March 20, 2012, Las Vegas, NV – World Market Center Las Vegas today announced that ELK Group International, a home furnishings leader made up of eleven brands including the recently announced partnership with HGTV, will expand its presence at Las Vegas Market and relocate to a larger showroom as it gears up for Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market, July 30 – Aug. 3, 2012.
The company is transitioning from a 1,336 square-foot showroom located in Building A, Suite 347 and a 2,926 square foot showroom in Building A, Suite 455 to a 10,176-square-foot showroom that will be located in Building A, Suite 416. The need for expansion comes as the result of ELK’s aggressive expansion during the last two years, a significant portion through acquisitions and a start-up. The company now owns DIMOND, Sterling Industries, Bailey Street as well as several other lighting entities. Its product line encompasses lighting (fixture and portable), mirrors, home décor and accent furniture.
John Haste, Vice President Sales and Marketing for ELK Group International stated, “The expansion in Las Vegas provides a much needed western footprint to showcase our offering of over 5,000 products to current and potential customers.”
“The expansion of ELK Group International during the last two years is indicative of the rebound being seen throughout the home furnishings industry,” said Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. “We couldn’t be happier that they will be expanding their footprint at Las Vegas Market, and offering buyers access to their complete product line.”
ABOUT ELK GROUP INTERNATIONAL
The Nesquehoning, PA company, founded in 1983, is a premier designer and importer of indoor and outdoor residential, designer and commercial lighting fixtures, lamps, decorative accessories, mirrors and accent furniture. The company distributes over 5,000 products worldwide under ELK Lighting, Sterling Industries, Dimond, Bailey Street, HGTV Home, Landmark Lighting, Nulco Lighting, Baldinger, Artistic Lighting, Mountain Lake Lighting, Trump Home, Historic Royal Palaces, Biltmore Estates and Mary Kate and Ashley brands.
For more information on ELK Group International, call 800-613-3261 or visit www.elklighting.com. For more information on Las Vegas Market, visit LasVegasMarket.com.
ABOUT WORLD MARKET CENTER LAS VEGAS
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its trade shows including the bi-annual Las Vegas Market and Gift+Home, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit imcenters.com.