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Connecticut Lighting Centers recently hired Carla Beard to fill the newly created position of Director of Business Development. In this position, Beard will be responsible for developing new business relationships in... read more
Hera Lighting recently hired Jeff Santoro as their new sales manager for the West Coast. Santoro previously worked for U.S. Futaba Inc., an importer and distributor of drawer slides and accessories for kitchens and closets,... read more
A deal reached by Congressional negotiators last week revoked the funding necessary to enforce the new bulb regulations set to take effect Jan. 1, according to the Washington Times. The amendment, which was one of the last... read more
A new retail concept from Philips Consumer Luminaires is helping lighting showrooms create a more streamlined shopping experience for customers. The “shop-in-shop” branded displays, which showcase several styles of Philips... read more
CSA Intl. celebrated the opening of its new 30,000 square-foot lighting laboratory in Atlanta on Nov. 29. The new facility, which is triple the size of CSA’s previous Atlanta facility, will be used for testing and certifying... read more
Susan Solomon Auerbach, a 30-year veteran of the lighting industry and member of the American Lighting Association (ALA) Lighting Hall of Fame, has joined Hubbardton Forge’s Board of Managers, the company announced recently... read more
A Montana builder has set out to prove that using American-made building materials is not only better for the economy but also for homeowners’ wallets by building a home made entirely of domestically made materials,... read more
Litex Industries, the parent company of Ellington Fans, officially completed its acquisition of Craftmade Intl. on Nov. 30.  According to a press release, Litex paid $4.25 per share, an offer that was extended on Oct.... read more
Mark Fowler, Sr., a longtime sales rep who covered Florida for Murray Feiss, died Dec. 2 after a brief serious illness. He was 60 years old. Mark joined Murray Feiss in 1979, and was a member of the first Murray Feiss Sales... read more
International Market Centers (IMC), the new company behind High Point and Las Vegas Markets, recently announced four new vice presidents as the two markets continue to merge into one. This reorganization also resulted in... read more
China recently joined the growing list of countries that are moving toward more efficient lighting technology. According to the Associated Press, China announced in early November that it will phase out incandescent light... read more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently named Light Bulb Finder (shown) from Milwaukee-based EcoHatchery the overall winner of the Apps for the Environment Challenge. Judges chose Light Bulb Finder, which... read more
Well-known battery and flashlight manufacturer Energizer recently introduced its first household lighting collection consisting of LED task, accent and path lights. David Spartano, Energizer’s Director of Business... read more
World Market Center Las Vegas recently announced a new series of educational webinars to help its tenants make the most out of their Las Vegas Market experience. “The webinar series was created to provide tools to assist our... read more
Lightfair Intl. will return to Philadelphia for its 2013 trade show, the show’s manager, AMC Inc., announced on Nov. 14. The architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will take place April 23-25, 2013,... read more
Registration at the fall 2011 High Point Market was up across the board compared to the last two markets, reports the High Point Market Authority (HPMA). The Fall 2011 Market, which took place Oct. 22-27, had over 75,... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) will host its first-ever Digital Day of e-marketing seminars on Friday, Jan. 20, during the Dallas Market. DMC Vice President of Communications Cole Daugherty says the purpose of the classes is to... read more
Artcraft Lighting recently underwent a complete renovation of its Montreal showroom and office space. The process culminated in a grand opening celebration on Sept. 18 with over 150 attendees. Scott Cohen, Director of... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently hosted a press event at a Virginia home in an effort to clear up misinformation about the new bulb efficiency regulations set to take effect Jan. 1, 2012, as part of the Energy... read more
Employees from Capitol Lighting’s four Florida showrooms came together recently to build a home for an area family to kick off the company’s “Making Lives Brighter” event, where Capitol will collect lighting fixture... read more

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