Nexvoo Announces 10 New Revolutionary Tech Products at CES 2021 Show

World’s first transparent FDA registered N99 smart mask with eletric fan module and UV-C self sanitizing

INDIANAPOLIS, US, January 12, 2021 / — Nexvoo, a global leader in unified communications, and its sister company Nexvoo Healthcare, a leader in Healthcare Innovation & PPE, are announcing the launch of 10 new products that at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These products will be on showcase at the digital CES Showcase on 12-14.

Bill Da, CEO of Nexvoo is excited to announce the company’s global launch. “After an eventful 2020, we are excited to feature the launch of 10 new products that range from a Google Certified video conference tablet to AI 4K video conferencing pod. Our latest Google certified video conference tablet truly allow for plug and play access to any conferencing App such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Ring Central, GotoMeeting, Google Meet, and more!”

US President of Nexvoo Healthcare, John Gayman, stated “Our healthcare product innovation was quickly spurred by the 2020 pandemic. We are excited to launch the newest products that include a digital stethoscope, a 6-in-1 health tracking solution, world’s first ergonomic health chair and our latest innovation in health technology, BREEZE by Nexvoo. The world’s first clear, FDA registered health tech mask that is equipped with 2 N99 filters and micro fans that regulate clean air in and exhaust CO2 out, plus a built in UV light that kills bacteria and viruses while charging.”

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Best-selling Air-sanitizing Desktop Lamp to Protect You in Office Against Airborne Viruses

Air-sanitizing Desktop Lamp

The best-selling Aleddra Desktop Lamp uses a filter that is coated with a high-density photocatalyst material, and achieves 99.5% H1N1 Influenza A virus.

This is the most effective and affordable air-sanitizing lamp that we take pride in. And I bought one for every of my family members so they are well protected against COVID-19 virus.”

— Matthew Maa

RENTON, WA, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2021 / — The best-selling Aleddra Desktop Lamp uses a filter that is coated with a high-density photocatalyst material, which is activated by visible light, and eliminates airborne pathogens when trapped in the coated filter. This disinfection process is known as Photoelectrochemical Oxidation (PECO). Test Results from an independent lab found that the Aleddra Desktop Lamp deactivated 99.5% H1N1 Influenza A virus in a 1000 cubic-feet test chamber in 60 minutes. Since the Aleddra Desktop Lamp does not emit UVC which is a potential health hazard, there are no safety concerns. It can operate 24/7 in various application environments.

Additional features of the Aleddra Desktop Lamp include:
• Circadian light selections: 2700K, 4000K, and 5000K and can be adjusted depending on the time of day
• Bi-Level Dimming
• (2) USB ports for charging portable electronic devices

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Bobcat Carpet & Fabric Care, Acclaimed Carpet Company, Debuts its Famous “All Gone” Carpet and Fabric Spotter Online

“All Gone” Carpet & Fabric Spotter is now available on the web:

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 11, 2021 / — After 42 years of caring for some of the finest Carpet, rugs and textiles in homes around Southern California, Al and Vickie Casas, owners of Bobcat Carpet & Fabric Care, have chosen to bring their unrivaled “All Gone” Carpet and Fabric Spotter to the internet. This is the same phenomenal spot cleaner Bobcat’s expert cleaning crews use to remove spots and stains from client’s textiles and each client is given a small bottle with every job to assist with spot treatment in between professional cleanings.

"With the COVID 19 shutdown, clients have been eager to perform small spot cleaning on their own more frequently without the cost and intrusion of workmen in their homes. We wanted to make it easier for clients to shop online," states Al Casas. " 'All-Gone' was developed many years ago in response to our clients' needs for a safe and effective carpet & fabric spotter. We understand professional textile cleaning is a luxury service so it was important to us for our clients to have a product that could be used to treat and remove stains on their own.”

"At the time, there was nothing on the market that we could recommend to our clients that was safe for all materials, was an effective spot remover, and didn’t cause re-soiling in the areas it was used. In turn 'All Gone' was created," concludes Al Casas.

