DALTON, GA – Oriental Weavers, the world’s largest manufacturer of machine-woven rugs, announces significant capital investments in its Dalton, Georgia manufacturing facility. The company just completed installation in March of an exclusive five-meter loom, which is the fastest and most technologically advanced loom in North America. The investment comes on the heels of a similar prominent 5-meter loom installation that occurred during the fourth quarter of 2014 that increased domestic capacity twenty-seven percent in 2015 over the previous year.
The new loom is the fastest machine on the market today and will help the company continue its commitment to growth of its Made in the USA products. The new equipment, thirty-five percent faster than a traditional four-meter loom, gives Oriental Weavers the exclusive ability to more efficiently and rapidly produce domestically made products, all while diminishing waste, eliminating excessive inventory and reducing the amount of energy needed to weave each rug. The growth in domestic weaving production also requires an expansion to the company’s yarn production capacity. In order to increase yarn production and promote energy savings, Oriental Weavers is completing the installation of a new Superba heat-setting yarn line. Using the latest technology, the machine can produce fifty percent more yarn each year than the company’s previous equipment. The new technology is also very environmentally friendly; this state of the art heat-set machine reduces energy consumption by thirty percent.
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced today continued expansion of home décor resources, with seven leading suppliers – including Currey & Company, HomArt, Leftbank Art, Park Hill Collection. Peacock Park, RC Furniture and Uttermost – planning new or expanded showrooms for the Summer 2016 Las Vegas Market, July 31-August 4, 2016, at Las Vegas Market.
“Home décor momentum continues at Las Vegas Market. The addition of these industry-leading suppliers to our growing roster of home accents and accessories suppliers, is just the precursor to a flurry of new leasing announcements coming in the weeks following High Point Market, where there was a high level of interest in and enthusiasm for the Las Vegas Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “As the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States, Las Vegas Market has a critical mass of top-shelf vendors presenting the widest variety of new and notable products in the industry today.”
LOS ANGELES — Bursting at the seams, The Rug Show @ Javits is moving to an expansive new hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this fall. The show has grown such a following that big name rug makers have been clamoring for space at the boutique show’s venue.
“We hit capacity,” said show organizer, Ramin Mobayen. “It’s been a thrill to help grow this not-for-profit trade event and boost the high-end, hand-knotted rug industry, giving discerning buyers an incredible place to come see the latest, most provocative and compelling rugs on the global stage. This fall, we’ll do it again, only in a bigger space.”
Award-winning firms returning this fall include Zollanvari, Wool & Silk, Samad and Tamarian. Exhibiting for the first time, domestic and international award-winners include the likes of Rug Star from Germany; Vartian from Vienna, Austria and Feizy from Dallas, Texas.
GREENVALE, NY — You may have seen the very popular television series, The Real Housewives of Potomac “Reunion” episode. Pasargad’s beautiful Victoria Tufted Velvet Sofa, #1010 was showcased throughout the show as the ladies recapped the season's events.
For more information on this beautiful sofa and other home furnishings, visit www.pasargadcarpets.com or call 212-684-4477.
A RUG INSIDER ONLINE EXCLUSIVE
by Michael Christie
I first encountered the ‘Tamreen Collection’ of carpets while touring Europe last January and they remain in my mind as a wonderfully clever solution to an aged problem that has perturbed scholarly and artistic pursuits since dirt was new – to add a little Maritime vernacular. How does one adapt, if at all, one’s religious and cultural beliefs to conform to the larger demands of an increasingly globalized society? As one simple and elegant solution, I present the ‘Tamreen Collection’ by Mohamed Maktabi.
‘Tamreen Vendetta’ by Mohamed Maktabi, produced by Jan Kath. Image courtesy of IWAN MAKTABI
CALHOUN, GA — Surya employees, friends and family members will participate in the 2016 March for Babies, an annual walk scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in Cartersville, Ga. Sponsored by the March of Dimes, the March for Babies program was created to support moms in having healthy, full-term pregnancies while also raising awareness of premature birth, and generating funds to research causes and preventions.
Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death in the United States, where one in ten babies enters the world too soon. Babies who survive an early birth may experience lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and learning disabilities. According to physicians, at least 50 percent of premature births are preventable if a woman receives prenatal care.
“At Surya, we are dedicated to furthering the well-being of children and their families,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Through our Miles for Meals initiative, we’ve seen firsthand the powerful difference that can be made when communities come together for a common cause. As a new father of healthy twin boys, I know how crucial prenatal care is for a healthy mother and child. We’re excited to participate in this important event and help to create a better future for Georgia families.”
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