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Bill Cubberley Named President of Spectra Home

Furniture industry veteran Bill Cubberley has been named president of Spectra Home, the stationary upholstered furniture division of Shayne International Holdings, Ltd.

Conn’s Names New President, Hires 2 Other Senior Execs

Retailer Conn’s Inc. (NASDAQ: CONN) has hired Coleman R. (“CR”) Gains as its new president and chief operating officer, and named a pair of other seasoned executives to oversee its logistics and service divisions.

Nick Bates Named President of Spring Air

Nick Bates, who has been with Spring Air International since 2009, has been promoted to president of the bedding producer.

Wanek Family Gift Launches Diabetes Project at City of Hope

The Wanek family, founders of Ashley Furniture Inds., has partnered with several anonymous donors for a gift of more than $50 million to City of Hope for a six-year project aimed at finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Nourison to Host Football Party, Design Seminar in Vegas Showroom

Rug and home accents manufacturer Nourison will host a “GameDay Funday” and a design seminar in its Las Vegas Market showroom, space C-112, on Sunday, Jan. 22., which is the opening day of market.

FastFact: Often-Overlooked GenX in Midst of Prime Buying Years

Generation X, sometimes dubbed the “Baby Bust Generation,” is in the midst of its prime buying years and currently support more than half the nation’s children under age 18, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mississippi Colleges Launch Training Program for Furniture Workers

Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute has partnered with two community colleges and several other groups to form the Furniture Academy, a manufacturing skills certification program aimed at easing the labor shortage faced by many Mississippi upholstery producers.

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