“All Gone” Carpet & Fabric Spotter is now available on the web here: “All Gone” will also still be available for pick up at Bobcat Carpet & Fabric Care's main location:

Bobcat Carpet & Fabric Care
11630 Tennessee Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064
310 478-4438

Al Casas has been a leader in the carpet and textile cleaning business for more than 40 years. He started Bobcat Carpet & Fabric Care in 1977 along with his partner Vickie Casas. Al was one of the first Senior Certified Carpet inspectors in the country. He currently holds certifications from IICRC, RIA, IAQA, FCITS, AFS, and the State of California, and continues to inspect textiles of all types for various industries. He is also certified as a CRS, CFS, Founding member of ARCS, member of AATCC and NFPA

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Michaan’s Auctions Caps 2020 With A Big Finish

Michaan’s Auctions Caps 2020 With A Big Finish

ALAMEDA, CA, USA, January 8, 2021 / — PRESS RELEASE
End of 2020 Press Release.
Michaan’s Auctions
2751 Todd Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Talesa Eugenio
Vice President / Director of Marketing
Michaan’s Auctions Caps 2020 With A Big Finish
Fine art and fine jewelry of exceptional quality and diversity were stars of Michaan’s Winter
Fine Sale on December 18, the highlight of a year like no other for the Alameda, CA auction
house. In spite of its challenges, 2020 brought to Michaan’s Auctions a wealth of fine property
from remarkable estates and collections. These included jewels from the estate of Mr. & Mrs.
Mortimer Fleishhacker, Jr. and other Bay Area luminaries such as the late Sylvia Blumenfeld, and
from the Amir Mozaffarian collection, esteemed San Francisco jeweler since 1883. Specialist and
GIA Gemologist Elise Coronado presented these and many other fine jewelry consignments at
Michaan’s monthly Gallery Auctions and special sales. Property deaccessioned from the Fine
Arts Museums of San Francisco, and from the historic Filoli Estate in Woodside, was also
featured at Michaan’s in 2020, presented by the Fine Art team and by Furniture and
Decorations Specialist Jill Fenichell.
The auction calendar opened in January with a sizzling sale, the hammer total reaching
$673,500. Demand was high for Mid Century Modern furniture such as the superb table
(realized $5,700) by the Bay Area’s Arthur Espenet. One lot of Chinese flambé glaze porcelains
sold for $10,200, well over estimates; it was the first of many strong Asian Art sales in 2020 at
Michaan’s, where specialist Annie Zeng leads the department. A rare copper red glazed appleshaped water coupe sold in June for the realized price of $324,000; the Chinese Jian-type ‘oil
spot’ bowl was an October auction highlight, reaching $7,800.
Designer timepieces and estate diamonds shone in January, setting a trend of outstanding sellthrough for Michaan’s jewelry department. February’s Gallery Auction brought more diamond
dazzlers and a wonderful range of fine works of art such as the Louise Nevelson collage, which
sold for $8,400.
March saw the exciting launch of the Michaan’s Auctions App, arriving just in time to support
clients during California’s pandemic restrictions, among the earliest and strictest seen in the
USA. Michaan’s App makes it easier than ever to browse and view auction catalogs from
anywhere in the world. In addition to offering the app, Michaan’s moved quickly to implement
measures ensuring the health and safety of clients and staff, always a priority above all others.
All auction events, not only the Gallery and Fine Sales but also the popular monthly Annex
Auctions, are now accessible online. Michaan’s held auctions via multiple platforms for the
remainder of 2020 and continues to offer this flexible, comprehensive service heading into
A development to celebrate this year was the arrival of Fine Art Specialist Jenny Wilson, who
joined Kyrah Leal in Michaan’s outstanding Fine Art department. This team brought to auction
incredible artwork from prominent private estates and collections. California artists, from turnof-the-century plein air landscapists to stars of the Bay Area Figurative Movement, continue to
draw many buyers. But the scope of Michaan’s fine art expertise is expansive, and 2020 saw
strikingly diverse achievements, particularly in the Winter Fine Sale toward the end of this
