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John McKiernan, Vice Chairman of Lutron Electronics since 1990, died on Oct. 21. A 40-year Lutron veteran, McKiernan was 79 years old and played a critical role in the company as well as the community. “John put Lutron on... read more
This year’s Small Business Saturday falls on November 30. The day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is a "shop local" initiative that was created to bring awareness to the importance of consumers shopping at... read more
Jeff Parker has joined Soraa as the new CEO. “Jeff is a great addition to Soraa; his proven track record of driving innovative lighting products to the market is remarkable," said Charles Giancarlo, Chairman of Soraa. "Jeff’... read more
Mariana Figueiro, Lighting Research Center (LRC) Light and Health Program Director and associate professor of architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been elected a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering... read more
Anthony “Tony” Doss, CFO of Uttermost, died Thursday, Oct. 24, at the age of 48. Doss joined Uttermost in February 1995 as the company’s controller.  “Tony was a very special guy,” says Uttermost President Mac Cooper. “... read more
The home remodeling market continues to improve, with strong gains expected for the remainder of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released on Oct.17 by the... read more
Michael Aram Inc. has named Samuel Shaffer as Chief Executive Officer of the luxury home décor brand. Shaffer brings a high level of varied marketing and leadership experience to the company, as well as a deep passion for... read more
The Acuity Brands Carlisle, PA, manufacturing and distribution center has achieved zero landfill status, as certified by Link Intl., a California-based full-service waste and recyclable commodities company. This is the... read more
IMAX Worldwide Home has announced a licensing agreement with designer Becky Fletcher. Her collection will feature unique, fashion-forward lighting and shades to debut at the High Point Furniture Market in October 2013. Rex... read more
Uttermost announced that Jim Parsons is now a designer for the company. Parsons was the founder of Guildmaster, as well as its former CEO and designer. Parsons has designed products globally for a number of the top licensing... read more
i-lighting™ recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 4,650-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. More than 100 government officials, customers and invited guests participated in the ribbon-cutting... read more
WAC Lighting will deliver three presentations on LED Lighting and organic LED (OLED) lighting technologies at Dominion Electric Supply Co. on Oct. 22 and 23. The presentation is titled “The SSL Revolution” and offers... read more
Four Hands has hired Adam Dunn as a Product Development Manager. In this role, Dunn will act as a liaison between the design floor, the production factories, and the greater design community, ensuring the quality and... read more
Rug and home accessory manufacturer Surya announced that it will debut mirror and lighting collections at the company’s flagship showroom, Showplace 4100, during the Fall 2013 High Point Market. The introduction of the two... read more
While negative effects caused by the government shutdown ripple across the country, its impact on lighting industry is, at this time, minimal. The only tangible disruption so far is with Energy Star®, which is a U.S.... read more
The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) released the overall findings of a Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) study on the economic impact of the High Point Market. Results... read more
ART — The Creative Home Furnishings Network announced that 19 vendors will be participating in the organization’s ART Card Program during the upcoming October High Point Market.   Those participating companies with... read more
On Sept. 26, GuildMaster officially emerged from Chapter 11 as a private company. Management and a small group of investors have purchased the company and committed more than $1,000,000 of capital that will propel it in a... read more
Hera Lighting announced that it has created a new Operations and Accounting Assistant position, which will be filled by current Inside Sales — Business Development employee Stephanie Pearce. “With the recent growth within... read more
On Sept. 16, Gross Electric, Toledo, OH, hosted a golf outing to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio. More than 70 local electrical contractors and builders gathered at Sylvania Country... read more

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