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Watch for Woodard on Ion Network's "World's Greatest" program

Woodard was selected to be featured on Ion Network's television program, "World's Greatest."

Companies featured on "World's Greatest" are looked upon as industry leaders and experts in the field. The program airs nationwide to audiences of more than 75 million households. Woodard employees were excited and pleased to be selected for such an honor.

Focusing on Woodard's time-honored tradition of quality, durability, on-time delivery and innovation, Woodard was chosen to represent the World's Greatest in Outdoor Furniture for a number of reasons. Woodard prides itself in the existence of its domestic, Owosso, Mich. plant, and 145 years of boasting a Made in America product. The program also highlights Woodard's abilities to combine high-technology processes like automation, robotics and CNC bending along with the handcrafted techniques of antiquing and forging, which require years of expertise by its employees and have been passed down from generation to generation.

Woodard was also commended for offering a myriad of design options and mediums, ranging from contemporary to traditional, and its ability to provide consumers with products for the entire outdoor space, including outdoor lighting, fans, clocks and gauges.

Woodard's segment on "World's Greatest" aired on the Ion Network in September and will air again in October. Every episode of "World's Greatest" is filled with the top products from around the world, and Woodard is no exception.

Founded in 1866, Woodard is a leading manufacturer of wrought iron, aluminum and all-seasons wicker outdoor furniture presented under the Woodard, Woodard Landgrave, and Woodard Lyon Shaw brands. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, Woodard manufactures in Owosso, Mich., and also sources products from China and Mexico. Information about Woodard products can be found at

Woodard's parent company, Craftmade International, Inc., was founded in 1985 and is based in Coppell, Texas. Craftmade is engaged in the design, distribution and marketing of a broad range of proprietary ceiling fans, lighting products, decorative light bulbs, door chimes, ventilation systems and related accessories. The company distributes its premium products through a network of 1,600 showrooms and electrical wholesalers through a national sales organization of more than 54 independent sales representatives. Through its Trade Source International subsidiary, acquired in 1998, Craftmade distributes outdoor lighting, ceiling fan accessories and an indoor lighting line to the mass merchandiser market. More information about Craftmade International, Inc. can be found at

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