OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories, has announced a new effort to ramp up production of fabric face masks and other PPE items to help in the fight against COVID-19. The company has committed to producing 25,000 masks for the cause.
Bernie Rubin of New England furniture retailer Bernie & Phyl’s passed away from the coronavirus on Monday, April 13, according to a report from CBS Boston. Rubin had been hospitalized in South Florida. He was 82 years old.
The Home Furnishings Association has issued letters to key congressional committee leaders and agency heads, asking for three corrections to the Paycheck Protection Program.
Accounting and consulting firm Smith Leonard has provided tax tips for both business and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting that first and second quarter federal estimated tax payments are now both due by July 15.
In response to COVID-19, licensees across the U.S. have joined Spring Air International’s corporate office in manufacturing thousands of face masks for local hospitals to help relieve the shortage in protective gear, and to the general public for self-protection.
Precision Textiles, a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has shifted its mattress encasement focus to the healthcare industry.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the International Textile Alliance (ITA) has announced the cancellation of its spring Showtime market, initially rescheduled to June 12 – 16 to help members planning to attend the rescheduled High Point Market avoid traveling twice in one month. The next Showtime market remains as scheduled for November 15-18, 2020.