Hickory at Home’s Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Featured At Ribbon Cuttings

Americas Mattress, Suzy’s Furniture and Garden City Furniture Center held ribbon-cutting ceremonies announing their new Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Galleries.  The galleries are retail showcases for the newly branded line of high-quality retail futons and frames developed by Hickory at Home.

In St Mary’s Pennsylvania, Suzy’s Furniture management and sales staff were joined by Niles Cornelius, Hickory at Home’s General Manager, for the celebratory ribbon-cutting.

“The Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ Gallery represents the relaxation and freedom of a tropical lifestyle that brings you closer to nature," explained Cornelius. “Hickory at Home’s luxuriously and leisurely designed futon mattresses and frames further enhance Panama Jack’s identification with a more comfortable, more natural lifestyle.”

Eddie Alala, Jr., Southeast Territory Manager for Hickory At Home, was on hand at the America’s Mattress ribbon cutting along with store principals Brian Cole, Adam Cole, and America’s Mattress Owner Larry Cole. “The Panama Jack brand is the perfect fit for Hickory at Home’s line of environmentally friendly futons and frames," Alala said. “Few other furnishings embody that relaxed tropical lifestyle as beautifully as futons do.” Ragan Smith, of Hickory At Home, was at the of Garden City Furniture Center ribbon cutting along with store owner Dianne Ray and her son Joey.

The Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ launched at the High Point Market last month. The collection consists of four tropical-themed futon/frame combinations, which include futon matts marketed under the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ label. Each futon in the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ is constructed from materials including Hickory Springs’ bio-based Preserve® foam, natural cotton felt, recycled steel coils, and recycled fiber. Preserve foam is the first foam to incorporate a significant percentage of non-petroleum ingredients into its traditionally all-petroleum based formula. Each futon frame and mattress in the Panama Jack Convertibles Collection™ is sold as a set.

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About Panama Jack: Panama Jack is an international company that has built a powerful brand and loyal following with product offerings synonymous with a carefree beach lifestyle. Its offerings include suncare products, sunglasses, beach apparel, sandals and shoes, hats, jewelry, beach chairs and umbrellas and rum. Panama Jack added home furnishings to its product offerings this spring, introducing two new furniture collections that allow people to live the Panama Jack lifestyle at home. The company launched branded luggage and beach cruiser bicycles last year, and opened the first of several Panama Jack retail stores at top travel destinations. Founded in 1974, Panama Jack is based in Orlando, FL.

About Hickory Springs:  One of North Carolina’s largest employers, Hickory Springs is a privately held company based in Hickory, North Carolina, with more than 50 manufacturing plants in 16 states and China. In addition to its core furniture and bedding markets, Hickory Springs serves a growing range of customers in the automotive, recreational vehicle, packaging, medical, marine and telecommunications industries. In 2008, the company launched its EarthCare Inside line of components for upholstered furniture, including the industry-leading Preserve® bio-based foam, 100% recycled cotton, recycled sinuous steel and coils, among many other sustainable options.