Casual industry names Manufacturer Leadership Award recipients

To be presented opening day of Casual Market Chicago

icfa logoHIGH POINT, N.C. – The International Casual Furnishings Association announced its 2015 Manufacturer Leadership Awards today following an online vote of ICFA’s retail, designer and supplier membership. The winners will receive crystal trophies on Sept. 16, the opening day of Casual Market Chicago.

One manufacturer was honored in each of 10 categories for the overall design and quality of their products, along with their merchandising, customer service, ethics, communications and trade relations. From the 10 category winners, a single Manufacturer of the Year was also selected in online voting and will be announced at the ICFA Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Field Museum in Chicago.

The 10 category winners are:

Elaine Smith – Complementary Casual Products

Gensun Casual Living – Cast Metal

Jensen Leisure Furniture – Wood Casual

OW Lee – Wrought Iron/Aluminum

Patio Renaissance – Rattan/Wicker/Woven Materials

Seaside Casual Furniture – Resin/Fiberglass

Summer Classics – Outdoor Lighting

Surya – Outdoor Carpeting/Rugs/Flooring

Treasure Garden – Shade Products

Tropitone Furniture – Tubular Materials Furniture

The Sept. 18 gala will draw together all segments of the outdoor furnishings industry to recognize and celebrate top retail stores, manufacturers and sales representatives. Products receiving the industry’s Design Excellence Awards also will be spotlighted, along with the two new Lilly Awards for Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Accents plus the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” design award.

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