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2005 SEPTEMBER

  • 09.18.2005 Natco Tent Sale Aids Hurricane Victims

    Industry Rallies to Aid Hurrican Relief Efforts:
    NATCO TENT SALE TO BENEFIT
     HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS

    Natco Home Fashions will donate 100% of the profits from a Tent Sale to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.

    The sale is being held in Natco's home town of Warwick, RI the last two weekends of September.

    "
    We will all be out working hard  and plan to send a very nice check to the Red Cross on behalf of all of the employees at Natco Home," said Jim Thompson, vice president of sales and marketing for  Natco Home rugs.




  • 09082005 ORIA Collecting for Katrina Relief
    Industry Rallies to Aid Hurrican Relief Efforts:
    ORIENTAL RUG IMPORTERS COLLECTING FUNDS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF

    SECAUCUS, NJ --The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) is collecting funds to assist in the relief effort  for victims of Hurricane Katrina.


  • 09142005 ASID Study Provides Insights Into Design Firms

    ASID STUDY PROVIDES INSIGHTS INTO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE DESIGN FIRMS

    WASHINGTON, DC  -- The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has published Inside Small and Medium Design Firms,  a new research report which provides insights into the word of interior design. The study covers the make-up, operations, projects undertaken and products specified for small and medium size firms.


  • 09202005 AmericasMart Joins Hurrican Relief Efforts

    Industry Rallies to Aid Hurrican Relief Efforts:
    AMERICASMART INITIATES OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

    ATLANTA --AmericasMart Atlanta has initiated  an aggressive outreach effort designed to aid and support those affected by Hurricane Katrina.


  • 09222005 Las Vegas WMC Hurricane Relief Program

    Industry Rallies to Aid Hurrican Relief Efforts:
    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER
    FORMS HURRICANE RELIEF FUND

    LAS VEGAS  -- World Market Center has formed the Las Vegas Market Relief Fund, designed to help rebuild the communities, homes and lives of displaced families whom have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina.


  • 09282005 Industry Donates $10,000 to ORIA Charitable Fund


     RUG INDUSTRY DONATES $10,000
     TO ORIA CHARITABLE FUND


    The Metro Rug Alliance donated $5,000 to the ORIA Charitable fund at last night's New York Metro Market Gala dinner. The Oriental Rug Importer's Association announced a matching donation of $5,000.


Markets
  • 09132005 NY Market Preview

    Home Textile Market Pre-Show Report:
    BROAD SPECTRUM OF HOME PRODUCTS
    TO BE SHOWN AT JAVITS OCTOBER SHOW

     

     

    NEW YORK -- A broad spectrum of  home product  categories will be offered at the House to Home Market, Sunday, Oct.16 through Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.


People
  • 09142005 Capel Names Birnbach ceo

    BIRNBACH NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO
    OF CAPEL; FIRST NON-FAMILY TOP EXEC

    TROY, NC - Eric Birnbach has been named president and chief
    executive officer of Capel, Inc.  Capelsie Mills, Inc., and Capel
    Real Estate and Development Corp.


  • 09182005 Shaw Names Curtin

    SHAW LIVING NAMES CURTIN VP OF SALES
    FOR SPECIALTY AND FURNITURE STORES

    DALTON, GA. -- Jim Curtin has been promoted to vice president of sales for Shaw Living. He will  report to Jeff Meadows, division vice president. He will focus on the  floor covering, furniture, rug speciality and buying group channels of retail distribution. 


Products
Retailers
  • 09212005 Federated Announces Store Plans

    MARSHALL FIELD'S WILL BECOME MACY'S
    UNDER NEW FEDERATED CONSOLIDATION

    CINCINNATI-- The Marshall Field's nameplate will be converted to Macy's according to parent company Federated Department Stores, Inc. The move is part of a series of strategic decisions to build the company's Macy's and Bloomingdale's brands and reduce costs. When the plan is put into place, Federated with operate approximately 850 Macy's Stores  and 40 Bloomingdale stores.


  • 09302005 Carpet One Welcome Mats for Breast Cancer Awareness
    CARPET ONE WELCOME MATS WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH 


    Celebration design includes a subtle  pink ribbon symbol. This pattern was created by noted fabric and rug designer Carla Weisberg. 

    MANCHESTER, NH -  Carpet One retailers  in the U.S. and Canada will participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During  October, the retail co-operative will raise funds with the sale of welcome mats incorporating the familiar pink ribbon symbolizing breast cancer.





     

Vendors
  • 09042005 Shaw Launches New Ad Campaign

    SHAW INDUSTRIES LAUNCHES NATIONAL
    CONSUMER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

    DALTON, GA -- Shaw Industries has  initiated a major national consumer advertising campaign. The "I Want a Floor€VbCrLf  ads will appear in  home-oriented publications such as  Good Housekeeping, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, Real Simple, O, The Oprah Magazine; Country Living, Southern Living, Sunset, Traditional Home and others.


  • 09062005 Central Jordan Visit


    What is So Fair  as a Day in Maine? Especially  While Touring Central's  Manufacturing Plant!

    Wayne Bentley, Jordan Furniture's rug buyer with Jim Thompson, vice president of marketing for Central Oriental. Central recently hosted a plant tour in Sanford, ME for the entire rug staff of Jordan's, the Boston-based Furniture giant .


    Details, click here

  • 09082005 Dixie Operations Continue to be Disrupted by Katrina
    DIXIE OPERATIONS CONTINUE TO BE DISRUPTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA

    CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Dixie Group, Inc. operations in the U.S. Gulf Coast continue to be disrupted by Hurricane Katrina despite the fact that its facilities received only minor damage.


  • 09162005 Noonoo Offers Collections to Importers
    NOONOO MAKES COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO  IMPORTERS AS PART OF LIQUIDATION

    SECAUCUS, NJ --  Noonoo Rug Co. is making its hand knotted rug collections available to rug importers as part of the company's liquidation proceedings.


  • 09282005 Dilmaghani and Kashandian Form D&K Wholesale

    DILMAGHANI AND KASHANDIA
    CONSOLIDATE; FORM D&K  WHOLESALE

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Kashandia and Dilmaghani have joined forces to form D&K wholesale, according to Dennis Dilmaghani and Essy Kashanian, principals of the new company.


















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