NASHVILLE, TN – Hickory Hardware announced that Suzanne Smalligan and Alexis Brannan are recipients of the 2007 Withers Endowment Award at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI. Smalligan and Brannan, both seniors in Kendall College's Furniture Design program, were awarded the $1,500 prize for outstanding achievement in the program.

The Withers Endowment at Kendall College was established in 1993 by a contribution from FKI plc, parent company of Keeler Brass, which is now part of Hickory Hardware. The endowment is named in honor of Joseph W. Withers for his years of valuable service as president of Keeler Brass. The award is presented each year to exceptional students in furniture, industrial or interior design who intend to pursue careers in furniture or furniture-related industries. Read more.

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