Industry veterans launch Paragon Casual
Plan to serve contract, hospitality niche
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, 7/26/2010 7:53:00 AM
HOUSTON — Paragon Casual, casual furniture manufacturer of aluminum and
wrought iron furniture and stone table tops, has formed under the leadership
of industry veteran Steve Tsai as CEO and Kathy Haney as national sales
"This new venture opens many opportunities for us and our dedicated customers
in the casual industry," said Tsai, who brings experience as Design Décor
president. "Paragon Casual will be based out of an 180,000-sq.-ft. warehouse
location in Houston, Texas. This move was necessary to keep up with the
continued growth of the business and to increase our stateside warehouse
inventory for better customer support. In addition, it allows us room for
expansion into the contract and hospitality marketplace."
Haney brings nearly 20 years of experience in the casual furniture industry.
"I began as temporary employee in this business on assignment to Allibert in
their customer service department," she said. "Within a matter of a few
weeks, I was devoted to this industry and have never left. The last 18 years
(while) employed by Outdoor Lifestyle, I worked in almost every arena of the
business. I look forward to working with my business comrades and making new
ones as we all work together to make Paragon Casual the ‘must have line.'"
The company will exhibit at the International Casual Furniture Market in
September on the 8th floor of the Merchandise Mart, booth 8-4077.
For more information and to contact Haney directly, call (803) 708-9917.
Paragon Casual's new phone number is 281-445-9596; Fax: 281-445-0662. Its
mailing address is 11950 Airline Drive, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77037.
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