singular year. Making the biggest splash was David Hockney’s 1980 “Pool Made With Paper and
Blue Ink for Book,” estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Bidders dove in deep, finishing at $49,200,
the final bid sending the work and its accompanying book back to England, Hockney’s country
of origin.
Fine Sale bidders were thrilled to discover several Thomas Hart Benton works from a single
collection, originally owned by a personal friend of the artist. Among these is lot 5041, the
“Untitled Landscape” in oil on canvas (sold for $20,000). This original work, thought to be lost,
was resurrected into the canon of art history as our Fine Art Department worked with the
Thomas Hart Benton Foundation to establish the work’s authenticity; it will appear in the
Foundation’s forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist’s Paintings.
Another Winter Fine Sale triumph was lot 5048, “The Bather,” Circle of Jean-Leon Gerome
(French, 1824-1904), a painting from the personal collection of W. Robert Morgan and his wife
June, founders of the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. After much research it was
determined “The Bather” was done in Gerome’s lifetime, but lacking more exhibition history,
the work has not yet been included in the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s works. Even so
there were 6 phone bidders from London to LA vying for this beautiful and possibly historic
work of art, which flew by its $7,000-10,000 estimate and achieved $39,975.
Lots 5049, 5050, and 5051, all works by the French artist Antoine Louis Barye, came from a
private collection in Sonoma, CA. It’s a good thing these works were sent to Michaan’s before
the onset of a massive California wildfire that raged for 23 days; the collection could have been
destroyed. Instead, the three Barye bronzes sold at a combined total of $16,912.
An important Czech work of art in the sale, lot 5061 (“Untitled Blue Heads”) proved there is
an active group of collectors ready to scoop up important works by artists from this country.
The oil on canvas by the artist Jiri Sopko had an estimate of $4,000-6,000, crushed through
phone and Internet bidding with a final price of $13,530, ultimately going to a bidder in the
Czech Republic.
Lot 5064 was a work by the great American cartoonist Charles Schulz, creator of “Peanuts.”
This lot, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and Linus in a classic original Sunday strip from
1959, raced to its final bid of $39,975, proving that for generations to come, these rare works
of American art will certainly continue to grow in value.
Lot 5066 was a beautiful work by contemporary artist Mr. Brainwash. An homage to Picasso’s
Dara Maar, this 2015 mixed media on canvas blew past its estimate of $4,000-6,000 landing at
$10,455. Lot 5087 by Pierre Soulages, “Eau Forte XII,” an etching with aquatint from 1957,
faired quite nicely against its $3,000-5,000 estimate with a final bid of $15,990 making it the
second highest auction record for this work, and the highest auction record for this work sold
out of the United States. In Michaan’s final auction of 2020, the Gallery Sale one day after the
Winter Fine Sale, results were similar: Alexander Calder’s lithograph, “Pyramids at Night,” beat
its $1,000-2,000 estimate with a final bid of $14,760, smashing the world auction record for this
With a sell-through rate of 100% in the Winter Fine Sale, fine jewelry once again flexed its
power to ignite Michaan’s Auctions. The extraordinary diamond and platinum necklace from
the Fleishhacker estate realized $84,000 (Lot 5026). Also offered was the long strand of natural
saltwater pearls, with an emerald and diamond clasp and accompanied by a GIA report (Lot
5020). Estimated at $5,000-$7,000, it sold for $12,000 to the high bidder among many
enthusiasts for this rare and lovely find. Period jewelry from superb private collections was
abundant in the December 18 Winter Fine Sale, as it was throughout the year at Michaan’s. At
the December Gallery Auction the following day, jewelry alone grossed over $140,000.
Highlighted was a diverse collection of fine Native American jewelry pieces, a perennial strength
of Michaan’s jewelry department, which along with the entire Michaan’s team is busy preparing
for the auctions coming in the new year.

