Newport Layton closes Minneapolis office
June 16, 2009-- Home Textiles Today,
Portland, Ore. – In a cost-cutting move, Newport Layton Home Fashionsannounced today it has shut down its office in Minneapolis.
As a result, longtime design team and couple George and Marcella Whyte will no longer be with the company.
The Whytes have worked together for Newport Layton for more than nine years, designing, sourcing and marketing the company’s bedding division.
In their place, head designer of decorative pillows Belinda Ballash and head designer of bath coordinates and table linens Richard Tamblyn will collaborate to also design, source and market Newport Layton’s bedding programs.
“George and Marcella are two wonderful and talented individuals who have contributed a great deal to our company and the home fashions industry,” said Larry Layton, ceo. “We regret this action and we wish them nothing but the best as they leave our firm to seek new challenges.”
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