ICFA Honors top Manufacturers
Cinde Ingram -- Casual Living, December 21, 2012
The international Casual furnishings Association named OW Lee as Manufacturer of the Year along with recognizing Design Excellence, Manufacturer Leadership and Sales Rep of the Year during a gala ceremony at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ballroom.
One manufacturer was honored in each of nine categories for the design and quality of its products, along with its merchandising, customer service, ethics, communications and trade relations.
The following Manufacturer Leadership awards were presented:
■ OW Lee - Wrought Iron/Aluminum
■ Pride Family Brands - Cast Metal
■ Tropitone Furniture - Tubular Aluminum
■ Telescope Casual - Resin
■ Lloyd Flanders - Rattan/Wicker/Woven
■ Gloster - Wood
■ Treasure Garden - Shade
■ Woodard - Outdoor Lighting
■ Trans-Ocean Imports - Outdoor Carpeting/Rugs/Flooring
■ Elaine Smith - Contemporary Casual
OW Lee’s executive management team, from left, Brian Lee, VP of product development; Chris Goff, VP of production; and Terri Lee Rogers, president and VP of sales and marketing.