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2005 March

  • 03102005 ORIA Forms Child Welfare Fun

    ORIENTAL RUG IMPORTERS ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHES CHILD WELFARE FUND

    SECAUCUS, NJ  -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association has incorporated the ORIA Child Welfare Fund, Inc., as a charitable tax-exempt organization, according to Andrew Peykar,  president of ORIA.


  • 03302005 Ferullo Donates Kidney
    FERULLO ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AFTER DONATING KIDNEY TO  BROTHER

    BOSTON -- Mark Ferullo, vice president of 828 International Trading is recovering at home for a few weeks after donating a kidney to his brother, Robert.


Markets
  • 03062005 Domotex Asia Expects Record Event

    RECORD EVENT  EXPECTED
    AT DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR

    SHANGHAI, CHINA -- Domotex Asia / Chinafloor  is preparing to receive a record number of visitors here March 22 to 24.


  • 03102005 NY Home Textiles Show Pre-Show Report

    Pre-Show Report:
    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS WILL BE BIG  PRESENCE AT JAVITS TEXTILES SHOW

    NEW YORK -- Reflecting the increasing globalization of the  textiles industry, the New York Home Textiles Show is becoming a showcase for international producers.


  • 03162005 828 Showroom Promotion

    CHINA TRIP IS GRAND PRIZE IN 828
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOM PROMOTION

    GREENVILLE, SC -- A trip to Beijing will be the grand prize in 828 International Trading's High Point showroom promotion during the International Home Furnishings Market.


  • 03172005 Las Vegas Market at Same Time as Surfaces

    LAS VEGAS MARKET CENTER  WINTER MARKET TO CO-INCIDE WITH SURFACES
     

    LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas World Market Center  will conduct its winter home furnishings market Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, 2006. The dates co-incide with the Surfaces International Floor Covering Exposition scheduled for the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas Feb. 1 to 3, 2006.


  • 03222005 Letter to Editor Surya

    Letter to the Editor:

    LAS VEGAS MARKET TIMING IS GREAT

     

    Dear Rugnews.com:

    Contrary to Bill Mitcheson's opinion, I think it is a great idea to have both The Las Vegas Market and Surfaces shows at the same time in 2006.


  • 03222005 NY Pier Show Announced

    PIER SHOW IN NEW YORK TO RUN PARALLEL
    TO NEW YORK METRO MARKET EVENT

    NEW YORK -- A new Oriental rug show is being planned for New York  Tuesday, Sept. 27 to  Friday, Sept. 30, 2005,  according to Dennis Dodds, the organizer of the event.The NYICS will run concurrently with the second edition of the New York Metro Market, which is sponsored by the New York Metro Rug Alliance.


  • 03302005 Capel Scooter Sweepstakes

    SCOOTER SWEEPSTAKES AT CAPEL

    Capel will give away an  an Italian Vespa Stella Scooter with sidecar and a Finesse outdoor rug during the High Point International Furniture Market. Retailers can enter the sweepstakes April 14 to 19 at Capel's  Market Square showroom, suite 112. The winner  will be drawn on Tuesday, April 19th at 1:00 p.m.


People
  • 03232005 Nourison Appoints Taylor

    NOURISON APPOINTS TAYLOR
    ACCOUNT EXEC  IN MIDWEST

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ --  Nourison has named Walt Taylor to the new post of account executive for Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.


Vendors
  • 03082005 Colonial Names Three

    COLONIAL MILLS PROMOTES THREE

    PAWTUCKET, RI -- Colonial Mills, Inc. has promoted Meredith Scarlata to the position of sales support manager and has named Kristin Henderson and Gregg Scarlata as sales support associates.


  • 03252005 Orian Names Horlacher

    HORLACHER JOINS ORIAN
    AS NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

     

    ANDERSON, SC. -- Bill Horlacher has joined Orian as national sales manager, according to Don Newton, senior vice president of sales and marketing.


Products
Retailers
  • 03012005 Avalon Donates $50,000 to Charity
    AVALON RETAIL CHAIN DONATES
    $50,000 TO THREE CHARITIES

     CHERRY HILL, NJ  - Avalon Carpet, Tile & Flooring recently donated $50,000 to be shared among three charities in southern New Jersey.


  • 03022005 Editorial Federated-May Merger


    Editorial:

    EVERY CHANGE IN RETAILING
    AFFECTS THE RUG INDUSTRY

     

    By Lissa Wyman

    How will the merger of  May Co. and Federated affect the rug industry? We don't know. But we do know our business will change as a result.

     


    Full editorial, click here
  • 03042005 Rugs Direct Hires Research Firm

    RUGS DIRECT RESEARCHING SATISFACTION LEVEL OF ON-LINE CUSTOMERS

    WINCHESTER, VA. -- Rugs Direct has contracted with ForeSee Results, an Ann Arbor, MI, research company to determine the satisfaction of its online customers.


Vendors
  • 03082005 Feizy Website Undergoes Makeover
     

    FEIZY WEBSITE UNDERGOES
    RADICAL MAKE-OVER

    DALLAS --  Feizy Rugs has unveiled a new website featuring new graphics and technical features, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer of the rug importing company.


  • 03172005 Kaleen High Point Showroom

    KALEEN TO OPEN DESIGN CENTER
    SHOWROOM IN HIGH POINT

    DALTON, GA- Kaleen Rugs is opening a showroom at the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point, NC,  The showroom is located in the Design wing, space D-343.


  • 03182005 Martin Patrick Evans Names Forslund

    MARTIN PATRICK EVAN NAMES KELLY
     FORSLUND IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    NEW YORK -- Kelly Forslund, Inc., has been named representatives for Martin Patrick Evan, designers and manufacturers of premium quality custom rugs and carpeting. 


  • 03262005Amici Opens Toronto Showroom
     
    AMICI IMPORTS OPENS TORONTO SHOWROOM  AND STUDIO
     
    LEBANON, NJ -- Amici Imports has opened a  studio and showroom at Designer Walk in Toronto, Canada, according to Jeff DeSantis president.

















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