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More than 600 people attended the 25th Annual ARTS Awards, which took place on Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole hotel during the Dallas Intl. Lighting Market. The awards were sponsored by ART - The Creative Home... read more
To commemorate the 60W incandescent bulb, which was phased out (along with the 40W) on Jan. 1, 2014, by the final stage of EISA, Atlantic Electrical Supply Corp. in Richmond, VA, hosted a party on Jan, 10, 2014. Not the type... read more
Adesso President and CEO Peggy Traub passed away on Jan. 13, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with cancer.  Traub started Adesso with business partner, Lee Schaak, in 1994, and built a successful company in... read more
Richard Gross, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Gross Electric Inc., died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014,  at the age of 86. He retired about five years ago from the company that his father started in 1910 in Sylvania... read more
ELK has promoted James Ashley to Senior Vice President. He has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and managed the lighting showroom channel for all the ELK brands including those focused on lighting, lamps,... read more
Lighting design firm Crystorama has announced a licensing partnership with interior designer Libby Langdon that will include multiple collections reflecting Langdon’s updated traditional design aesthetic. Launching in spring... read more
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

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