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Vecoplan names new managing director/CSO

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Bob Gilmore has been appointed managing director/chief sales officer at Vecoplan. As a managing director he joins Len Beusse, managing director/COO, on the strategic planning team charged with positioning Vecoplan for sustainable long-term growth, as well as day-to-day management of the company. Gilmore’s responsibilities as CSO include the supervision of all internal and external sales staff, and overseeing the expansion of Vecoplan markets.

Gilmore earned a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1986 and an MBA in Management from the Wake Forest University School of Business in 1996. His career includes a stint as vice president & general manager of GAI Recycling, a privately held plastics brokering company, where he led a growth initiative that successfully positioned the organization for acquisition.

Gilmore joined Vecoplan in 1998 as a sales executive and rose to become director of business development with the company before accepting his new appointment. Gilmore brings over 28 years of practical experience in both sales and management to his new position.

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February 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

Tropical Forest Foundation headquarters closing

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TFF was founded in 1990 by the International Wood Products Association. At the time, many were frustrated with a lack of progress in slowing tropical deforestation, and tropical timber boycotts and bans were a common response. The situation created conflict between environmental groups, industry, and community leaders within some tropical countries, with no obvious solution.

Rather than boycott, it was recognized that better management systems were needed for tropical forests that would provide income to local people while fostering conservation. TFF was created to pursue that goal.

TFF was an unprecedented partnership formed between the conservation community, government, and industry. Together, programs and projects were developed in cooperation with those in tropical countries that sought to build upon local knowledge and existing models of responsible forest management. Initial work led to identification of the potential of reduced impact logging (RIL) techniques and practices in reducing impacts linked to harvest activity.

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February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Colonial Saw adds new staff

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Colonial Saw Co. is proud to announce the recent addition of Chris Hofmann as its Eastern U.S. salesperson for the Lamello product line. Hofmann has been in the fine woodworking and carpentry trades for over 20 years.

Prior to joining Colonial Saw, Hofmann owned and operated Hofmann Joinery, a custom woodworking business in the Washington D.C. area. Hofmann volunteers on several industry associations and local community groups.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire.

“We are very excited to bring Chris on board.  His deep experience as a high end architectural woodworker will be a great asset that our customers and dealers can leverage.  Chris will do a great job communicating the American woodworker’s unique needs to Lamello engineers in Switzerland as we continue to develop the exciting new Clamex P System” said David Rakauskas, vice president of Colonial Saw Co.

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February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

2015 A.R.E. design awards finalists announced

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A.R.E. (the Association for Retail Environments) has announced 65 finalists in the 2015 A.R.E. Design Awards, the industry’s largest and most prestigious retail environments awards program.

“With a record number of entries, this year’s competition was the toughest yet,” said Todd Dittman, executive director of A.R.E., the international not-for-profit trade organization representing the retail environments industry. “Our stalwart judges spent several long days last week studying a record number of impressive projects, and the finalists can be proud to have passed their scrutiny.”

The winners will be announced March 24 at A.R.E.’s 44th annual Design Awards ceremony during GlobalShop in Las Vegas. Las Vegas entertainer Heather Burdette will emcee the evening, as winners are honored before an audience of 500 or more industry leaders.

A record number of awards will be presented — including Gold Awards in all categories, Visual Presentation of the Year, Sustainable Project of the Year, Fixture of the Year, Individual Element Awards, design:retail’s Markopoulos Award, A.R.E.’s Merriman Above & Beyond Award, and the highly coveted Store of the Year.

The finalists (in alphabetical order by project name, followed by submitting company) are:

