matches magnetic-receptive technologies with
print media, has added Tokyo-based JetGraph
Co. Ltd. as the company’s new direct sales
channel in Japan. JetGraph will provide technical
and sales support including four sales offices
nationwide and prototyping of Visual Magnetics’
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Photo: Mark A. Steele
Specialty Lighting, based in Fallston, N.C.,
launched a new web site, www.specialty
lighting.com. The site includes a new product
search engine that allows visitors to search
by finish, lamp type, or part number when
searching for lighting and power unit solutions
for the hospitality, health care, office, furniture,
university, and retail environments industries,
including custom power units for cashwraps. The
site offers task, accent, undercabinet, LED, down-lighting, and strip lighting, as well as power
distribution and data communication units.
Cubic, based in Burnsville, Minn., won for
Tazo Tea, Seattle (Specialty Food).
Chute Gerdeman of Columbus, Ohio, won
for Aaron Brothers, West Hollywood, Calif.
(Hard Lines over 5,000 sq. ft.).
Cincinnati-based KDM P.O.P. Solutions Group
has expanded the company’s print capabilities
with the purchase of a Konica Minolta C7000
Bizhub digital press for its facility in Norcross,
Ga. The press is intended for small-format digital print production for short print runs for the
point-of-purchase industry and will allow KDM to
produce a variety of products such as tear pads,
bottle hangers, shelf talkers, booklets, and bag
stuffers for the P-O-P and quick-serve restaurant
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Photo: Laszlo Regos Photography
Gruskin Architecture + Design, based in
Springfield, N.J., won an award for Double Wide
Grill, Mars, Pa. (Fast Food).
JGA, based in Southfield, Mich., received
an award for Creative Use of Technology for
McCormick World of Flavors, in Baltimore.
Medallion Retail, a specialty marketing agency
based in New York that creates retail signage
and displays, celebrated its 50th anniversary in
the industry. The company was founded in New
York in 1963 as Medallion Associates. As retail
evolved, the agency expanded services and
took the name Medallion Retail in 2005.
GH+A, based in Montreal, received an award for Aéropostale, Garden City, N. Y.
(Soft Lines 5,000 to 15,000 sq. ft.) and an award for the same store’s fitting rooms.
ALU Inc., headquartered in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy,
named Davide Cremese managing director.
Based in New York, he will oversee ALU’s expansion in North America. Cremese brings years of
experience in the design industry, including positions with Snaidero USA as director of business
development and also with Molteni & C.-Dada
in New York as director of sales.
Modern Woodcrafts, based in Plainville, Conn.,
appointed Michele M. Schnitzel vice president of business development, responsible for
Modern’s clients across the industry sectors of
Bangkok-based rkd retail/iQ was recognized for Ole, in Chengdu, China (Supermarket);
and Makro Food Service, in Hauhin, Thailand (Warehouse Club).