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MaxLite New Hires
Based on the growth of the LED market and MaxLite’s successful MaxLED® line, the company hired five recent college graduates. “We are pleased to announce the hiring of five new college graduates with diverse backgrounds from... read more
The American Lighting Association (ALA) presented its Pillar of the Industry Awards during the closing gala of the 2012 Conference at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch. Recipients included Richard... read more
The American Lighting Association (ALA) hosted its 2012 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, Sept. 9-11. The event drew 545 guests to enjoy the amenities and... read more
The Dallas Market Center (DMC) and Accessories Resource Team (ART) recently announced the 24th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The awards will be presented at a gala event during the winter Total Home & Gift Market on... read more
Acuity Brands Inc. has opened its renovated Sunoptics® facility and new Daylighting University training center located in Sacramento, CA. The new offices and training facility provide an opportunity for industry... read more
Light bulb
Two lighting companies are among the 75 finalists in the Chicago Innovation Awards, a competition that honors the best new products or services brought to the market from the city of Chicago and surrounding areas. Out of... read more
Nora Lighting will expand the company’s West Coast commercial account representation with two new partnerships, Innovative Lighting Solutions of San Diego, CA and Symmetry Lighting of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Innovative... read more
Fluorescent light
The Department of Energy’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) has granted several companies two-year Exception Relief for certain T8 general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) that will be phased out by new efficiency... read more
2012 Pillar of the Industry Awards
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) announced its Pillar of the Industry recipients for 2012, which will be presented at the Sept. 9-11 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. Richard Alan of Richard Alan & Associates, Ron Milam of... read more
Lutron Empire State Building
Lutron Electronics will provide sustainable lighting control solutions for pre-built tenant spaces throughout the Empire State Building (ESB) as part of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Building Retrofit program. The program... read more
Nelson Bleisch
Nelson J. Bleisch, former president of the American Lighting Association (ALA) and executive at Thomas Industries and Kichler Lighting, died on Aug. 22, 2012 near Cleveland, OH. He was 85 years old. Bleisch worked for Thomas... read more
Dallas Market Center launched the third annual The Next Big Give contest, a national search for specialty retailers that give back in their communities through volunteering, raising funds or donating goods. Whether spending... read more
On Aug. 11, Hortons Home Lighting, LaGrange, IL, and its H Foundation hosted the 12th annual Goombay Bash, which brought nearly 900 people to the Grand Ballroom at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Guests sipped on signature “Goombay... read more
The High Point Market (@hpmarketnews) and the collaborative online community Decor Mentor (@decormentor) are co-hosting the second global Twitter chat on Tuesday, Sept. 11, which will preview new products for the upcoming... read more
Dallas Market Center and Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced the 24th annual ARTS Awards finalists. The ARTS Awards is the premier awards program for the home industry and is held each January during the Dallas Total... read more
Following an announcement late last week about the dates and location of 2013 Conference, Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced today a new partnership with Dallas-based charity Dwell with Dignity. Dwell with Dignity is... read more
Arteriors announced the appointment of Steve Davis as its new President. Davis brings more than 20 years of organization management experience in technology, marketing and corporate retail environments to his new role at... read more
Accessories Resource Team (ART) announced that 2013 Conference will be held at The Palms Hotel and Spa in Miami Beach, FL, from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10, 2013. According to Conference Committee Co-Chair Cody... read more
With existing housing sales picking up and remodeling contractors feeling more bullish than they have in recent years, remodeling activity in the U.S. is poised for accelerated growth by the end of this year and into 2013,... read more
Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr., and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, will be featured keynote speakers at International Market Centers' inaugural Gift+Home CEO Summit at the Las Vegas Market in... read more

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