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At 8.1% of CAGR, Digital Signage Market Estimated to Attain $32.12 Billion By 2026 | Emerging Trends and Analysis

Digital Signage Market

Digital Signage Market

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, January 8, 2021 / — Allied Market Research published an exclusive report, titled, “Digital Signage Market By Offering (Hardware, Software, and Service), Product (Single Screen Display, Video wall, and Kiosk) and Location (Indoor and Outdoor): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027”.

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Paragon Concepts Expands Production, Covid Be Damned

Paragon Concepts Cabinet Doors

White Shaker Door Manufacturer Paragon Concepts

DENVER, CO, USA, January 8, 2021 / — Premier cabinet door manufacturer, Paragon Concepts, expands its production capacity in the midst of unprecedented trial.

“These are challenging times indeed. The Covid situation has brought hard times on many people, and our hearts go out to all of them.

But, as a business, we feel that now is one of the most strategically opportunistic times for expansion”, quotes Paragon owner, Isaiah Rozek. “To no fault of their own, many manufacturers have cut back on production because of government mandates, policy or what have you. That has created opportunity. Our sales have been sky rocketing, and we believe that now is the time to act.”

With that in mind, Paragon just purchased its third Homag edge bander (the Tape Rocket), another Biesse CNC and added a Doucet rotary clamp. And, they have increased their factory space by 40%.

Paragon leads the way in terms of where to find premium cabinet door fronts that are manufactured on a wide variety of TFL materials including Stevenswood, Arauco, Wilsonart, Formica, Fenix, Mirlux and SuperLam. That has been expanded by the introduction of their HPL line, which provides seventy colors on Wilsonart and Formica HPL materials.

Paragon Concepts manufactures its cabinet doors in Colorado and sells them nationally. They are known for making the Best 5 Piece Shaker Ever and produce profiles that also include Slab and 3 Piece doors and drawer fronts.

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Clientron new Edge Computing POS Terminal meets Your Multitasking Businesses

Edge Computing PT2500 meets Your Multitasking Businesses

Edge Computing PT2500 meets Your Multitasking Businesses

Optional Various Foot Stands with Standard VESA Mount

Optional Various Foot Stands with Standard VESA Mount

Optimal design & affordability, Specifications & Components all Upgrades

Optimal design & affordability, Specifications & Components all Upgrades

Productivity Improvement, user experience is seamlessly upgrades

Productivity Improvement, user experience is seamlessly upgrades

PST750 has Integrated 2D barcode scanner

PST750 has Integrated 2D barcode scanner

Clientron's new Edge Computing POS is well-suited to the busy supermarket environment, and the PT2500 should be at the top of any store owner’s list of options.

Clientron PT2500 POS System Is a Great Option for Supermarket Owners and Managers”

— Clientron Corp.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, January 8, 2021 / — The growth of the internet has been a major factor in the evolution of POS systems, facing the environment of big data analytics & AI automation leaping, we called the smart stores will require performing multiple tasks for quickly responding online/ offline commerce. From the customer’s perspective, it’s an encouraged user experience of seamless shopping while the POS system can consolidate and synchronize all areas of business needs. Clientron Corp., a global leading provider of POS, today introduces the new PT2500 model, an efficient POS hardware designed to meet the unique needs of retailers and hospitality operators.

