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YLighting launches new corporate brand

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Online-led lighting retailer YLighting has launched a new corporate brand, YDesign Group, to reflect the expansion of its business to include furnishings and decorative plumbing.

"This move caps a particularly strong year for us and we couldn’t be more excited about it," said YDesign Group CEO Sean Callahan. "With YLighting and YLiving, along with our recent entrance into the decorative plumbing category, we have a growing range of assortment and design services. Our corporate brand now better reflects our company’s purpose of helping people bring great design into the spaces they work, live, and play."

YLighting was founded in 2001 and has since retailed the designs of international brands like Artemide, FLOS, Nelson Bubble Lamps and Louis Poulsen. 

In 2008, YLiving cemented its position in the modern furniture market, retailing brands like Herman Miller, Knoll and Kartell.

 

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Industry Dashboard for Dec. 20, 2013

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The new-look Dashboard shows a major milestone achieved: Total housing starts crossed the million mark as a seasonally adjusted annual rate. 

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Hunter Douglas raises $200K for Philippines

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Pearl River, N.Y.-based Hunter Douglas, manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions, announced that it has donated a total of $200,000 to the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian organization, to help all those in need following Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines last month.

Hunter Douglas made an initial donation to the IRC of $50,000 and subsequently matched all additional donations received from its employees. In less than three weeks, the company received $70,000 in employee contributions to its Hunter Douglas Philippines Relief Fund and then added an additional $80,000 for a total of $200,000.

Marv Hopkins, Hunter Douglas president and CEO, presented the donation at the company’s Pearl River headquarters to John Keys, senior VP programs for the IRC.

“On behalf of all Hunter Douglas employees in the U.S. and Canada, I am pleased to present this gift to the IRC as they aid in the long-term recovery of the Philippine people from one of the most powerful storms in recorded history,” said Hopkins.  

In the Philippines, led by a team of veteran first responders, the IRC is focusing on sanitation, health, shelter, livelihood regeneration and the protection of the most vulnerable, including women, girls, children and the elderly.  Its sanitation teams have distributed water containers and hygiene kits to help prevent the spread of disease.  

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