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Oakwood Interiors To Merge With Creative Ideas

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Nick Lanphier, CEO of Oakwood Interiors and Steve Balsamo, CEO of Creative Ideas announced that they have decided to merge their respective companies and to consolidate their manufacturing operations into the Oakwood Interiors’ facility located in Ontario, Ca. This consolidation will result in a stronger presence for U.S. manufactured furniture for both product lines at a time when many manufacturing jobs are being lost to off-shore suppliers. Oakwood Interiors manufactures a line of high quality Bedroom Furniture in the Oakwood Interiors Facility in Ontario CA. Creative Ideas’ manufactures a high quality line of Home/Office Furniture that will be relocating from their Corona, CA. facility into the Oakwood Interiors Facility. The combined operations will result in stronger and greatly improved manufacturing operation. It will also improve product distribution efficiencies as well as many cost savings over having two separate facilities. Nick Lanphier is quoted as saying “I believe in the strength and dedication of our associates. We have been producing high quality bedroom furniture in the United States for over 20 years. The combination of these two product lines will ensure that we will be doing so for another 20.” Steve Balsamo followed Nick’s comments by saying “Creative Ideas” product line of Home/Office Furniture has led the home office industry from its inception over 27 years ago. Combining our operations will lead to greater efficiencies and enhanced value for our customers.” Both companies are excited about the prospects and opportunities that lie ahead. Two years ago Oakwood Interiors acquired the Alan Morgan line of bedroom furniture. This line of fashionable foreign sourced products has been well accepted in the market place and customers have benefited from Oakwood’s reputation for high quality and attention to detail. The new combination of the Oakwood Interiors and Creative Ideas product lines will likewise continue to benefit from Oakwood’s mission of being a premier supplier of US manufactured product for the furniture industry. The combined product lines will be showcased for the first time at the January 30, 2006 Las Vegas Furniture Market in Showroom 1001 on the tenth floor. All dealers are encouraged to visit this exciting showroom and see what’s up in Made in America product.

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