, designers, representatives and manufacturers.
Poly-Wood, Inc. has expanded its plastic lumber division, crafters of POLY-WOOD, to better serve through green manufacturing current markets as well as increase the company's ability to explore additional segments and opportunities for plastic lumber.
International fashion and home furnishings designer, Julia Wong has partnered with The Rug Market America in a collection of rugs incorporating her globally inspired and graphically interpretive style. The Julia Wong Designs Collection will debut in The Rug Market's showroom in Las Vegas at the World Market Center January 30 - February 3.
Chad Yordy has been promoted to Vice President, Sales and Marketing Position at Poly-Wood, Inc, the eco friendly manufacturer of plastic lumber outdoor furnishings. Yordy will focus on future markets, product segments, business opportunities and acquisitions as well as the new product development efforts for all divisions of Poly-Wood, Inc.
Within an expanded showroom, a designer accessories line and extensive wicker and cast aluminum patio furniture additions to be introduced at Palm Springs Rattan's Showplace Showroom during the High Point Furniture Market October 22-27.
As Pride Family Brands begins shipment of its exclusive line of Castelle luxury fire pits, the company has been required to expand its work force and add production shifts to meet demand. The introduction of the fire pits, which was at the urging of its retail network, has exceeded Pride Family Brands' expectations and resulted from the products' quality, design and value.
Award-winning casual furnishings designer and manufacturer, Pride Family Brands was the recipient of the Manufacturing Leadership Award for Cast Aluminum Products for 2011. Announced during the industry's International Casual Furniture Market, the award was determined by a vote of casual furnishings retailers.
The 2011 Pride Family Brands Manufacturer Representative Awards were recently announced in Chicago. Sales Representative of the Year was awarded to Michael Urkowitz. Members of the Pride sales team also were recognized for Summer Winds Brand Specialty Sales Representative of the Year, Most Improved Territory Award and Prospecting Award.
Award-winning casual furnishings designer and manufacturer, Pride Family Brands announces the promotion of Sylvia Henderson to Director of Sales and Marketing for the company's multi-brand product lines.
Beth Entwisle is promoted to the position of Sales Manager by award-winning outdoor furnishings designer and manufacturer, Pride Family Brands. She will coordinate independent representative network and customer service personnel.
With the introduction of the Casabella Collection from its Castelle line of high quality cast aluminum casual furnishings, Pride Family Brands responds to current buying trends with simplified design styling.
Elements handcrafted of weather resistant aluminum and inspired by the tropics come together to create the Cannes Collection; the latest casual furnishing introduction from the award-winning designers at Pride Family Brands.
The old world styling and handcrafted wrought aluminum is on full display with the introduction of the new Centurion Collection from the award-winning designer and manufacturer of luxury casual furnishings, Pride Family Brands.
A summer roll out of a new cast bar set from the Savannah Collection, additional fun colors in Coastal Cottage and bold wicker introductions in Cape Hatteras and Bay Breeze debut from Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics.
TV Personality and Resident Lifestyle Expert, Jamie Sorcher hosts first in video series for Pride Family Brands to assist retailers in educating consumers about the outdoor furnishings manufacturer's products and outdoor trends.
Pride Family Brands sponsors publication of research findings based on outdoor living and casual furnishings retailers - their sales, their challenges, and their insight into the growth opportunities for the industry.
Recognizing that casual retailers' inventories are being intentionally kept conservatively low, Creekvine Design, American-Made outdoor furnishings, structures and accessories designer is poised to provide quick and drop ship services for their extensive product line.
Jamie Sorcher, "Gizmo Girl", television personality, writer, and lifestyle contributor has joined outdoor furnishings manufacturer, Pride Family Brands as its Resident Lifestyle Expert to provide trends and tips for creative outdoor living.
With unique stackable or full size contract seating and American-Made Cushioning, Palm Springs Rattan and Garden Classics answers design, durability, function and construction demands of the Contract/Hospitality segment for 2011.
The power of fire and the strength of steel fuse in elemental elegance to create sculptural fine art - firebowls from John T. Unger Studio blend usefulness and artistic beauty in a sustainable form for a growing number of commercial outdoor spaces.
The International Casual Furnishings Association, begun in 2008, boasts membership of retailers, manufacturers and associates of the industry. All independent representatives of Pride Family Brands now among membership.