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TREE SPIRIT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOLLAND BOWL MILL.

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass.-Tree Spirit, the wood-products division of Lamson & Goodnow, has formed a partnership agreement with Holland Bowl Mill in Holland, Mich. Tree Spirit has taken over responsibility for sales, marketing, product development, inventory and distribution of Holland Bowl's housewares and gourmet market, with the products being sold under the Tree Spirit brand. Holland Bowl Mill retains its craft and artist business. According to Kurt Zanner, vice president of sales and marketing for Lamson & Goodnow, the deal brings Tree Spirit a more complete assortment of woodenware. "We are in the woodenware business; we make wooden utensils and cutting boards, but the bowls were always the missing component," he said.

David Gier, president of Holland Bowl Mill, said his company now can turn its attention to its basic calling. "With this alliance with Tree Spirit, we will be able to devote our expertise to growing our craft and fine-art business," he said. "Tree Spirit is better situated to grow the housewares and gourmet bowl business."

The Holland Mill bowls are made from solid American hardwood, a product Zanner said few mills have the ability to produce. "The bowls are all one piece of wood, rather than a laminate," he said. "There are not even that many trees you can find to make a 17-inch-diameter bowl." The 17-inch bowl retails for $170, he added.

The line will be marketed under the Tree Spirit brand and include about 20 bowls of varying sizes, ranging in price from $10 to $170.
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Title Annotation:new deal for wood products division of Lamson and Goodnow
Comment:TREE SPIRIT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOLLAND BOWL MILL.(new deal for wood products division of Lamson and Goodnow)
Author:Porter, Thyra
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 28, 2003
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