PAKISTAN'S CARPET CITIES PROGRAM TO BUILD EFFICIENCIES OF SCALE
By Lissa Wyman
LAHORE, PAKSITAN -- Pakistan is moving forward to begin building a series of Carpet Cities in the carpet-weaving regions of the country. In approximately 18 months, the first Carpet Cities could be operational near Lahore and Karachi.
Rugnews.com editorial: Is the Rug Business an "Industry€VbCrLf ?
By Lissa Wyman
The other night, I spent a pleasant social evening with the president of a major rug importing company. During dinner, the subject of markets was raised. "The problem with markets is there are too many of them,€VbCrLf he said. Ho hum. Heard that before. What he said next snapped me to attention. "The REAL problem is that the rug business is not really an industry in itself. We're too small. "
METRO RUG ALLIANCE TO HOST GALA DURING NY MARKET WEEK
NEW YORK -- Over 750 buyers and vendors attending the New York Metro Market Sept. 18 to 21 are expected to attend the Metro Rug Alliance Gala Dinner. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, 34th Street and Eighth Ave., in New York City.
LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER BREAKS GROUND FOR BUILDING C
Big-wigs at ground breaking ceremonies for Building C at the Las Vegas World Market Center. Left to right, Ron Wackrow of WMC construction partner, The Related Companies; Shawn Samson, Harvey Dondero and Jack Kashani of World Market Center and Marty Burger of Related.
LAS VEGAS -- The World Market Center here broke ground this week for Building C, the third and largest building in the planned eight-building home furnishings complex rising in downtown Las Vegas.
DALTON, GA - Hal Long has been named executive vice president of operations for Shaw. Long will be responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, quality, logistics, research and development and sourcing functions.
CARPET ONE WELCOME MATS BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCHFOUNDATION
Four Seasons is one of nine welcome mat designs that will be sold by Carpet One Floor & Home dealers. 25% of revenues will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Suggested retail price is $21.99.
MANCHESTER, NH -- Carpet One Floor & Home will raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Carpet One stores will introduce a new Fall collection of pink-ribbon welcome mats.
CREATIVE SELLING DRIVES BUSINESS AT ATLANTA'S RUGSMART INTERIORS
By Janelle Lampp
NORCROSS, GA. -- Creative selling and a sense of fun drive the team at RugSmart. Located in Norcross, GA , the store bucks all the trends. The retailer's contemporary category is still growing, much of the business comes from niche products and the partners like being a big player in a small pond.
SECAUCUS, NJ -- Industry veteran Paul Vesely founded Ves-Levi on November 1, 2003, when he sensed an opportunity to bring something new to the tufted rug business. What he has created with partners Michael and David Banilevi, is a volume-oriented rug business for the lifestyle market.
SECAUCUS, NJ -- Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries Inc. has expanded to the ORICA Building in Secaucus NJ. The new space, suite 103 South, is adjacent to Bokara and Masterlooms. The move is effective Monday, Sept. 18.
ABBYSON DOUBLES HIGH POINT SHOWROOM SPACE TO 4,000 SQ. FT.
CHATSWORTH, CA - Abbyson Corp. is doubling its High Point, NC showroom space to 4,000 sq. ft. Abbyson is located at D-337 on the third floor Design Center of the International Home Furnishing Center (IHFC) building.