filed the petition October 30 on behalf of a Joint Industry Coalition representing a diverse group of stakeholders who have been working on upholstered furniture flammability issues for decades.
More than two dozen AHFA
member companies with factories in the Catawba County area have signed up to participate in the initiative.
"Today's fire features range from sleek, contemporary fire tables in a variety of heights--cocktail, bar, balcony and dining--to more traditional fire pits with a variety of decorative surrounds," according to the AHFA
Furthermore evidence of the market response concerns over wood products sourcing is supplied in the American Home Furnishing Alliance's ("AHFA
") recent publication of its "Responsible Sourcing Manual" to help aid home furnishing companies in establishing the audit procedures necessary to satisfy both market demand for responsibly sourced home furnishings while also helping achieve compliance with the Act.
The Summit was co-sponsored with AHFA
by Cargill's BiOH polyols.
and the associations prioritize projects.
identified three different color trends this year: vibrant hues, nautical colors and neutral grays.
This will be the last year for AHFA
's sponsorship; after a long partnership, the furniture association agreed in May to sell its shares of IWF to the WMIA and WMMA.
Members newly elected to serve three-year terms on the AHFA
Board of Directors include: Joe Johnston, Johnston Casuals; Bill Wittenberg, Klaussner; Kevin O'Conner, Samson Marketing; Steve Lehman, Smith Brothers of Berne; and Harvey Hollingsworth, The Natural Light.
In the first two months of 2009, the AHFA
organized two groups of members to visit Washington to meet with senators and congressmen, and articulate concerns over a number of issues.
Logistics is so critical to residential furniture businesses that in 2009 the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA
) established a Specialized Furniture Carriers (SFC) group, furniture-carriers.org.