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Stein World has appointed industry veteran Rick Stroud to the role of Vice President of Sales — Eastern Region. With more than 25 years of progressive management experience in both the retail and wholesale furniture industry... read more
Positive reports continue to emerge from the housing market — an enouraging sign for the lighting industry as we enter 2014. According to the National Assn. of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI... read more
IMAX Corp. has added a new distribution center and showroom in Ontario, CA. The new 420,000-square-foot distribution center is operational now and the showroom is scheduled to open in April 2014. The expanded IMAX facilities... read more
Nora Lighting has hired two new product and design engineers who will focus on Nora’s innovative lines of energy-efficient fixtures for residential and commercial applications. Wesley Wong joins the Nora team as a design... read more
Billy Rahaniotis has been appointed Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Tivoli LLC, the 50-year-old manufacturer of emerging LED linear lighting systems for architectural, commercial and auditorium lighting. “We are excited... read more
IMAX Corp. will celebrate 30 years in the home furnishings and accessories industry. There will be a party with cake and a champagne toast at 2:00 on Friday, Jan. 10, in the company's Atlanta showroom – AGM, Building 2,... read more
Two SSL manufacturers are among the 12 businesses that collectively will receive a total of more than $150 million in clean-energy tax credits, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced. Through Phase II of the... read more
The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) has updated its Exemplary Manufacturer Requirements. The newly revised requirements offer standards that acknowledge the achievements and guide the decisions of businesses committed... read more
Nora Lighting’s recent holiday donation to PATH will help homeless individuals and families, including veterans, find permanent housing solutions in communities throughout southern California. “PATH has one of the most... read more
Emerald Expositions Inc. (Emerald) and George Little Management LLC (GLM) announced that Emerald has agreed to acquire GLM from Providence Equity Partners (Providence) for $335 million, subject to certain adjustments at, and... read more
A.L.P. Lighting Components announced the appointment of Jim Coleman as Product Manager – Metals. Coleman brings nearly 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management to his new role, with the last 20... read more
MaxLite has appointed Alex Truong as Product Marketing Manager. Truong reports directly to Pat Treadway, Vice President of Product Marketing and Engineering. “Alex joins MaxLite with proven expertise in launching successful... read more
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched a new collaborative initiative — the Light and Health Alliance — to bridge the science of light and health to practical applications and to... read more
The Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery in Coral Gables, FL, recently added a new lighting manager to its showroom team. Heather Thomas has more than 10 years of residential lighting experience and is certified by... read more
Barn Light Electric was named the 2013 Business Leader of the Year for Manufacturing by Spacecoast Business Magazine. Owners Bryan and Donna Scott left their professional careers in 2008 to run their fledgling business full... read more
Eaton's Cooper Lighting division announced its 2014 SOURCE calendar of educational classes for the lighting and design community. The SOURCE, located at the Lighting business’  Peachtree City, GA office, offers a wide... read more
It’s the start of a fresh year, and for many that means setting some new goals for themselves and their businesses. Is one of yours to increase productivity? Going paperless may be the answer. If you have stacks of paper and... read more
Shades of Light has acquired Colonial Metalcrafts, a Richmond, VA-based manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted custom lighting fixtures. Colonial Metalcrafts, founded nearly 50 years ago, has a long history of... read more
Pantone announced PANTONE® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the color of the year for 2014. “While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth,... read more
Influencer marketing utilizes the power of individual authorities within a segment to increase brand awareness and build relationships with consumers. This still-forming type of marketing thrives on social media, where well-... read more

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