Southern Imperial, Rockford, Ill.,
will be partnering with Canada’s
Best Store Fixtures Inc. (CBSF) to
provide superior customer service
and products to its Canadian customers. CBSF will be the official
distributor of Southern Imperial
products to the Canadian market.
PORCELANOSA, Ramsey, N.J.,
opened its first showroom in Bergamo, Italy, located at the heart of
the city in the Borgo Palazzo, 140.
With the support of the N.C. Rural
Infrastructure Authority, idX
Impressions will expand its Washington offices by 25,000 sq. ft., adding a showroom and training center.
In the process, the company will add
50 new full-time jobs, more than
half of which will be manufacturing.
CBX, New York, has been retained
by MOL, a Budapest, Hungary-based
oil and gas corporation operating
1,700-plus service stations in 12
central and southeastern European
countries, to consult on a number
of design and strategic initiatives.
Other new business for CBX includes
helping to refine the product offering and shop design standards for
OKKO, a L’viv, Ukraine-based network of 400 C-stores, and updating
the graphic identity of more than
50 C-stores in Virginia for family-owned Miller Oil.
Gensler, San Francisco, is designing
a new identity for Chicago’s Atrium
Mall. To be unveiled this winter,
the $1.6 million project will create
a distinct identity for Atrium at the
Thompson Center. With over 2 million visitors annually, the mall will
incorporate dining, shopping, and
the arts on three retail levels.
Shaw Contract Group, Carters-
ville, Ga., received a Nightingale
Gold Award for Collective Time resil-
ient, a Shaw Hard Surface collection.
The award recognizes excellence in
healthcare interior products.
CBX, New York, was a big winner
in the American Graphic Design
Awards 2014, a 50-year-old national
design competition conducted by
the editors of Graphic Design USA.
The firm won six awards for environmental graphics, packaging, and
other touchpoints created on behalf
of a wide range of clients.
Callison, Seattle, won the Gold
Award for Retail Store Design
Excellence at the 2014 International
Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)
Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards
for its flagship store concept for luxury jeweler Dhamani.
Donald Bloom, Jonathan Heinze,
and Bob Windham from Prime
Retail Services, Gainesville, Ga.,
have each earned a LEED Green
Associate credential from the
Green Building Certification
Institute. Bloom is president and
CEO of Prime Retail Services. Heinze
serves as VP of the construction
division, and Windham is a project
Testrite Visual Products,
Hackensack, N.J., has named Jeffrey Rubin
as the company’s next president.
Rubin is the great grandson of
Herman Neuwirth, who founded
the company in 1919. Larry Rubin,
the current president, will remain
as Testrite’s CEO.
FRCH Design Worldwide added
several new members to its team.
The Cincinnati-based firm added
Thomas Smith as director of
new business development. Julia
Laubenthal joined the hospitality
studio as an interior designer. The
firm also introduced Nikke Gorla
as project coordinator in the specialty architecture studio.
Rob Bloedorn has joined Styl-
mark, Minneapolis, Minn., as retail
sales manager. Bloedorn will be
responsible for managing some
key customer relationships through-
out the Central United States.
api(+), Tampa, Fla., has added four
new members to its team. Pablo
DeJesus was added as a controller
and Joshua Whittaker, Jillian
Schultz, and Dustin Rowland as
project captains. DeJesus will be
responsible for management of
the firm’s accounting department,
including human resources, and is
heavily involved in business operations. Whittaker and Schultz will
work with api(+)’s Food Retail Studio on prototypes and rollouts for
grocery stores and specialty food
retailers. Rowland will work with
api(+)’s Retail Centers and Leisure
Studios on planning and architecture for new and redeveloped retail
centers and lifestyle communities.
Wind Mill Slatwall Products
of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., added
Drew Garczynski to its team of
sales professionals in the role of
western regional sales manager.
Chris Carlson has been appointed
an account executive with Grafton, Wis.-based Frank Mayer and
Associates. Carlson will work with
clients out of the West Coast office.
Moz Designs celebrated its 25-year
anniversary with an industry event
in Oakland, Calif., where the company is based.
Prime Retail Services has been
accepted for membership in the
Retail Contractors Association.
A company with membership in
RCA must have been a general contractor in the construction business
for a minimum of five years and
must have significant retail construction business. Among other
qualifications, the company must
also demonstrate that it is properly licensed and must maintain an
excellent reputation in the retail
Stuller has opened its Interiors by Stuller division, giving customers direct
access to Stuller’s preferred jewelry showcase manufacturer, KDM Retail.
KDM Retail, the retail environments division of KDM P.O.P. Solutions
Group, Cincinnati, partnered with Stuller for the launch. KDM hired Stuller’s
director of interiors, David Hollingshead, as national account manager for
the jewelry and specialty retailer verticals. The transition to KDM Retail has
allowed Stuller to focus on its core business.