Optimal design & affordability, Specifications & Components all Upgrades
* Powered by high-performance Intel® Gen.7 Kabylake core I processors, from Intel® Core™ i3-7100U 2.40 GHz, Intel® Core™ i5-7200U 3.10 GHz up to Intel® Core™ i7-7500U 3.50 GHz platforms
* Double-Data-Rate DDR 4 memory delivered 50% faster performance than DDR 3 memory
* A brighter 350 nits LCD panel gives 40% better viewing than the 250 nits in the market, good for use in the bar or fine dinning restaurant
* The easy SSD storage access design equipped with SATA III technology gives the data read-write speed 50% faster than last-gen SATA II interface
* Clientron unique system architecture creates a good balance from the cost-conscious to performance requirement in an affordable price position

Productivity Improvement, user experience is seamless upgrades
* A wide selection of peripheral accessories can be installed on both sides
* Easy plug USB type A interface for easy expansion and fulfill unique needs
* VFD or 8" or 9.7" customer-facing display attachment for different customer interaction implementation
* Integrated 2D barcode scanner, the tailored made option can be installed either or both in the front or rear side, gives the extended ability for the trendy BYOD use cases.
* Embedded 260 mm/sec high-speed Clientron PRT650 thermal printer (SII® RP-D10 & EPSON® TM-m30 thermal printer compatible) in one unit stand out a neat retail space-saving yet high-efficiency business operation.

The economical PT2500 and PT POS series will be the automated touch point for you to choose the right specification, plus the different types of foot stand line-up selection will support to maximize your business from improving customer interactions, convenience and quick service.

About Clientron
Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated to providing highly integrated embedded solutions to our clients worldwide. With more than 35 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and after-sales-service, Clientron offers high-quality and technology-leading solutions, including POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, and Automotive Electronics. Clientron commits to continue providing engineering excellence towards innovative solutions and best services to global partners and customers. Visit us at .

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Brand Communication In The Age of Social Media

Reverse Thought specializes in digital & social media marketing, content creation, web & app development, and all it takes to build, promote and market a brand.

Sunidhi Garg, would like to participate in stories like the above, through her comments or articles. Please do let us know if you'd want her to contribute to any stories in your publication.”

— Sunidhi Garg

MALAD, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, January 6, 2021 / — It is now common knowledge that social media has the power to make or break a brand and is to be used with caution. However, about a decade ago, brands had become eager to make use of the new formed digital world of social media. The general idea was that social media would allow more brands to achieve real time communication directly with their audience in the palm of hands while possibly allow the freedom to skip the not so pocket friendly modes of traditional media like television and newspapers for advertising. The 2010’s gave rise to what is called branded content where apart from their regular commercials and branding clips, brands had the opportunity to create and share fresh content like gif, images and memes to make themselves more relatable, garner more engagement and communication with the audience. However, as the years went by, a new set of obstacles has taken birth that have to be carefully tackled to maintain a brands image which could not only be affected in the digital world but also in the real world.

In today’s world which runs on social media, presents a rather turbulent time for brands and companies. Recently, one of India’s most trusted jewelry brands was forced to withdraw two consecutive ads due to hatred on social media which also led their share price to plummet on the stock market, while a famous food delivery service app was criticized for advertising on a certain channel and a brand of packaged snacks has received a severe backlash for what was perceived to be disrespectful mockery of a deceased actor in their latest commercial.

With such intense scrutiny and dwindling tolerance online, despite the best intentions and care, brands can find themselves in the middle of a firestorm. They need to be exceptionally careful about what and how they communicate and in addition to everything else, have a crisis management strategy in place in case things go sideways.

It is important to realize that today opinions are strong and everywhere; and there are certain red zones to be avoided at all costs. As a rule of thumb, religion and politics have become topics best avoided in social conversations – both online and offline. Many companies have realized it the hard way that coming across as arrogant or insensitive does not work in the digital space, just as much as it does not work offline. However, avoiding these red zones does not necessarily mean a smooth ride online.

So let’s say the metaphorical tornado hits, how does one contain the damage?

Owning up to an honest mistake is always a good strategy. But, in case the marketing message has been targeted wrongfully or unreasonably, brands would benefit a lot by taking a stand and demonstrating grace under such pressure. A clearly thought containment plan and response strategy needs to be put into action to deflect negativity and reinforce the brand image in the eyes of the consumer.

