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Hickory at Home’s Panama Jack Convertibles Collection Featured At Retail Ribbon Cuttings

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  The Roxbury, NC America’s Mattress Store ribbon cutting introduced the launch of the store’s new Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Gallery, developed by Hickory at Home.  (left to right)  David Larkin, Niles Cornelius of Hickory Springs, Mary Kay Wendel, Paula Weyant, Mark Jacob Betty (NAME), Sean Gabler, Suzy Saline, Dave, Mark Rupprecht and Brian Claypool.
  (left to right) Brian Cole, Adam Cole, Eddie Alala, Larry Cole owner of America’s Mattress
  (left to right) Joey Ray and Dianne Ray of Garden City Furniture Center  and Ragan Smith of Hickory at Home.

Hickory at Home, the consumer products retail division of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, recently held three ribbon cuttings to launch the opening of the new Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Galleries at Americas Mattress in Roxboro, NC and Suzy’s Furniture in St. Mary’s, PA and Garden City Furniture Center in Garden City, SC.  The galleries are retail showcases for a new branded line of high-quality retail futons and frames developed by Hickory at Home.

The Suzy’s Furniture ribbon cutting was conducted by several members of the store’s management and staff, along with Niles Cornelius, General Manager, Hickory at Home.

“The Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Gallery represents the relaxation and freedom of a tropical lifestyle that brings you closer to nature," explained Cornelius. “Hickory at Home’s luxuriously and leisurely designed futon mattresses and frames further enhance Panama Jack’s identification with a more comfortable, more natural lifestyle.”

Eddie Alala, Jr., Southeast Territory Manager for Hickory At Home, was on hand at the America’s Mattress ribbon cutting along with store principals Brian Cole, Adam Cole, and America’s Mattress Owner Larry Cole.

“The Panama Jack brand is the perfect fit for Hickory at Home’s line of environmentally friendly futons and frames," Alala said. “Few other furnishings embody that relaxed tropical lifestyle as beautifully as futons do.”

Ragan Smith, of Hickory At Home, was at the of Garden City Furniture Center ribbon cutting along with store owner Dianne Ray and her son Joey.

The Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ was first launched at this past fall’s High Point Market, October 16–21, 2010. The initial launch of the collection consists of four tropical-themed futon/frame combinations, which include futon matts marketed under the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ label. Each futon in the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ is constructed from materials including Hickory Springs’ bio-based Preserve® foam, natural cotton felt, recycled steel coils, and recycled fiber. Preserve foam is the first foam to incorporate a significant percentage of non-petroleum ingredients into its traditionally all-petroleum based formula. Each futon frame and mattress in the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ is sold as a set.

Hickory at Home has been producing and distributing exclusive lines of futon frames, mattresses, steel bed frames and support products, sold through hundreds of furniture stores, sleep shops, catalog companies and furniture chains located throughout the nation for over 10 years.

Panama Jack, founded in 1974, is synonymous with a lifestyle of relaxation and adventure. Known as a casual lifestyle brand, Panama Jack products include home furnishings and décor, suncare, apparel, headwear, beach cruisers, eyewear, jewelry and luggage. Panama Jack is committed to bringing the feeling of escape, fun, adventure, and the lifestyle of the tropics to people everywhere. 

One of North Carolina’s largest employers, Hickory Springs is a privately held company with more than 50 manufacturing plants in 16 states and China. Hickory Springs’ corporate headquarters is located in Hickory, North Carolina. In addition to its core furniture and bedding markets, Hickory Springs also serves a growing range of customers in the automotive, packaging, medical, marine and telecommunications industries.


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