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Nessen Lighting and its sister company d’ac Lighting were recently bought from Philips Lighting by a holding company called the Coldstream Group. Charles J. Florio, who has been involved with Nessen for more than two decades... read more
Elk Lighting has purchased home furnishings vendor Sterling Industries, it was announced recently in a joint statement from both companies’ CEOs. Elk Lighting CEO Bradford Smith says the acquisition will give lighting... read more
With a program encompassing the latest technologies and proven business strategies, the 2010 American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Annual Conference drew 503 attendees to the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Sept. 20-22. First-time... read more
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced plans for a new consumer education initiative to help retailers, utility companies and lighting designers inform consumers about upcoming changes in light bulb... read more
Chelsea House and designer Matthew Frederick have joined forces to create a new collection, which will debut at fall High Point Market. The new collection, called M. Frederick for Chelsea House, will include lighting, art,... read more
Alco Lighting Sales will sponsor its 29th educational seminar for lighting showroom employees next month in Virginia. The seminar, which is an American Lighting Assn. (ALA) accredited event, will focus on ways to improve... read more
Kalco Lighting has been purchased by a private investment firm with an interest in the decorative lighting and home accessories market. Snehal Shah, who served as Director of Product Development for five years, has been... read more
Sam Guye is the new General Manager of Sales and Marketing for EGLO USA. Guye has been in the lighting business for 25 years, with 15 of those years at Kichler Lighting as the Vice President of Decorative Product Sales.... read more
Westinghouse Lighting has begun searching for a new corporate headquarters that will allow the company to move into a smaller space while still remaining in the Philadelphia area. Westinghouse has been based in Philadelphia... read more
A new management team at Lux Lighting is expanding the store’s staff, product line and customer services in order to make the 10,000-square-foot showroom in Portland, OR, the top lighting store in the region. Lux recently... read more
The Dallas Market Center and the Accessories Resource Team (ART) recently announced the finalists for the 22nd Annual ARTS Awards, including two new categories – Green Manufacturer and Sales Representative for National/Key... read more
KBL Design Center recently finished turning an eyesore of a building into a multi-million dollar lighting and home décor showroom. The new store, which opened earlier this summer, will have a grand opening celebration this... read more
A private residence in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was one of the big winners at this year’s Lumen Awards. The awards are given out each year by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) to honor... read more
St. Louis-area retailer Metro Lighting lost its Custom Salesman Ed Graning when he died July 17 following surgery complications. He was 64. Graning began working in lighting more than 40 years ago at the Lamp and Lantern,... read more
Cree Inc. kicked off construction earlier this month on the first Habitat for Humanity house to use all LED lighting fixtures. The company, a leading LED manufacturer, has also agreed to provide LED fixtures for all Habitat... read more
Design visionary Paola Antonelli will deliver the keynote address at the International Assn. of Lighting Designers (IALD) Enlighten Americas conference. Antonelli’s speech on the value of lighting design will kick off the... read more
Sales and consumer confidence may have dipped slightly in recent months, but they are still much improved over last year, according to a recently released report from the High Point Market Authority. The Fall 2010 Business... read more
Vornado Realty Trust has turned over its $191 million mortgage for its furniture mart buildings in High Point, NC, to a special servicer, the Wall Street Journal reported recently. Vornado’s 2 million square feet of showroom... read more
GE Lighting has chosen Jaime A. Irick to head GE Lighting Solutions as its President and CEO. Irick will be responsible for overseeing the development and management of GE’s global light-emitting diode (LED) product business... read more
While fewer Lighting One members attended the June Dallas Intl. Lighting Market than the January edition, the group’s early arrival helped to kick off the event and create critical mass in showrooms visited en masse. A... read more

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