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Fred Gilbert Named Sales Rep of The Year For New River Casual Furniture

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New River Casual Furniture named Fred Gilbert of Casual Resources, Inc., 2007 Sales Representative of the Year at the company’s National Sales Meeting in Virginia Beach, VA. This is New River’s first year to honor its sales team with this award. Gilbert has been with New River Casual Furniture since the company began in 2005 as New England Sales Representative. According to Michael Mettendorf, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, “The impeccable performance of Fred Gilbert reflects a widespread company commitment to providing our retailers with the best sales support for the world’s finest Brazilian Cherry and revolutionary outdoor finishes for patio furniture.” “Fred’s across-the-board sales performance over the past few years and consistent contribution to our company and valued customers refl ect the dedication of New River’s entire sales force to providing our customers the highest level of service,” Mettendorf continued. “It was not an easy decision for our team to choose from our highly talented group of sales representatives, all of whom have greatly contributed to New River’s quick success in this exciting industry.” New River Casual Furniture (www.newriverfurniture.com) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium, handcrafted, casual outdoor furniture imported from Brazil and distributed throughout North America through an authorized outdoor furniture dealer network. New River Casual Furniture and their supplier factory in Brazil, Dabol Manufacturing, recognize that their business has a direct environmental & economic impact on the world and their employees. New River proudly supports and adheres to environmentally responsible practices to ensure that no endangered wood species or environmentally sensitive species are ever used in any of its products. Respect for the natural environment through sustained forest management is at the core of their values and business philosophy. New River Casual Furniture’s corporate offi ces are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For more information about New River, contact Deanne Flanders at 423-875-2816.

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