HRA LAUCHES AS OUTSOURCE DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
HomeRun Associates, Inc. (HRA), a full-service professional business
development and branding firm for the home furnishing and related
industries, was launched in January to offer professional services
to manufacturers, fabricators, distributors and retailers of home
furnishings. The new company is headed by Jay Kotin, president, who
has developed, patented and marketed several product lines for various
sectors of the industry over the years.
The idea behind HRA is to allow companies to outsource development
and branding and use its industry professionals without the long-term
overhead implications of an in-house staff.
staff has over 200 cumulative years of experience working in top management,
supplier and consulting positions with the most prominent firms in
our industry,” Kotin said.
“We have been involved
in major international product development and launch procedures,
marketing and distribution programs, intellectual property investigations
as well as the formation and maintenance of strategic alliances, attainment
of venture capital funds, and joint ventures and acquisitions,”
D. ZELINSKY & SONS MERGES SUBSIDIARY
Installation Service Corp., Brisbane, CA, has been merged into D.
Zelinsky & Sons, Inc. The decision to merge was made by the management
of both companies.
The decision was based on the fact that both companies had many of
the same customers and suppliers and, therefore, the merge would eliminate
duplicate accounting, subcontract, insurance and administrative costs,
according to a company statement. Also, as one company, the same individual
will supervise field operations for painting, wall covering and window
Previously, Installation Service Corp. was a wholly owned subsidiary
of D. Zelinsky & Sons.
NEW FILM PROVIDES MAXIMUM LIGHT, HEAT
CPFilms, Martinsville, VA, has introduced a new solar control window
film designed to allow sunlight to shine brightly through the glass
while taking the near infrared (heat) out of the sun’s rays.
Vista SpectraSelect 75 film is a laminate of polyester and metallized
coatings. It is constructed with an exclusive clear, distortion-free
adhesive system and a scratch resistant face coating that allows for
easy maintenance using standard window cleaning products including
those with ammonia. Objects viewed through glass fitted with this
nearly invisible film usually appear to be more sharply focused than
through untreated glass, the company states.
YORK SELECTED AS MOUNT VERNON LICENSEE
York Wallcoverings, York, PA, has been designated an official licensee
by historic Mount Vernon to develop a collection of wall coverings,
borders and art accent murals to be released in April 2003.
York vice president and design director Ronald Redding noted that
many of the designs would draw on documents in the Mount Vernon archives.
“This incredible repository of President Washington’s
documents, manuscripts and personal diaries is a treasure trove,”
he said. “He selected the distinctive color palette for Mount
Vernon; even developed his own formula for wallpaper paste.”
Mount Vernon, located a short distance from Washington, DC, is the
second most visited historic American home. It is where George and
Martha Washington resided from 1759 to 1799.