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By Rich Christianson | Updated: 08/05/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals seeks to propel storage design to a new level with its new three-tiered certification program.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 05/01/2011 12:00:00 AM
Fall-out from the abrupt closing of Berkline Furniture continues to mount. Already facing three class action lawsuits related to putting 500 people out of work, a U.S. court just took the extreme measure of ordering the seizure of 16 containers loaded with the company's furniture in response to the shipper's complaint that it is owed $193,000.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
For three days last week, the Charlotte Convention Center buzzed with the collective energy of industry professionals swept up in a decidely upbeat groundswell of business renewal. If you didn't experience it you obviously did not attend the Closets & Home Organization Conference & Expo.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/20/2011 12:00:00 AM
Charlotte, the home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, plays host to leaders of the closet, cabinet and other home storage products this week.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/13/2011 12:00:00 AM
The Closets Expo is just over a week away and I have the connections to get you in for free.
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/05/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last week the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously to extend the controversial antidumping duties on imports of Chinese wood bedroom furniture for another five years. Without the duties, ITC members contend, U.S. furniture makers would likely face a new round of "material injury."
By Rich Christianson | Updated: 07/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
The federal safety agency's new Severe Violator Enforcement Program more than triples the fines for flagrant violations.