Lozier Corp. has acquired Leggett
& Platt Store Fixtures Group. The
union of the two fixture companies
is the latest step in Lozier’s mission
to carry out the lowest total delivered cost with the highest level of
customer service. The new organization brings together millions of
square feet of manufacturing and
King Retail Solutions has acquired
Progressive Interiors, an environmental retail design and manufacturing firm in Cincinnati. The
acquisition gives the design/build
company facilities on both sides of
the Mississippi. Both locations will
offer the same breadth of retail
design, product development, fabrication, program management, and
Flakeboard America and
Sierra-Pine have terminated the proposed
asset purchase agreement for the
acquisition of three industrial panel
mills in California and Oregon.
Arauco North America, parent company of Flakeboard, will continue to
operate its existing composite panel
facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
idX Corp. has launched a new division to support the company’s existing presence in India’s fast-growing
retail market. idX India, headquartered in Bangalore, will employ a
team of people including strong leaders in management, business development, design/engineering, project
management, and installation.
In addition, the company’s decor
and graphics division, idX impressions Baltimore, has expanded its
capabilities by adding two high-tech
EFI printers and a versatile Esko digital finishing machine.
After 95 years in business, The
Store Kraft Manufacturing Co. in
Beatrice, Neb., has closed, according
to a Beatrice Daily Sun report. Most
of the nearly 100 employees working
in the 450,000-sq.-ft. plant were laid
off. The company, which focused
in recent years on electronic kiosks,
had been struggling since the reces-
sion, according to the report.
Flooring provider Tarkett has partnered with distributor E. J. Welch
Co., becoming a consolidator for
ReStart Recycling and Reclamation
Program. The program allows commercial flooring job scrap (rubber,
vinyl, and linoleum tile and sheet,
wall base, floor finishing accessories,
and tread cuttings) to be collected
and returned to Tarkett to be repurposed or recycled.
As of October, surface innovator
ATI Decorative Laminates is offsetting half of its power consumption with renewable energy. This
comes as a result of a large-scale
solar project recently completed at
the 70,000-sq.-ft. facility in central
Make Retail has won an FX Design
Award in the Global Project category for its work on Quai des
Berges, providing workspace for
HSBC employees in Geneva. The FX
awards are produced by FX magazine. Winners were announced at a
ceremony in London in November.
Four A. R.E. members had made
the FX Design Awards shortlist:
• Gensler was nominated under
the museum or exhibition space
• Callison was nominated under
U.K. project category.
• II by IV Design was nominated
under the retail space category.
• Burdifilek was nominated under
the global project category.
Global supply chain solution provider UniGroup Logistics was
named to Inbound Logistics’ 2014
Top 100 Truckers list. The top 100 list
serves as a qualitative assessment
of service providers that Inbound
Logistics editors feel are the best
equipped to meet and surpass
readers’ evolving motor freight
Denny Gerdeman, co-chairman
and founder of Chute Gerdeman,
received design:retail magazine’s
annual Luminary award. Gerdeman
is the only design firm executive to
be recognized this year.
Richard Winter has
been appointed CEO
of Premier Store
Fixtures and a member of the company’s
board of directors.
He was president of POPAI. Winter
has more than 25 years of senior
executive experience in the store
fixtures industry, including serving
as the sector president of The Mar-mon Group’s retail services division
and GM of Thorco Industries.
Chris Harrelson has joined
Gensler’s San Francisco office as
retail design director of the lifestyle
was co-founder and
of the San Francisco
office of Brand+Allen
son is a registered
architect in California and Texas. He
has won numerous awards for his
FRCH Design Worldwide added
three members to its Specialty Architecture Studio. Virgilio “Sonny”
Celis is the studio’s new senior project leader. Celis was project manager at CIP Retail. JoAnn Schultz
has been hired as a project coordinator, having freelanced within the
studio for five months. Also joining
as project coordinator is Michael
Adkins, who was project manager
at Mound Technologies.
Arauco North America, parent
company of Flakeboard, welcomes
Josée Magnan as a regional sales
manager for the Montreal area.
Magnan was an account representative for Flakeboard.
Frank Mayer and Associates
has appointed two new members
to the company’s account team.
Jay Rivard is a new account executive and Danielle Nelson has been
added as a sales associate.
Visual Magnetics has partnered with and offered services to Fresh
Artists, an award-winning national nonprofit located in Philadelphia.
The company donated materials for a large wall at Fresh Artists’ studio,
trained co-founder and creative director Roger Allen on printing and
installation, and set the Fresh Artist team to work developing innovative
applications for the materials.