Las Vegas Market tenants expand, relocate showrooms
Carole Sloan -- Furniture Today, July 24, 2012
LAS VEGAS — A number of tenants at the World Market Center have expanded their showrooms for next week's Las Vegas Market and some have relocated, according to market organizers.
Among the largest expansions for the July 30-Aug. 3 market are leather upholstery resource HTL and bedding giant Sealy.
HTL has moved from a 10,000-square-foot space in Building C to 15,223 square feet in building B, space B-900. Sealy remains at the address it has occupied at previous markets, B-800, but has added nearly 4,000 square feet to give it a 15,254-square-foot showroom.
"The expansion of a significant number of furniture showrooms is a testament to our value as the leading furniture market in the western U.S. and the success these companies have had in serving their customer base and growing new accounts in Las Vegas," said Tom Mitchell, president of home furnishings for International Market Centers, the parent company of World Market Center. "These expanded showrooms pave the way for a stronger presentation of new product and popular lines by these leading companies, which in and of itself will drive more retailers to Las Vegas Market."
Separately, Jay Quimby, executive vice president of sales at upholstery producer United Furniture Inds., said that the company has signed a long-term lease with the World Market Center and will be in an expanded 21,332-square-foot showroom in B-1380.
Quimby said the company will show an expanded product offering, particularly in its growing motion and Beautyrest categories.
"Since last November and our opening of our new West Coast plant in Victorville, Calif., we felt it was important to have a major presence at the Vegas market to support our growing West Coast and international customers," he added.
Other furniture and mattress tenants set to expand for the summer show include:
+ AC Pacific, a furniture importer, expanding to A-816, A-818.
+ Copper Instincts, manufacturers of high-end copper furniture, expanding and relocating to B-150.
+ Furniture Traditions, a Made in the USA producer of bedroom and family room pieces, expanding and relocating to A-950.
+ GBS, a sleep products manufacturer specializing in mattress protection, expanding and relocating to B-930.
+ Guardmaster, manufacturer of performance bedding products, expanding in A-840.
+ Home Accents, manufacturer of furniture and accessories, expanding into B-135.
+ International Furniture Direct, makers of high-end home furniture, expanding and relocating to A-826.
+ Med Lift, a manufacturer of lift chairs and beds, expanding and relocating to A-847.
+ Meva International, a furniture manufacturer committed to reducing the carbon footprint by using reclaimed woods and metals, expanding and relocating to B-152.
+ Office Star, a manufacturer of office and home furniture, expanding and relocating to B-1201.
+ Perdue Woodworks, a Made in the USA manufacturer of adult and youth bedroom furniture, entertainment systems and stands, expanding and relocating to A-1022.
+ Powell, designer, importer and distributor of youth, occasional, dining and accent furniture, expanding its showroom in A-759.
+ Prepac, a manufacturer of beds, bedroom sets, stands, nightstands, headboards and chests, expanding and relocating to B-705.
+ Pure LatexBliss, a manufacturer of mattresses, toppers and pillows, expanding in B-945.
+ Real Flame, a source of gel-fueled fireplaces and accessories, expanding and relocating to A-638, A-640.
+ Twin-Star/Classic Flame, a home furnishings manufacturer, expanding and relocating to A-1036.
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