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2004 Obituaries

  • 04082012 Rugnews.com Editorial: What we Need is More Markets -- Honest!

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    WHAT THE RUG INDUSTRY REALLY
    NEEDS IS MORE MARKETS -- HONEST!

    By LIssa Wyman

    “What our business needs is more markets,” a top rug executive told me a few weeks ago. This guy is not prone to irony, so I guess I gave him a somewhat skeptical look.  “I don’t mean more market shows, I mean market channels,” he quickly explained. “We’ve got to find new places to sell rugs.”


  • 06232008 Rugnews.com Editorial: Business Stinks Now, but Rug Execs Prepare for Future Growth

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    BIZ STINKS NOW, BUT RUG EXECS
    INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

    By Lissa Wyman

    Dalton, Ga, is a good place to find out what’s happening in the rug and carpet business.  Known as the “carpet capital of the world,” many of the big US rug manufacturers have production facilities in Dalton and surrounding communities and the area has also become a major distribution hub for both large and small rug importers.

    Everyone agrees: Biz stinks.


  • 10132009 Rugnews.com Editorial Is High Point Due for a Comeback?

    RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
    IS HIGH POINT DUE FOR A
    RUG SHOWROOM COME-BACK?

    By Lissa Wyman

    For the last couple years, rug exhibitors have been leaving High Point in a steady stream. But now it looks like there may be a come-back --  or at least a mini come-back. 


Markets
  • 08172006 Surfaces 2007 Underway

    OVER 700 EXHIBITORS SIGN
    ON FOR SURFACES 2007 

    LAS VEGAS - Over 700 exhibitors have signed on for Surfaces 2007, scheduled for February 7 to February 9 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, here, according to the show's organizers.


  • 09142008 New York Armory Show Reflects Luxury Market
    ARMORY SHOW STARS  LUXURY
    FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The  New York International Carpet Show, being held this week at New York's historic 69th Regiment Armory, will highlight some of the most luxurious hand made rugs and carpets of the world.


Obituaries
  • 11.29.04 Jim Doney Obit

    JIM DONEY DIES

    NASHVILLE -- Jim Doney, a 10-year veteran of the rug industry, died here November 14, 2004.  The cause was cancer.  For obituary and memories of Doney, click here.
People
  • 05182009 AMC Atlanta Mart Names Hakes to New Marketing Post

    AMC NAMES HAKES TO NEW POST
    AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER


    ATLANTA -- William Hakes has been appointed to the newly established position of chief marketing officer at AMC, Inc., according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer.


Retailers
  • 12.2.04 Federated Names Holman

    HOLMAN NAMED CEO OF
    MACY'S CENTRAL DIVISION

    ATLANTA - Edwin Holman has been named chairman and CEO of Macy's Central, a division of Federated Department Stores, Inc. The appointment is effective Jan. 10, 2005.


Products
  • 01212009 LaMontage Adds Nono Silver Finish to all products

    LAMONTAGE PRODUCTS INTEGRATE
    SMARTSILVER ANTI-MICROBIAL FINISH


    NEW YORK -- SmartSilver antimicrobial finish will be integrated into all products made with the Liora Manne Lamontage process, according to The Trans Ocean Group, parent of Lamontage.


Retailers
  • 09042008 Recession Busting Tips:

    RECESSION BUSTING TIPS:
    RUG GALLERY OF TUSCALOOSA
    KEEPS LOOKING FOR NEW WAYS
    TO CATCH SHOPPER'S EYE

    By Janet Herlihy

    TUSCALOOSA, AL -- Eric Heinrich purchased The Rug Gallery of Tuscaloosa, AL, in 2004, but he was no stranger to the business. Prior to getting into rug retailing, he operated a carpet maintenance company that cleaned rugs for the former owner.


Vendors
  • 01142007 SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE MARTHA STEWART RUG COLLECTIONS IN ATLANTA

    SAFAVIEH TO INTRODUCE
    MARTHA STEWART RUGS
    AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET

     
    Tendrils in twilight coloration from the Martha Stewart Rugs collection for Safavieh. Hand woven in India using traditional Oushak weave. Hand-carded, vegetable dyed wool yarns. Suggested retail is $1695 in 6 x 9.


    ATLANTA -- Safavieh will introduce the Martha Stewart Rugs collection during the  Atlanta International Rug Market at AmericasMart Atlanta. Jan. 18 to 21.


  • 04212011 Horizon Rugs Offers Free Freight Program

    HORIZON RUGS OFFERS
    FREE FREIGHT PROGRAM

    CHARLOTTE, NC  --Horizon Rugs is offering a free freight program for retail stores on products in the company's 2011 catalog, according to Rick Smith, sales director of the rug importing company.


  • 05012008 New Braided Rug Manufacturer Formed in Rhode Island and India

    NEW MASS-MARKET RUG VENTURE
    TO MANUFACTURE BRAIDED RUGS 
    IN RHODE ISLAND AND INDIA


    CUMBERLAND, RI -- International Textile Manufacturing has been formed here as a braided rug and home textiles resource. Principals in the new company are former executives of Homemaker and Rhody Rugs.


  • 10112008 SilkRoute International Aims to Aid AFghani Weavers

    SILKROUTE INTERNATIONAL AIMS
    TO AID AFGHAN  WEAVING FAMILIES

    By Janelle Lampp

    SAN LEANDRO, CA -- Sillkroute International, a wholesale and retail establishment owned by the husband and wife team of Abdul and Ferozan Ibrahimi, strives to be more than just a source of interesting, high quality merchandise. A more important goal for the owners is to help improve the quality of life for a  group of Afghan families.


  • 12072011 Millennium in Alliance with LR Resources
    MILLENNIUM WEAVERS FORMS
    ALLIANCE WITH LR RESOURCES

    DALTON, GA -- Millennium Weavers has formed a strategic alliance for rug distribution with LR Resources, according to Jeff Knott, president and chief executive officer of Millennium.


















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