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Three lighting companies were among the honorees at the Energy Star awards ceremony on April 12 in Washington, D.C. The awards, which are given out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acknowledge commitment to... read more
Ellington Fans and its parent company, Litex Industries Ltd., recently announced that they have acquired The Jeremiah Co. Inc.. Dave Rauschuber, National Sales Manger at Ellington, says this acquisition will make Ellington... read more
The Littman Group celebrated the grand opening of its new 200,000-square-foot facility on March 22 in City of Industry, CA. The new building will house the manufacturing and stocking facilities, product showroom and... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) recently announced that Zia Eftekhar (pictured), CEO of Philips Professional Luminaires North America and a 40-year veteran of the lighting industry, will be inducted into the Lighting Hall... read more
Former President Bill Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this summer’s Las Vegas Market, discussing the challenges of globalization and our growing interdependence in a talk sponsored by the World Market Center Las Vegas... read more
A designer, energy-efficient light bulb beat out over 90 entries including Rock Band 3 and Apple’s iPad to be named the 2011 Brit Insurance Design of the Year, London’s Design Museum announced recently. The Plumen 001 bulb,... read more
A recent survey shows more consumers now recognize the Energy Star® label and associate it with energy savings. According to a survey done by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection... read more
Wildwood Lamps recently agreed to manufacture the Chelsea House line of home furnishings as well as the Frederick Cooper line of high-end lighting. Under the agreement with Chelsea House, Wildwood will manufacture and... read more
As those of us getting ready for the High Point Market start the final phase of training for our merchandise marathon, I want to make sure one event in particular ends up on your show agenda. The Accessories Resource Team (... read more
High-end furniture retailer Robb & Stucky has started liquidating its inventory following a Chapter 11 filing last month, according to Home Furnishings News. The retailer, which is valued at approximately $90 million,... read more
Judges recognized 42 commercial LED lighting products, including several with potential residential applications, in the third annual Next Generation Luminaires Solid-State Lighting Design Competition last month during the... read more
Morlee Lampshade Co. and Szoke Co. recently announced that they have reached a merger agreement. The company will still be called Morlee but will incorporate the Szoke line of product. Owner Jean Paul Szoke has decided to... read more
Maryrose Sylvester (pictured) has been named the new President and CEO of GE Lighting, taking over for Michael Petras, who is leaving the company. Sylvester has worked at GE for 23 years, including 14 at GE Lighting. Most... read more
Some recent reports from my friends at HousingZone.com point to the fact that potentially inaccurate figures may be sending the wrong signals about the severity of the housing crisis. A Feb. 22 article in The Wall Street... read more
High Point’s International Home Furnishings Center will soon be under new ownership that includes a major World Market Center Las Vegas investor, the Winston-Salem Journal recently reported. The same group is also in talks... read more
Nulco Lighting has temporarily closed and gone into state receivership, but should re-open soon, says owner Ken Nulman. Nulman announced on Feb. 28 that the Rhode Island lighting manufacturer would lay off its 91 employees,... read more
More than 200 members, suppliers and reps attended Lighting One’s 2011 annual meeting during the recent January Dallas Market, where guests celebrated the lighting co-op's 10-year anniversary and toured partner manufacturers... read more
Bulbrite recently presented its 2010 Customer of the Year Award to Capitol Lighting at the January Dallas Market. (Pictured from left, with Bubrite National Sales Manager Brian Creeley) Capitol Lighting executives Eric... read more
Believe me, I am intimately familiar with procrastination. Case in point: how close this column is written to its delivery time. (Of course, it’s because I want my information to be as current as possible. Really.) But there... read more
After the economic downturn of the past few years, the U.S. home improvement industry is ready for growth, according to a recent study from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The report, “A New Decade of... read more

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