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Unfinished Furniture Association Gears Up For Annual Event

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The Unfinished Furniture Association (UFA) is heading to Columbus, Ohio for the 2006 UFA National Convention & Trade Show! This premier event, being held July 15-18, 2006 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is the only show of its kind dedicated to unfinished furniture, accessories, and related products. Unfinished furniture manufacturers and retailers from across the country are expected to attend this anticipated industry gathering. The show kicks off with an Education Day for industry retailers, complete with industry and business related seminars focused on finishing, marketing, and advertising as well as how to run a successful retail operation in the unfinished market. The trade show brings together leading unfinished furniture professionals for three and a half days of networking and maximized buying during the most important time of year. The latest industry products and services will be on display, including thousands of new product introductions for: Ready-to-finish wood furniture; Toys and home accessories Finishing products for use on wood furniture including custom & decorative accents; Software “Coming to the show allows us to connect with old friends, and networking with other industry professionals is an extremely valuable tool,” remarked Bob Stark of Starkwood Furniture. Members of UFA’s highly regarded Real Wood Furniture Finished Your Way® certification program will be on hand at the event, and the show will include information on the recently debuted Industry Marketing Campaign- an aggressive national marketing campaign geared towards debunking any consumer misperceptions about unfinished furniture. UFA is an international trade association of more than 450 retailers, manufacturers and sales representatives in the United Sates, Canada and Bahamas whose mission is to actively support the growth of the unfinished furniture industry and association membership through education and awareness. For more information on the 2006 Unfinished Furniture Association National Convention & Trade Show, contact the UFA office at 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; phone: 800-487-8321; fax: 856-439-0525; or visit www.unfinishedfurniture.org

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