The most important aspect of crisis management is early detection and swift action. Identifying red flags early is crucial to timely communication. Typically, the first 24 hours are the most important, so close monitoring for a 24-hour window is a good strategy to adopt around any big releases. Next, comes the response. Humor goes a long way in diffusing tension in some cases while in others, composure and empathy could possibly stop the opinion of a few from snowballing into something huge.

Inserting some positive & supportive voices into the conversation is another stellar response strategy. Gathering support from micro and macro-influencers acts as an antidote to a negative sentiment, provided the narrative is handled correctly and presented in the right way while proactive communication from top bosses also makes a huge difference, especially if the crisis originates from poor customer experience.

Last but not the least, brands need to analyze their social media strategies and find new ways to connect with the audience in the online or offline space to reinforce their image and turn a crisis into an opportunity to connect with the audience in a more meaningful way.

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When Will Business Return to Normal in the Furniture Industry?

covid-19 vaccine

Jeff Turk Formaspace CEO

Jeff Turk, Formaspace CEO

workbenches ventilator production facility

Formaspace workbenches installed in the new GM ventilator production facility in Kokomo, Michigan.

covid-19 products for the office

In response to CDC recommendations for protecting workers in the office, Formaspace created a new line of transparent dividers and barriers.

With coronavirus vaccines being rolled out in the US, Formaspace CEO Jeff Turk talks about the expectations for businesses next year.

Vaccination programs are already well underway and, by the end of 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech plans to ship 1.3 billion doses of its vaccine, and Moderna expects to ship around 500 million.”

— Formaspace

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 6, 2021 / — The recent approval by US health authorities of two new Covid 19 vaccines that have proven highly effective during clinical trials offers hope that we could return to some sense of normality during 2021.

Vaccination programs are already well underway and, by the end of 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech plans to ship 1.3 billion doses of its vaccine, and Moderna expects to ship around 500 million.

White House officials said they expect that 20 million Americans will be vaccinated by the end of December 2020, and it is hoped that by the middle of 2021, the majority of Americans will be vaccinated, bringing us closer to the 70 – 90% figure that public health officials believe would bring widespread herd immunity against the virus.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg is tracking the daily progress of vaccination efforts around the world, and, at the time of writing, they report that 2.13 million Americans have already received an initial vaccine dose, well short of the White House’s estimates, but still a positive development.

The CDC recently issued vaccine program guidelines that identify which cohorts should receive priority for vaccination, although, at this time, the federal government is letting states set the final priorities. (Texas, for example, has moved those with comorbidities into the second tier.) When could you receive the vaccine? The New York Times has created a useful interactive online tool to help individuals estimate when they might receive the vaccine.

Many challenges remain for a safe and effective vaccination program, starting with logistics companies, such as FedEx and UPS, which must maintain these two new vaccines at exceptionally cold temperatures, particularly the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, which must be stored at -70 C.

While that may seem impossible, it’s only a little bit colder than existing “cold chain” logistics operations that ship food-grade raw tuna to Japan, where shipments are kept at -60 C to avoid discoloring the fish. Refrigeration specialists, such as Thermo King, have adapted their freezer designs, originally built for transporting tuna, to accommodate shipping the new vaccines to the US by air from the main manufacturing plant in Belgium. Other innovations include IoT sensors added inside each transport container, which monitor temperatures and sound and alarm if something goes wrong.

The second challenge that has concerned public health officials throughout the pandemic is whether the virus will mutate, and thus, render the vaccines less effective. Over the weekend before Christmas, the UK government reported the discovery of such a “variant” mutation that is spreading rapidly in southeast England; this new variant is significantly more contagious (potentially raising the absolute Ro transmissibility rate by as much as 0.9), causing France and other European countries to temporarily sever transportation links with Great Britain.

