April 2016

In This Issue

Succès à New Orleans

By Bill Sendelback

Attendance in New Orleans was down from the prior year; nevertheless, manufacturers appeared to be content, and most really enjoyed the city.

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Endless Possibilities

By Tom Lassiter

Allen Gant continues to steer Glen Raven into the future through innovation, transformation, creating new markets, and being wide open to new ideas.

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The Future of Shade

By Tom Lassiter

Glen Raven has created an international competition among architects that requires them to think about sun control – using fabric, of course!

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Wood Struggles

By Bill Sendelback

For some manufacturers, sales of wood stoves/inserts are declining, while NSPS Step 2 looms ominously in the distance.

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2016 February Business Climate

In early March, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,300 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare February 2016 sales to February 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 212 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: Fit for a Pharaoh

Who wouldn’t love to bask in the decadent splendor enjoyed by Egyptian Pharaohs of long ago? Or, if you’re like Ryan Hughes, you might prefer building such a dream space.

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