  • •100 Reds Obsessed – Lord & Taylor: Hudson’s Bay Company
  • •Alexander Girard, “An Uncommon Vision” at NYC Design Week: Consort Display Group
  • •American Express Centurion Lounge: Big Red Rooster
  • •Audio-Motion Fish Lighting Installation – Spring Grill House: J. Cho Design
  • •Baby Crocs Statue of Liberty Mosaic – Crocs: TPG Architecture
  • •Bayer Leverkusen Schwadbud: Schwitzke GmbH
  • •Blue on Blue: Visual Citi
  • •Brothers Marketplace: BHDP Architecture
  • •Cascading Light Show – Sky Cinema: Id & Design International
  • •Chanel Cosmetics at Saks New Orleans: CHANEL Inc.
  • •Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A
  • •Contemporary Articulated Drywall – Galleria Luxury Hall West: BURDIFILEK
  • •Dhamani 1969: Callison
  • •Dichroic Glass and Bronzed Mirror – Mark Lash Flagship: BURDIFILEK
  • •Discontinued Penny Floor – Tavolo: Jump Branding& Design Inc.
  • •Double-sided Angled Sliders – Euro Tile & Stone: Ruscio Studio
  • •Downtown Market: Hugh A. Boyd Architects
  • •Duke St. Emporium: Dalziel and Pow Ltd.
  • •El Palacio de Hierro Queretaro: El Palacio de Hierro S.A. de C.V.
  • •Elongated Mosaic Tile – Euro Tile & Stone: Ruscio Studio
  • •Endless Possibilities Holiday Window – Apple Inc.: Apple Inc.
  • •Flying Umbrella Mannequins – El Palacio de Hierro: El Palacio de Hierro S.A. de C.V.
  • •Fossil: TRIAD Manufacturing
  • •Haagen-Dazs Shop: Watt International Inc.
  • •Hershey’s Chocolate World: JGA, Inc.
  • •Hessnatur: Blocher Blocher Shops
  • •Hunter Flagship Store: Checkland Kindleysides
  • •Joseph Cheaney Flagship Store: Checkland Kindleysides
  • •Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay: Hudson’s Bay Company
  • •Limani: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • •Love where you live, VIVID Homes by B&Q: FITCH
  • •Ludwig Beck Menswear: Schwitzke & Partner GmbH
  • •Macy’s Herald Square 4th Floor Men’s Department: Charles Sparks + Company
  • •Metro Market by Sprint: Paragon Solutions
  • •Michael Angelo’s: Watt International
  • •”Mile High” Nod to Nature – Lululemon: Peregrine
  • •Milk Bottle Cloud Chandelier – Ben & Jerry’s Sao Paulo Brazil Flagship: Tesser Inc.
  • •My Ceviche: Id & Design International
  • •Nike Boston: Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp
  • •Nixon Flagship Store Paris: Checkland Kindleysides
  • •Nordstrom The Woodlands: Nordstrom
  • •Polo Ralph Lauren Flagship, Fifth Avenue: Daniel DeMarco and Associates
  • •Programmable Fashion Week Balloon Presentation – Colette: Apple Inc.
  • •Ralph Lauren Hong Kong: MNA
  • •Repurposed Footwear Fabric Tiled Bear – SOREL Store Concept Pop-Up: BHDP Architecture
  • •Ritz Safety Shop: Timberland
  • •Rose Biketown: Blocher Blocher Partners
  • •S-shaped Perimeter Shoe Fixture – Belk Dallas Galleria: BHDP Architecture
  • •Shimmering Snow Drift Landscape – Audemars Piguet Holiday Display 2014: Design Compendium
  • •Sleep Number: JGA, Inc.
  • •Studio by Ashton Woods (The), Phoenix: Cecconi Simone
  • •Tavolo: Jump Branding & Design Inc.
  • •Timberland: Dalziel and Pow Ltd.
  • •Timberland Outdoor Retailer: Timberland
  • •Timbuk2: Gensler
  • •Time Wheel – Watches of Switzerland Regent Store: Callison
  • •UGG Magic Carpet: Control Group
  • •Umbrella Wave- Uniqlo Summer Festival: SET Creative
  • •Uniqlo Berlin: Schwitzke Project GmbH
  • •Urban Farmer Cleveland: dash design
  • •Verizon Chicago Destination Store: Chute Gerdeman
  • •Verizon Interactive Digital Experience – Verizon Chicago Destination Store: Chute Gerdeman
  • •Walmart To Go: api(+)
  • •Watch Wave – Nixon Flagship: Checkland Kindleysides
  • •Watches of Switzerland, Regent Street: Callison
  • •Wendell August Forge: Herschman Architects, Inc.
  • •Whole Foods Market at the Domain: CTA Architects Engineers

This year’s award sponsors include: GlobalShop 2015, Visual Citi, VMSD, Infinity Retail Services, Grottini, GH+A and FRCH Design Worldwide.

More sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested companies should contact Susan Kimelman at 954-241-4812.

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February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

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King Plastic hires new staff

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Greg Letendre, King Plastic’s new quality assurance supervisor.

King Plastic Corp., manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes, announced the appointment of John Hay as controller and Greg Letendre as quality assurance supervisor.

Hay received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and is a certified public accountant in Ohio. Hay’s experience includes controller positions in various types of manufacturing environments including 20 years at a metal finishing/forming company that serviced the automotive and appliance industries, as well as an automotive after-market exhaust products manufacturer and a sport clothing manufacturer.

“John is a great fit for King Plastic,” said Jeff King, president of King Plastic Corp.  “His extensive background in all areas of financial management includes working primarily in manufacturing industries.”

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John Hay, King Plastic’s new controller.

Letendre received his associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts.  Letendre’s experience includes quality management positions in various types of manufacturing environments such as injection molding operations, as well as metal stamping and printed circuit assembly operations.

“Greg’s past experience and his vast knowledge in quality systems implementation will be utilized to help take [King Plastic’s] already-impressive quality performance to yet another level,” said Karen Wells, plant manager.

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February 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

Registration for AWFS Fair now open

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Registration for the AWFS Fair is now open. The fair will be held July 22-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

See firsthand what’s new in the industry. New products are launching again, and the AWFS Fair is the place to see them. A new product showcase and special industry awards spotlight the best new ideas and gives a complete look at what’s available now to help stay current and competitive.

The AWFS Fair delivers relevant industry information and education to advance a business—and a career. Attend the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) seminars, including the early morning technical “SMART” sessions.

To register, click here.

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February 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

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IFSA-member annual event to be held November 4

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The ISFA 2015 Annual Member Meeting will be a getaway conference in Austin, Texas this year.

In this two-day event, fabricating experts will explain how to elevate a business. An opportunity to learn and network with the greatest minds in the business is provided.

Held at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, a great learning experience in an enjoyable setting is in the works.

Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World” and represents the energy we all can feel in the surfacing industry this year. Join fellow ISFA Members for a few days of enrichment, education and networking in one of the most vibrant cities in the country.

For more information, or to register, click here.

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February 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

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