Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Finalists

Five manufacturers of outdoor furnishings have been named finalists for the International Casual Furnishings Association’s 2021 Manufacturer of the Year Award.

The five companies were selected for ICFA’s Manufacturer Leadership Award after a call for online nominations in July among ICFA’s membership. This year’s honorees include Castelle Furniture, Lloyd Flanders, Summer Classics, Telescope Casual Furniture and Treasure Garden.

The finalists were selected based on the overall design and quality of their products, along with their merchandising, customer service, ethics, communications and trade relations. Company profiles of the finalists will be distributed to ICFA members for a second round of voting, and the company with the most votes will be announced as the Manufacturer of the Year at the ICFA Awards Gala on Wednesday, September 22.

Hosted by theMART at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, the ICFA Awards Gala will bring together all segments of the outdoor furnishings industry to recognize the top retail stores, manufacturers and sales representatives. Products receiving the industry’s Design Excellence Awards will be spotlighted, along with the two Lilly Awards for Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Accents plus the Lillian B. Winchester “Best of Show” design award.

Tickets for ICFA members can be ordered from the ICFA website,www.icfanet.org/2021-Awards-Dinner-Reservations, for $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. Tickets for non-members are $110 each and $1,100 for a table of 10. Sponsorship of the ICFA Awards Gala is available in a variety of levels at www.icfanet.org/2021-Awards-Gala-Sponsorship.