Casual Industry Names Manufacturer Leadership Award Recipients
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, September 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
O.W. 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 September 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.