Will the new vaccines be able to protect us against this new variant or others that many yet emerge? BioNTech founder Uğur Şahin expressed confidence that the existing Pfizer BioNTech vaccine will remain effective against the new variant, but they will need two weeks to verify this. In a worst-case scenario, he stated that it would take the company six weeks to develop a revised vaccine (if required); however, the updated vaccine would still need to undergo new human trials and be approved by regulators. Şahin also expressed concern that the new variant’s higher transmissibility rate might mean that a correspondingly higher number of people will need to be vaccinated to achieve widespread herd immunity. Hopefully, after all the tragedies and disappointments of 2020, we won’t have to face yet another setback, but only time will tell.

Discussion With Jeff Turk, Formaspace CEO

Despite these ongoing challenges, the widespread availability of these new vaccines is some of the best news we’ve had in what’s been a difficult year.

To get some more perspective on what took place in the furniture industry in 2020 and what we might expect in 2021, we spoke with Jeff Turk, Formaspace CEO.

Q: What Were The High And Low Points For Formaspace In 2020?

Thanks for speaking with me today.

At Formaspace, we began preparing for COVID-19 as early as January. On March 21st, a unit of General Motors contacted us to see if we could build multiple truckloads of workbenches to set up a new ventilator production line at a converted Delco factory in Kokomo, Michigan in eleven days. As you may recall, during the early stages of the pandemic, many ICU patients with Covid-19 needed ventilators to stay alive, and they were in short supply at the time. We leaped into action and started two shifts to build 500 workbenches, with the first truckload departing for the GM factory only three days after the first phone call from GM. That really got the company’s adrenaline pumping, and I’m proud we were able to respond so quickly.

After completing the GM order, we created our first Covid response line of products.

These include safety-oriented accessories, such as transparent dividers and workbench-mounted barriers to help protect workers on the job, especially those at high-risk positions, such as customer-facing bank tellers or other employees who needed to work together in close quarters.

I also recall being optimistic during the spring that things seemed to be going in the right direction in regards to the virus, and we would be able to get the pandemic under control. Unfortunately, several regions of the country reopened before getting the virus fully under control. We had a summer surge of infections, which hit Texas and other southern states particularly hard.

Our business mix changed in the second half of 2020 with many of our office customers delaying delivery of orders; however, we are very fortunate that our Formaspace customer base is very diversified. When orders for custom furniture in the office, hospitality, and casual outdoor furniture markets began tapering, we began to see a corresponding rise in orders for the pharma manufacturing and laboratory furniture market, where we have a strong presence as manufacturers of custom laboratory installations and modular workbenches.

And as we close out the year 2020, the laboratory business continues to be strong for Formaspace, as health science companies continue to ramp up new facilities in response to the pandemic.

Q: What Gives You Hope For A Better 2021 And Hopefully, A Return To “Normal?”

Like many people, I’m placing a lot of hope in the efficacy of these new vaccines.

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Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling Projects the Top New Trends for Kitchen Renovations in 2021

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In 2021, homeowners are now more ready than ever to remodel their home’s kitchen, ensuring it offers a more stylish and functional space.

KANSAS CITY, MO, UNITED STATES, January 5, 2021 / — In times past, busy homeowners often didn’t spend enough time in their home’s kitchen to notice outdated décor and lack of storage. In 2020, lockdown and “shelter in place” orders, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, changed that for many homeowners, as stay-at-home orders brought on a surge of kitchen renovation plans for the year 2021!

Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling, the area’s leading provider of new kitchen designs for Kansas City homes, has noted this sudden spike in calls, and that homeowners want to do more than just change a few surfaces or add fresh paint. “We’re seeing more homeowners planning a full-scale kitchen remodel for Kansas City homes, even wanting to change the entire footprint of the space, no doubt due in large part to spending more time in the home during lockdown orders.” While every homeowner and kitchen is different, the pros at Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling are also noticing a few hot trends that homeowners prefer, and that create a luxurious, welcoming, yet functional space for any home moving into 2021.

