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Hawaiian furniture store eyes expansion

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

10_hawaiian_01Michael Tam, CEO for Martin & MacArthur, a home furniture and accessory store chain based in Honolulu, recently opened his seventh location with a store in Waikiki, Hawaii. Contrary to what the majority of custom furniture makers might feel about taking such a bold initiative in light of the economic downturn, Tam believes the time is right for expansion.

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Delta brand is on its own once again

Written by Tod Riggio Monday, 14 March 2011 00:00

09_delta_01Three weeks into his new job as president and chief executive officer of the recently acquired Delta Power Equipment Corp., Bryan Whiffen apologized for missing a scheduled phone interview. His flight had been delayed, he explained, a small nuisance when compared with the challenge of essentially creating a new company and home for the 92-year-old American brand.

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RT Machine starts off 2011 with a big job

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

10_rtmachine_01RT Machine was recently selected to outfit a 200,000-sq.-ft. furniture manufacturing plant in Gas City, Ind. It will serve as a production facility for Echelon Furniture, a new division of Muniré Furniture Inc. of Piscataway, N.J., which is a large producer of baby and juvenile furniture.

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Couple have shows drawing big crowds

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 14 February 2011 00:00

12_bigcrowds_01Ann and Joseph Strong, owners of The Woodworking Shows, have worked diligently to keep their trade shows going through a tough economy and their efforts are paying off. Not only have they continued offering a healthy listing of shows in major cities across the country since they took ownership in 2007, but they say recruiting exhibitors has gotten easier and attendance is up.

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New furniture shop owners have high hopes

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 17 January 2011 00:00

10_news_deskThe new owners of Riverside Rustics in Lowville, N.Y., have discovered that purchasing an existing business can be a smart move if you put in the effort to make the process a smooth transition. Brothers-in-law Zech Zehr and Barry Roes proudly shared the details of their recent experience of buying, relocating and re-establishing the 10-year-old high-end rustic furniture business.

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