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Access Lighting is moving to a state-of-the-art facility in Irvine, CA. The building, opening on March 21, will have an expanded warehouse, new offices and a soon-to-be functional showroom for distributor events. “We are... read more
NOVA of California (formerly NOVA Lighting) is rebranding and returning to its California Modernist roots. The company announced the launch of a new showroom at High Point Market, a new factory in North America, a new... read more
Steelyard, High Point Market
Are you in search of a program that could make planning your High Point Market trips that much easier? Steelyard, formerly the Trade Only Design Library (TODL), may be your solution. Through its newly released Web and mobile... read more
ALA staff, NRCan in Ottawa
American Lighting Assocation (ALA) members and staff met with senior officials from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) on Dec. 10, 2015, in Ottawa, ON. The meeting was long-awaited by ALA, who wanted to open the dialogue on a... read more
Nora Lighting, Haghnazar Farahnik
Nora Lighting co-founder Haghnazar Farahnik celebrated his 104th birthday in January at his home in Los Angeles. Farahnik, who was born in Iran, came to the United States in the 1980s. He joined Nora Lighting CEO/President... read more
Light + Design, a lighting showroom concept that will serve the interior design community, is the latest venture to debut at Dallas Market Center. The 25,000-square-foot showroom, which will open in June 2016, is an open-... read more
Trisha Yearwood
Trisha Yearwood is partnering with IMAX Worldwide Home on four accessory collections. “We are very excited about our new relationship with Trisha Yearwood,” said Rex Yoakley, Vice President of Sales for IMAX. “The... read more
Brian Patrick Flynn, Crystorama, Lightovation
Crystorama Lighting signed a licensing agreement with designer Brian Patrick Flynn to create a new collection of lighting fixtures for introduction in early 2017. This partnership represents Flynn’s first home furnishings... read more
Light + Building will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Messe Frankfurt exhibition center March 13-18. Approximately 2,500 exhibitors will fill 22 exhibition halls displaying products in the lighting, electrical... read more
Ken Kallett, Designers Fountain
Designers Fountain has appointed Ken Kallett as its National Sales Manager. “I am excited to be associated with such a highly regarded company with a great brand and excellent reputation," said Kallett. "I look forward to... read more
With the formation of Studio M, Maxim Group Companies has entered the high-end retail and design markets. The collection, that has a focus on original designs, debuted at Lightovation in January. David P. Garcia was named... read more
Blankenship & Assoc. and Electrical Representatives West (ERW) Lighting and Controls will now represent ConTech Lighting in Washington State. “We are extremely fortunate to have both Blankenship and ERW represent ConTech... read more
Innermost, IM Design Concepts, Partnership
Innermost has partnered with IM Design Concepts. The collaboration will herald significant changes to the supply and sale of Innermost products in the United States and Mexico. IM Design Concepts will build Innermost’s... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) announced that nominations are open for LightStars. “It’s extremely important for us to recognize those individuals who are going above and beyond in the lighting industry,” said Cindy Morris,... read more
HYBY ceiling lamp, LOCK ceiling lamp, IKEA
IKEA announced a product recall for the HYBY and LOCK ceiling lamps. The lamps have domed white frosted glass shades and three plastic clips that attach the shade to steel electrical lamp housings. The plastic retaining... read more
ILEX Architectural Lighting acquired Boston-based Custom Metalcraft (CMC). CMC will work with ILEX to offer high-volume products at competitive price points that are suitable for the hospitality market. “The combination of... read more
Don Gaither
A.L.P. Lighting Components has hired Don Gaither as Product Manager- Metals. Gaither will optimize sales in the company’s Metal business unit, including Steel Craft brand components and fixture kits. He will lead the new... read more
Eaton, SOURCE Educational Center
Eaton has announced its 2016 calendar of classes available at its SOURCE Lighting Education Center. The facility, located in Peachtree City, GA, teaches lighting education to professionals and students via seminars designed... read more
Legrand has hired Jason Evans as National Trainer for its Electrical Wiring Systems division. “Jason is a seasoned operations and sales professional with over 12 years of experience in the home automation, security and... read more
Women in the Home and Furnishings Industry Today (WithIt) announced nominees for its annual WOW Awards. The awards recognize business leaders nominated by their peers who have contributed to the success of the home... read more

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