Kitchen Colors That Are Hot for 2021

“White might seem clean and bright but too much of it can look bland and downright dull,” notes a rep for Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling. “Hot color trends we’re seeing for 2021 include some bold choices, such as matte black for an accent wall or backsplash. Bright, unique colors are also making a comeback, as customers are requesting turquoise, creamy orange tones, and a range of blues and greens.”

These bold colors aren’t overtaking a kitchen, however, as he notes. “Think accessories or small areas of paint, such as a subtle turquoise center island or a cool blue wall behind a built-in banquette.” These colors add life to the kitchen but are also easy to change, he says.

Today’s Storage is Classic But Clever

“Pantries are a staple in any kitchen space, of course,” says Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling. “But today’s homeowners demand storage that is clever and designed for modern families.” One hot ticket item is walk-in pantries, he notes, with shelves designed to hold small appliances and cookware as well as holiday or specialty dishes, getting them off the counter and out of cabinets.
“We’ve also seen a surge in demand for built-in cabinetry, to hold items right where they’re needed,” he continues. “Building cabinets around refrigerators is a must-have kitchen design for Kansas City homes, as are larders,” or a cross between a pantry and a cabinet, offering more storage space but with a small overall footprint. See this page at House Beautiful for stunning larder ideas you can add to your home!

Broken Plan Layouts Replace an Open Design

“An open concept was a hot trend for many years,” notes Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling, “but for some customers, having an unobstructed view of the kitchen was sometimes a bit off-putting. Broken plan layouts are one of the hottest kitchen trends for 2021 in Kansas City.”
A broken plan layout, he explains, uses a barrier other than a full wall between the kitchen and dining areas. Broken plan layout barriers might include an upscale screen, a half ledge, floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving, or glass wall between the spaces, keeping them somewhat open and avoiding a claustrophobic feeling while still adding a bit of separation. “It’s one kitchen design for Kansas City homes that I think is here to stay,” he says. Check out more broken plan layout ideas at House Beautiful.

Comfort Is In for Kitchen Trends in 2021 In Kansas City

Considering how much added time is being spent at home these days, it’s no surprise that comfort is in when it comes to kitchen remodels in Kansas City. “We’re seeing a tremendous surge in design plans built for comfort and a real welcoming feeling, rather than upscale yet stark and sterile looks,” says Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling. “Rustic vogue is a popular kitchen design for Kansas City homes, which you might describe as an upscale cottage look. Think comfortable chairs, softwood finishes, and coffee bars or wine racks at your fingertips.”

New kitchen designs for Kansas City homes also reflect how lockdown orders have kept more people working from home. “We’re seeing more designs with comfortable chairs and spacious tables you can use for working all day while still providing a clean and presentable backdrop for Zoom calls,” he says. “A dining room table is now serving as an office like never before, so it needs to be spacious yet comfortable for all-day use.”

COVID-19 And Other Precautions For Kitchen Remodels in Kansas City

The COVID-19 pandemic has made homeowners and others more aware than ever before of the need to exercise caution when in enclosed spaces, even your own home. It’s vital that homeowners and workers protect themselves and others no matter the job at hand, including a 2021 kitchen remodel in Kansas City.
“Our workers are under a full mask mandate,” says Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling. “Obviously the breathing apparatus a contractor wears during a tear-out or while painting offers maximum protection, but we ensure that everyone’s safety comes first during every phase of a kitchen remodel.”
This includes initial meetings, as he notes that everyone entering a Kansas City Kitchen Remodeling showroom must wear a mask. “As with other businesses, we’re also providing visitors with hand sanitizer stations and ensuring every surface is properly sanitized throughout the day.”

Homeowners should still use caution at home during a kitchen remodel in Kansas City. “While it’s never recommended that a homeowner be near a space that’s being renovated, for their own safety it’s even more important that they remain a safe ten feet away from workers during initial consultations and the construction phase. After all, we want everyone to be around for as long as possible to enjoy that beautiful new kitchen we design and install for them!”

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