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cmi Announces Grand Opening of New Showroom at Atlanta AmericasMart

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cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of a complete line of braided-texture area rugs and accessories, announced that it will unveil a new, larger showroom at the International Area Rug Market in Atlanta, GA to take place from January 7th – 12th. The expanded space, close to 1,700 square feet, is located on the 6th floor at AmericasMart 6E 1 & 2. cmi will be celebrating the showroom’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting on January 8th at 6:00 p.m. which is open to all market attendees. The theme of the new showroom is “simplicity” and will feature classic displays of the company’s braided-texture rugs and large photo posters of room photography hanging on walls of solid color. One of the main displays will emphasize cmi’s new renaissancetm collection which utilizes a new recycled Sunbrella® yarn from Glen Raven Custom Fabric’s Renaissance Recycling program. The only rug on the market made of 100-percent Sunbrella® fiber, the indoor-outdoor, rectangular collection employs the inherent fade and stain resistance, styling sophistication and ease of cleaning characteristics of the popular performance fabric. The renaissancetm display will also include a teak lounge chair, a Sunbrella® umbrella and Sunbrella® pillows. Three of cmi’s other recently unveiled braided-texture rug collections -- ridgevaletm, shear naturaltm and valenciatm -- as well as the company’s point-of-purchase displays will also be prominently featured. For example, the company’s new Mini Sample Center, a less expensive merchandising option, will be on the showroom floor. “We’re excited to now have a new, larger showroom in Atlanta which will help us best display all the new collections,” said Donald M. Scarlata, President and CEO of cmi. “We look forward to showing off our new space to our network of contacts at our ribbon cutting and throughout the market.” Founded in 1977, cmi is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the home of Old Slater Mill and the birthplace of our nation’s textile industry. The company has specialized in manufacturing braided-texture area rugs and accessories since its inception. cmi’s philosophy is to be the most innovative in the braided-texture area rug category with the results being new colors, styles, award-winning designs, and shapes which most appeal to today’s consumer. These advances continue to demonstrate to consumers that “braided” is simply a construction process and not a style. cmi sells under its own brand name in thousands of specialty retailers and has private label programs and/or customized programs with a number of major national retailers. For more information, visit www.colonialmills.com.