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
Hinkley held its annual National Sales Meeting on January 19 in the Hinkley showroom during Lightovation in Dallas. Martha Graham of Martha Graham & Assoc. took home the 2015 Rep of the Year Award. Eastern Regional Rep... read more
Stan Johnston
Rep Stan Johnston passed away at the beginning of the new year. Johnston, of Johnston Lighting Assoc. and member of the American Lighting Assn. (ALA) Hall of Fame, was an extremely active figure in the industry and... read more
The winter trade show season set the year in motion with record traffic in Atlanta, Dallas and Las Vegas, not even stopped by winter storm Jonas. Coupled with steadfast retail spending during the 2015 holiday season, and the... read more
The Chicago Athenaeum announced the 2015 GOOD DESIGN Award recipients, a program which is presented annually for innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world. Edge Lighting,... read more
Bulbrite announced the company’s annual Customer and Sales Representative Award winners at January's Lightovation, the Dallas International Lighting Show. “It’s our pleasure to recognize partners who practice and... read more
ART and Dallas Market Center (DMC) announced the winners of the 27th annual ARTS Awards during a gala event held Friday, Jan. 22, at the Hilton Anatole attended by more than 500 guests. The ARTS Awards is the premier... read more
Dallas Market Center (DMC) announced promotions, including four new Vice Presidents. “Each of these industrious and resourceful individuals are invaluable members of our team,” Cindy Morris President and CEO of Dallas Market... read more
Nathen Bliss
ELK Group Intl. named Nathen Bliss as its Director of Sales-Central Division. Bliss will report to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing James Ashley. “I’m thrilled that Nathen will be joining our team,” Ashley says... read more
Idlewood Electric, Highland Park, IL
The 2015 holiday shopping season was a solid one for retailers across the country. Although discounts were prevalent, which resulted in fewer dollars coming in to retail stores, that didn’t mean fewer purchases. According to... read more
The American Lighting Assn. (ALA) has joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a partner in its Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) program. “The Department of Energy is proud to partner with organizations such as the... read more
No Kid Hungry, a campaign that helps ensure school children across America have access to healthy meals, received a holiday donation from Nora Lighting. “We would like to thank Jilla Farzan and the team at Nora Lighting for... read more

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