TECHNIKU MOVES TO NEW FACILITY
Techniku Inc. has relocated its U.S. offices to a new facility in a state-of-the-art
business park in Broomfield, CO. Reflecting the many changes within Techniku,
the new location will be the international headquarters of the organization and
will service North America and South America. Techniku will maintain its offices
in Woerden, Holland, supporting Europe, Asia and Australia.
While both locations will maintain functioning engineering, operations and sales
and marketing departments, the Broomfield headquarters will strategically lead
all efforts. In addition to the functional departments, the new facility includes
a product training and demonstration facility that was not available previously.
Techniku designs, produces and markets automation systems for window coverings.
EASY QUOTE ADDS VENDOR DATABASES TO WEB SITE
Users of the Easy Quote System from Systems and Solutions, Pompano Beach, FL,
now can log onto the Web site and download vendor databases right into their
program. Customers are notified via e-mail that includes a direct link to the
Web page. With just a few clicks, vendor inventory and prices are updated.
“This new feature allows us to notify our customers when a vendor has updated
its database so they can quickly and easily update their programs,” states
Joseph Bird, president, Systems and Solutions.
TEXTOL LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE, PRODUCT RANGE
Textol Systems, Carlstadt, NJ, announces a new Web site (www.draperysupply.com)
and catalog. Textol’s range of available products has now increased threefold
from its previous offerings. The company continues to be a Gold Status distributor
for Velcro USA, and is pleased to have recently become a distributor for FirmaFlex
All of Textol’s products can be seen and ordered any time of day, any day
of the week from its site.
BALL CHAIN ADDS COLOR
Ball Chain Mfg. Co., Inc., Mount Vernon, NY, now offers product in powder-coated
colors. An advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to
ball chain products, powder coating offers the best solutions to applications
that need color. The uniform, durable and high-quality finish is offered in a
full range of colors and patterns.
HIGHLITE RELOCATES, EXPANDS LINE
After six years of successful operation in its original facility, HighLite, Inc.
has recently completed and occupied a new facility located eight miles east of
downtown Dallas in Mesquite, TX.
This new facility offers the company the ability to expand its product line and
continue to efficiently service existing customers while increasing its customer
base, the company says.
KNOTT, BARRETT TEAM ON DESIGN, PRODUCT PRESENTATION
Bruce Knott, Springs Window Fashions, and guest speaker Deb Barrett presented
a highly informational seminar entitled “Designing Choices” in June
in Pittsburgh, PA, sponsored by Window Fashions, Inc., Cheswick, PA.
As part of the presentation, the two showcased products such as Tradewinds Natural
Shades, the new Fresco Roman shades, new decorative drapery hardware and unveiled
the latest addition: Synergy.
Barrett’s segment on “Dressing Up Your Windows” was a rousing
success. During her unique presentation she discussed how to sell more using
a variety of fabrics, trims, decorative hardware and new design ideas. The seminar
was presented to nearly 100 attendees.
TEX-FURN, HANES EXPAND BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP
Tex-Furn Consultants, Inc. has assumed additional duties for Hanes Fabrics, a
Leggett and Platt Co., in the area of domestic sales.
Bill Negin, Tex-Furn owner, says his firm has been actively involved with Hanes
for the past year in export sales. “When they asked us to take on the larger
role, we were very happy to accept,” he says.
Both Hanes and Leggett and Platt will be represented in Deco-Contract in Brussels
SULLIVANS OFFERS NEW TRIM COLLECTIONS
Sullivans USA, Inc. announces new exclusive lines of manufactured trimmings,
cording, tassels and tiebacks.
Nine collections of solid, variegated and mingled colors are available. An assortment
of small, medium and large tiebacks, tassels and chair tassels, braids, twists
and double twists, bullion and ruched fringe, cording and flange/lip cording
can be found in Sullivans’ trim collections.
These products are not found in any chain or discount stores, the company says.
Sample books and pricing information are available. Designer or dealer inquires
CREATIVE QUILTING ADDS CUSTOM DUVET INSERTS
Creative Quilting, Houston, TX, now offers custom-size duvet inserts. With deeper
mattresses and higher beds being offered by bedding companies, old standard sizes
for duvet inserts were not large enough for the treatments needed.
The company’s new inserts are custom-made to any width and length up to
118 inches wide by 108 inches long. They are filled with polyester batting at
nine ounces per square yard with 13 ounces per square yard available as an option.
HOLLANDER HOME FASHIONS DEBUTS SELF-BRANDED PRODUCT LINE
Hollander Home Fashions, Boca Raton, FL, has introduced a new branding campaign
and subsequent distribution programs of its Hollander Home Fashions: Live Comfortably-branded
products in leading retail companies.
Remaining true to its core strengths, the initial products sold under the Hollander
label include a variety of natural and synthetic-filled bed pillows and cluster
fiber beds. Hollander has secured the sale of its branded products at leading
retail stores across the nation including Bed Bath & Beyond, Steinmart, Marshall’s,
TJ Maxx, Sam’s Club, Anna’s Linens, Elder Beerman and Fred Meyer.
Hollander is an established fashion and basic bedding manufacturer. For the greater
part of its 50-year history, the company has manufactured basic bedding (i.e.
pillows and mattress pads) and fashion bedding (i.e. comforter sets and window
treatments) products under license or private label programs for companies such
as Bloomingdale’s, JC Penney, Laura Ashley and Karen Neuberger among others.
In recognition of Americans seeking solace at home and creating a safe haven
from the outside world, Hollander is dedicated to providing consumers with products
that enhance comfort at home and in particular, in the bedroom.
GCABC TO CELEBRATE NEW FACILITY
Gulf Coast American Blind Corp., (GCABC) is moving to a new, state-of-the-art
manufacturing facility in Naples, FL, after outgrowing its previous buildings.
The 60,000-square foot manufacturing facility will house over 135 employees in
departments such as production, accounting, customer service, shipping and receiving,
purchasing and inventory, administration, human resources and warehouse. The
new facility offers dealers expanded services including product line expansion
and inventory, increased production and improved
GCABC will celebrate the new facility and its many years of hard work, dedication
and commitment to the industry with a three-day Hollywood-style event from October
2 to 4. The celebration begins with an American Celebration of Stars Gala Grand
Opening on October 2, followed by the Hunter Douglas SolutionsSM Regional Trade
Fair and VIP Ribbon-cutting Ceremony on October 3, and ends with an All-American
Barbeque and Family Day on October 4.