Main Menu
Home
In the News
Special Contributors
Special Report - Bedding
Sponsors
Events Calendar
Classifieds
Advertising
Contact HGO
Home
follow-on-twitter
Merchandiser Spring 2014
Merchandiser Winter 2013
2014 Product Guide
Research Store

Canada Counts
CanadaCounts-Badge-Sept2012.fw
A survey of Canadian buying intentions.
Purchase Report

 

Syndicate

Please Update Your HGO Profile

BRIGHTON, Ontario (30 June 2014) – Home Goods Online wants to improve our news delivery service for everyone in Canada’s furniture, mattress, major appliance and consumer electronics industries. So, we’re not only signing on with a new service provider but we’re asking each of our readers to give us a few moments of his or her time to update their individual profile.

Doing so will not only ensure that HGO is in compliance with current federal legislation, but will strengthen our connection with you, the reader.

Click here to update your profile.  It will only take a few moments of your time.

Here at Home Goods Online, our only mission is to keep every member of Canada’s furniture, mattress, major appliance and consumer electronics industries up-to-date on issues of vital importance as well as the news everyone needs to know, regardless of your role: retailer, manufacturer, distributor/importer, sales rep or other industry professional.

Thank you for your help.

Update Your Profile Now
Mirage flooring celebrates 25th anniversary PDF Print E-mail
Written by (PR)   
SAINT-GEORGES, Quebec - Hardwood manufacturer Mirage started in 1983 when owner Pierre Thabet purchased Boa-Franc, a woodworking company based here that had three employees and $150,000 in annual sales. As Mirage celebrates its 25th anniversary, Thabet now employs nearly 400 people and has annual sales of close to $125 million.

Image
Pierre Thabet.
 

Mirage literally emerged from the ashes for Thabet. Six months after he bought the company, it was completely devastated by fire. He cleaned up the mess, rebuilt the plant and continued his plans to become a major hardwood flooring supplier in North America.

In 1990, Mirage began producing pre-finished flooring, today's standard; and in 1992, the company expanded south and introduced its first products to the U.S.

Mirage now operates a manufacturing area of 565,000 square feet, and has invested more than $75 million in infrastructure improvements. The company produces enough hardwood flooring to cover more than 64,000 homes every year.

Thabet says he has tried to make his business as sustainable and environmentally responsible as possible, including using only non-genetically modified wood and timber harvested legally from sustainably managed forests. His employees have a profit-sharing plan, and are encouraged to involve themselves in community activities and causes. Mirage has also achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification.

"We started gearing our corporate values and strategies toward sustainable development long before green issues acquired the urgency and attention they have today," Thabet said. "Our sustainable development efforts are at the root of how we do business, and also position us well to maintain the strength and stability to operate successfully in the years to come."

The company maintains a web site at www.miragefloors.com.

<Previous   Next>
Banner
Banner

 

 .

Picture of the Day
LazyBoy-Award-Bennetts (PD02Jul14)

Marlaine (far left) and Eric Bennett, owners of Bennett’s Home Furnishings are seen here accepting their award as the leading multi-store Comfort Studio dealer in North America in 2013 from Bob Ireland, vice present of La-Z-Boy Canada. Looking on (at right) are Jasmine Bennett and Tyler Steeves. Click here for our report.


 

 

Banner
 
Banner
Banner
Donald Cooper
My Turn!
HGO Merchandiser
Upcoming Events
August
Toronto Gift Show
August 10, 2014 - August 13, 2014

View Full Calendar